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On this day in history - September 30

What Happened On This Day – September 30

  • 2005 Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten publishes controversial cartoon

    The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. The publication led to riots and protests in many parts of the world.

  • 1966 Botswana becomes independent

    Botswana gained independence from the United Kingdom.

  • 1960 Premier of The Flintstones

    The animated series The Flintstones premiered on TV. It was set in the stone age and it detailed the lives of the Flintstone and Rubble families. It ran for 6 years until April 1 1966.

  • 1949 Berlin airlift ends

    After 15 months of airlifting supplies to Berlin, the Berlin airlift led by American forces came to an end. The Berlin Blockade was an international crisis where the Soviet Union blocked access of Western countries into Berlin.

  • 1744 Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo begins

    The battle was fought during the War of the Austrian Succession and ended with the Spanish and French victory over the Kingdom of Sardinia.

Illustration of stork, signifying birth

Births On This Day,
September 30

  • 1983 Adam Jones

    American football player

  • 1928 Elie Wiesel

    Romanian/American author, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 1924 Truman Capote

    American author

  • 1852 Charles Villiers Stanford

    Irish composer

  • 1207 Rumi

    Persian mystic, poet

Illustration of tombstone, signifying death

Deaths On This Day,
September 30

  • 1987 Alfred Bester

    American author

  • 1955 James Dean

    American actor

  • 1942 Hans-Joachim Marseille

    German pilot

  • 1941 Alice de Janzé

    American heiress

  • 1897 Thérèse of Lisieux

    French nun