On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1980

Historical Events


Music release#1 in the Charts

Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Famous Birthdays

  • Ilana Goldfogel, American pairs skater (with partner Erik Schulz), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mehcad Brooks, American actor (Necessary Roughness) and fashion model, born in Austin, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (WBA light heavyweight title 1974-79), dies in stock-car race pit area accident at 31
  • Virgil Fox, American organist, dies at 68
1980 Highlights

About October 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio