On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: unseeded Australian Christine O'Neil wins her first and only Grand Slam event; beats American Betsy Nagelsen 6-3, 7-6
  • Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)

MurderMurder of Interest

Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins

Musician Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Greening, British footballer
  • Suranne Jones, British actress