On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1979

Historical Events

  • NASA launches space vehicle S-203
  • Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Bartlett, Filipino-American baseball player, born in Mountain View, California
  • Yukie Nakama, Japanese actress, born in Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (bouncing bomb), dies at 92
  • Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, dies at 89
1979 Highlights

About October 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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