On This Day

Year 1980 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 242 of 242

  • Oct 11 Dallas Mavericks open debut NBA season with a 103-92 victory against interstate rival San Antonio Spurs at Reunion Arena
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Houston Astros, 3 games to 2

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Oct 15 George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 18 Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)
  • Oct 21 Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
  • Oct 23 McCosker (168) & Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 25 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Oct 26 New York City Marathon: Grete Waitz of Norway wins for 3rd straight year in 2:25:41.3; Alberto Salazar claims men's event in 2:09:41
  • Oct 26 St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
  • Oct 27 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • Oct 27 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
  • Nov 3 After acquiring MLB's Oakland A's for $12.7m, Walter Haas Jr. appoints himself CEO; leads team to 4 AL West Divisional titles and 1989 World Series Championship
  • Nov 3 Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's
  • Nov 4 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
  • Nov 4 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires

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Nov 4 Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

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Nov 11 NY Islanders' future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Mike Bossy scores 4 goals in a 6-6 tie against visiting Minnesota North Stars

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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Nov 15 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt
  • Nov 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
  • Nov 18 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
  • Nov 21 Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
  • Nov 23 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos 3rd straight title; outclass Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10

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Nov 25 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 25 Sugar Ray Leonard regains WBC welterweight boxing crown when Roberto Durán quits in the 8th round of infamous “no mas” fight at the Superdome, New Orleans

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Nov 26 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 29 45th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-18 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
  • Dec 3 Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a 4-year contract with Houston; Astros career shortened by a patellar fracture; returns to Dodgers in 1988 after stints with 3 other MLB clubs
  • Dec 4 Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)
  • Dec 7 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)

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Dec 7 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, Turnberry Isle CC: Arnold Palmer wins with a birdie on the 1st playoff hole against Paul Harney

  • Dec 14 Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24
  • Dec 14 New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20
  • Dec 15 NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 19 "Raging Bull", directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released in the United States

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Actress Cathy Moriarty
Actress
Cathy Moriarty
  • Dec 20 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
  • Dec 21 Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
  • Dec 22 MLB St. Louis Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • Dec 26 10th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Penn State beats #11 Ohio State, 31-19
  • Dec 27 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
  • Dec 30 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is named best European football player; beats German international teammate Bernd Schuster of FC Barcelona and Saint-Étienne midfielder Michel Platini
  • Dec 31 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 393

