Herscher Tigers

Herscher High School Class of '82 30th Reunion
August 18,  2012

Sports in 1980


The Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series defeating the Kansas City Royals four games to two.


NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship:
   Louisville wins 59-54 over UCLA

NBA Finals:
   Los Angeles Lakers won 4 games to 2 over the Philadelphia 76ers.

In game 6, Magic Johnson played what may have been the greatest game of his career. Playing on the road in Philadelphia, Magic (a 6'9" point guard) started the game at center for the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and eventually played all 5 positions in a dominating performance. He scored a game-high 42 points, grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, and had 7 assists.


6/20: Roberto Durán defeats Sugar Ray Leonard by a 15 round decision to win boxing's WBC World Welterweight title.

8/2: Thomas Hearns defeats Jose Pipino Cuevas by a knockout in round 2 to win boxing's WBA World Welterweight title and Yasutsune Uehara knocks out Samuel Serrano in round six to win the WBA's World Jr. Lightweight title.

10/2: Larry Holmes defeats Muhammad Ali by a knockout in round 11 to retain boxing's WBC World Heavyweight title. It was Muhammed Ali's last title bout.

11/25:- In the "No Más" fight, Sugar Ray Leonard recovers the WBC's World Welterweight championship with an eight round technical knockout of Roberto Durán.


The Pittsburgh Steelers won 31–19 over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV.


Men's professional
    Masters Tournament: Seve Ballesteros
    U.S. Open: Jack Nicklaus
    British Open: Tom Watson
    PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus
    PGA Tour money leader: Tom Watson $530,808

Women's professional
    LPGA Championship: Sally Little
    U.S. Women's Open: Amy Alcott
    Classique Peter Jackson Classic: Pat Bradley
    LPGA Tour money leader: Beth Daniel $231,000


The New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup over the Philadelphia Flyers on Bobby Nystrom's overtime goal in Game 6 of the Finals .

The United States Men's Olympic hockey team wins the Gold Medal after defeating the Soviet Union in the medal round and then Finland in the Gold Medal Round.

Triple Crown Races:

    Kentucky Derby: Genuine Risk
    Preakness Stakes: Codex
    Belmont Stakes: Temperance Hill

Motor racing

    NASCAR Championship: Dale Earnhardt
    Daytona 500: Buddy Baker
    CART Racing: Johnny Rutherford won the season championship
    Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford
    Formula One Champion: Alan Jones of Australia
    NHRA Top Fuel championship: Shirley Muldowney

Olympic Games

The 1980 Summer Olympics took place in Moscow. Due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the U.S. and 64 other countries boycotted the games. Russia won the most medals (195), and the most gold medals (80).

The 1980 Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, New York. East Germany won the most medals (23). Russia won the most gold medals (10). The U.S. Hockey team won the gold medal ("The Miracle On Ice").


Men's Grand Slam:
    Australian Open: Brian Teacher
    French Open: Björn Borg
    Wimbledon: Björn Borg
    US Open: John McEnroe

Women's Grand Slam:
    Australian Open: Hana Mandlíková
    French Open: Chris Evert
    Wimbledon: Evonne Goolagong Cawley
    US Open: Chris Evert

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