On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1979

Historical Events

  • -Sept 13] Hurricane David, kills 1200 in Florida, Domincana & Dominican Republic
  • 1st recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun, releases energy equal to one million hydrogen bombs

Sports History

Cricketer Ian Botham passes 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests in his 21st match for England

US Men's Tennis Open

In a wild encounter at the US Open, John McEnroe beats Ilie Năstase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Năstase is defaulted by the umpire then reinstated


Famous Birthdays

  • Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentine tennis player, born in Ciudad Evita, Argentina
  • Leon Lopez, British actor (Brookside), born in Liverpool, England
  • Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40
1979 Highlights

About August 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo