August 30 on Pop Culture History

August 30th Fun Facts, Trivia and History

August 30th History Highlights

  • 70 – Titus ended the siege of Jerusalem after destroying The Second Temple.
  • 1967 – Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1984 – The Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-41-D) takes off on its maiden voyage.
  • If you were born on August 30th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… December 7th (prior year)

August 30th is…

Beach Day
Frankenstein Day
Grief Awareness Day
Marshmallow Toasting Day
Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 30th Birthday Quotes

“Live, and be happy, and make others so.”
– Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

‘There’s a very fine line between underacting and not acting at all. And not acting is what a lot of actors are guilty of. It amazes me how some of these little numbers with dreamy looks and a deadpan are getting away with it. I’d hate to see them on stage with a dog act. ‘
– Joan Blondell

“Too often, we spend our days thinking about what we don’t have rather than what we do have. Be grateful every day.”
– Lisa Ling

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
– Warren Buffett

“It’s absolutely stupid that we live without an ozone layer. We have men, we’ve got rockets, we’ve got saran wrap – fix it!”
– Lewis Black

“You don’t have journalists over there anymore, what they have is public relations people. That’s what they have over in America now. Two-hundred and fifty thousand people in public relations. And a dwindling number of actual reporters and journalists.”
– Robert Crumb

August 30th Birthdays

1797 – Mary Shelley, English novelist, and playwright, Frankenstein (died in 1851)
1893 – Huey Long, American lawyer, and politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (died in 1935)
1898 – Shirley Booth, American actress (died in 1992)
1906 – Joan Blondell, American actress (died in 1979)
1908 – Fred MacMurray, American actor (died in 1991)
1918 – Ted Williams, American baseball player (died in 2002)
1919 – Maurice Hilleman, American microbiologist and vaccinologist (died in 2005)
1919 – Kitty Wells, American singer-songwriter (died in 2012)
1926 – Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (died in 2010)
1927 – Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (died in 2004)
1927 – Bill Daily, American comedic actor (died in 2018)
1930 – Warren Buffett, American businessman, and philanthropist
1935 – John Phillips, American singer-songwriter (died in 2001)
1943 – Robert Crumb, American illustrator
1946 – Peggy Lipton, American model, and actress (died in 2019)
1948 – Lewis Black, American comedian, and author
1963 – Michael Chiklis, American actor
1972 – Cameron Diaz, American actress
1973 – Lisa Ling,  American journalist, and author
1989 – Bebe Rexha, American singer-songwriter

August 30th History

1835 – Melbourne, Australia was founded.

1836 – The city of Houston, named after former General Sam Houston, was founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.

1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by the British Armed Forces.

1963 – The Moscow to Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union went into operation.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1975 – #1 Hit August 30, 1975 – September 5, 1975: KC and the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

1980 – #1 Hit August 30, 1980 – September 5, 1980: Christopher Cross – Sailing

1983 – Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford, JR was the first African American in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

1984 – The Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage.

1986 – #1 Hit August 30, 1986 – September 5, 1986: Steve Winwood – Higher Love

1993- David Letterman premiered his late-night talk show on CBS.

1997 – #1 Hit October 4, 1997 – October 10, 1997: Boyz II Men – 4 Seasons of Loneliness

1999- Countess Vaughn left the series Moesha for her own spinoff series The Parkers with Monique. She was the first African-American comedienne to receive a spin-off TV show.

2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the decommissioned Russian submarine K-159 sank, taking nine of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.

The Late Show with David Letterman debuted on CBS in 1993.


Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

“Toga! Toga!” – John “Bluto” Blutarsky (John Belushi) #moviequotes

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N (me) Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Darth Vader was inspired by Marvel’s Dr. Doom.

Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

If you see someone who needs help, stop asking yourself if they need help. Instead, just help.

Every time you put a jigsaw puzzle piece in place you are bringing more order to the universe.

Prior to 1964, the Mr. Potato Head kits didn’t come with a body as it was expected you would supply your own potato.

A group of Cats (feral) is called a Destruction.

What kills the battery on a watch? Time does.

“Inspiration is all around us. Don’t let the brain limit the mind.” – Lisi Harrison

Much like a watched pot never boils, a watched phone never charges.

If I had a genie I would just wish for fairy godparents. #Timmy

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