1980 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 237 of 237

  • Oct 21 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
  • 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 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
  • 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 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
  • Nov 9 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Nov 18 Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)
  • Nov 21 Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
  • Nov 23 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • Nov 25 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
  • Nov 25 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Dec 14 Nancy Lopez and Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 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 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 31 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 400

  • Jun 19 Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player
  • 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 24 Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 24 Andrew Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Jun 26 Michael Vick, American football player
  • Jun 26 Chris Shelton, American baseball player
  • Jun 27 Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer
  • Jun 27 Craig Terrill, American football player
  • Jun 29 Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver
  • Jun 30 Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
  • Jul 1 Patrick Aufiero, American hockey player
  • 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 5 David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
  • Jul 6 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • Jul 7 Michele Kwan, figure skater (Olympics 1994, Olympic silver 1998), born in Torrance, California
  • Jul 7 John Buck, American baseball player
  • 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 13 Lori Fredrickson, Aurora Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
  • Jul 14 George Smith, Australian Rugby player
  • Jul 15 Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
  • Jul 15 Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
  • Jul 16 Adam Scott, Australian golfer (29 professional tournament wins), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jul 17 Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer
  • Jul 17 Ryan Miller, American hockey player
  • 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 racing driver
  • Jul 22 Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 24 Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • Jul 25 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
  • Jul 25 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
  • Jul 27 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
  • 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
  • Jul 30 James Anderson, English cricketer
  • Jul 30 Justin Rose, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 31 Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player, born in Salesi, Samoa
  • Aug 1 Mancini, Ipatinga, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 2 Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
  • Aug 3 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 4 Richard Dawson, English cricketer
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Aug 23 Rex Grossman, American football player
  • Aug 25 Neal Musser, American baseball player
  • Aug 26 Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • Aug 28 T.J. Beam, American baseball player
  • 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 heavyweight boxer
  • Sep 6 Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer
  • Sep 6 Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer
  • Sep 7 Gabriel Milito, Argentine footballer
  • Sep 7 Javad Nekounam, Iranian footballer
  • Sep 7 Mark Prior, American baseball player
  • Sep 7 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist
  • 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
  • Sep 11 Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 12 Fernando Cesar de Souza, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 12 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player
  • Sep 12 Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player
  • Sep 12 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport