Historical Events In August - 30
Monday, 08 March 2021
1969 On August - 30 racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
1970 On August - 30 anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
1972 On August - 30 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 On August - 30 kenya bans the hunting of elephants and the trade in ivory.
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 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 on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
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 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 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 August - 30.
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 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on this day in history.
1986 On August - 30 uS News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying.
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 On this day in history julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
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 On August - 30 dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points
1991 France beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14« to 13« on August - 30.
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 Lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1995 On August - 30 dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96