On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 2018

Historical Events

  • Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger killed in prison at the Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
  • German ex-nurse Niels Högel admits in court to killing over 100 patients, making him one of the world's worst serial killers
  • US Pentagon sends 5,200 troops to Mexican border in advance of migrant caravan from Central America
  • WWF conservation group says "exploding human consumption" has caused a 60% decline in all wildlife between 1970 and 2014

Famous Deaths

  • Hardy Fox, American member of avant-garde band The Residents, dies at 73
  • Jin Young [Louis Cha Leung-yung], Chinese Wuxia novelist, dies at 94

Person of interestWhitey Bulger

Whitey Bulger [James Bulger Jr.], American mob boss, killed in prison at 89

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger

2018 Highlights

About October 30, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio