December 31, 1980 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks

Birthdays in Sport

  • Richard "Richie" McCaw, New Zealand rugby player (All Blacks), born in Oamaru, New Zealand

Deaths in Sport

  • Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for England, legendary 6-hitter), dies