On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1880

Historical Events

  • University of California founded in Los Angeles

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDamon Runyon

Damon Runyon, American journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • Young Corbett II (William J. Rothwell), American boxer (world featherweight champion 1901-02), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1927)

Famous Deaths

  • William Lassell, British astronomer who discovered satellites of Uranus and Neptune, dies at 81
1880 Highlights

About October 4, 1880

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra