What Happened on August 30, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A blast in the in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone

Famous Deaths

  • Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), dies of a gunshot wound at 44