Historical Events In August - 30
Saturday, 18 September 2021
1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida on this day in history.
1970 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41 on August - 30.
1972 David Barrett 1930- leads the NDP to victory over WAC Bennett's Social Credit Party, taking 39 seats in the British Columbia provincial election; upsetting 20 years of Socred rule on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history kenya bans the hunting of elephants and the trade in ivory.
1974 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153 on this day in history.
1974 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87 on August - 30.
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show on August - 30.
1976 On August - 30 uSS Oriskany, the last of the Essex-class attack carriers, was decommissioned at San Francisco and placed in the mothball fleet. Oriskany saw extensive action in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
1979 On August - 30 a U.S. Navy CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter of VR-24 lifted a 12-foot bronze statue of the Madonna and Child to the top of Mt. Tiberius on Capri, Italy, to replace one which had been destroyed by lightning. The statue was too large to be transported overland.
1979 On this day in history the first prototype of the Navy's SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was unveiled at the Sikorsky Aircraft Division at Stratford, Connecticut
1979 On August - 30 the first recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
1981 On this day in history in Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb
1981 On this day in history mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb
1982 On August - 30 leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86
1983 On this day in history 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
1983 On August - 30 guion S. Bluford Jr, the first African-American astronaut, blasts off as a crewmember aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
1983 Guy Bluford becomes the first black American in space on this day in history.
1984 On August - 30 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
1986 In Romania a 6.9 earthquake killed 2 people, 558 injured, and about 55,000 homes damaged, leaving more than 12,500 people homeless in the Kishinev-Kagul area on August - 30.
1986 On this day in history soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
1986 On this day in history uS News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying.
1986 Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79 on August - 30.
1987 On this day in history ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
1987 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women's record (6'10¬") on August - 30.
1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen on August - 30.
1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills on this day in history.
1989 On August - 30 roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
1989 On this day in history joe De Santis, dies at 80
1991 Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points on August - 30.
1991 On August - 30 france beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14« to 13«
1991 Alan Wheatley on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55
1994 On August - 30 lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71
1995 Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96 on this day in history.