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  • What happened on August 30
  • August 30 is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on August 30
  • 526 – King Theoderic the Great dies of dysentery at Ravenna; his daughter Amalasuntha takes power as regent for her 10-year-old son Athalaric.
  • 1282 – Peter III of Aragon lands at Trapani to intervene in the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
  • 1363 – The five-week Battle of Lake Poyang begins, in which the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders (Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang) meet to decide who will supplant the Yuan dynasty.
  • 1464 – Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope.
  • 1574 – Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
  • 1590 – Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
  • 1727 – Anne, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, is given the title Princess Royal.
  • 1791 – HMS Pandora sinks after having run aground on the outer Great Barrier Reef the previous day.
  • 1799 – The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the War of the Second Coalition.
  • 1800 – Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.
  • 1813 – First Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
  • 1813 – Creek War: Fort Mims massacre: Creek “Red Sticks” kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
  • 1835 – Australia: Melbourne, Victoria is founded.
  • 1836 – The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright.
  • 1873 – Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.
  • 1896 – Philippine Revolution: After Spanish victory in the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas.
  • 1909 – Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
  • 1914 – World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg.
  • 1917 – Vietnamese prison guards led by Trịnh Văn Cấn mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.
  • 1918 – Fanni Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, which along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritskydays earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
  • 1922 – Battle of Dumlupınar: The final battle in the Greco-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
  • 1940 – The Second Vienna Award reassigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Alam el Halfa begins.
  • 1945 – Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
  • 1945 – The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
  • 1945 – The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
  • 1945 – The August Revolution ends as Emperor Bảo Đại abdicates, ending the Nguyễn dynasty.
  • 1962 – Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • 1963 – The Moscow–Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
  • 1967 – Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1974 – A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
  • 1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Eight are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
  • 1981 – President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran are assassinated in a bombing committed by the People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
  • 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
  • 1991 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.
  • 1992 – The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.
  • 1995 – Bosnian War: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • 1998 – Second Congo War: Armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their Angolan and Zimbabwean allies recapture Matadi and theInga dams in the western DRC from RCD and Rwandan troops.
  • 1999 – East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia in a referendum.
  • 2014 – Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane flees to South Africa as the army allegedly stages a coup.

 

 

 

  • Births on August 30
  • 1334 – Peter of Castile (d. 1369)
  • 1400 – Vlad II Dracul (d.1447)
  • 1569 – Jahangir, Mughal emperor (d. 1627)
  • 1720 – Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded Whitbread (d. 1796)
  • 1748 – Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator (d. 1825)
  • 1768 – Joseph Dennie, American author and journalist (d. 1812)
  • 1797 – Mary Shelley, English novelist and playwright (d. 1851)
  • 1812 – Agoston Haraszthy, Hungarian-American businessman, founded Buena Vista Winery (d. 1869)
  • 1818 – Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1839 – Gulstan Ropert, French-American bishop and missionary (d. 1903)
  • 1842 – Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)
  • 1848 – Andrew Onderdonk, American surveyor and contractor (d. 1905)
  • 1850 – Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino journalist and lawyer (d. 1896)
  • 1852 – Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff, Dutch chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1911)
  • 1852 – J. Alden Weir, American painter and academic (d. 1919)
  • 1856 – Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist (d. 1927)
  • 1860 – Isaac Levitan, Jewish-Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1900)
  • 1870 – Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)
  • 1871 – Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-English physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
  • 1883 – Theo van Doesburg, Dutch artist (d. 1931)
  • 1884 – Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1885 – Tedda Courtney, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1957)
  • 1890 – Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson, English captain and pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1893 – Huey Long, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1935)
  • 1896 – Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and playwright (d. 1983)
  • 1898 – Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1901 – John Gunther, American journalist and author (d. 1970)
  • 1901 – Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1903 – Bhagwati Charan Verma, Indian author (d. 1981)
  • 1906 – Joan Blondell, American actress and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1907 – Leonor Fini, Argentinian painter, illustrator, and author (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Bertha Parker Pallan, American archaeologist (d. 1978)
  • 1907 – John Mauchly, American physicist and co-founder of the first computer company (d. 1980)
  • 1908 – Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1909 – Virginia Lee Burton, American author and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • 1910 – Roger Bushell, South African-English soldier and pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1912 – Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1912 – Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain (d. 2011)
  • 1913 – Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1915 – Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (d. 2013)
  • 1915 – Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2003)
  • 1916 – Shailendra, Pakistani-Indian songwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1917 – Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 2015)
  • 1917 – Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1918 – Harold Atcherley, English businessman
  • 1918 – Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1918 – Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (d. 2002)
  • 1919 – Maurice Hilleman, American microbiologist and vaccinologist (d. 2005)
  • 1919 – Wolfgang Wagner, German director and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Kitty Wells, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Lionel Murphy, Australian jurist and politician, 22nd Attorney-General of Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1922 – Regina Resnik, American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Barbara Ansell, English physician and author (d. 2001)
  • 1923 – Charmian Clift, Australian journalist and author (d. 1969)
  • 1923 – Vic Seixas, American tennis player
  • 1924 – Kenny Dorham, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (d. 1972)
  • 1924 – Lajos Kisfaludy, Hungarian chemist and engineer (d. 1988)
  • 1925 – Laurent de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator
  • 1925 – Donald Symington, American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Ernie Roth, American wrestling manager (d. 1983)
  • 1927 – Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Bill Daily, American actor
  • 1927 – Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer
  • 1928 – Lloyd Casner, American race car driver (d. 1965)
  • 1928 – Harvey Hart, Canadian director and producer (d. 1989)
  • 1928 – Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Guy de Lussigny, French painter and sculptor (d. 2001)
  • 1929 – Ian McNaught-Davis, English mountaineer and television host (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1930 – Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer and basketball player (d. 1981)
  • 1931 – Jack Swigert, American pilot and astronaut (d. 1982)
  • 1933 – Don Getty, Canadian football player and politician, 11th Premier of Alberta (d. 2016)
  • 1934 – Antonio Cabangon Chua, Filipino media mogul and businessman (d. 2016)
  • 1935 – John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1936 – Peter North, English scholar and academic
  • 1937 – Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (d. 1970)
  • 1938 – Murray Gleeson, Australian lawyer and judge, 11th Chief Justice of Australia
  • 1939 – Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
  • 1939 – John Peel, English radio host and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1941 – Ignazio Giunti, Italian race car driver (d. 1971)
  • 1941 – Ben Jones, American actor and politician
  • 1941 – Sue MacGregor, English journalist and radio host
  • 1942 – Jonathan Aitken, Irish-British journalist and politician, Minister for Defence Procurement
  • 1942 – Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1943 – Tal Brody, American-Israeli basketball player and coach
  • 1943 – Robert Crumb, American illustrator
  • 1943 – Colin Dann, English author
  • 1943 – Nigel Hall, English sculptor and academic
  • 1943 – Jean-Claude Killy, French skier
  • 1943 – David Maslanka, American composer and academic
  • 1944 – Frances Cairncross, English economist, journalist, and academic
  • 1944 – Freek de Jonge, Dutch singer and comedian
  • 1944 – Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1944 – Alex Wyllie, New Zealand rugby player and coach
  • 1946 – Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
  • 1946 – Peggy Lipton, American model and actress
  • 1947 – Allan Rock, Canadian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1948 – Lewis Black, American comedian, actor, and author
  • 1948 – Victor Skumin, Russian psychiatrist, psychologist, and academic
  • 1949 – Ted Ammon, American financier and banker (d. 2001)
  • 1949 – Don Boudria, Canadian public servant and politician, 2nd Canadian Minister for International Cooperation
  • 1950 – Antony Gormley, English sculptor and academic
  • 1951 – Jim Paredes, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1951 – Timothy Bottoms, American actor and producer
  • 1951 – Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer and activist
  • 1951 – Gediminas Kirkilas, Lithuanian politician, 11th Prime Minister of Lithuania
  • 1952 – Simon Bainbridge, English composer and educator
  • 1952 – Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis player
  • 1953 – Ron George, American businessman and politician
  • 1953 – Lech Majewski, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1953 – Horace Panter, English bass player
  • 1953 – Robert Parish, American basketball player
  • 1954 – Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian marshal and politician, 1st President of Belarus
  • 1954 – Ravi Shankar Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Communications and IT
  • 1954 – David Paymer, American actor and director
  • 1955 – Jamie Moses, English-American guitarist
  • 1956 – Frank Conniff, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Karen Buck, Northern Irish politician
  • 1958 – Fran Fraschilla, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Muriel Gray, Scottish journalist and author
  • 1958 – Martin Jackson, English drummer
  • 1958 – Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1958 – Peter Tunks, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Mark “Jacko” Jackson, Australian footballer and radio personality
  • 1960 – Ben Bradshaw, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • 1960 – Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1960 – Guy A. Lepage, Canadian comedian and producer
  • 1962 – Ricky Sanders, American football player
  • 1962 – Craig Whittaker, English businessman and politician
  • 1963 – Dave Brockie, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)
  • 1963 – Michael Chiklis, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1963 – Phil Mills, Welsh race car driver
  • 1964 – Gavin Fisher, English engineer and designer
  • 1964 – Ra Luhse, Estonian architect
  • 1966 – Joann Fletcher, English historian and academic
  • 1967 – Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model and actress
  • 1967 – Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968 – Diran Adebayo, English author and critic
  • 1968 – Vladimir Malakhov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1969 – Vladimir Jugović, Serbian footballer
  • 1969 – Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist and composer
  • 1970 – Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager
  • 1970 – Michael Wong, Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Lars Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Julian Smith, Scottish politician
  • 1972 – Cameron Diaz, American model, actress, and producer
  • 1972 – Pavel Nedvěd, Czech footballer
  • 1973 – Lisa Ling, American journalist and author
  • 1974 – Aaron Barrett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1974 – Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
  • 1975 – Radhi Jaïdi, Tunisian footballer and coach
  • 1976 – Mike Koplove, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Shaun Alexander, American football player
  • 1977 – Marlon Byrd, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer
  • 1977 – Félix Sánchez, American-Dominican runner and hurdler
  • 1978 – Sinead Kerr, Scottish figure skater
  • 1978 – Cliff Lee, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentinian tennis player
  • 1979 – Leon Lopez, English singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1979 – Scott Richmond, Canadian baseball player
  • 1980 – Derrick Ward, American football player
  • 1981 – Germán Legarreta, Puerto Rican-American actor
  • 1981 – Adam Wainwright, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Will Davison, Australian race car driver
  • 1982 – Andy Roddick, American tennis player
  • 1983 – Emmanuel Culio, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Gustavo Eberto, Argentinian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1983 – Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer, dancer, and actor
  • 1983 – Simone Pepe, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Tian Qin, Chinese canoe racer
  • 1983 – Marco Vianello, Italian footballer
  • 1984 – Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1985 – Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer
  • 1985 – Joe Inoue, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
  • 1985 – Éva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1985 – Steven Smith, Scottish footballer
  • 1985 – Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
  • 1985 – Anna Ushenina, Ukrainian chess player
  • 1985 – Holly Weston, English actress
  • 1986 – Theo Hutchcraft, English singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Lelia Masaga, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1986 – Ryan Ross, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – Zafer Yelen, Turkish footballer
  • 1987 – Tania Foster, English singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player
  • 1989 – Simone Guerra, Italian footballer
  • 1989 – Ronald Huth, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1989 – Bebe Rexha, American singer-songwriter
  • 1991 – Seriki Audu, Nigerian footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1991 – Jacqueline Cako, American tennis player
  • 1991 – Liam Cooper, Scottish footballer
  • 1994 – Monika Povilaitytė, Lithuanian volleyball player
  • 1994 – Kwon So-hyun, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1994 – Heo Young-ji, South Korean singer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on August 30
  • 526 – Theodoric the Great, Italian ruler (b. 454)
  • 832 – Cui Qun, Chinese chancellor (b. 772)
  • 1181 – Pope Alexander III (b. c. 1100–1105)
  • 1329 – Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Chinese emperor (b. 1300)
  • 1428 – Emperor Shōkō of Japan (b. 1401)
  • 1483 – Louis XI of France (b. 1423)
  • 1580 – Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (b. 1528)
  • 1619 – Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)
  • 1751 – Christopher Polhem, Swedish physicist and engineer (b. 1661)
  • 1856 – Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English lawyer and author (b. 1811)
  • 1879 – John Bell Hood, American general (b. 1831)
  • 1886 – Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American general and politician (b. 1836)
  • 1896 – Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia (b. 1824)
  • 1906 – Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect and educator, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (b. 1847)
  • 1907 – Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (b. 1857)
  • 1908 – Alexander P. Stewart, American general (b. 1821)
  • 1928 – Wilhelm Wien, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
