On This Day

December 21, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • Garry Unger’s NHL record for consecutive games ends at 914, as his Atlanta Flames lose 5-1 to the St Louis Blues and he is benched by coach Al MacNeil; record eventually broken by Doug Jarvis (964)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mac Anderson, New Zealand cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies at 60