On This Day

March 1, 1980 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 21st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, BJCC Coliseum, Birmingham, AL: LSU beats Kentucky, 80-78
  • 27th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC: Duke beats Maryland, 73-72

Birthdays in Sport

  • Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (22 Tests, 99 wickets; 31 ODIs), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Djimi TraorĂ©, Malian soccer defender (6 caps; Liverpool, Monaco), born in Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Shahid Afridi, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (27 Tests, 5 x 100s; 398 ODIs, record 100 in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings; 99 T20I), born in Khyber, Pakistan

Deaths in Sport

  • Dixie Dean, English soccer striker (16 caps; Everton), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • Emmett Ashford, American MLB umpire (first certified black umpire in organised baseball), dies from a heart attack at 65
1980 in Sport