October 21, 1979 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
  • 9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33
  • Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
  • Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gabe Gross, American baseball player
  • Khalil Greene, American baseball player