What Happened on July 4, 1980

Historical Events

Baseball Record

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

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Elliott Slade, American film actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • Muhammad Ali Hasan, American filmmaker, born in Pueblo, Colorado
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895)

About July 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) - Paul McCartney And Wings
  • UK #1 Song: Crying - Don Mclean