April 12, 1980 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper & Money hit grand slams)
  • Terry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John's, Newfoundland
  • US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games

Deaths in Sport

  • Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards and snooker player (b. 1895)
  • Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies