On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 2013

Historical Events

  • "12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014)
  • 15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSeamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), dies at 74


2013 Highlights

About August 30, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo