On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

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

About July 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

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