Events in Sport in December 1978

  • Dec 1 Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, v England at the Gabba
  • Dec 2 43rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-16 in Birmingham

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Dec 3 Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

AgreementContract of Interest

Dec 5 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Dec 5 Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Dec 8 Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park
  • Dec 9 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
  • Dec 10 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
  • Dec 10 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
  • Dec 15 Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore
  • Dec 23 Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period
  • Dec 25 8th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arkansas ties #15 UCLA, 10-10
  • Dec 28 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
  • Dec 29 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG