Daily Calendar for Friday, August 30, 2019 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, August 30, 2019


  • David Hartley(philosopher)
  • Jacques-Louis David(painter 1748)
  • Mary Shelley(writer)
  • Ellen Arthur(wife of U.S. president Chester Arthur; died before he took office)
  • Ernest Rutherford(physicist)
  • Huey Long(politician)
  • Raymond Massey(actor)
  • Roy Wilkins(civil rights leader)
  • Ted Williams(baseball player)
  • Geoffrey Beene(fashion designer)
  • John Phillips(singer)
  • Elizabeth Ashley(actress)
  • Jean-Claude Killy(Olympic gold medalist, skiing)
  • Tug McGraw(baseball player)
  • Cameron Diaz(actress)
  • Andy Roddick(tennis player)


  • Lindsay Anderson(director of film)
  • Charles Bronson(actor)
  • Glenn Ford(actor)
  • Wes Craven(filmmaker)


  • Streetcar service ended in Montreal, Quebec
  • Hotline between the White House and the Kremlin installed
  • Thurgood Marshall confirmed as the first African American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • First night launch of a space shuttle (Challenger), Kennedy Space Center, Florida
  • Astronaut Guion Bluford became the first African-American to reach space
  • Vicki Keith became the first person to swim across all five Great Lakes
  • Hotel Queen Leona Helmsley convicted on tax evasion charges, later sentenced to four years in prison and fined $8.8 million
  • Tennis player Greg Rusedski served a ball at 141 mph at the U.S. Open in New York City
  • Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox became the 14th MLB pitcher to reach 3,000 career strikeouts


  • George Washington took advantage of foggy weather to evacuate Long Island after a defeat
  • Boston’s high temperature was 99 degrees F

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