1947 – Marc Bolan the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from T. Rex was born on the 30th September 1947.
1954 – Barry Williams the American actor was born on the 30th September 1954.
1955 – James Dean died in a road accident on the 30th of September in 1955, aged 24.
1957 – Fran Drescher the American actress was born on the 30th September 1957.
1961 – Eric Stoltz the American actor, director, and producer was born on the 30th September 1961.
1964 – Robby Takac the American singer-songwriter and bass player from the Goo Goo Dolls was born on the 30th September 1964.
1965 ~ Thunderbirds premiered for the first time on British television on the 30th September 1965, but only in the ATV Midlands broadcasting region. Other ATV regions followed within 3 months, with ATV London commencing transmissions on the 25th December 1965. The children’s television series about a rescue organisation was inspired by a real life disaster rescue on the 7th November 1963, when 11 West German miners were rescued from a collapsed mine after surviving for 14 days, an event later known as the Wunder von Lengede (Miracle of Lengede).
2004 – The 1st images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat were taken 600 miles south of Tokyo on the 30th of September in 2004.
2012 ~ Melbourne Storm won the 2012 National Rugby League Grand Final after defeating the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on the 30th of September in 2012. The final score: Melbourne Storm 14 / Bulldogs 4.
1518 – Tintoretto the Italian painter was born on the 29th September 1518 (died 1594).
1571 – Caravaggio the Italian painter was born on the 29th September 1571 (d. 1610).
1640 – Antoine Coysevox the French sculptor was born on the 29th September 1640 (died 1720).
1703 ~ François Boucher the French painter was born on the 29th September 1703 (died 1770). François Boucher was an advocate of the Rococo style, and known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings of classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. François Boucher was one of the most celebrated decorative artists of the 18th century.
2012 ~ SYDNEY SWANS won the Australian Football League 2012 Premiership Cup at the AFL Grand Final, after defeating Hawthorn by 10 points at the MCG, on Saturday the 29th of September in 2012. The final score: Sydney Swans 91 / Hawthorn 81. The Swans were founded in 1874, and originally known as the South Melbourne Football Club until they became the first club in the competition to be based outside of Victoria, when they relocated to Sydney in 1982. Sydney was Sydney Swans official website: www.SydneySwans.com.au
1567 ~ Hans Steininger (aka Hanns Staininger) Austrian mayor famous for having the World’s longest beard (3.5 feet / 1.06m long c.1550) died on the 28th September 1567, because of his beard. The death by beard incident occurred when there was a fire in his town of Braunau, and in his haste Hans forgot to roll up his beard and place it in a purposely made pouch for his beard, which caused him to accidentally step on it, fall and break his neck, thus being killed by his famous beard. Legend tells of an invitation to Hans Steininger from the Emperor Rudolf II in Prague to see his extraordinary beard.
Hans Steininger is often found in stupid way to die lists on the internet. YouTube video: Horrible Histories Stupid Deaths: Hans Steininger…
1791 – France became the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population on the 28th September 1791.
1836 – Thomas Crapper the English plumber and inventer of the ballcock was born on the 28th September 1836 (died 1910)
1872 ~ Max Ehrmann the American writer and poet was born on the 26th September 1872. Max Ehrmann is widely known for writing Desiderata(Latin = things desired) in 1927, an inspiring timelss prose poemcontaining wonderful words of wisdom to live by.
1888 – T. S. Eliot the American-English publisher, playwright, and critic was born on the 26th September 1888 (died 1965). T. S. Elliot was a Nobel Prize laureate.
1934 – RMS Queen Mary was launched on the 26th day of September in 1934.
1943 – Ian Chappell the Australian cricketer was born on the 26th September 1943.
1948 – Olivia Newton-John the English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 26th September 1948.
1949 – Wendy Saddington the Australian singer from Chain was born on the 26th September 1949 (died 2013).
1969 ~ The Brady BunchAmerican sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz was first broadcast on the 26th September 1969, until the 8th March 1974 on ABC. YouTube video: The Brady Bunch Theme Song From All Seasons: All of the intros and end credits from all 5 seasons of The Brady Bunch…
1973 – Concorde made its 1st non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time on the 26th day of September in 1973.
1983 ~ Stanislav Petrov aka Станисла́в Евгра́фович Петро́в the Russian retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces saved the World from a nuclear war the 26th September 1983. He was the duty officer at the command center for the Oko nuclear early-warning system when the system reported that a missile was being launched from the United States. Petrov judged the report to be a false alarm which prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its NATO allies that could have resulted in large-scale nuclear war. Investigation later confirmed that the satellite warning system had malfunctioned due to sunlight.
2012 ~ JOBE WATSON the AFL footballer, and current captain of the Essendon Football Club, won the 2012 Brownlow Medal on the 24th day of September in 2012. Jobe Watson polled 30 votes, becoming the 6th Essendon player to win the Brownlow Medal award. Jobe is the son of former Essendon player Tim Watson.