On This Day

December 20, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Behn Wilson scores with 4:08 remaining in regulation to earn a 1-1 tie with the Pittsburgh Penguins and equal NHL record for longest undefeated streak of 28 games; go on to break record and extend to 35 games

Birthdays in Sport

  • David DeJesus, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist, born in Barham, Australia