On This Day

June 17, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Hale Irwin wins his second Open title, 2 strokes ahead of former champions Jerry Pate and Gary Player

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Gary Player

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nick Rimando, American soccer player, born in Montclair, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Duffy Lewis, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16; Boston Red Sox), dies at 91
1979 in Sport