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.