October 7, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
  • Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter retires with tyre trouble in US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; becomes first South African to claim Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 4 points from race winner Gilles Villeneuve

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