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Notable Historical Events for September 30th

1942Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

1980Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

1993US General Colin Powell retires at 56

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic

1938Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

1927Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

1992KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

1934Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3

1962JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi

1659Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)

September 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 30th

1627Robinson Crusoe, fictional character, according to Daniel Defoe

1917Buddy Rich, New York, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), (d. 1987)

1924Truman Capote, New Orleans Louisiana, American author (In Cold Blood)

1928Elie Wiesel, Romania, author (Souls on Fire)/Nazi hunter (Nobel 1986)

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Notable Weddings on September 30th

1968Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)

1978Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

1989NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana

1939Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

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September 30th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on September 30th

1955James Dean, actor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24

1948Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87

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