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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 17, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 444,840 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.

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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 135 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 2,840 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.
  • 1949
    The Berlin Airlift ends.
  • 1955
    Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.
  • 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 controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

Who were born on September 30?

  • 1207
    Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
  • 1715
    Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1917
    Buddy Rich, American big band jazz drummer (d. 1987)
  • 1937
    Jurek Becker, German author
  • 1940
    Dewey Martin, Canadian rock musician (Buffalo Springfield) (d. 2009)
  • 1951
    Barry Marshall, Australian physician, Nobel laureate
  • 1972
    Jamal Anderson, American football player
  • 1978
    Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
  • 1981
    Brandon Watson, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast

Who died on September 30?

  • 1628
    Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1910
    Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • 1913
    Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (b. 1858)
  • 1941
    Alice de Janzé, American heiress (b. 1899)
  • 1985
    Charles Richter, American seismologist (b. 1900)
  • 1991
    Toma Zdravković, Serbian folk singer (b. 1938)
  • 1998
    Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • 2002
    Göran Kropp, Swedish adventurer and mountaineer (b. 1966)
  • 2002
    Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
  • 2004
    Jacques Levy, Jewish American songwriter, theatre director, and clinical psychologist (b. 1935)

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