What Happened on October 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)

Famous Birthdays

  • Shane Andrus, National Football League kicker

Famous Deaths

  • Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46