What Happened on September 30

Historical Events

  • 1520 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566)
  • 1846 Anesthetic ether is used for the 1st time, by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth

Sep 30 in Film & TV

  • 1950 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcast on TV for 1st time

Sep 30 in Music

  • 1791 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute", with German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, premieres at Schikaneder's Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria

Sep 30 in Sport

Did You Know?

Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)

On September 30, 1659

Would You Believe?

"The Flintstones" the first animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera premieres on ABC in the US

On September 30, 1960

Famous Weddings

  • 1932 Actor and director Ray Milland (27) weds Muriel Frances Weber
  • 1939 Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield
  • 1950 First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore

Famous Divorces

  • 1938 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage
  • 2010 "CSI: Miami" actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces actress Brandi Glanville (37) due to irreconcilable differences after eight years of marriage

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