What Happened on April 4, 1980

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Björn Wirdheim, Swedish racing driver, born in Växjö, Sweden
  • Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight), born in Sutton, London

Famous Deaths

  • Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, dies following a heart attack leading to a car crash at 62
1980 Highlights

About April 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) - Pink Floyd
  • UK #1 Song: Going Underground/Dreams Of Children - Jam