August 31, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at US Open Tennis
  • Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green

Birthdays in Sport

  • Clay Hensley, American baseball player
  • Mark Johnston, Canadian swimmer
  • Ramón Santiago, Dominican baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies