On This Day

August 2, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Washington, D.C. trial attorney Edward Bennett Williams buys MLB's Baltimore Orioles from Jerold Hoffberger for reported $12.3 million

Birthdays in Sport

  • Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete, born in Kapsabet, Kenya

Deaths in Sport

  • Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), dies in a plane crash at 32