On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1980

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing 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

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)

Famous Birthdays

  • Shane Andrus, National Football League kicker

Famous Deaths

  • Valentin Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
1980 Highlights

About October 2, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra