What Happened on March 31st, 1980

Day of Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese baseball player
  • Jenny Smith, Western Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor

Famous Deaths

  • VladimĂ­r Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)