On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1979

Historical Events

  • Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) agrees to new constitution
  • Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.

Famous Birthdays

  • Karen Smith, Australian hockey player (Olympics 1996)
1979 Highlights

About January 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Heart Of Glass - Blondie