Today in History for 30th September 2021

Historical Events

1920 – Time Square Theater opens at 217 W 42nd St NYC
1940 – 47 German aircraft shot down above England
1980 – Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
1981 – Last game at Minn’s Metropolitan Stadium, lose to KC 5-2
1981 – International Olympic Committee votes to award Seoul, South Korea as host of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games
2012 – Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq

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Famous Birthdays

1857 – Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge), born in Matziken, East Prussia (d. 1928)
1870 – Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)
1898 – Felix Kersten, Baltic-German Finnish masseuse (masseuse to Heinrich Himmler who helped save people from Nazi persecution), born in Tartu, Imperial Russia (d. 1960)
1950 – Renato Zero [Fiacchini], Italian pop, rock and soul singer (Madame), born in Rome
1962 – Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa
1981 – Brandon Watson, American baseball

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Famous Deaths

739 – P’u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch’an Line Zen teacher, dies
1955 – Arnold Struycken, Dutch lawyer, dies at 55
1993 – Tony Brafa, actor (Enrico Pallazzo-Naked Gun), dies at 72
2004 – Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
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
2019 – Jessye Norman, American opera singer (sang at two presidential inaugurations), dies at 74

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