September 30 is the 273rd day of the year
There are 92 days remaining until the end of the year.
Sunrise Today: 7:04 AM
Sunset Today: 6:54 PM
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 50 minutes
The Moon is 91.5 per cent illuminated, a waxing gibbous moon
High tide was at 12:53 early this morning at 5.7 feet
Low tide will be at 7:17 this morning at 1.2 feet
High tide again at 1:44 this afternoon at 6.5 feet
and low tide again at 8:01 tonight at -0.3 feet
National Mud Pack Day
Blasphemy Day (United States, Canada, other countries)
Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day (São Tomé and Príncipe)
Birth of Morelos (Mexico)
Independence Day (Botswana) or Botswana Day, celebrates the independence of Botswana from United Kingdom in 1966.
International Translation Day
Recovery Day (Canada)
On this day in history...
1791 – The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.
1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin,
1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
1955 – Actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif., at age 24.
1962 – Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later becomes United Farm Workers.
1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
1967 – BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service are replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 is also launched with Tony Blackburn
presenting its first show.
1968 – The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
1972 – Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.
1980 – Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
If today is your birthday, you share birthday cake with:
1207 – Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
1908 – David Oistrakh, Ukrainian-Russian violinist (d. 1974)
1915 – Lester Maddox, American politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (d. 2003)
1917 – Yuri Lyubimov, Russian actor and director (d. 2014)
1917 – Buddy Rich, American drummer, bandleader, and actor (d. 1987)
1924 – Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1927 – W. S. Merwin, American poet, translator, and essayist
1928 – Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American author, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress
1942 – Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (The Teenagers) (d. 1968)
1943 – Marilyn McCoo, American singer and actress (The 5th Dimension)
1946 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
1947 – Marc Bolan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (T. Rex and John's Children) (d. 1977)
1954 – Basia, Polish singer-songwriter and producer (Perfect)
1954 – Patrice Rushen, American singer-songwriter and producer (CAB)
1954 – Barry Williams, American actor and singer
1955 – Frankie Kennedy, Irish flute player (Altan) (d. 1994)
1958 – Marty Stuart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Wednesday September 30
By Kevin Vance • Sep 30, 2015