What Happened on August 30, 2015

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 15th World Championships in Athletics close at Beijing, China
  • English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years
  • Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad calls for the removal of current Prime Minister Najib Razak during 2nd day of street protests

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards

Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West

Famous Weddings

  • Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley (34) weds model Ariana Cooper at Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), dies at 91
  • Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), dies at 82
  • Wes Craven, American filmmaker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), dies at 76