August 2, 1979 in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32