On This Day

Historical Events on June 30 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 282 of 282

  • 1984 Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
  • 1984 Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1985 "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • 1985 39 remaining hostages from 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)
  • 1987 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
  • 1987 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
  • 1987 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.
  • 1988 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV
  • 1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
  • 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, Gdynia

  • 1989 US Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
  • 1989 Congressman Lukins 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

Sport awardLPGA 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

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1992 South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

  • 1994 US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 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 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

Sport awardFIFA 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

Football Star Ronaldo
Football Star
Ronaldo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actress Kirsten Dunst
Actress
Kirsten Dunst
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad
Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad
  • 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

Sport awardFIFA 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

Footballer Kylian Mbappé
Footballer
Kylian Mbappé
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019 Large protests in Khartoum, Sudan, against continuing military rule, kill seven and injure 181

Music concertMusic Concert

2019 The Killers headline the Gastonbury Music festival with Kylie Minogue playing the Pyramid stage 14 years after cancer forced her to cancel

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • 2019 New York marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising sparked the modern gay rights movement with huge pride marches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving
  • 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