What Happened on May 4th, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Bobby Sands MP died in the Maze; 9 further hunger strikers die over the next 3 months
  • Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
  • Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
  • Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer