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Famous birthdays, deaths and events of September 30


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Birthdays
  • 1207 - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
  • 1700 - Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
  • 1811 - Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)
  • 1887 - Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (d. 1980)
  • 1895 - Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
  • 1898 - Renée Adorée, French actress (d. 1933)
  • 1904 - Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (d. 1971)
  • 1908 - David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (d. 1974)
  • 1912 - Kenny Baker, American singer and actor (d. 1985)
  • 1913 - Bill Walsh, American film producer and writer (d. 1975)
  • 1917 - Buddy Rich, American big band drummer (d. 1987)
  • 1918 - Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)
  • 1919 - Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1919 - Patricia Neway, American soprano
  • 1920 - Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1921 - Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (d. 2007)
  • 1924 - Truman Capote, American author (d. 1984)
  • 1926 - Robin Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1927 - W. S. Merwin, American poet
  • 1931 - Angie Dickinson, American actress
  • 1932 - Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1933 - Cissy Houston, American gospel/r&b singer
  • 1933 - Barbara Knox, English actress
  • 1934 - Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • 1934 - Anna Kashfi, Welsh actress
  • 1935 - Johnny Mathis, American singer
  • 1935 - Z. Z. Hill, American blues singer (d. 1984)
  • 1937 - Valentin Silvestrov, Ukrainian composer
  • 1942 - Frankie Lymon, American singer (d. 1968)
  • 1943 - Marilyn McCoo, American singer (The Fifth Dimension)
  • 1943 - Ian Ogilvy, British Actor
  • 1944 - Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • 1945 - Bob Lassiter, American radio personality
  • 1946 - Paul Sheahan, Australian Test Cricketer 1967-1974
  • 1946 - Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (d. 1993)
  • 1947 - Marc Bolan, British musician (d. 1977)
  • 1947 - Rula Lenska,English Actress,
  • 1948 - Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player
  • 1950 - Renato Zero, Italian musician
  • 1952 - Jack Wild, British actor (d. 2006)
  • 1953 - Deborah Allen, American singer
  • 1953 - S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • 1954 - Basia Trzetrzelewska, Polish-born singer and songwriter
  • 1954 - Barry Williams, American actor
  • 1954 - Patrice Rushen, American musician
  • 1957 - Fran Drescher, American actress
  • 1958 - Marty Stuart, American musician
  • 1961 - Eric Stoltz, American actor
  • 1961 - Crystal Bernard, American actress
  • 1961 - Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • 1961 - Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1962 - Shaan, Indian singer
  • 1963 - David Barbe, American musician (Mercyland) / (Sugar)
  • 1964 - Monica Bellucci, Italian actress
  • 1964 - Trey Anastasio, American musician (Phish)
  • 1964 - Robby Takac, American singer and bassist (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • 1965 - Kathleen Madigan, American comedian
  • 1969 - Chris Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1991)
  • 1970 - Mark Smith, English body builder
  • 1971 - Jenna Elfman, American actress
  • 1972 - Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • 1972 - Jamal Anderson, American football player
  • 1974 - Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
  • 1975 - Marion Cotillard, French actress
  • 1975 - Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1977 - Maia Brewton, American actress
  • 1977 - Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1977 - Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
  • 1978 - Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
  • 1978 - Róbinson Zapata, Columbian footballer (goalkeeper)
  • 1979 - Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer
  • 1979 - Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress
  • 1979 - Vince Chong, Malaysian singer-songwriter
  • 1980 - Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player
  • 1981 - Cecilia Ahern, Irish author
  • 1981 - Dominique Moceanu, American gymnast
  • 1981 - Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • 1982 - Lacey Chabert, American actress
  • 1982 - Kieran Culkin, American actor
  • 1982 - Tory Lane, American nude model
  • 1982 - Michelle Marsh, British model
  • 1982 - Teal Redmann, American actress
  • 1982 - Ryan Stout, American comedian
  • 1983 - Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast
  • 1983 - Adam Jones, American football player
  • 1984 - Faheem Najm, American rapper/singer
  • 1985 - Adam Cooney, AFL footballer player
  • 1987 - Denise Laurel, Filipino actress and singer


Deaths
  • 1246 - Yaroslav II of Russia, (b. 1191)
  • 1440 - Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn
  • 1487 - John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley
  • 1551 - Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)
  • 1572 - St. Francis Borgia, Jesuit priest (b. 1510)
  • 1626 - Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)
  • 1628 - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
  • 1770 - Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham
  • 1943 - Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  • 1955 - James Dean, American actor (automobile accident) (b. 1931)
  • 1977 - Mary Ford, American singer (Les Paul and Mary Ford) (b. 1924)
  • 1978 - Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)
  • 1985 - Simone Signoret, French actress (b. 1921)
  • 1985 - Charles Richter, American seismologist (b. 1900)
  • 1988 - Al Holbert, American race car driver and team owner (b. 1946)
  • 1989 - Virgil Thompson, American composer (b. 1896)
  • 1990 - Patrick White, Australian writer
  • 1994 - Andre Michael Lwoff, French microbiologist
  • 1998 - Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • 2002 - Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
  • 2004 - Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
  • 2004 - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
  • 2010 - Stephen J. Cannell, American writer and television producer (born 1941)
  • 2011 - Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and Islamist militant (b. 1971)
  • 2012 - Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian Olympic figure skater (b. 1928)

Events
  • 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
  • 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
  • 1791 - The Magic Flute, the last opera composed by Mozart receives its premiere performance at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1791 - The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.
  • 1813 - Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla.
  • 1860 - Britain's first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
  • 1882 - The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
  • 1888 - Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
  • 1895 - Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
  • 1901 - Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner.
  • 1903 - The new Gresham's School is officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
  • 1906 - Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.
  • 1927 - Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season
  • 1931 - Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • 1935 - The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
  • 1938 - At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1938 - The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
  • 1945 - Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
  • 1947 - The Islamic Republic of Pakistan joins the United Nations.
  • 1947 - The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
  • 1949 - The Berlin Airlift ends.
  • 1954 - The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel.
  • 1955 - Film icon James Dean dies in a road accident at age 24.
  • 1962 - Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.
  • 1962 - James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
  • 1965 - General Suharto rises to power after an alleged coup by the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacre over a million Indonesians suspected of being communists.
  • 1966 - The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
  • 1967 - BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show; the BBC's other national radio stations also adopt numeric names.
  • 1968 - The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
  • 1970 - Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings.
  • 1975 - The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
  • 1977 - Due to US budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • 1977 - Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escapes from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines.
  • 1979 - The Hong Kong MTR commences service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).
  • 1980 - Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • 1982 - Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven were killed in all. The incident is known as the Tylenol murders.
  • 1986 - Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
  • 1989 - Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.
  • 1990 - The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
  • 1991 - President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti is forced from office.
  • 1993 - An earthquake hits India's Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada (Aurangabad division) in Maharashtra state leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.
  • 1999 - Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
  • 2004 - The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
  • 2004 - The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, is retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat is retired.
  • 2005 - The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".
  • 2005 - The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • 2006 - the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
  • 2009 - A 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes just off the coast of Sumatra, killing around 1,000 in Indonesia.


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