What Happened on December 25, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 9th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats Arizona, 16-10
  • Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 v Pakistan at Kanpur
  • USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
  • Jordi Bonet, Quebec muralist and sculptor (b. 1932)
  • Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), dies at 64