August 30, 1963 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Hotline communication link between the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the Kremlin in Moscow installed. Often known as the "red telephone" no phones were ever used, relying instead on Teletype equipment, fax machines and most recently secure email.

Birthdays in History

  • Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey

Deaths in History

  • Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy, dies of acute liver failure at 52