On This Day for 30th June (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 256

  • 1940 German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands.
  • 1941 61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month
  • 1941 Pro-Nazi group declares Ukraine independence
  • 1941 World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.
  • 1942 144 U boats (700,000 ton) sunk this month
  • 1942 Col-gen Von Paul's 6th Army enters Ukraine
  • 1942 US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation
  • 1942 US bombs Celebes & Timor

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1943 Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1944 Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
  • 1944 French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
  • 1944 Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen
  • 1944 World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
  • 1945 17-day newspaper strike in NY begins
  • 1948 Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • 1948 Last British troops leave Israel
  • 1948 Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)
  • 1949 Dutch troops evacuate Jakarta
  • 1950 US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops
  • 1951 "Victor Borge Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination
  • 1952 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
  • 1952 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
  • 1953 1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured
  • 1954 Largest check: Internal US Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
  • 1954 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
  • 1955 "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1956 "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1956 "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 21 performances

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1956 Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1956 United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
  • 1958 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
  • 1958 Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers
  • 1959 During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
  • 1960 US stops sugar import from Cuba
  • 1960 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium
  • 1961 Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
  • 1961 NASA Explorer Micrometeoroid research mission fails to reach Earth orbit
  • 1962 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
  • 1962 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
  • 1962 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
  • 1962 Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
  • 1962 Rwanda & Burundi become independent
  • 1963 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church

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1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1963 Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.
  • 1963 International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies
  • 1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
  • 1964 Last UN troops leave Congo
  • 1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
  • 1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
  • 1966 Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
  • 1966 Richard Helms promoted from deputy director to 8th director of US Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1966 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
  • 1966 Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA

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1967 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut

  • 1967 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
  • 1967 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
  • 1968 East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
  • 1968 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
  • 1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 1969 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
  • 1969 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
  • 1969 In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence
  • 1970 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
  • 1971 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
  • 1972 One leap second is added to the UTC time system; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
  • 1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • 1972 Ulster Defence Association (UDA) begin to organise its own 'no-go' areas (this is a response to the continuation of Republican 'no-go' areas and fears about concessions to the IRA)
  • 1973 "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC
  • 1973 Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
  • 1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
  • 1974 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
  • 1974 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
  • 1974 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
  • 1975 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado

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1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1975 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
  • 1976 John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4

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1977 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
  • 1977 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
  • 1977 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto
  • 1978 Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 HRs
  • 1978 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
  • 1979 "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1979 Johnny Rotten & Joan Collins appear together on BBC TV's Juke Box Jury
  • 1980 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
  • 1981 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong's policy
  • 1981 Zwelakhe Sisulu, President of the Black Media Workers Association of South Africa, is detained
  • 1982 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances
  • 1982 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
  • 1982 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
  • 1982 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
  • 1984 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
  • 1984 Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
  • 1984 Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds

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1984 Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1985 "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • 1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 223

  • 1933 Mike J K Smith, cricketer (England captain mid-60s)
  • 1933 Lea Massari, Italian actress
  • 1934 Harry Blackstone Jr, magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion)
  • 1936 Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
  • 1936 Nancy Dussault, Pensacola Fla, actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort)
  • 1936 Pauls Dambis, composer
  • 1936 Tony Musante, Bridgeport Ct, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Billy Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10k (Olympics-gold-64)
  • 1938 Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi)
  • 1938 William Mervin Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10K runner (Olympic-gold-64)
  • 1938 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • 1939 Lindembergue Cardoso, composer
  • 1940 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer (d. 2007)
  • 1941 John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)
  • 1941 Larry Hall, rocker (Tape Heads)
  • 1941 Micki Grant, composer
  • 1941 Mike Leander Farr, record producer
  • 1941 Peter Pollock, cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie)
  • 1942 Robert Ballard, explorer/geologist/author/discoverer (Titanic in 1985)
  • 1943 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944 Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
  • 1944 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
  • 1946 Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • 1947 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
  • 1947 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1949 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • 1949 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)
  • 1949 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Donna Jean Willmott, Akron Ohio, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
  • 1950 Pablo Castillo, jockey
  • 1951 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper/singer (We Love Orange)
  • 1951 Stanley Clarke, Phila, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway)
  • 1951 Stephen S Oswald, astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician
  • 1952 David Garrison, Broadway and television actor
  • 1953 Hal Lindes, Monterey CA, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • 1954 Bryn B Burrows, rock drummer (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1954 Ken Olin, actor (Thirtysomething, Det Quinn-EZ Street), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)
  • 1955 Mark MacDonald, horse trainer
  • 1956 Adrian Wright, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human League-Only Human)
  • 1956 David Alan Grier, comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang)
  • 1956 Ronald Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
  • 1957 Sarah McGuire, Springfield IL, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th)
  • 1957 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)
  • 1958 Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
  • 1959 Gina Goldberg, playmate (May, 1981)
  • 1959 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1959 Stephanie Farwig, Milwaukee WI, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd)
  • 1959 Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor
  • 1960 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1960 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)
  • 1961 Karolyn Kirby, US beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94)
  • 1962 Julianne Regan, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
  • 1962 Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Mordovia, astronaut (Mir 18, STS-71)
  • 1962 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
  • 1963 Rupert Graves, English actor (Damage, Handful of Dust, Maurice), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • 1963 Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist
  • 1965 Mitch Richmond, Fort Lauderdale Fl, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Oly-g-88, 96)
  • 1965 Steve Duchesne, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1965 Gary Pallister, English footballer

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1966 "Iron" Mike Tyson, NY, youngest heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1966 Louie Aguiar, NFL punter (KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor
  • 1967 Rudi Steyn, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995)
  • 1967 Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)
  • 1967 Tina Bockrath, Dayton Oh, playmate (May, 1990)/actress
  • 1968 Dan Peltier, Clifton Park NY, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1968 Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1968 Philip Anselmo, American musician
  • 1969 Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Phila Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
  • 1969 Kristina Farrar Stookey, Martha Vineyard MA, 470 yachter (Oly-4th-96)
  • 1969 Sanath Jayasuriya, cricketer (Sri Lankan open bat MVP-1996 World Cup)
  • 1970 Brian Bloom, actor (As the World Turns)
  • 1970 Mark Grudzielanek, Milwaukee Wisc, infielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Ann Marsh, Royal Oak Mich, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38
  • 1971 Anette Michel, Mexican actress
  • 1971 Monica Potter, American actress
  • 1972 Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Ellen Coleen Pasturzak, Portsmouth Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1996)
  • 1972 Garret Anderson, outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Sandra Cam, Belgian swimmer
  • 1972 James Martin, English celebrity chef
  • 1973 Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973 Dodda Ganesh, cricketer (Karnataka & India pace bowler 1997)
  • 1974 Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)
  • 1974 Melanie Lambert American ice skater
  • 1974 Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete
  • 1975 Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)

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1975 Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver (F1)

Formula 1 Racing Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 1976 Brian Rocheleleau, kayak (alt-olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1977 Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)
  • 1978 Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave
  • 1978 Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player
  • 1979 Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer
  • 1979 Rick Gonzalez, Hispanic-American actor

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 109 of 109

  • 2006 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
  • 2010 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Bobo, Big Sleep), dies at 80
  • 2011 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
  • 2012 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96
  • 2014 Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • 2014 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84