What Happened on July 7, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 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, Torrance California, figure skater (Oly-94, Oly-silver-98)

Famous Deaths

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