What Happened on July 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

American boxer Larry Holmes scores a 7th round TKO of Scott LeDoux in Bloomington, Minnesota in defence of his WBC heavyweight title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Institution of Sharia law in Iran
  • Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
  • Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA
  • Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
  • The Safra massacre in Lebanon

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
  • Deidre Downs, American beauty queen
  • John Buck, American baseball player
  • Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore)
  • Michele Kwan, figure skater (Olympics 1994, Olympic silver 1998), born in Torrance, California

Famous Deaths

  • Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), dies at 77