On This Day

Historical Events on June 30 (Part 2)

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  • 1985 39 remaining hostages from hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
  • 1985 LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June
  • 1985 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Edgewood Tahore GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Roberto De Vincenzo for back-to-back Senior Open titles
  • 1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)

Daytime Emmy Awards

1987 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time

  • 1987 Patrik Sjöberg of Sweden sets a new men's high jump world record 2.42m (7 ft 11 1⁄4 in) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1987 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie
  • 1988 "Sledge Hammer!" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason and his role as bus driver Ralph Kramden in "The Honeymooners"
  • 1988 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Florida
  • 1988 French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Muzyczyny in Gdynia, Poland
  • 1989 US Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
  • 1989 US Congressman Donald Lukens found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
  • 1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam
  • 1989 NY State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill
  • 1989 Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup
  • 1990 East and West Germany merge their economies

LPGA Championship

1991 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Meg Mallon wins her first major title by 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Pat Bradley and Ayako Okamoto

  • 1991 South Africa's Government repeals the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act)
  • 1992 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • 1992 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
  • 1992 Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)

Historic Event

1992 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven

  • 1992 "End of the Road" single released by Boyz II Men (Grammy Award Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song 1993, Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • 1993 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • 1993 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field
  • 1993 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)
  • 1994 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
  • 1994 Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games

Sports History

1994 Pre-trial hearings open in LA against O.J. Simpson

Sports History

1994 US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life

Baseball Record

1995 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits

  • 1995 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island
  • 1996 "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 1996 "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1996 "State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • 1996 Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA
  • 1996 UEFA European Championship Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Oliver Bierhoff scores his second goal in extra time as Germany beat Czech Republic, 2-1
  • 1997 British lease on the New Territories in Hong Kong, established by the Second Convention of Peking, expires
  • 1997 Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks
  • 1998 Sega Channel, cable's 1st on-demand video game service, closes down
  • 1999 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Elton Brand first pick by Chicago Bulls
  • 2001 ENI of Italy signs a $550 million contract to develop Iran's Darquain field, expected to produce 160,000 barrels of petroleum per day

FIFA World Cup

2002 FIFA World Cup Final, International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan: Ronaldo scores twice as Brazil beats Germany, 2-0 to win record 5th title; first World Cup held in Asia

Sports History

2002 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Caves Valley GC: Don Pooley wins by 1 stroke in a playoff with Tom Watson

Film Release

2004 "Spider-Man 2" directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst is released

  • 2004 British rock guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks) suffers a debilitating stroke, at 57; he recovers in 2006 to resume his music career
  • 2005 Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.
  • 2007 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack
  • 2009 Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor
  • 2009 Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945
  • 2012 30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths
  • 2012 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia
  • 2012 Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt
  • 2013 30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda
  • 2013 19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona
  • 2013 US Open Women's Golf, Sebonack GC: Inbee Park of South Korea wins her second US title, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot I.K. Kim
  • 2013 NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nathan MacKinnon first pick by Colorado Avalanche

Sports History

2013 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Kenny Perry wins first of 4 Champions Tour titles by 2 strokes from Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf

  • 2014 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014 The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found

Historic Event

2014 US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare' on religious grounds

  • 2015 Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116

Music History

2015 Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre

  • 2015 A man self-immolates aboard a Nozomi Shinkansen train and kills one other passenger in Japan

Historic Event

2016 British political candidates announce their bids for leader of Conservative party, including Theresa May and Michael Gove, Boris Johnson rules himself out

Historic Event

2016 The Ikea Museum opens in the former very first Ikea store in Älmhult, Sweden

  • 2017 Germany votes to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote
  • 2018 The popular online game for children, Fantage, shuts down after ten years

FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup: Kylian Mbappé (19) becomes only 2nd teenager (Pelé 1st 1958) to score twice in a world cup match as France eliminate Argentina 4-3 in Kazan

  • 2018 March of the Flowers in Managua, Nicaragua, commemorating youth killed under government crackdown turns violent with 1 person killed and eight injured
  • 2018 Two members of the public confirmed poisoned by Novichok nerve, a women later dies, in Wiltshire, England

Historic Event

2019 President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un

  • 2019 Large protests in Khartoum, Sudan, against continuing military rule, kill seven and injure 181
  • 2019 New York marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising sparked the modern gay rights movement with huge pride marches

Sports History

2019 Brooklyn Nets load up on elite NBA talent on first day of free agency; sign Kevin Durant from Golden State, Kyrie Irving from Boston and DeAndre Jordan from NY Knicks

  • 2019 US Open Senior Men's Golf, Warren GC: Steve Stricker wins his second Champions Tour major of the year by 6 strokes from David Toms and Jerry Kelly
  • 2020 China's new national security legislation for Hong Kong comes into force
  • 2020 For the 1st time less than half the working age population is working in Brazil, with 7.8 million losing their job March - May, according to Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics

Sports History

2020 FC Barcelona's Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi scores his 700th career goal - a cheeky Panenka penalty - in a 2-2 draw against Atlético Madrid

  • 2021 World's oldest man is 112-year-old Emilio "Don Millo" Flores Márquez (born 8 August 1908) from Puerto Rico according to Guinness World Records [1]

Film & TV History

2021 Pennsylvania Supreme overturns comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction, ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to charge Cosby in return for Cosby's testimony in a related civil suit; Cosby immediately released from prison

  • 2021 Extreme heat wave caused at least 100 deaths in British Columbia according to state Coroners' Office [1]
  • 2021 US actress Allison Mack sentenced to three years for her role in the Nxivm sex cult in New York
  • 2021 Bangladesh begins a one-week lockdown enforced by the army as COVID-19 cases soar due to the Delta variant
  • 2021 American Abhimanyu Mishra becomes the youngest chess grandmaster ever at 12 years and 4 months, surpassing Sergey Karjakin