Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on October 30 throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 303rd day is October 30th. On this day, Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain became interim president, succeeding ill tyrant Francisco Franco; Jackie Robinson signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s colour line; and the Communist Party of Australia was founded in Sydney.
The 30th of October falls under the sign of Scorpio. The Fonz, Henry Winkler, and Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane are all born on October 30th. National Checklist Day and National Text Your Ex Day are both celebrated today.
(October 30, 1485) Henry Tudor, who was proclaimed Henry VII on this day in 1485, established the Tudor dynasty, put a stop to the Wars of the Roses, built alliances through his children's marriages, and made treaties that strengthened England's position. photo source: wikimedia.org
(October 30, 1938) The radio dramatisation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds by Orson Welles was broadcast, sparking widespread terror—though rumours of a statewide panic were unfounded—as some listeners feared an actual Martian invasion. photo source: wikimedia.org
(October 30, 1961) Tsar Bomba, the world's largest nuclear weapon, was exploded above Novaya Zemlya Island in the Arctic Ocean, producing the most intense human-made explosion ever recorded. photo source: wikimedia.org
(October 30, 2003) LeBron James, a basketball player from the United States, made his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers after being drafted straight out of high school. photo source: wikimedia.org
(Died on October 30, 2017)