On This Day

March 17, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
  • Wales beats England, 27-3 at the National Stadium, Cardiff for its 2nd consecutive Five Nations Rugby Championship and record 21st outright title; record 4th straight Triple Crown

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies