On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1980

Historical Events

  • 1st papal visit to France since 1814
  • Tiger reliever John Hiller, 37, (who had a 1971 heart attack), retires
  • Turner's painting "Juliet & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million
  • Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Steven Gerrard, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (Derek and the Dominoes), dies of a kidney infection at 37
1980 Highlights

About May 30, 1980

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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