  • 1935 – Henri Barbusse, French journalist and author (b. 1873)
  • 1935 – Namık İsmail, Turkish painter and educator (b. 1890)
  • 1936 – Ronald Fellowes, 2nd Baron Ailwyn, English peer (b. 1886)
  • 1938 – Max Factor, Sr., Polish-born American make-up artist and businessman, founded the Max Factor Company (b. 1877)
  • 1940 – J. J. Thomson, English physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
  • 1941 – Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish physicist and engineer (b. 1874)
  • 1943 – Eddy de Neve, Indonesian-Dutch footballer and lieutenant (b. 1885)
  • 1943 – Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest and missionary (b. 1890)
  • 1945 – Alfréd Schaffer, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1893)
  • 1946 – Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Russian lawyer (b. 1907)
  • 1947 – Gunnar Sommerfeldt, Danish actor and director (b. 1890)
  • 1949 – Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  • 1951 – Konstantin Märska, Estonian director and cinematographer (b. 1896)
  • 1954 – Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Italian cardinal (b. 1880)
  • 1961 – Charles Coburn, American actor (b. 1877)
  • 1963 – Guy Burgess, English-Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  • 1964 – Salme Dutt, Estonian-English lawyer and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1967 – Ad Reinhardt, American painter, illustrator, and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1968 – William Talman, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1970 – Del Moore, American comedian and actor (b. 1916)
  • 1971 – Ali Hadi Bara, Iranian-Turkish sculptor (b. 1906)
  • 1979 – Jean Seberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1981 – Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
  • 1981 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Iranian politician, 2nd President of Iran (b. 1933)
  • 1985 – Taylor Caldwell, English-American author (b. 1900)
  • 1988 – Jack Marshall, New Zealand colonel, lawyer and politician, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1912)
  • 1989 – Seymour Krim, American journalist and critic (b. 1922)
  • 1990 – Bernard D. H. Tellegen, Dutch engineer and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1991 – Cyril Knowles, English footballer and manager (b. 1944)
  • 1991 – Vladimír Padrůněk, Czech bass player (b. 1952)
  • 1991 – Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1925)
  • 1993 – Richard Jordan, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 1994 – Lindsay Anderson, English director and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 1995 – Fischer Black, American economist and academic (b. 1938)
  • 1995 – Sterling Morrison, American guitarist and singer (b. 1942)
  • 1996 – Christine Pascal, French actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1953)
  • 1999 – Reindert Brasser, Dutch discus thrower (b. 1912)
  • 1999 – Raymond Poïvet, French illustrator (b. 1910)
  • 2001 – Ivor Spencer-Thomas, Welsh farmer and inventor (b. 1907)
  • 2002 – J. Lee Thompson, English-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2003 – Charles Bronson, American actor and soldier (b. 1921)
  • 2003 – Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2004 – Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer and academic (b. 1906)
  • 2006 – Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand lawyer and judge (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1916)
  • 2006 – Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 2007 – Michael Jackson, English author and journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2007 – Charles Vanik, American soldier and politician (b. 1918)
  • 2008 – Brian Hambly, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1937)
  • 2008 – Killer Kowalski, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1926)
  • 2009 – Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (b. 1952)
  • 2010 – J. C. Bailey, American wrestler (b. 1983)
  • 2010 – Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2010 – Myrtle Edwards, Australian cricketer and softball player (b. 1921)
  • 2010 – Francisco Varallo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1910)
  • 2013 – William C. Campbell, American golfer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Howie Crittenden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Allan Gotthelf, American philosopher and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Leo Lewis, American football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Bipan Chandra, Indian historian and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Igor Decraene, Belgian cyclist (b. 1996)
  • 2014 – Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Felipe Osterling, Peruvian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Wes Craven, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – Edward Fadeley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – M. M. Kalburgi, Indian scholar, author, and academic (b. 1938)
  • 2015 – Marvin Mandel, American lawyer and politician, 56th Governor of Maryland (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (b. 1933)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on August 30

 

  • Christian feast day:
    • Alexander of Constantinople
    • Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster
    • Blessed Eustáquio van Lieshout
    • Blessed Stephen Nehmé (Maronite Church / Catholic Church)
    • Charles Chapman Grafton (Episcopal Church)
    • Fantinus
    • Felix and Adauctus
    • Fiacre
    • Jeanne Jugan
    • Narcisa de Jesús
    • Pammachius
    • August 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Kazakhstan)
  • Constitution Day (Turks and Caicos Islands)
  • Independence Day (Tartarstan, Russia not formally recognized)
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Popular Consultation Day (East Timor)
  • Saint Rose of Lima’s Day (Peru)
  • Victory Day (Turkey)
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