In 1982, decathlete Daley Thompson was named Sports Personality of the Year.
Olympic champion Thompson started the year by breaking the world record and ended it as the Commonwealth and European champion.
He would win a second Olympic gold medal two years later and was the world record holder when he retired in 1992.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.