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 This day in History - June 30
444 Historic Events for June 30
1979

Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72

Death
1979

Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury

Event
1980

Virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies

Death
1980

West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow

Event
1981

China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Tse-tung's policy

Event
1981

Allison Schroeder, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1982

"Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 perfs

Event
1982

Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale

Event
1982

Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification

Event
1982

NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders and Americans

Event
1983

Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies

Death
1983

Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77

Death
1984

Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds

Event
1984

Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)

Event
1984

Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia

Event
1984

Lillian Hellman, playwright, (Little Foxes), dies at 79

Death
1985

Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event
1985

James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie), dies

Death
1985

"King and I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances

Event
1985

39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut

Event
1985

LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June

Event
1986

Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)

Event
1987

King Donovan, actor/director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies

Death
1987

Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time

Event
1987

Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump

Event