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September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

Up to 1950

1951 – 2000

  • 1953 – On board the bathyscaphe Trieste, Auguste Piccard and Jacques Piccard travel to a depth 3,150 meters below the surface of the sea, which at that time had been the deepest point anyone had travelled.
  • 1954 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel.
  • 1955James Dean dies in a car crash.
  • 1960 – The last episode of The Howdy Doody Show airs on NBC.
  • 1960 – The first episode of The Flintstones is shown on television.
  • 1962Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.
  • 1962James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
  • 1962 – Last episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar broadcast on CBS Radio, marking the end of The Golden Age of Radio.
  • 1965 – Civil unrest follows a failed coup attempt by Indonesia Communist Party (PKI). More than a million people died.
  • 1966 – The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
  • 1967BBC Radio 1 is launched; the BBC's other national radio stations also adopt numeric names. Tony Blackburn presents the first show.
  • 1967 – Ceylon Broadcasting Corporation is launched in Colombo; the station was formerly known as Radio Ceylon.
  • 1968 – The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time.
  • 1970Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings.
  • 1972Baseball: Roberto Clemente has the 3,000th hit of his career.
  • 1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
  • 1976Muhammad Ali defends his Heavyweight Boxing Title, against Ken Norton.
  • 1979Niki Lauda retires from Formula One racing.
  • 1980Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • 1982Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven were killed in all. The incident is known as the Tylenol scare.
  • 1982 – The TV sitcom Cheers premieres.
  • 1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed Israel's covert nuclear programme to British media, is kidnapped in Rome by the Israeli Mossad.
  • 1989 – Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.
  • 1991 – President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti is forced from office.
  • 1993 – An earthquake hits India's Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada (Aurangabad division) in Maharashtra state leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.
  • 1997 – Origin Systems Inc. releases Ultima Online, a massively multiplayer game, opening the door for a new video gaming genre.
  • 1999 – Japan's then-worst nuclear accident occurs at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokai-mura, northeast of Tokyo. Workers overload a container with uranium, exposing workers and local residents to very high radiation levels.

From 2001

  • 2004 – AIM-54 Phoenix which became the primary missile for the Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat retired from U.S. Navy.
  • 2004 – The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat is taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
  • 2005 – The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".
  • 2005 – The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • 2009 – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes western Sumatra, killing over 1,000 people.
  • 2010 – In Ecuador, police officers, supported by parts of the army, attempt a failed coup against President Rafael Correa.
  • 2012Europe wins the Ryder Cup golf tournament, with a comeback against the United States from 10-6 behind to win 14.5 to 13.5.
  • 2013Pope Francis announces that Pope John Paul II is to become a saint in April 2014, nine years after his death.

Births

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Deaths

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