What happened on October 30? There are more than 272 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About October 30

October 30 In HistoryOctober 30 is the 304th day of the year 2020. There are 62 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 44th week of the year 2020.

On this day in New Rochelle, New York 10802 sunrise occured at 07:24 AM and sunset occured at 05:52 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Opal while the mystical birthstone is Jasper.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 105 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For October 30

  • 758
    Guangzhou is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates.
  • 1137
    Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.
  • 1226
    Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide.
  • 1270
    The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
  • 1340
    Battle of Rio Salado.
  • 1470
    Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats the Yorkists in battle.
  • 1485
    King Henry VII of England is crowned.
  • 1501
    Ballet of Chestnuts – a banquet held by Cesare Borgia in the Papal Palace where fifty prostitutes or courtesans are in attendance for the entertainment of the guests.
  • 1831
    In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.
  • 1863
    Danish Prince Wilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
  • 1864
    Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at “Last Chance Gulch”.
  • 1864
    Second war of Schleswig ends. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.
  • 1894
    Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
  • 1905
    Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
  • 1918
    The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.
  • 1920
    The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
  • 1922
    Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.
  • 1925
    John Logie Baird creates Britain’s first television transmitter.
  • 1929
    The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 1938
    Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
  • 1941
    1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.
  • 1941
    World War II: Franklin Delano Roosevelt approves U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.
  • 1942
    Lt. Tony Fasson, Able Seaman Colin Grazier and canteen assistant Tommy Brown from HMS Petard board U-559, retrieving material which would lead to the decryption of the German Enigma code.
  • 1944
    Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
  • 1945
    Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.
  • 1947
    The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.
  • 1950
    Pope Pius XII witnesses “The Miracle of the Sun” while at the Vatican.
  • 1953
    Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States’ arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.
  • 1960
    Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • 1961
    Because of “violations of Lenin’s precepts”, it is decreed that Joseph Stalin’s body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin’s tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.
  • 1961
    Nuclear testing: The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 50 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: Just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. Among the dead, a sketch of Marine positions is found on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.
  • 1970
    In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.
  • 1972
    A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
  • 1973
    The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
  • 1974
    The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  • 1975
    Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain’s acting head of state, taking over for the country’s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
  • 1980
    El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
  • 1983
    The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
  • 1985
    Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
  • 1987
    In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the PC Engine, which was later sold in other markets under the name TurboGrafx-16.
  • 1991
    The Madrid Conference for Middle East peace talks opens.
  • 1993
    Greysteel massacre: The Ulster Freedom Fighters, a loyalist terrorist group, open fire on a crowded bar in Greysteel, Northern Ireland. Eight civilians are killed and thirteen wounded.
  • 1995
    Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%).
  • 2000
    The last Multics machine is shut down.
  • 2005
    The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

Who Were Born On October 30?

