On This Day

December 5, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • Ex-World Series Cricket combatants Greg Chappell (124) and Kim Hughes (130no) rescue Australia on last day of the drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane; WSC players return in this Test

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer (Rangers), born in Larne, Northern Ireland
  • Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer, born in Aflou, Algeria
  • Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player, born in Espoo, Finland