On This Day

Events in Music on August 30

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1751 George Frideric Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th Symphony

  • 1968 1st record released on Apple label in UK is The Beatles single "Hey Jude"
  • 1969 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival

Music concertMusic Concert

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit shows (matinee and evening) for children at Madison Square Garden, New York, his final full concert performance

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1992 "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances
  • 1992 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2015 Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards

Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
  • 2018 Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine re-arrested attempting to leave the country