On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 2015

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A man self-immolates aboard a Nozomi Shinkansen train and kills one other passenger in Japan
  • Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland

Famous Deaths

  • eonard Starr, American comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 89