On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1980

Historical Events

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

Election of Interest

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

  • Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires

Sports History

Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards

Famous Birthdays

  • Emme Rylan, American actress (General Hospital), born in Providence, North Carolina
  • Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union flanker, #8 (48 caps; Wellington Hurricanes, Toulon, Ospreys, Narbonne), born in Apia, Samoa (d. 2015)

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? 41 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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