What Happened on July 30, 1980

Historical Events

  • 13th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • American swimmers Mary T Meagher (2.06.37) and Craig Beardsley (1.58.21) both set 200m butterfly world records at the US National Swimming Championships at Irvine, California
  • Houston Astros pitcher J. R. Richard suffers a stroke and collapses while playing a game of catch before an Astros game, ending his career
  • Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
1980 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Justin Rose, English golfer (US Open 2013), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player, born in San DonĂ  di Piave, Italy
Born in 1980

Famous Deaths

  • Charles McGraw [Butters], American actor (Spartacus, The Birds, The Killers, Smith Family), dies after falling through a glass shower door at 66
  • Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70

About July 30, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

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