What happened this day in history September 30

What are the important events that happened on September 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 30 is the 274th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 17, 2024 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 479,904 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontatetragon’ day.

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 121 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,301 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 30 Historical Events

  • 1744
    France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
  • 1927
    Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
  • 1945
    The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43
  • 1947
    The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
  • 1955
    Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.
  • 1962
    James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
  • 1965
    The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced.
  • 1966
    The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
  • 1968
    The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
  • 2009
    The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes occur, killing over 1,115 people.

Who were born on September 30?

  • 1700
    Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
  • 1893
    Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
  • 1898
    Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)
  • 1926
    Robin Roberts, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Angie Dickinson, American actress
  • 1933
    Barbara Knox, English actress
  • 1937
    Jurek Becker, German author
  • 1939
    Len Cariou, Canadian actor
  • 1972
    Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • 1974
    Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player

Who died on September 30?

  • 1487
    John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
  • 1560
    Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  • 1770
    George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
  • 1888
    Catherine Eddowes, widely believed to be the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1842)
  • 1910
    Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • 1943
    Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  • 1977
    Mary Ford, American singer (Les Paul and Mary Ford) (b. 1924)
  • 1978
    Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)
  • 2002
    Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)

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