Events in Sport in October 1980

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 2 Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

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Oct 4 Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

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Oct 5 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Oct 5 31st Formula One WDC: Alan Jones wins by 13 points
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 11 Dallas Mavericks first game at Reunion Arena, beat San Antonio 103-92
  • Oct 12 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • 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 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