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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (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, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 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, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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, American boxer and youngest ever heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90), born in Brooklyn, New York

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, playmate (May, 1990)/actress, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 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 sailor (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, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Ann Marsh, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 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 sailor (Olympics-96)

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1975 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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 - 110 of 110

  • 2005 Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97
  • 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