On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1980

Historical Events

  • Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Two months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin announces they will disband

Drummer John Bonham
John Bonham

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco Sá Carneiro, 109th Prime Minister of Portugal, dies at 46
  • Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1932), dies when shot during an armed robbery, at 69
1980 Highlights

About December 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius