What Happened on March 31st, 1980

Day of the 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

Event of interestEvent 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

  • Jesse Owens, American track and field star who spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold medals, dies of lung cancer at 66
  • VladimĂ­r Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)