On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 24, All-Stars 21 (48,769)
  • Philip Yordan's "Anna Lucasta" premieres in NYC
  • Soviet troops enter Bucharest, Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Freek de Jonge, Dutch comedian (Neerlands Hoop), born in Westernieland, Netherlands
  • John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England
  • Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author, born in Monterey, California (d. 2007)
  • Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw, born in Martinez, California (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Morten Nielsen, Danish resistance fighter, dies