On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
  • Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist, dies at 86
  • Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95