On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • After acquiring MLB's Oakland A's for $12.7m, Walter Haas Jr. appoints himself CEO; leads team to 4 AL West Divisional titles and 1989 World Series Championship
  • Ianford Wilson's "5th of July" premieres in NYC
  • Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Andersen, Danish speedway rider (captain Denmark Speedway World Cup gold 2006, 08), born in Odense, Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies