August 30 in Pop Culture History

30August 30 in Pop Culture 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 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 BandGet Down Tonight

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

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 WinwoodHigher Love

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

1997 – #1 Hit October 4, 1997 – October 10, 1997: Boyz II Men4 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 de-commissioned 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.

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