What Happened on August 30, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Express train runs at full speed into Zagreb, Yugoslavia, rail yard killing 153
  • Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Barrett, Lead singer/guitarist of Reel Big Fish
  • Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
  • Matt Bongiovi, heavy metal rocker (cousin of Jon Bon Jovi)
  • Rich Cronin, US singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87