On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japanese Emperor Akihito declares his abdication at a ceremony in Tokyo which officially takes effect the following day

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
  • New type of dementia identified and named limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (Late) after misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease

Famous Deaths

  • Mike Doyle, American surfer (World C'ship 1964 runner-up; World Tandem Champion 1965, 67), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 78
  • Peter Mayhew, British American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), dies at 74