On This Day

January 23, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport


Hall of fameHall of Fame

NY/SF Giants / New York Mets center fielder Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport

  • Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Larry Hughes, American basketball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri