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Notable Historical Events in 1979 on the 5th

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open

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

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

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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