On This Day

February 1, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • English international forward Trevor Francis becomes Britain’s first £1 million soccer player when he transfers from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest

Birthdays in Sport

  • Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian soccer defender (79 caps; Flamengo, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, Internacional), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil