April 30 Events in History - April 30 Birthdays - April 30 Deaths
2015 NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft ends its three-year orbit around Mercury with a planned crash into the planet's surface; originally, the probe was to orbit and collect data for one year, but fuel saving efforts extended its mission for two more years
2014 The World Bank reports that India is now the third-largest economy behind the U.S. and China on the basis of purchasing power parity; India replaces Japan, though Japan remains in third place when GDPs are compared on an exchange-rated basis
2014 An Australian geophysical company has identified a large aluminum deposit that appeared around the time of the Malaysian Air Flight 370 disappearance on March 8th, suggesting that the plane may have crashed in the Bay of Bengal and not the Indian Ocean
2013 Born without a trachea, a 2-year-old Korean-Canadian child is the youngest patient in history to receive a bioengineered organ made from stem cells; she received the transplanted organ at the Children's Hospital of Illinois
2013 The largest-ever non-bank bond offering is initiated by Apple, Inc., for $17 billion
2012 The nearly finished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York City
2012 After Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest, U.S. President Barack Obama refuses to comment on the blind Chinese dissident who reportedly went to the U.S. embassy
2010 The Deepwater Horizon oil spill reaches the Louisiana Coast; weather is projected to impede cleanup efforts
1997 "London Assurance," opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 72 performances
1997 42 million watch "Ellen" admit she is gay
1997 Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
1997 Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes
1997 President Clinton's daughter Chelsea chooses to attend Stanford College
1997 Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt
1997 Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April05270801
1996 "Buried Child," opens at Atkinson Theater New York City for 77 performances
1996 Dutch/Italian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids, Michigan on WKLQ 94.5 FM
1995 "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 839 performances
1995 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 24 performances
1995 "Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater New York City for 80 performances
1995 After 120 years the last 15 A and S department stores close
1995 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
1994 Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36)
1992 208th and final episode of Cosby Show on NBC-TV
1991 In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 and left 9 million homeless
1990 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
1990 Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1990 U.S. 66th manned space mission STS-31 (Discovery 10) returns from space
1990 U.S. hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians
1989 Critics Siskel and Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
1989 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1989 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
1989 U.S. beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1988 Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season
1988 New Jersey Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
1988 New York Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in Los Angeles)
1988 New York Yankees Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April - Sets AL and ties ML Record
1988 World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane, Australia
1987 Lou Lamoriello is named New Jersey Devils President
1987 New York Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game
1986 Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
1986 Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
1985 Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th and 29th runs of April
1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa
1984 1700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are Sweden
1984 Strong winds cause a 30 minnutes delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
1983 Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead
1982 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
1982 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
1982 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
1981 "Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 5 performances
1981 16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell and George Jones
1980 "Barnum" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 854 performances
1980 Ronald Harwood's "Dresser," premieres in London
1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
1980 Beatrix, Wilhelmina Armgard, crowned queen of Netherlands
1980 Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates
1979 Mary Therese Friel, New York, crowned 28th Miss USA
1978 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace New York City after 101 performances
1978 Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic
1977 "Party with Comden and Green" closes at Morosco New York City after 92 performances
1977 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ
1977 Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April
1976 Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg Manitoba
1976 Wings release "Silly Love Songs"
1975 Last U.S. helicopter leaves U.S. embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders
1974 President Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings
1973 Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman
1973 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
1973 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments
1972 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open
1971 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Baltimore Bullets in 4 games
1970 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games
1969 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
1969 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 New York Yankees in a 9 inning game
1967 Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (U.S.S.R.)
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1967 New York Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
1967 Orioles' Stu Miller and Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1962 Willie Mays hits 4 home runs
1961 1st shuttle flights between Washington D.C., Boston and New York City begin (Eastern)
1961 Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk U.S.S.R.
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1961 Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize
1961 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays hits 4 home runs in a game
1958 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
1955 Element 101, Mendelevium, announced
1955 Imperial Bank of India nationalized
1955 Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks
1955 West German unions protest for 40-hour work week and more wages
1954 Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Haifa
1953 Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League
1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open
1952 Mr. Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane
1948 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater New York City for 339 performances
1948 Org of American States charter signed at Bogota, Colombia
1948 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1947 Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover
1946 Cleveland Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats New York Yankees, 1-0
1945 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
1945 Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed
1945 Lord Haw-Haw calls for crusade against the bolsheviks
1945 Red Army occupies Demmin
1945 Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin
1945 Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
1945 U.S. troops attack the Elbe
1944 New York Giant Phil Weintraub gets 11 RBIs
1944 New York Giant, Mel Ott scores 6 runs in 1 game drawing 5 walks for 4th time
1943 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
1943 Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
1943 Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed," premieres in London
1942 1st submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi
1941 Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia
1940 Brooklyn Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 3-0
1939 NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with Franklin D. Roosevelt at opening of New York World's Fair
1939 Tropicana ballet of Havana Cuba, forms
1938 Bradman scores 258 Australia vs. Worcs, 293 minutes, 33 fours 1 five
1937 General Douglas MacArthur marries Jean Faircloth
1935 World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul
1934 Austrian gets "Austrian facist" constitution
1929 Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
1928 Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957)
1927 Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State
1922 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
1921 American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron
1921 Pope Benedict XV encyclical "On Dante"
1919 Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
1918 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen
1916 Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds
1911 Portugal approves woman suffrage
1910 Cleveland Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
1905 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St. Louis
1904 Ice cream cone makes its debut
1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St. and Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Washington Senators, 6-2
1902 Debussy's opera "Pelleas et Melissande," premieres in Paris
1900 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
1900 U.S. annexes Hawaii
1898 Championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl
1889 1st U.S. national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration
1888 Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi
1887 1st game played at Broad and Huntingdon St. Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10
1885 Boston Pops Orchestra forms
1871 Apaches in Arizona surrender to white and Mexican adventurers; 144 die
1869 Hawaiian YMCA organized
1865 General Shermans "Haines's Bluff" at Snyder's Mill, Virginia
1864 Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; General W R Scurry is killed
1864 New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
1862 Swift Run Gap, West Virginia skirmishes
1861 President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory
1860 Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby)
1859 Paul Morphy returns from 10-month chess tour of Europe, retires
1857 San Jose State University forms
1852 Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi," premieres in St. Petersburg
1838 Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation
1812 Eastern Louisiana admitted as 18th U.S. state
1808 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
1804 Hague's Theater opens
1803 U.S. doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase
1798 Department of Navy forms
1790 Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village
1789 George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of the United States
1774 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
1772 John Clais patents 1st scale
1763 London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower
1748 Ceasefire at Aken ends
1748 French troops occupy Maastricht
1725 Emperor Charles VI and King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
1722 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
1695 William Congreve's "Love for Love," premieres in London
1661 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa
1650 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
1616 English King Jacob I leaves Brielle/Vlissingen
1598 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
1563 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
1562 1st French colonists in US: Jean Ribaut and Hugenots at Parris Is NC
1527 England and France sign treaty of Westminster
1506 Philip of Bourgondy and England sign trade agreement
1492 Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet
1492 Spain announces it will expels all Jews
1396 Crusaders and earl of Nevers depart from Dijon
1349 Jewish community at Radolszell Germany, exterminated
1064 German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland
311 Emperor Galerius legal recognizes Christians in the Roman Empire