What Happened on October 30

Significant Events

  • 1340 Battle of Rio Salado Battle (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Mar─źnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula
  • 1899 Battle of Ladysmith, Natal: Boers defeat the British, leading to the Siege of Ladysmith
  • 1905 "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)
  • 1917 British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
  • 1973 The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time
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October 30 in Film & TV

October 30 in Music

  • 1944 Aaron Copland's ballet score "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washington, D.C. with Martha Graham dancing lead role

October 30 in Sport

  • 1974 The Rumble in the Jungle: Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in the 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire

Did You Know?

Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated

On October 30, 1961

Would You Believe?

A radio broadcast of H. G. Wells "The War of the Worlds", narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic

On October 30, 1938

Famous Weddings

  • 1613 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries his second wife Susanna Reuttinger
  • 1943 Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina
  • 1991 Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)
  • 2004 Blink-182 pop punk band drummer Travis Barker (28) weds actress and First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler (29) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2012 Actress Evan Rachel Wood (25) weds "Billy Elliott" actor Jamie Bell (26) in California
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