On This Day

December 27, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Los Angeles left wing Charlie Simmer scores in a Kings' 3-0 shutout of the Quebec Nordiques to extend his modern day NHL goal-scoring streak to 13 straight games (ends next game)
  • Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden

Birthdays in Sport

  • Carson Palmer, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2002, USC; Pro Bowl 2005, 06, 15; Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals), born in Fresno, California
  • David Dunn, English footballer