On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)