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Notable Historical Events in 1979 on the 5th

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open

1979Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single

1979Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

1979Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame

Historical Events in 1979 on the 5th
Date Event
Feb 5
Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time 
Feb 5
Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS 
Mar 5
Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles) 
Mar 5
Iran resumes petroleum exports 
Apr 5
Balt manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper 
Apr 5
Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia 
May 5
105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4 
May 5
Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting 
May 5
Voyager 1 passes Jupiter 
Jun 5
Seychelles adopts constitution 
Aug 5
"But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 perfs 
Aug 5
Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario 
Aug 5
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open 
Aug 5
Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single 
Aug 5
Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America 
Aug 5
Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame 
Sep 5
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) 
Sep 5
Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale 
Sep 5
Earl Mountbatten's funeral held in London 
Sep 5
Iran army occupies Piranshahr 
Sep 5
Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals 
Nov 5
Iran government of Bazargan resigns 
Nov 5
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares US "The Great Satan" 
Dec 5
Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns 
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