30th August Historic events and Glories

Everything that happened on 30 August is highlighted in the blog below.

What were the major events and challenges of this day? Who all people gave their contribution?

What happened on 30 August?  History and famous personalities

History – Indian


2017 – Massive monsoon flooding in Mumbai

On August 30, 2017, In India police said two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods caused by heavy monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic.

2013 – First defence satellite launched

On August 30, 2013, India successfully launched its GSAT-7 .defense satellite, the first defence satellite for the country, from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.

2012 – Indian military helicopters collided in mid-air

On August 30, 2012, In India 9 air force personnel were killed when two Russian-designed military helicopters collided in mid-air in the western state of Gujarat.

2003 – Indian Police killed 2 suspected militants

On August 30, 2003, 2 suspected Islamic militants were killed in a battle with New Delhi police claiming to have killed Ghazi Baba, the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group, during a fierce gun battle in Srinagar.

2003 – 40 passengers plunged into the river

On August 30, 2003, in northern India a bus carrying 40 passengers plunged into a river in a remote hilly area. There was no immediate word on casualties.

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Births – Indian

Actor Ashish Sharma

On August 30, 1984, Ashish Sharma, an Indian film and television actor was born. He appeared in many films and television shows and won Great Performer Male in ITA Awards 2014.

Actress Chitranganda Singh

On August 30, 1976, Chitranganda Singh, an Indian film actress was born. She appeared in many films in Hindi cinema and won Best Female Debut Award in 2006.

Author Amisha Sethi

On August 30, 1980, Amisha Sethi, an Indian author, philanthropist, business leader and model. She is the author of the book “It Doesn’t Hurt To Be Nice” published in 2015. She was recognized as the “Young Women Rising Star” and won many accolades.

Cricketer Subramaniam Badrinath

On August 30, 1980, Subramaniam Badrinath, a former Indian cricketer was born. He captains Vidarbha and was captain of Tamil Nadu earlier. He was a prolific scorer for Tamil Nadu in first-class cricket.

Singer Guru Randhawa

On August 30, 1991, Guru Randhawa, an Indian singer, songwriter and music composer was born. He is known for Punjabi, Bhangra, Indi-pop and Bollywood music.

History – International


2003 – Flight Crashed in Ecuador

On August 30, 2003, a Conviasa Boeing 737, operating a ferry flight from Venezuela, crashed into Illiniza Volcano in Ecuador, killing 1 passenger and both pilots on board.

2002 – Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4823 Crashed

On August 30, 2002, Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4823, a Brazilian flight, crashed on approach to Rio Branco International Airport during a rainstorm, killing 23 of the 31 people on board.

1976 – Riots during 10th Notting Hill Carnival in London

On August 30, 1976, racial tensions run high that escalated into violence and 150,000 people attending Notting Hill Carnival in London, ended in riots. More than 300 police were injured, 35 police vehicles were damaged, several shops looted and 60 people were arrested.

1974 – Bomb Explosion in Tokyo

On August 30, 1974, a powerful bomb exploded at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo. 8 people were killed and 378 were injured.

1974 – Zagreb Train Disaster

On August 30, 1974, an express train travelling Belgrade–Dortmund derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.

Births – International

Composer Robert Strassburg

On August 30, 1915, Robert Strassburg, an American composer, conductor, musicologist and music educator was born. He inspired several generations of young and aspiring musicians in his capacity as an instructor of advanced composition, a university professor and an orchestral conductor.

Novelist Mary Shelley

On August 30, 1797, Mary Shelley, an English novelist was born. She employed the techniques of many different novelistic genres, used the historical novel to comment on gender relations.

Cricketer Noel Harford

On August 30, 1930, Noel Harford, a New Zealand cricketer was born. A neat right-handed batsman also played basketball for New Zealand in the 1950s.

Actor Michael Chiklis

On August 30, 1963, Michael Chiklis, an American actor, television director and television producer was born. He appeared in films, television, video games and theatre and won many accolades.

Singer Jun Matsumoto

On August 30, 1983, Jun Matsumoto, a Japanese singer, actor, radio host, concertmaster, dancer and model was born. He appeared in many TV shows movies and stage and won many accolades.

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