October 3, 1981 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

After a year's inactivity, American boxer Mike Weaver outpoints countryman James 'Quick' Tillis in 15 rounds in Chicago to retain his WBA heavyweight title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos clinch their first-ever postseason appearances; Brewers beat Detroit, 2 - 1, for AL East title; Expos defeat NY Mets, 5 - 4, for NL East second playoff spot

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
  • Danny Coid, English Footballer
  • Matt Murton, American baseball player
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer (Sweden national team, Milan, Paris St. Germain), born in Malmö, Sweden