What Happened on July 30, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
  • James Anderson, English cricketer
  • Justin Rose, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player

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