On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1983

Historical Events

  • Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
  • Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg

Famous Birthdays

  • Se├ín Dillon, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist ("Dancing In The Dark"; "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans"), and MGM executive, dies of Parkinson's disease at 86
  • Lynn Fontanne, British Emmy Award-winning stage, screen, and radio actress, dies of pneumonia at 95
  • Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 56
1983 Highlights

About July 30, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo