On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1980

Historical Events

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

Historic Publication

Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation [1]

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

Historic Event

Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

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

Baseball 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

Martina Hingis

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

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Virgil Abloh, American designer (Louis Vuitton menswear), 1st African American artistic director at a French fashion house, born in Rockford, Illinois
1980 Highlights

About September 30, 1980

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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