September 30: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on September 30 throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 273rd day is September 30th. Suleiman the Magnificent was elected Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” premiered two months before his death. The hydroelectric power plant built by Thomas Edison began operation.

Libra is the zodiac sign that rules September 30th. Fran Drescher and Kieran Culkin both have famous birthdays. National Love People Day is observed on this day each year.


Happy Birthday! (September 01, 1957)
Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress. photo source:


(September 01, 1972)
The American Bobby Fischer becomes the world chess champion in Reykjavík, Iceland, after defeating Russian Boris Spassky. photo source:

(September 01, 1979)
The first spacecraft to visit Saturn was the American probe Pioneer 11, which passed the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi). photo source:

(September 01, 1985)
The wreck of the Titanic was discovered on the ocean floor at a depth of around 13,000 feet during a search headed by American oceanographer Robert Ballard (4,000 metres).

(September 01, 2004)
In North Ossetia, Russia, Chechen militants took over a school in Beslan, and a siege that ended two days later resulted in the deaths of over 330 persons (excluding 31 terrorists), most of them were children. photo source:

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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