What Happened on March 25, 1979

Historical Events

  • AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Old Dominion beat Louisiana Tech 75-65 in Greensboro

Sports History

Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–2 win over American teenager Tracey Austin in NYC

  • Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest

PGA Players Championship

PGA Tournament Players Championship, Sawgrass CC: Lanny Wadkins wins in windy conditions, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Watson

  • Space Shuttle Columbia arrives at Kennedy Space Centre to prepare for its first launch, which would eventually happen in 1981

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Pace, American actor
  • Natasha Yi, American supermodel

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Heiller, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 55
1979 Highlights

About March 25, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tragedy - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor