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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 30

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  Pedro, the Cruel, King of Castilia & Leon was born on this day in history.  

1334  On this day in history birth of pedro of Castile (d. 1369)  

1377  On August - 30 birth of shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447)  

1609  Artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1687  Francesco Maria Vallara, composer was born on August - 30.  

1693  On August - 30 birth of jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist  

1705  On this day in history birth of david Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757)  

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 30

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0524  Chlodomer, King of the France to Orleans, dies at about 29 on August - 30.  

0526  Death of Theodorik the Great, King of Ostrogoten (b. 454) on August - 30.  

1181  Alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies on August - 30.  

1428  Death of Emperor Shōkō (b. 1401) on this day in history.  

1482  On August - 30 louis van Bourbon, prince-Bishop of Luik (Cluppelslagers), dies  

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

1529  On August - 30 juan del Encina, composer, dies at 61  

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

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