On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1980

Historical Events

  • -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean
  • 7-time All Star Maury Wills becomes only the 3rd black manager in MLB history when Darrell Johnson is fired by Seattle Mariners after a 9 game losing streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin recording "Double Fantasy"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Famous Birthdays

  • Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor

Famous Deaths

  • Diego Fabbri, Italian playwright and leader (Vatican movie bureau), dies at 69
1980 Highlights

About August 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo