What Happened on September 30


Historical Events

1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe’s famous novel)
1943 – Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
1946 – Twenty-two Nazi leaders, including Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hermann Goering, are found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death or prison at the Nuremberg war trials
1949 – Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR and NL record 16th in September
1968 – The Supremes release single “Love Child”
1992 – 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins

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Famous Birthdays

1700 – Stanisław Konarski, Polish political writer and Catholic priest who influenced education reform in Poland, born in Żarczyce Duże, Poland (d. 1773)
1732 – Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI whose decisions contributed to the outbreak of the French Revolution, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1804)
1898 – Princess Charlotte of Monaco, illegitimate daughter of Louis II and mother of Prince Rainier III born in Constantine, French Algeria (d. 1977)
1917 – Chung Hee Park, Korean general and President of South Korea (1961-79), assassinated in office, born in Gumi, Japanese Korea (d. 1979)
1932 – Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo), born in Suma-ku, Kobe, Japan (d. 2022)
1959 – Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach (Olimpia Milano), born in Catalania, Italy

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Famous Deaths

1581 – Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
1803 – Charles Broche, French composer, dies at 51
1910 – Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
1961 – Onésime Gagnon, Canadian politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Québec, dies at 72
1990 – Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and journalist, dies at 60
2012 – Turhan Bey [Sahultavy], Austrian-born actor dubbed “The Turkish Delight” (Arabian Nights, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves), dies from Parkinson’s disease at 90

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