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

Famous Deaths

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

About August 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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

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