On This Day

October 22, 1978 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
  • New York City Marathon: Grete Waitz of Norway wins in her race debut in world record 2:32:30; Bill Rodgers wins his third straight title in 2:12:12

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dion Glover, American basketball player, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Owais Shah, English cricketer
1978 in Sport