September 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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

This day marks the 273rd day of 2022, and there’s only 92 days left of the year.

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 Events 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.

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.

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.

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.

Famous People Born On September 30

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Levi Miller? See what other famous people were born on this day.

2002 Levi Miller

Australian Actor

Levi Miller
19 years old
Born In:
Queensland, Australia

1975 Marion Cotillard

French Actress

Marion Cotillard
46 years old
Born In:
Paris, France

Special Holidays On September 30

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

September 30: Ask A Stupid Question Day

Ask A Stupid Question Day

September 30: International Translation Day

International Translation Day

September 30 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Sapphire is the birthstone that is allocated to anybody born during September. Sapphires were once believed to be protection against poison. It was thought that if venomous snakes or spiders were captured in a jar containing the gem, they would immediately die.

Those who were born on Sep 30 were likely conceived the same year on January 7.

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