On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1980

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) fans Reds' Cesar Geronimo to become 4th pitcher to 3,000 MLB strikeouts

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 6-1, 7-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles crown

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Elliott Slade, American film actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • Muhammad Ali Hasan, American filmmaker, born in Pueblo, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895)
1980 Highlights

About July 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 5 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer