On This Day

Historical Events on September 30 (Part 2)

  • 1994 Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi
  • 1994 Vladimir Meciars HZDDS wins Slovakia parliamentary election
  • 1995 Cleveland Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season
  • 1997 Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
  • 1997 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4

Baseball Record

1997 New York Yankees Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Cleveland Indians 8-6)

  • 1997 "Too Close" single released by Next (Billboard Song of the Year, 1998)

Historic Event

1997 John Howard's Australian government gun buy back scheme ends with more than 640,000 firearms compulsorily acquired, including many newly illegal semi-automatic rifles and shotguns

  • 1999 Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
  • 2004 The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo
  • 2004 The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.
  • 2005 The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".
  • 2005 The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • 2006 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.

Farm Aid Concert

2006 Farm Aid 19 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lonely Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Steel Pulse, Shelby Lynne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra

  • 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China: Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr score as Germany beats Brazil, 2-0
  • 2007 Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Montreal GC: David Toms and Scott Verplank remain undefeated as US beats International team, 19½–14½
  • 2012 Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
  • 2012 Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq
  • 2012 Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final
  • 2012 Ryder Cup Golf, Medinah CC: Europe retains Cup 14½-13½; win 8 and tie 1 of the 12 singles matches after trailing 10-6
  • 2013 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2014 A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas
  • 2017 Indonesian man survives a fight with giant python 7.8m long in Batang Gansal
  • 2018 Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½
  • 2018 Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki's work "Juin-Octobre 1985" sells for $65 million in Hong Kong, in one of the most expensive art auctions ever in Asia
  • 2018 New York Yankees suffer a 10-2 drubbing at the Boston Red Sox but accumulate a MLB record 267 home runs for the season; surpass Seattle Mariners previous mark of 264 in 1997
  • 2019 315 billion-tonne iceberg named D28 calves from Amery ice shelf, Antarctica
  • 2020 Spanish government orders a COVID-19 lockdown in Madrid and surrounding areas after a rapid rise in cases
  • 2020 California becomes the 1st US state to pass a law allowing for reparations for black residents and descendants of slaves
  • 2021 Former UK policeman Wayne Couzens given rare life-sentence for raping and killing Sarah Everard, judge saying his crime as bad as a terrorist atrocity [1]
  • 2021 Land, including world's oldest living rainforest, Daintree National Park (180 million yrs old) returned to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in Far North Queensland, Australia [1]
  • 2021 Canada observes its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honoring victims and survivors of residential schools for indigenous children