On This Day

April 16, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport


Sport awardBoston Marathon

83rd Boston Marathon: American double; Bill Rodgers wins 2nd straight event and 3rd overall title in 2:09:27; Joan Benoit women's champion in 2:35:15

Marathon Runner Bill Rodgers
Marathon Runner
Bill Rodgers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Sixto Peralta, Argentine footballer, born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
1979 in Sport