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
Born in 1983

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

About July 30, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • UK #1 Song: Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young