On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Ex-World Series Cricket combatants Greg Chappell (124) and Kim Hughes (130no) rescue Australia on last day of the drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane; WSC players return in this Test
  • Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
  • Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
  • Nick Stahl, American actor
  • Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Sonia Delaunay, Russian-born French artist (Orphism), dies at 94