On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 2019

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Outlook for the Great Barrier Reef downgraded to very poor according to official Australian report
  • Second interstellar comet ever detected by Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov (later named 2I/Borisov)

Famous Deaths

  • Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976, 81), dies at 78
  • Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), dies of cancer at 80