On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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