Ephemeris: What is commemorated today, September 30?

What was happening in the world on a day like today, but many years ago? On September 30, various events occurred that were marked in the almanac of international history. From scientific discoveries, to celebrity births, to tragic deaths, This was what happened in history, on a day like today.

Ephemeris September 30

1500.- Vicente Yáñez Pinzón returns to the Port of Palos (Huelva), after discovering the coasts of Brazil.

1763.- Carlos III establishes in Spain the bases of a game of chance, called the lottery of numbers, replaced in 1862 by that of tickets.

1846.- Anesthesia is applied for the first time in the worldin this case for the extraction of a tooth.

1938.- The Munich Pact is signed, by which France and Great Britain consent to the annexation of the Sudetenland by Germany.

1941.- World War II: in Babi Yar, a ravine located on the outskirts of kyiv, the Nazis conclude one of the regime’s greatest massacres: 33,771 Jews killed in a single operation.

1960.- The American network ABC premieres the animated television series The Flintstones (“The Flintstones”).


1974.- Chilean General Carlos Prats and his wife die in Buenos Aires, where they lived in exile for their opposition to the Pinochet regime, when a bomb installed in their car exploded.

1993.- An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 in the state of Maharastra (India) causes between 10,000 and 11,000 deaths.

1994.- The European Synchrotron is inaugurated in Grenoble (France) for the study of the matter.

1999.- The German writer Gunter Grass is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

2005.- Some caricatures of Mohammed published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten cause a scandal in the Islamic world.

2008.- 224 people perish in a stampede in a Hindu temple in Rajasthan (India).

2009.- 3,000 people die after an earthquake with an aftershock on the island of Sumatra.

2009.- Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced, in the last trial opened since his extradition, to six years in prison for the use of state funds to set up a telephone espionage network, among other corruption crimes.

2010.- Tension in Ecuador after the uprising of the Police that protests against a reduction in their salary benefits.

2015.- Begins the Russian military intervention against the positions of the Islamic State, in Syria.

2015.- The Palestinian flag is hoisted for the first time at the UN headquarters.

2019.- Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in prison for corruption since April 2018, rejects conditional release since “he does not exchange his dignity for freedom.”


1921.- Deborah Kerr, British actress.

1924.- Truman Capote, American writer.

1928.- Elie Wiesel, American teacher and writer.

1931.- Angie Dickinson, American actress.

1950.- Laura Esquivel, Mexican writer and politician.

1964.- Mónica Bellucci, Italian actress and model.

1975.- Marion Cotillard, French actress.

1980.- Martina Hingins, Swiss tennis player of Slovak origin.


1921.- Oskar Panizza, German writer.

1955.- James Dean, American actor.

1985.- Charles Richter, American seismologist, creator of the seismic scale that bears his name.

1985.- Simone Signoret, French actress.

1990.- Patrick White, Australian writer, Nobel Prize 1973.

1994.- André Lwoff, French, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1965.

2007.- Joe Mitty, British, founder of Oxfam.

2009.- Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut.

2011.- Ralph M. Steinman, Canadian scientist, Nobel Prize in Medicine 2011.

2020.- Joaquín Salvador Lavado, known as “Quino”, Argentine cartoonist, creator of “Mafalda”.

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“Quino”, with his unforgettable Mafalda. THE INFORMER/ARCHIVE

What was happening in Mexico?

1765. Anniversary of the birth of José María Morelos y Pavón. The National Flag must be raised at full flagpole.

1812. The Viceroy and other authorities take a solemn oath in Mexico of the Constitution of Cadiz and the pardon granted on the occasion of its promulgation is made public.

1867. Victoriano Salado Álvarez, lawyer, writer, politician and diplomat, was born in Teocaltiche, Jalisco.

2011. Gaspar Henaine “Capulina”, a Mexican actor, dies.

What is commemorated today, September 30?

  • International Right to Blasphemy Day
  • International Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day
  • International Translation Day
  • international podcast day

With information from EFE and the Government of Mexico



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Ephemeris: What is commemorated today, September 30?