What Happened on May 4, 1981

Historical Events

  • Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
  • Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
  • Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
1981 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroonian soccer midfielder (34 caps; FC Nantes, Manchester United, Aston Villa), born in Douala, Cameroon
Born in 1981

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Green, American novelist and playwright (In Abraham's Bosom), dies at 87

About May 4, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton
  • UK #1 Song: Stand And Deliver - Adam & The Ants