What Happened on June 30


Historical Events

1909 – Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to a no decision in 6 rounds at Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to retain his heavyweight boxing title
1966 – Vice Admiral William F. Raborn Jr., USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA
1979 – “Got To Go Disco” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances
1981 – Zwelakhe Sisulu, President of the Black Media Workers Association of South Africa, is detained
1989 – US Congressman Donald Lukens found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
2002 – US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Caves Valley GC: Don Pooley wins by 1 stroke in a playoff with Tom Watson

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Famous Birthdays

1468 – Johann the Steadfast, Elector of Saxony (1525-32), born in Meissen, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1532)
1641 – Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1719)
1917 – Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, born in Ingelmunster, Belgium (d. 1980)
1933 – Lea Massari, Italian actress (Anna-L’avventura), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
1936 – Assia Djebar [Fatma-Zohra Imalhayène], Algerian writer and filmmaker, born in Iol, Algeria (d. 2015)
1936 – Tony Musante, American actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2013)

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Famous Deaths

1607 – Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian, dies at 68
1662 – Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck, Dutch portrait painter, buried at about 64
1960 – Clarence Cameron White, American concert violinist, and composer (Elegy; Ouanga!), dies from cancer at 79
1992 – Nico Booken, Dutch director (Jewish Labor Social), dies at 72
1995 – Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), commits suicide at 45
2021 – Janet Moreau Stone, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1952), dies at 93

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