Historical Events on January 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 45th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #6 Nebraska, 31-24
  • 45th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Penn State, 14-7
  • 65th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #5 Michigan, 17-10
  • International Year of the Child begins
  • Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
  • US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations