On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1980

Historical Events

  • Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
  • White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey goalie, born in Belleville, Ontario

Famous Deaths

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav communist revolutionary and leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87

  • Kay Hammond, British actress (Blithe Spirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies at 71
1980 Highlights

About May 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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