August 30, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham

Sport awardTennis Open

In a wild encounter at the US Open, John McEnroe beats Ilie Năstase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Năstase is defaulted by the umpire then reinstated

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in US Tennis Open, she loses

Birthdays in Sport

  • Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentine tennis player