On This Day

1980 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 233 of 233

  • Oct 26 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar 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 11 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Nov 15 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards

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Nov 18 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

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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
Robert De Niro
Actress Cathy Moriarty
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 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 team mate 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 402

  • Jun 19 Dante Robinson, American football player
  • Jun 20 Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer
  • Jun 20 Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist
  • Jun 20 Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
  • Jun 21 Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 21 Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
  • 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 27 Craig Terrill, American football player, born in Lebanon, Indiana
  • 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
  • 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 (Olympics 1994, Olympic silver 1998), 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
  • 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 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 James Anderson, English cricketer, born in Burnley, United Kingdom
  • 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 4 Richard Dawson, British cricketer, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire
  • Aug 5 Wayne Bridge, English footballer
  • Aug 5 Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
  • Aug 5 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • Aug 6 Danny Collins, Welsh footballer
  • 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, born in Redwood City, California
  • Aug 17 Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer
  • Aug 17 Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 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 football player
  • Aug 29 David West, American basketball player
  • Aug 29 Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer
  • 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
  • Sep 4 Pat Neshek, American baseball player
  • 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
  • Sep 7 Gabriel Milito, Argentine footballer (Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • Sep 7 Javad Nekounam, Iranian footballer, born in Rey, Iran
  • Sep 7 Mark Prior, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 7 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist, born in Gunnedah, Australia
  • Sep 8 Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer
  • Sep 9 Todd Coffey, American baseball player
  • 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

Weddings in Sport

Divorces in Sport

Deaths in Sport