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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham

Sport awardUS 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

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

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? 41 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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