What Happened on August 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Cuban super-heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson becomes the 1st fighter to win 3 Olympic gold medals in the same division, scores 4-1 points decision over Pyotr Zayev (Soviet Union) in Moscow
  • Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
  • Nadia Bjorlin, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies