Events in Sport in December 1979

  • 1st 44th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-18 in Birmingham
  • 3rd 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 4th Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 7, Bingo Smith
  • 9th Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 11th Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international
  • 16th 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
  • 16th QB Roger Staubach's last regular season game with the Dallas Cowboys
  • 21st Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
  • 23rd NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
  • 25th Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 v Pakistan at Kanpur
  • 25th 9th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats Arizona, 16-10
  • 27th Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden
  • 29th Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum