On This Day

December 1, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 44th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-18 in Birmingham
  • Australia's World Series Cricket men return to the fold in the drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane; ex-WSC players Bruce Laird (92), Greg Chappell (74) & David Hookes (33no) provide the scoring on Day 1 in home side's 229/5