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Year 1980 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 20 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
  • Feb 29 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Gordie Howe scores in the 3rd period to become first NHL player to score 800 career goals as Hartford Whalers beat St. Louis Blues, 3-0 at Springfield Civic Center
  • Mar 23 Australian cricketer Allan Border becomes the first and only batsman to reach 150 in each innings of a test, in the 3rd test vs Pakistan in Lahore
  • Apr 12 US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games
  • Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Jack Nicklaus sets new tournament scoring record 272 (-8) to win his 4th Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Isao Aoki of Japan
  • Oct 21 Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
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Sports Stars Married in 1980

Sports Stars Divorces in 1980

  • Jul 31 Karolyn Englehardt divorces baseball manager Pete Rose (39) after 16 years of marriage