What Happened on October 4, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gives Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; breaks Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Workman, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)
  • Kristina Lenko, Canadian ice skater
  • Me'Lisa Barber, American athlete
  • Sarah Fisher, American race car driver
  • Tim Peper, American actor
  • Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer

Famous Weddings

  • "The Princess Bride" actor Chris Sarandon (38) weds model Lisa Cooper