On This Day

February 2, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Fani Halkia, Greek hurdler
  • Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter
  • Lindsay Langston, Modesto California, archer (Olympics 1996)
  • Petra Cada, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Deaths in Sport

  • Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]) and broadcaster (ABC), dies of self inflicted gunshot wounds at 48
1979 in Sport