  • Jun 23 Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
  • Jun 23 Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player (French Open 2010), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jun 24 Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 24 Andrew Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Jun 26 Michael Vick, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Jun 26 Chris Shelton, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jun 27 Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer, born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Jun 29 Martin Truex Jr, American auto racer (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion 2017), born in Mayetta, New Jersey
  • Jun 30 Rade Prica, Swedish footballer, born in Ljungby, Sweden
  • Jul 2 Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
  • Jul 3 Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
  • Jul 3 Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
  • Jul 3 Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricket spin bowler (103 Tests, 417 wickets), born in Jalandhar, India
  • Jul 5 David Rozehnal, Czech soccer defender (Czech Rep. 60 caps; PSG, Lille), born in Šternberk, Czech Republic
  • Jul 6 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Barcelona
  • Jul 7 Michele Kwan, American figure skater (World C'ship gold women's singles 1996, 98, 2000, 01, 03; Olympic silver 1998; bronze 2002), born in Torrance, California
  • Jul 7 John Buck, American baseball player, born in Kemmerer, Wyoming
  • Jul 8 Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
  • Jul 10 Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • Jul 12 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 14 George Smith, Australian Rugby player, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 15 Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
  • Jul 15 Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
  • Jul 16 Adam Scott, Australian golfer (US Masters 2013), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Jul 17 Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer, born in Municipality of Parla, Spain
  • Jul 17 Ryan Miller, American hockey player, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jul 19 Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 19 Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
  • Jul 21 CC Sabathia, American baseball player, born in Vallejo, California
  • Jul 22 Scott Dixon, New Zealand auto racer (IndyCar Drivers' champion 2003, 08, 13, 15, 18), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Jul 22 Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 24 Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • Jul 25 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver, born in Kankaanpää, Finland
  • Jul 25 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jul 27 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist, born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • Jul 27 Jessi Combs, American auto racer, television personality (women’s land speed class record [4 wheels] 2013, 16), born in Rockerville, South Dakota (d. 2019)
  • Jul 29 Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jul 29 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • Jul 30 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player, born in San Donà di Piave, Italy
  • Jul 30 Justin Rose, English golfer (US Open 2013), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 31 Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player, born in Salesi, Samoa
  • Aug 1 Mancini [Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino], Brazilian footballer, born in Itapinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Aug 2 Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Aug 3 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 5 Wayne Bridge, English premier league footballer, born in Southampton, England
  • Aug 5 Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer, born in Malé, Maldives
  • Aug 5 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • Aug 6 Danny Collins, Welsh soccer defender (12 caps; Sunderland, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest), born in Chester, England
  • Aug 8 Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
  • Aug 11 Lee Suggs, American football player, born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Aug 14 Roy Williams, American football player (Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Redwood City, California
  • Aug 17 Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer, born in Makkinga, Netherlands
  • Aug 17 Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Aug 18 Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer, born in San Fernando Partido, Argentina
  • Aug 18 Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker, born in Preveza, Greece
  • Aug 18 Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Aug 18 Jeremy Shockey, American football Tight End, born in Ada, Oklahoma
  • Aug 19 Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
  • Aug 21 Paul Menard, American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Aug 21 Burney Lamar, American race car driver, born in West Sacramento, California
  • Aug 22 Roland Benschneider, German footballer, born in Neuruppin, Germany
  • Aug 22 Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete, born in Laval, Canada
  • Aug 23 Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player, born in Sánchez, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 23 Rex Grossman, American football player, born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Aug 25 Neal Musser, American baseball player
  • Aug 26 Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • Aug 28 T.J. Beam, American baseball player, born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Aug 29 Chris Simms, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 29 David West, American basketball player, born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Aug 29 Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sep 1 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
  • Sep 1 Chris Riggott, English footballer
  • Sep 2 Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 3 Daniel Ruben Bilos, Argentinian footballer, born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • Sep 3 Jennie Finch, American softball player (Olympic Gold 2004, Silver 2008), born in La Mirada, California
  • Sep 4 Pat Neshek, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 5 Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • Sep 6 Samuel Peter, Nigerian-American heavyweight boxer, born in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
  • Sep 6 Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer (Nigerian national team captain), born in Kono, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Sep 6 Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Sep 7 Gabriel Milito, Argentine soccer defender (42 caps; Independiente, Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • Sep 7 Javad Nekounam, Iranian soccer midfielder (151 caps; Pas, Osasuna), born in Rey, Iran
  • Sep 7 Mark Prior, American baseball player, coach (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 7 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist (Olympic gold, road race 2004), born in Gunnedah, New South Wales
  • Sep 8 Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer, born in Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Sep 9 Todd Coffey, American baseball player, born in Forest City, North Carolina
  • Sep 10 Timothy Goebel, figure skater (1996 National Jr champ), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian race car driver, born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
  • Sep 11 Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 12 Fernando César de Souza, Brazilian footballer, born in Jardinopolis, Brazil
  • Sep 12 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 12 Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player, born in Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 12 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player, born in Shanghai
  • Sep 13 Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Sep 13 Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player, born in Aomori, Japan
  • Sep 15 David Diehl, American football player
  • Sep 15 Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player
  • Sep 16 Patrik Štefan, Czech ice hockey player, born in Příbram, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 17 Asashoryu Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler (born as Dolgorsuren Dagvador)
  • Sep 17 Danny Haren, American baseball player

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport