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Historical Events In August - 30

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

1970  On August - 30 anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41  

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  On this day in history tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show  

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 August - 30.  

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 August - 30.  

1981  In Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb on August - 30.  

1981  On August - 30 mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb  

1982  Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86 on August - 30.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1986  On August - 30 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  On this day in history soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)  

1986  US News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1988  Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills on August - 30.  

1989  Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner on August - 30.  

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  France beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14 to 13 on this day in history.  

1991  Alan Wheatley on this day in history.  

1993  Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

1334  Pedro of Castile (d. 1369) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1687  On August - 30 birth of francesco Maria Vallara, composer  

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

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

1720  Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796) was born on August - 30.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 30

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0524  On this day in history chlodomer, King of the France to Orleans, dies at about 29  

0526  Death of Theodorik the Great, King of Ostrogoten (b. 454) on this day in history.  

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

1428  Death of Emperor Shōkō (b. 1401) on August - 30.  

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 August - 30 emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies  

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