Lev Alburt was the U.S. chess champion during 1984-1985.
Bobby Allison, Bill Elliott, and Cale Yarborough each won the Daytona 500 twice in the 1980s.
In 1985 Les Anderson caught a world-record (97 pounds, 4 ounces) chinook salmon in the Kenai River in Alaska.
Willie "Flipper" Anderson of the Los Angeles Rams gained 336 yards receiving against the New Orleans Saints in 1989 to set an NFL single-game record.
Racquetball player Cindy Baxter won a record four women's open titles in the 1980s.
Mookie Blaylock of the University of Oklahoma set an NCAA record for steals in a basketball season with 150 in 1988.
The 5-foot 3-inch Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues, picked by the Washington Bullets in 1987, became the shortest player in NBA history.
The 7-foot 6-inch Manute Bol, picked by the Washington Bullets in 1985, became the tallest player in NBA...
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