On This Day

December 25, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • 9th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats Arizona, 16-10
  • Ballon d'Or: Hamburg's English forward Kevin Keegan wins his 2nd consecutive trophy as best football player in Europe; beats Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Ajax sweeper Ruud Krol
  • Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 v Pakistan at Kanpur