December 30 Events in History - December 30 Birthdays - December 30 Deaths
2014 Indonesia's search team finds plane wreckage and the remains of three people who were aboard AirAsia Flight 8501, which disappeared on December 28th; the findings confirm that the flight crashed in the waters between Indonesia and Singapore
2014 Walt Disney Company will be marketing the next Star Wars movie through a series of YouTube videos produced by its subsidiary, Maker; the videos will connect younger audiences to the characters and stories from earlier movies in the franchise
2013 Saudi Arabia's government agrees to give Lebanon $3 billion to strengthen Lebanon's army and purchase weapons from France
2013 In the U.S., 2.5 million minimum wage workers will get a raise January 1st in thirteen states including Colorado, Rhode Island and Connecticut
2012 After suffering from a concussion caused by fainting from dehydration, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hospitalized for a blood clot
2012 'Science' magazine names Higgs boson, the confirmation of the existence of a subatomic particle, as the 2012 Breakthrough of the Year
2011 The New South Wales boat 'Loki' is proclaimed the winner of the 2011 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
2011 Canadian Auto Workers vote in favor of striking against Caterpillar Inc's locomotive manufacturing plant in London, Ontario
2010 The internet population in China reaches 450 million
2010 In Thailand, 79 pro-government 'yellow shirt' protesters are jailed for storming a state-run television station in 2008
2006 Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad
1997 An abandoned building collapses on New York's 42nd St, no one hurt
1995 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
1993 "Candles, Snow, and Mistletoe" closes at Palace New York City after 7 performances
1993 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)
1993 Vatican recognizes Israel
1992 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
1992 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win vs. West Indies
1990 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 93 performances
1990 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
1989 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
1988 Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
1988 Former Soviet President Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
1988 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard
1988 North subpoenas Reagan and Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial
1987 Australia hang on for draw vs. New Zealand at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short
1987 Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe
1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
1985 Pakistan restores constitution
1984 Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) and Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
1982 Anthony Shaffers "Whodunnit," premieres in New York City
1982 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
1982 U.S. Assay Office in New York City, New York closes
1981 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
1980 "Wonderful World of Disney," last performance on NBC-TV
1979 Rock group, Emerson, Lake and Palmer break up
1979 Togo adopts constitution
1978 "King and I" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 719 performances
1978 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
1977 Carter holds 1st news conference by U.S. President in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 7 performances
1975 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
1974 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
1973 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
1973 Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10 in AFC championship game
1973 Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game
1972 Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam and announces peace talks
1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders)
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Paul McCartney sues his bandmates to dissolve the Beatles
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1968 -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Mazama and Winthrop, Washington (state record)
1967 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1967 Great Western Forum opens in LA
1965 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as president of the Phillipines
1964 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in New York City
1963 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
1963 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
1963 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
1962 Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
1961 Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)
1959 George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
1958 French franc devalued
1957 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
1957 New York Giants win NFL championship
1956 New York Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game
1954 "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 165 performances
1954 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
1954 Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in New York City
1952 Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
1950 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
1949 India recognizes People's Republic of China
1948 "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater New York City for 1077 performances
1947 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1947 King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
1947 Romanian republic proclaimed
1944 King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne
1943 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps and cash
1941 Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach
1941 Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
1941 Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization
1941 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament
1940 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens
1939 Bradman scores 267 SA vs. Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
1939 O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 and 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
1938 Electronic television system patented by V. K. Zworykin
1936 United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant
1935 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
1933 -50 degrees F (-46 degrees C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
1933 Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
1933 Jack Badcock scores 274 vs. Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton
1932 Bradman out for a duck vs. England at cricket MCG
1929 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up and Dream," premieres in New York City
1929 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
1927 Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
1926 Paul Eliot Greens "In Abraham's Bosom," premieres in New York City
1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)
1925 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
1924 Edwin Hubble announces existence of other galactic systems
1922 Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR
1918 John E Hoover decides to be called J Edgar Hoover
1917 -32 degrees F (-36 degrees C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)
1917 -37 degrees F (-38 degrees C) in Lewisburg, WV (state record)
1915 Cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die
1913 Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 and 9-103)
1911 Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs vs. Australia at MCG
1911 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of Republic of China
1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
1907 Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
1906 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy
1903 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans
1903 Fire at Chicago's Iriquois Theater kills 602
1897 Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony
1896 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5
1893 Russia signs military accord with France
1892 Dr. Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal
1888 Belgium: king Leopold II installs Order of African Star
1884 Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig
1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres
1877 Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna
1875 Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms
1873 American Metrological Society forms (New York City) weights, measures and money
1869 Philadelphia Knights of Labor forms
1861 US, banks stops payments in gold
1854 Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in U.S., incorporated in New York City
1853 Gadsden Purchase 45,000 mi (120,000 km) by Gila River from Mexico for $10 million, area is now southern Arizona and New Mexico
1844 Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)
1836 Lehman-theater in St. Petersburg catches fire; 100s die
1835 After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R
1835 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin sail from New Zealand to Sydney
1817 1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona)
1813 Danzig surrenders to allied armies
1809 Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston
1794 French troops conquer Grave, Netherlands
1731 1st U.S. music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)
1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
1689 Henry Purcell and Tates opera "Dido and Aeneas," premieres in Chesea
1685 Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
1672 Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden, Netherlands
1666 Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname
1665 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople
1621 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
1317 Pontifical degree "Sancta Romania" against spiritualists
987 French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king
274 St. Felix I ends his reign as Catholic Pope