1980 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 243

  • May 13 Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in 5th inning vs NY Mets
  • May 14 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • May 15 Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • May 16 34th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • May 17 105th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Codex wins in 1:54.2
  • May 18 Donna White wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
  • May 24 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 25 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • May 25 Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")
  • May 25 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:29:59.572 (229.914 km/h)
  • May 26 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
  • May 26 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
  • May 28 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
  • May 28 Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
  • May 28 24th European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Hamburg 1-0 at Madrid

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 1 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Jun 7 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 8 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 79th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (6-4, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 79th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (6-0, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
  • Jun 9 Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 15 80th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ

  • Jun 15 Dale Lundquis wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jun 15 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • Jun 20 California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2
  • Jun 20 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision
  • Jun 22 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 22 UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Belgium 2-1 in Rome
  • Jun 23 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • Jun 27 Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0
  • Jun 28 The South African Springbok rugby team lead by Morné du Plessis beats the British Lions 12-10 in Port Elizabeth to lead 3-0 in the series

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 29 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Jul 3 1st U.S. Senior Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
  • Jul 3 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 4 Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 5 87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert (61 76)
  • Jul 5 94th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
  • Jul 6 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 7 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jul 8 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
  • Jul 8 All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 13 35th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 15 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Jul 19 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US and others boycott

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 20 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 20 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jul 20 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands
  • Jul 27 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • Jul 30 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke

  • Jul 31 Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
  • Aug 1 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
  • Aug 1 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • Aug 2 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
  • Aug 3 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • Aug 3 Kaline, Snider, Klein, and Tom Yawkey inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Aug 3 Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 4 Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
  • Aug 5 NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game
  • Aug 10 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY
  • Aug 10 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 18 KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400
  • Aug 19 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
  • Aug 20 NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
  • Aug 20 Cleve Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
  • Aug 22 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • Aug 24 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 25 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • Aug 31 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
  • Sep 1 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 1 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • Sep 6 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)
  • Sep 6 100th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (5-7, 6-1, 6-1)
  • Sep 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf
  • Sep 7 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
  • Sep 7 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 100th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 14 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • Sep 14 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 18 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
  • Sep 20 George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good
  • Sep 20 Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
  • Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • Sep 21 LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
  • Sep 21 Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
  • Sep 24 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
  • Sep 25 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
  • Sep 27 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
  • Sep 28 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 30 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Oct 5 31st Formula One WDC: Alan Jones wins by 13 points
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 400

  • Mar 24 Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 28 Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper
  • Mar 28 Luke Walton, American basketball player
  • Mar 30 Liriel Higa, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 30 Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • Mar 31 Jenny Smith, Western Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 31 Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese baseball player
  • Apr 2 Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer (Guadalajara), born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Apr 2 Ricky Hendrick, American NASCAR driver and owner, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Apr 4 Björn Wirdheim, Swedish racing driver, born in Växjö, Sweden
  • Apr 5 Matt Bonner, American basketball player
  • Apr 9 Kristin Lee, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Apr 9 Jerko Leko, Croatian footballer
  • Apr 10 Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player, born in North York, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 10 Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver, born in Enumclaw, Washington
  • Apr 11 Keiji Tamada, Japanese football player, born in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Apr 11 Mark Teixeira, American baseball first baseman, born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Apr 13 Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
  • Apr 14 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), born in Park City, Utah (d. 2017)
  • Apr 15 Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
  • Apr 15 James Foster, English cricketer
  • Apr 15 Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
  • Apr 15 Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player
  • Apr 15 Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist
  • Apr 17 Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer/boxer
  • Apr 17 Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player
  • Apr 18 Robyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 21 Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • Apr 21 Tony Romo, American football player
  • Apr 21 Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
  • Apr 22 Monica Flammer, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Apr 22 Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
  • Apr 22 Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 24 Fernando Arce, Mexican football midfielder, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Apr 25 Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 25 Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer
  • Apr 27 Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Quito, Ecuador
  • Apr 27 Ananda Mikola, Indonesian racing driver, born in Jakarta
  • Apr 27 Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player, born in Linz, Austria
  • Apr 28 Josh Howard, American basketball player (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Apr 28 Bradley Wiggins, British cyclist (Olympic gold 2004, 2008 Tour de France 2012), born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Apr 29 Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 29 Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
  • May 2 Tim Borowski, German footballer, born in Neubrandenburg, East Germany
  • May 2 Miloš Glogovac, Serbian football player, born in Serbia
  • May 2 Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder, born in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
  • May 2 Zat Knight, English footballer, born in Solihull, England
  • May 2 Troy Murphy, American basketball player, born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • May 2 Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • May 4 Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey goalie, born in Belleville, Ontario
  • May 5 Yossi Benayoun, Israeli Footballer
  • May 5 DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
  • May 6 Brooke Bennett, 800m freestyle (Olympic gold 1996)
  • May 6 Kasumi Takahashi, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • May 6 Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • May 6 Mario Stojić, Croatian basketball player
  • May 7 Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • May 9 Angela Nikodinov, Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacif Sr champ)
  • May 9 Tony Schmidt, German racing driver
  • May 9 Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer
  • May 14 Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
  • May 14 Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • May 14 Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
  • May 15 Josh Beckett, American baseball player
  • May 16 Mikel Alonso, Spanish footballer
  • May 16 Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player and coach (Springfield Thunderbirds), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 18 Jeff Roehl, American football player
  • May 19 Tony Hackworth, English footballer
  • May 20 Austin Kearns, American Baseball player
  • May 22 Chad Tracy, American baseball player
  • May 23 Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • May 23 Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
  • May 25 David Navarro, Spanish footballer
  • May 27 Jessica Deglau, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 28 Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • May 30 Steven Gerrard, English footballer

Person of interestAbby Wambach

Jun 2 Abby Wambach, American Soccer player (world record for international goals), born in Rochester, New York

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • Jun 3 Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 4 François Beauchemin, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 5 Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
  • Jun 6 Matt Belisle, American baseball player
  • Jun 6 Martin Devaney, English footballer
  • Jun 9 Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
  • Jun 9 Lehlohonolo Seema, Lesotho footballer
  • Jun 9 Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
  • Jun 10 Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 11 Yhency Brazoban, Dominican born baseball player
  • Jun 12 Larry Foote, American football player
  • Jun 12 Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player
  • Jun 13 Florent Malouda, French footballer
  • Jun 13 Markus Winkelhock, German racing driver
  • Jun 13 Darius Vassell, English footballer
  • Jun 15 Almudena Cid, Spanish gymnast
  • Jun 16 Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
  • Jun 16 Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 17 Andee Pickens, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 17 Brittney McConn, Largo Fla, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ)

Person of interestVenus Williams

Jun 17 Venus Williams, American tennis star considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, born in Lynwood, California

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jun 18 Antonio Gates, American football player
  • Jun 18 Craig Mottram, Australian middle distance runner

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Deaths in Sport