What Happened on October 2, 1980

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

38 year old Muhammad Ali comes out of 2-year retirement to challenge undefeated world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; Ali pounded unmercifully for 10 rounds before corner throws in towel

  • Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)

Famous Birthdays

  • Shane Andrus, National Football League kicker
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Valentin Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46

About October 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police