On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1980

Historical Events

  • 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record with his 97th in A's 5-1 win over Chicago White Sox; breaks Ty Cobb's mark of 96 set in 1915

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Camilla D'Errico, Canadian comic book artist and painter

Person of interestMartina Hingis

Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in KoŇ°ice, Slovakia

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

1980 Highlights

About September 30, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra