September 30 in History
What happened on September 30 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 30 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 30 in history.
Earthquakes in Sumatra kill more than 1,115 people.
Japan’s second-worst nuclear accident occurs at a uranium processing facility in Tokaimura, killing two technicians.
Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground transit system closes after 88 years.
The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter makes its first flight.
Pro baseball great Roberto Clemente hits his 3,000th—and final—hit of his career.
Bechuanaland ceases to be a British protectorate and becomes the independent Republic of Botswana.
President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation that establishes the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.
The 30 September Movement unsuccessfully attempts coup against Indonesian government; an anti-communist purge in the aftermath results in over 500,000 deaths.
U.S. Marshals escort James H. Meredith into the University of Mississippi; two die in the mob violence that follows.
Fifteen African nations are admitted to the United Nations.
Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.
The first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, is commissioned in Groton, Connecticut.
NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.
U.N. forces cross the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea as they pursue the retreating North Korean Army.
The Berlin Airlift is officially halted after 277,264 flights.
The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps becomes the Women’s Army Corps, a regular contingent of the U.S. Army with the same status as other army service corps.
The French Army is called back into France from its invasion of Germany. The attack, code named Operation Saar, only penetrated five miles.
Under German threats of war, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign an accord permitting Germany to take control of Sudetenland–a region of Czechoslovakia inhabited by a German-speaking minority.
George Gershwin‘s opera Porgy and Bess opens at the Colonial Theatre in Boston.
Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season off Tom Zachary in Yankee Stadium, New York City.
Bulgaria pulls out of World War I.
Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.
Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.
The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.
Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna
The French, at Hochstadt in the War of the Spanish Succession, suffer only 1,000 casualties to the 11,000 of their opponents, the Austrians of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel
Eric XIV, king of Sweden, is deposed after showing signs of madness.
Richard II is deposed.