Historical Events In August - 30
Friday, 03 July 2020
1969 On August - 30 racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
1970 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41 on this day in history.
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 Kenya bans the hunting of elephants and the trade in ivory on August - 30.
1974 On this day in history 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 On August - 30 tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show
1976 On this day in history 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 August - 30 the first prototype of the Navy's SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was unveiled at the Sikorsky Aircraft Division at Stratford, Connecticut
1979 The first recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs) on this day in history.
1981 In Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb on August - 30.
1981 Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb on this day in history.
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 Guion S. Bluford Jr, the first African-American astronaut, blasts off as a crewmember aboard the space shuttle Challenger on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history guy Bluford becomes the first black American in space
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days) on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history 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
1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on August - 30.
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 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec on August - 30.
1987 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women's record (6'10¬") on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
1988 On this day in history tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner on this day in history.
1989 On August - 30 joe De Santis, dies at 80
1991 Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history france beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14« to 13«
1991 On this day in history alan Wheatley
1993 Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55 on this day in history.
1994 On this day in history lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71
1995 Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96 on August - 30.