Historical Events In August - 30
Sunday, 13 June 2021
1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida on August - 30.
1970 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41 on this day in history.
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 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153 on August - 30.
1974 On August - 30 abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show on August - 30.
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 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 The first prototype of the Navy's SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was unveiled at the Sikorsky Aircraft Division at Stratford, Connecticut on August - 30.
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 August - 30.
1982 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86 on August - 30.
1983 On this day in history 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
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 On August - 30 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 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on this day in history.
1986 US News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying on August - 30.
1986 Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec on August - 30.
1987 On August - 30 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 On August - 30 tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1989 On this day in history roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
1989 On this day in history joe De Santis, dies at 80
1991 On this day in history 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 On August - 30 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.