August 30: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on August 30 throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 242nd day is August 30. On this day, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia was formed, Thourgood Marshall was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court for the first time, and the Ruby Ridge standoff came to a close.

The month of August falls under the sign of Virgo. Cameron Diaz, Warren Buffet, and Andy Roddick all have famous birthdays. National Beach Day and National Holistic Pet Day both fall on August 30.


Happy Birthday! (August 30, 1930)
Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist. photo source:


(August 30, 1983)
The NASA astronaut Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. was the first African American and the second person to go to space. He flew on three subsequent shuttle missions after serving as a mission specialist on the Challenger orbiter. photo source:

(August 30, 1991)
Azerbaijan proclaims independence from the Soviet Union.

(August 30, 2003)
Charles Bronson, an American actor best known for portraying tough guys, most memorably an architect turned vigilante in Death Wish (1974), died in Los Angeles at the age of 81.

(August 30, 2015)
Oliver Sacks, a British neurologist and writer known for his sympathetic case reports of people suffering from strange neurological illnesses, died in New York, New York, at the age of 82.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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