Events in Sport in March 1980

  • Mar 1 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
  • Mar 1 27th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Maryland, 73-72
  • Mar 1 21st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: LSU beats Kentucky, 80-78
  • Mar 2 3rd Islander scoreless tie-Penguins in Pitts
  • Mar 2 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
  • Mar 2 Mike Bratz (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 11 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
  • Mar 12 NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin
  • Mar 14 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
  • Mar 14 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
  • Mar 23 Allan Border becomes the first and only batsman to reach 150 in each innings of a test Australia v Pakistan Third Test in Lahore

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 23 Donna Caponi Young Pro-Am wins LPGA National Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Mar 24 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
  • Mar 29 134th Grand National: Charlie Fenwick aboard Ben Nevis wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 31 Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 31 Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for WBA heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver