August 5, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • PGA Championship, Oakland Hills CC: Australian David Graham wins on the third playoff hole against Ben Crenshaw

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Philadelphia Phillies 3rd baseman Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single in a 5-2 home loss vs Pirates

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport

  • David Healy, Northern Irish footballer and manager (Linfield), born in Killyleagh, County Down