On This Day

December 16, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
  • Dallas QB Roger Staubach throws 3 TDs and 336 yards in his last NFL regular season game with the Cowboys, a 35-34 win over Washington Redskins at Texas Stadium

Birthdays in Sport

  • Trevor Immelman, South African golfer (US Masters 2008), born in Cape Town, Western Cape