  • 39 BC
    Julia the Elder, the only child the Roman Emperor Augustus (d. AD 14)
  • 1218
    Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
  • 1513
    Jacques Amyot, French writer (d. 1593)
  • 1624
    Paul Pellisson, French writer (d. 1693)
  • 1668
    Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, queen in Prussia (d. 1705)
  • 1735
    John Adams, second President of the United States (d. 1826)
  • 1751
    Richard Sheridan, Irish playwright (d. 1816)
  • 1762
    André Chénier, French writer (d. 1794)
  • 1786
    Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer (d. 1871)
  • 1799
    Ignace Bourget, bishop of Montreal (d. 1885)
  • 1821
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian writer (d. 1881)
  • 1839
    Alfred Sisley, Anglo-French artist (d. 1899)
  • 1844
    Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)
  • 1847
    Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (d. 1897)
  • 1857
    Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (d. 1904)
  • 1861
    Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (d. 1929)
  • 1871
    Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)
  • 1871
    Paul Valéry, French poet (d. 1945)
  • 1873
    Francisco I. Madero, President of Mexico (d. 1913)
  • 1881
    Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)
  • 1882
    Günther von Kluge, German field marshal (d. 1944)
  • 1882
    Oldrich Duras, Czech Chess Grandmaster (d. 1957)
  • 1882
    William Halsey, Jr, American admiral (d. 1959)
  • 1885
    Ezra Pound, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1886
    Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • 1887
    Sukumar Ray, Bengali Writer (d. 1923)
  • 1888
    Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek Olympic champion (d. 1913)
  • 1893
    Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (d. 1972)
  • 1893
    Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (d. 1945)
  • 1894
    Jean Rostand, French biologist (d. 1977)
  • 1895
    Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1895
    Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (d. 1964)
  • 1896
    Antonino Votto, Italian opera conductor (d. 1985)
  • 1896
    Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)
  • 1896
    Ruth Gordon, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1897
    Agustín Lara, Mexican composer (d. 1970)
  • 1897
    Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)
  • 1898
    Bill Terry, baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1900
    Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1906
    Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • 1906
    Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver (d. 1966)
  • 1906
    Hermann Fegelein, German Nazi official and brother-in-law to Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
  • 1907
    Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
  • 1908
    Patsy Montana, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1908
    U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, An Indian politician (d. 1963)
  • 1909
    Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)
  • 1910
    Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian harpsichordist and composer (d. 1994)
  • 1911
    Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1914
    Anna Wing, English actress
  • 1914
    Richard E Holz, American composer (d. 1986)
  • 1915
    Fred Friendly, American journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1915
    Jane Randolph, American Actress d. 2009
  • 1916
    Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Bobby Bragan, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1917
    Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1917
    Nikolai Vasilievich Ogarkov, Soviet field marshal (d. 1994)
  • 1922
    Jane White, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    Tommy Ridgley, American R&B singer (d. 1999)
  • 1926
    Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Joe Adcock, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1928
    Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Clifford Brown, American musician (d. 1956)
  • 1930
    Néstor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • 1931
    Vince Callahan, American politician
  • 1932
    Barun De, Indian historian
  • 1932
    Louis Malle, French film director (d. 1995)
  • 1934
    Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
  • 1935
    Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer
  • 1935
    Jim Perry, American baseball player
  • 1935
    Michael Winner, British film director
  • 1935
    Robert Caro, American biographer
  • 1936
    Dick Vermeil, American football coach
  • 1936
    Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Claude Lelouch, French film director
  • 1939
    Edward Holland, Jr., American singer
  • 1939
    Grace Slick, American singer (Jefferson Airplane)
  • 1939
    Jean Chapman, British writer.
  • 1939
    Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940
    Ed Lauter, American actor
  • 1941
    Otis Williams, American singer
  • 1941
    Theodor W. Hänsch, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943
    Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress
  • 1945
    Henry Winkler, American actor
  • 1946
    Chris Slade, Welsh drummer (Asia)
  • 1947
    Timothy B. Schmit, American musician (Eagles)
  • 1948
    Garry McDonald, Australian actor
  • 1948
    Rusty Goffe, British actor
  • 1951
    Harry Hamlin, American actor
  • 1951
    Poncho Sanchez, Mexican-American conga player
  • 1951
    Trilok Gurtu, Kashmiri Indian percussionist and composer
  • 1953
    Charles Martin Smith, American actor
  • 1953
    Pete Hoekstra, Dutch-American politician
  • 1954
    Mahmoud El Khatib, Egyptian footballer
  • 1954
    Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer
  • 1956
    Juliet Stevenson, English actress
  • 1957
    Kevin Pollak, American actor
  • 1958
    Joe Delaney, American football player (d. 1983)
  • 1958
    Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist
  • 1958
    Stefan Dennis, Australian actor
  • 1959
    Michael Fiedler, German footballer
  • 1960
    Diego Maradona, Argentine footballer
  • 1961
    Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek economist and politician
  • 1961
    Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Courtney Walsh, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
  • 1963
    Kristina Wagner, American actress
  • 1963
    Michael Beach, American actor
  • 1963
    Rebecca Heineman, Computer game programmer
  • 1964
    Adnan Al Talyani , Emirates footballer
  • 1964
    Howard Lederer, American poker player
  • 1964
    Humayun Kabir Dhali, Bangladeshi Writer & Journalist
  • 1965
    Gavin Rossdale, English musician
  • 1966
    Scott Innes, American voice actor
  • 1967
    Brad Aitken, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968
    Jack Plotnick, American actor
  • 1969
    Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer
  • 1969
    Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player
  • 1970
    Ben Bailey, American game show host
  • 1970
    Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower
  • 1970
    Maja Tatic, Bosnia singer
  • 1970
    Nia Long, American actress
  • 1970
    Tory Belleci, American television personality
  • 1971
    Fredi Bobic, German former footballer and current sports director of VfB Stuttgart
  • 1971
    Suzan van der Wielen, Dutch hockey-international
  • 1971
    Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1972
    Jessica Hynes, English actress and writer
  • 1973
    Adam “Edge” Copeland, Canadian wrestler
  • 1973
    Michael Oakes, English footballer
  • 1973
    Silvia Corzo, Colombian newscaster
  • 1975
    Ian D'Sa, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  • 1975
    Marco Scutaro, American Baseball player
  • 1975
    Maria Thayer, American actress
  • 1976
    Ümit Özat, Turkish footballer
  • 1976
    Maurice Taylor, American Basketball Player
  • 1976
    Stern John, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1977
    Eefke Mulder, Dutch hockey-international
  • 1977
    Jason Adelman, American actor
  • 1978
    Amanda Swafford, American model
  • 1978
    Derren Witcombe, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1978
    Martin Dossett, American football player
  • 1978
    Matthew Morrison, American actor
  • 1979
    Jason Bartlett, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Yukie Nakama, Japanese actress
  • 1980
    Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer
  • 1980
    John Foo, Irish martial artist and actor
  • 1980
    Kareem Rush, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Sarah Carter, Canadian actress
  • 1981
    Ayaka Kimura, Japanese actress
  • 1981
    Ian Snell, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Ivanka Trump, American model
  • 1981
    Joshua Jay, American magician
  • 1981
    Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
  • 1982
    Andy Greene, American ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Manny Parra, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Iain Hume, Canadian footballer
  • 1983
    Maor Melikson, Israeli footballer
  • 1983
    Trent Edwards, American football player
  • 1984
    Eva Marcille, American model and actress
  • 1984
    Isaac Ross, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1984
    Tyson Strachan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper
  • 1987
    Ali Riley. New Zealand Female football player
  • 1988
    Janel Parrish, American actress
  • 1989
    Jay Asforis, American singer
  • 1989
    Nastia Liukin, Russian/American gymnast
  • 1989
    Seth Adkins, American actor
  • 1989
    Vanessa White, British singer (The Saturdays)
  • 1992
    Tequan Richmond, American actor
  • 1996
    Mizuki Fukumura, 9th generation member of Japanese girl group Morning Musume

