Events in Sport in January 1979

  • 1st 65th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #5 Michigan, 17-10
  • 1st 45th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Penn State, 14-7
  • 1st 45th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #6 Nebraska, 31-24

Sport awardTennis Open

3rd 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
  • 3rd 67th Women's Australian Open: Christine O'Neil beats Betsy Nagelsen (6-3, 7-6)
  • 7th AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 34-5
  • 7th NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 28-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

9th Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 17th NY Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against NY Rangers
  • 21st Super Bowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB

Hall of fameHall of Fame

23rd Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 27th Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
  • 29th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7