On This Day

July 30, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

Sinking ShipSinking of the USS Indianapolis

After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-58. 880 of the crew died, many after being attacked by sharks, the inspiration for the movie Jaws.

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A scene from the 2016 movie
A scene from the 2016 movie "USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage"
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Birthdays in History

  • Patrick Modiano, French novelist (Nobel 2014), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France