2021 September

September 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 30

September 30th is also known as Ask A Stupid Question Day and International Translation Day.

This day marks the 273rd day of 2021, and there’s only 92 days left of the year.

People who were born on September 30 all share the Libra zodiac sign.

The last day of September has had its fair share of important events, but we’re here today to look at not only this, but other historical events that make this day so unique.

Did you know that on this day in 1960, the American animated sitcom “The Flintstones” debuted on ABC? It was a hit and would later be rated one of the greatest TV cartoons of all time.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 30th in history!

What Happened On September 30 In History?

2019

A super-massive iceberg broke away from Antarctica.

It happened at the Amery Ice Shelf, where an incredible 315 billion tons drifted away from the continent.
Source BBC
2004

For the first time, scientists captured images of a live giant squid in its natural environment.

OTD in 2004: For the first time
The live giant squid is the largest invertebrate in the world and is estimated to be 26 feet in size.
1993

The 6.4 magnitude Latur earthquake in India killed nearly 10,000 people.

The earthquake began at 3:56 am local time at a depth of 6.2 miles and caused the equivalent of $1.3 billion in damages.
1968

The Supremes released their hit single “Love Child.”

The track hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 between November 30 and December 7, 1968.
1960

American animated sitcom “The Flintstones,” which romanticized the Stone Age debuted on ABC.

1955

Hollywood actor James Dean died aged 24.

OTD in 1955: Hollywood actor James Dean died aged 24.
On this day, he was traveling to a sports car racing competition in California when he was involved in a fatal car accident at the junction of California State Route 41.
1954

The U.S Navy commissioned USS Nautilus, which became the world’s first nuclear submarine.

Source Forbes
1920

Times Square Theater opened with a capacity of 1,032.

1888

Jack the Ripper killed his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.

1846

Anesthetic was used for the first time on a dental patient by Dr. William Morton.

OTD in 1846: Anesthetic was used for the first time on a dental patient by Dr. William Morton.
Source Wired
1791

Mozart’s last opera called “The Magic Flute” premiered in Vienna on this day.

1399

Parliament officially nominated Henry IV as Richard II’s successor, and proclaimed him king of England.

He was officially crowned king on October 13, 1399.

Did you know that on this day, September 30th 1960, the American animated sitcom “The Flintstones” debuted on ABC?