Who Died On October 30?

  • 1522
    Jean Mouton, French composer
  • 1553
    Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (b. 1489)
  • 1602
    Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)
  • 1611
    King Charles IX of Sweden (b. 1550)
  • 1626
    Willebrord Snell, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1580)
  • 1632
    Henri II de Montmorency, French naval officer and Governor of Languedoc (b. 1595)
  • 1654
    Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (b. 1633)
  • 1680
    Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
  • 1685
    Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)
  • 1757
    Edward Vernon, Royal Navy admiral (b. 1684)
  • 1809
    William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)
  • 1816
    Frederick I of Württemberg (b. 1754)
  • 1842
    Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)
  • 1853
    Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (b. 1786)
  • 1883
    Robert Volkmann, German composer (b. 1815)
  • 1893
    John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, third Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
  • 1894
    Honoré Mercier, politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1899
    William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)
  • 1910
    Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1828)
  • 1912
    Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean military, participated on Battle of Huamachuco (b. 1840)
  • 1912
    James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)
  • 1915
    Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
  • 1917
    Talbot Mercer Papineau, Canadian lawyer and soldier (b. 1883)
  • 1923
    Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1858)
  • 1957
    Fred Beebe, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1961
    Luigi Einaudi, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (b. 1874)
  • 1963
    U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian politician (b. 1908)
  • 1966
    Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (b. 1906)
  • 1968
    Conrad Richter, American writer (b. 1890)
  • 1968
    Ramón Novarro, Mexican actor (b. 1899)
  • 1968
    Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (b. 1886)
  • 1969
    Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1975
    Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1975
    Martha Moxley, American murder victim (b. 1960)
  • 1975
    Wilma McCann, first murder victim of Peter Sutcliffe, the “Yorkshire Ripper” (b. 1946/7)
  • 1979
    Rachele Mussolini, Italian, wife of Benito Mussolini (b. 1890)
  • 1979
    Sir Barnes Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (b. 1887)
  • 1985
    Kirby Grant, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1987
    Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, author (b. 1904)
  • 1988
    T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • 1993
    Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)
  • 1997
    Samuel Fuller, American film director (b. 1912)
  • 2000
    Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    Aliki Diplarakou, Greek Miss Europe (b. 1912)
  • 2002
    Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2002
    Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2004
    Dame Phyllis Frost, Australian welfare worker and philanthropist (b. 1917)
  • 2004
    Peggy Ryan, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Al Lopez, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
  • 2005
    Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker (b. 1945)
  • 2007
    Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)
  • 2007
    Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)
  • 2008
    Pedro Pompilio, Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)
  • 2009
    Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist (b. 1908)
  • 2010
    Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer (b. 1927)

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