On This Day

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? 41 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries