On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Admiral Chester Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period

Famous Birthdays

  • Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)