On This Day

June 29, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andy O'Brien, Irish soccer defender (26 caps, Republic of Ireland; Newcastle United), born in Harrogate, England
  • Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 2008, silver 2012, bronze 2004, 12), born in Borne, Netherlands
  • Matthew Bode, Australian rules football player (Adelaide Football Club)

Deaths in Sport

  • Ben Barnett, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies at 71
1979 in Sport