March 26, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Indiana State, 75-64; marks start of rivalry between future Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Larry Bird; highest-rated game in history of televised college basketball

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer
  • Pierre Wome, Cameroonian footballer