On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1980

Historical Events

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

Sports History

MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Award

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

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, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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