What Happened on January 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

67th Men's Australian Open: Guillermo Vilas beats John Marks (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 67th Women's Australian Open: Christine O'Neil beats Betsy Nagelsen (6-3, 7-6)

Famous Birthdays

  • Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91