What Happened on October 25, 1980

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

American Mike Weaver KOs local favourite Gerrie Coetzee in 13 rounds in Sun City, South Africa for WBA heavyweight boxing title

#1 in the Charts

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

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
Born in 1980

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

About October 25, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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