September 5, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)

Sport awardTennis Open

Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Björn Borg in US Open Tennis quarterfinals

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Birthdays in Sport

  • George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • John Carew, Norwegian footballer, born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster, born in Collingwood, Canada