On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1980

Historical Events


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

30th NBA All-Star Game, Capital Centre, Landover, Md: East beats West, 144-136 (OT); MVP: George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs, SF

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Mohammed Ali tours Africa as President Carter's envoy

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Lewitinn, American writer
1980 Highlights

About February 3, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius