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Historical Events In August - 30

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

1969  Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida on this day in history.  

1970  Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41 on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history 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  

1973  Kenya bans the hunting of elephants and the trade in ivory on this day in history.  

1974  On August - 30 express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153  

1974  On this day in history abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87  

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  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 on this day in history.  

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  Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1983  8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days) on August - 30.  

1983  On this day in history 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 August - 30.  

1984  12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days) on this day in history.  

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  Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on August - 30.  

1986  US News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying on August - 30.  

1986  On August - 30 otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79  

1987  Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec on August - 30.  

1987  On this day in history stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women's record (6'10")  

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 August - 30 joe De Santis, dies at 80  

1991  Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points on August - 30.  

1991  On this day in history france beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14 to 13  

1991  On August - 30 alan Wheatley  

1993  Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55 on August - 30.  

1994  On August - 30 lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71  

1995  Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96 on August - 30.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 30

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  On this day in history birth of pedro, the Cruel, King of Castilia & Leon  

1334  On August - 30 birth of pedro of Castile (d. 1369)  

1377  Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447) was born on this day in history.  

1609  On this day in history birth of artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised  

1687  On this day in history birth of francesco Maria Vallara, composer  

1693  Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist was born on this day in history.  

1705  On August - 30 birth of david Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757)  

1720  On August - 30 birth of samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796)  

Famous Deaths In August - 30

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0524  On August - 30 chlodomer, King of the France to Orleans, dies at about 29  

0526  On this day in history death of theodorik the Great, King of Ostrogoten (b. 454)  

1181  On this day in history alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies  

1428  On August - 30 death of emperor Shōkō (b. 1401)  

1482  Louis van Bourbon, prince-Bishop of Luik (Cluppelslagers), dies on this day in history.  

1483  Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60 on August - 30.  

1529  Juan del Encina, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1580  On this day in history emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies  

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