On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1979

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Behn Wilson scores with 4:08 remaining in regulation to earn a 1-1 tie with the Pittsburgh Penguins and equal NHL record for longest undefeated streak of 28 games; go on to break record and extend to 35 games

Famous Birthdays

  • David DeJesus, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist, born in Barham, Australia
1979 Highlights

About December 20, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius