On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1979

Historical Events

  • Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up
  • Togo adopts constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Fl├ívio, Angolan footballer

Famous Deaths

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers, American composer, mostly for theater (Rodgers & Hart - "Pal Joey"; "Babes In Arms"; Rodgers & Hammerstein - "Oklahoma!"; "South Pacific"; "The King And I"; "The Sound Of Music") and 1st EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), dies at 77

1979 Highlights

About December 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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