30 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • David Oistrakh, 1908
  • Deborah Kerr, 1921
  • Jesse Unruh, 1922
  • Truman Capote, 1924
  • Elie Wiesel, 1928
  • Angie Dickinson, 1932
  • Johnny Mathis, 1935
  • Len Cariou, 1939
  • Marilyn McCoo, 1943
  • Jack Wild, 1952
  • Monica Bellucci, 1968
  • Martina Hingis, 1980

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Jerome, AD 420
  • Sir Thomas Percy, 1811
  • Saint Therese, 1897
  • James Dean killed, 1955
  • Simone Signoret, 1985
  • Virgil Thompson, 1989

Today's Events:

  • 1399 - Coronation of King Henry IV.
  • 1452 - First section of Guttenberg Bible, first book printed from movable type, published in Germany.
  • 1630 - First execution in America - murderer John Billington hanged in Plymouth, Mass.
  • 1659 - Governor Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherland (America) forbids tennis playing on certain days.
  • 1697 - Treaty of Ryswick. France, Britain, Spain & Holland recognize William III as King of England.
  • 1791 - Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' (his last opera) first performed at Theater-auf-der-Wieden in Vienna.
  • 1812 - Russia establishes a fort near Bodega Bay, California.
  • 1888 - Jack the Ripper murders his second and third victims.
  • 1902 - Rayon patented.
  • 1907 - Plaza Hotel opens in New York with gala dinner.
  • 1927 - Babe Ruth becomes first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in one season.
  • 1935 - George Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess' first performed in Boston.
  • 1939 - First TV football game broadcast by NY station W2XBS.
  • 1954 - Sandy Wilson's musical 'The Boy Friend' starts 485 performance run on Broadway.
  • 1962 - Mob violence in Mississippi as Black student James Meredith tries to enroll at University of MS.
  • 1982 - Television series 'Cheers' set in Boston bar starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long premieres.
  • 1993 - 3:56 A.M. huge 6.4 earthquake hits India killing tens of thousands leading to mass cremations.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Jerome
  • Sophia
  • Otto of Bamberg
  • Honorius of Canterbury

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Botswana (1966)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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