October 7, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 30th Formula One WDC: Jody Scheckter wins by four points
  • Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
  • Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Birthdays in Sport

  • Simona Am├ónar, Romanian gymnast