On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
  • Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
  • LA Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendance in a season in only 22 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer
  • Andrey Arshavin, Russian Footballer
  • Blake Bashoff, American actor
  • Devendra Banhart, Venezulan-American singer-songwriter (Cripple Crow), born in Houston, Texas
  • Gianmaria Bruni, Italian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
  • Ziaur Rahmen, President of Bangladesh, is assassinated
1981 Highlights

About May 30, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini