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Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights
  • 1949 - Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
  • 1950 - 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • 1950 - Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
  • 1950 - WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 - Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)
  • 1953 - Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  • 1953 - Robert Anderson's "Tea & Sympathy," premieres in NYC
  • 1953 - WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 - WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
  • 1954 - "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances
  • 1954 - Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the Navy
  • 1956 - Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • 1956 - White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
  • 1957 - French govt of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
  • 1957 - WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 - French Guin‚e becomes independent republic Guinea
  • 1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1960 - Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)
  • 1960 - On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
  • 1960 - West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany
  • 1961 - Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost
  • 1962 - A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consec innings pitched without a walk
  • 1962 - JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
  • 1962 - James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
  • 1962 - KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 - KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
  • 1962 - NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1
  • 1963 - "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1963 - 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
  • 1964 - "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 perfs
  • 1965 - Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)
  • 1965 - LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
  • 1966 - Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
  • 1966 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1967 - BBC starts their own popular music radio station
  • 1967 - Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • 1967 - USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking
  • 1968 - 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
  • 1968 - AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
  • 1968 - Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
  • 1968 - Supremes release "Love Child"
  • 1969 - Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
  • 1970 - New American Bible published
  • 1971 - -11/6] Rome: 3rd bishop synod
  • 1971 - Last Wash Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
  • 1972 - Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)
  • 1972 - Roberto Clemente, is 11th to get 3,000 hits