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On This Day: September 30th

This is 273rd day of the year and 92 days remain in the year.

in history
1791
Mozart's opera The Magic Flute premiered in Vienna, Austria.
1927
Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run. The record stood until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Mark McGwire beat Maris's record in 1998 by hitting 70 and Barry Bonds topped this in 2001 with 73.
1938
Britain and France surrendered to Germany's demands concerning the Sudetenland, and signed the Munich Pact.
1946
Twenty-two Nazi leaders were found guilty at the Nuremberg trials.
1949
The Berlin Airlift came to an end.
1955
Actor James Dean was killed in a car crash.
1966
Botswana gained its independence from Great Britain.
September 30 BirthdaysElie Wiesel1928–, American writer, writing in French, b. Sighet, Romania.


Lester Maddoxpublic official
Truman Capotenovelist
Martina Hingistennis player
Hans Geigerphysicist
David Oistrakhviolinist



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