On This Day

January 1, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 45th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #6 Nebraska, 31-24
  • 45th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Penn State, 14-7
  • 65th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #5 Michigan, 17-10
  • John Y. Brown attends his first game as owner of the Boston Celtics NBA franchise after trading the Buffalo Braves to previous Celtics owner, Irving H. Levin