October

October 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 30

October 30th celebrates Checklist Day and Haunted Refrigerator Night.

Today marks day 303 of the year, and we have 62 days left of the year.

People who were born on October 30th share the Scorpio zodiac sign.

The month may not be over yet but don’t worry, we are certain reading the historical events from October 30th in history will help you get through!

Did you know that on this day in 1938, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells was broadcasted on the radio? Some listeners interpreted the “breaking news” format as reports of an actual Martian invasion.

Keep reading for more facts about October 30th in history!

What Happened On October 30 In History?

2018

The World Wildlife Fund blamed humanity’s rapidly expanding consumerism for decreasing 60% of the world’s wildlife between 1970 & 2014.

Source BBC
2017

President Donald Trump’s attempt to ban transgender persons from serving in the US military was blocked by US federal judge.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said Trump's attempts was a ""disapproval of transgender people generally".
Source NY Times
2012

Walt Disney bought out Lucasfilm Ltd for $4 billion.

2011

American romantic fantasy movie “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I” premiered at the Rome Film Festival.

1987

English singer George Michael’s first album “Faith” was released.

The album features some of his top hits like "I Want Your Sex," "Faith," and "Father Figure."
1974

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre horror film premiered in cinemas in Los Angeles, CA.

1973

The Bosphorus Bridge was completed in Turkey.

OTD in 1973: The Bosphorus Bridge was completed in Turkey.
The bridge which resides in Istanbul connects both Europe and Asia.
1944

Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank were deported from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen.

Anne stayed here with her sister until March 1945 where they both died from typhus.
Source DW
1938

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells was broadcasted on the radio, creating mass public hysteria.

OTD in 1938: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells was broadcasted on the radio
The "breaking news" style of storytelling in the first half of the show scared many people into believing that Martians had invaded the Earth.
1894

Inventor, Daniel Cooper patented the first time clock in the US.

Did you know that on this day, October 30th 1938, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells was broadcasted on the radio?