What Happened on August 30, 2013

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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

  • Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), dies at 84

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney (1939-2013)

Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), dies at 74 [1] [2]

About August 30, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
  • UK #1 Song: Burn - Ellie Goulding