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Most notable 80s deaths by year
For each year of the 1980s, who was the most notable sports death? (From a US perspective). My guesses for a few years

1980: Jesse Owens
1981: Joe Louis
1983: Jack Dempsey or Paul Bryant
09-07-2021 06:35 PM
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1989: “Red” Blaik
09-07-2021 07:15 PM
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1986 Len Bias is an easy one.
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I was thinking more of old guys.
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(09-07-2021 08:55 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  I was thinking more of old guys.

nothing was more notable than Len Bias. One of the most shocking deaths ever in sports.
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RE: Most notable 80s deaths by year
as the "0" year is technically part of the decade (there was no year "0", so you count each decade starting at "1" and ending at "10")

1990 (las year of the 80's): Hank Gathers. Gathers died at age 23 after collapsing for the second time that season during the semifinals of the 1990 WCC Tournament.

Quote: (February 11, 1967 – March 4, 1990) was an American college basketball player for the Loyola Marymount Lions in the West Coast Conference (WCC). As a junior in 1989, he became the second player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season. Gathers was a consensus second-team All-American as a senior in 1990. His No. 44 was retired by the Lions, who also placed a statue of him in his honor outside their home arena Gersten Pavilion.

Gathers began his college career with the USC Trojans, but transferred with teammate Bo Kimble to Loyola Marymount after his freshman year. Playing under Lions coach Paul Westhead and his fast-paced system, Gathers was a three-time first-team All-WCC selection. In his first season at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), he earned the first of two consecutive most valuable player (MVP) honors in the WCC Tournament. As a junior, he was named the WCC Player of the Year and began receiving All-American recognition. Early in his senior year in 1989–90, Gathers was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat after he collapsed during a game. He was placed on medication and returned a few weeks later, but he initially struggled, which he attributed to his medication. The dosage was gradually decreased, and his play recovered.

30 Years Later, the Hank Gathers Story is Still Heartbreaking




On Feb. 29, 2020, LMU unveiled its tribute to Hank Gathers, star of the 1989-90 men’s basketball team — a bronze statue sculpted by the Fine Arts Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany that captures Hank’s explosiveness and athleticism. Watch as the statue is installed and unveiled outside Gersten Pavilion.
09-08-2021 06:06 PM
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RE: Most notable 80s deaths by year
(09-08-2021 06:06 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  as the "0" year is technically part of the decade (there was no year "0", so you count each decade starting at "1" and ending at "10")

1990 (las year of the 80's): Hank Gathers. Gathers died at age 23 after collapsing for the second time that season during the semifinals of the 1990 WCC Tournament.

Quote: (February 11, 1967 – March 4, 1990) was an American college basketball player for the Loyola Marymount Lions in the West Coast Conference (WCC). As a junior in 1989, he became the second player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season. Gathers was a consensus second-team All-American as a senior in 1990. His No. 44 was retired by the Lions, who also placed a statue of him in his honor outside their home arena Gersten Pavilion.

Gathers began his college career with the USC Trojans, but transferred with teammate Bo Kimble to Loyola Marymount after his freshman year. Playing under Lions coach Paul Westhead and his fast-paced system, Gathers was a three-time first-team All-WCC selection. In his first season at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), he earned the first of two consecutive most valuable player (MVP) honors in the WCC Tournament. As a junior, he was named the WCC Player of the Year and began receiving All-American recognition. Early in his senior year in 1989–90, Gathers was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat after he collapsed during a game. He was placed on medication and returned a few weeks later, but he initially struggled, which he attributed to his medication. The dosage was gradually decreased, and his play recovered.

30 Years Later, the Hank Gathers Story is Still Heartbreaking




On Feb. 29, 2020, LMU unveiled its tribute to Hank Gathers, star of the 1989-90 men’s basketball team — a bronze statue sculpted by the Fine Arts Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany that captures Hank’s explosiveness and athleticism. Watch as the statue is installed and unveiled outside Gersten Pavilion.

yeah speaking of shocking deaths. Those 2 just about the biggest shockers ever in sports.
09-08-2021 06:12 PM
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RE: Most notable 80s deaths by year
A 0 year is part of a decade but if you identify it by the ten digit numeral (e.g. 90's) then the first year is a 0 ending year (e.g. 1990).

If you base decades on the fact that there was no year 0 AD, then a decade is the years 1-10 (e.g. 1991-2000). However you can never say, for example, 2000 was part of the 1990's because it's not the same ten digit numeral.

It's a little strange but there is a difference
09-09-2021 02:41 AM
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