Daily Calendar for Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Wednesday, August 30, 2023


  • 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) –
  • 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–
  • Houston Comets won WNBA championship in league’s first season –
  • 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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