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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

1979Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

192741st US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall (61 64)

1987Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

1979US President Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, Ga

1961Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game

1982PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

1979Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated

1905Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro

1932Hermann Goering elected chairman of the Reichstag

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Notable Birthdays on August 30th

1334Pedro, the Cruel, Burgos, Spanish King of Castilia & Leon

1930Warren Buffett, Omaha Nebraska, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008)

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

1918Ted Williams, American baseball player, last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47)

1871Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), (d. 1937)

1972Cameron Diaz, Long Beach, California, American actress (Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding)

1982Andy Roddick, Austin Texas, American tennis player (2003 US Open champion)

1943Robert Crumb, US, cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat)

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

1940CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

2008"The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini (46) weds former model Deborah Lin (40) at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii

2009Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

2006Billionaire Warren Buffett (76) weds longtime companion Astrid Menks (60) in Omaha

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Notable Deaths on August 30th

2003Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

2013Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

1981Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 60

1940J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

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