On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1980

Historical Events

  • Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
  • Libyan invasion in Chad

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Republican candidate Ronald Reagan is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent Democrat US President Jimmy Carter by a landslide

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
  • Marcy Rylan, American actress
  • Richard Owens, American football player
  • Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress

Famous Deaths

  • Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer, 1st female in Canada to get bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, dies at 75
1980 Highlights

About November 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio