Events in Sport in 1980 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 235 of 235

  • 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 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