December 30: This Day That Year

DEC 30

- 1884 - Birthday: Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during WW II (1941-44), born in Tokyo.

- 1865 - Birthday: Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book) born in Bombay, British India.

- 1896 - Philippines: Filipino nationalist José Rizal executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish.

- 1906 - British India: The All India Muslim League was founded in Dacca, East Bengal later lead to the foundation of Pakistan.

- 1922 - Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR and Creation of the USSR was formally proclaimed.

- 1949 - India recognized People's Republic of China.

- 1965 - Philippines: Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President.

- 1975 - Birthday: Tiger Woods, American golfer (15 major titles; 81 PGA Tour titles; 41 European Tour titles), born in Cypress, California.

- 1985 - USA: IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released.

- 1987 - Premier Robert Mugabe elected President of Zimbabwe (GDP then and now).

- 1997 - Algeria: The Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400+ people were killed in four villages.

- 2000 - Philippines: Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs exploded in Metro Manila, killed 22 people.

- 2004 - Argentina: A fire in the Republica Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires killed 194 people.

- 2006 - Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), executed by hanging in Baghdad.

- 2012 - Pakistan: 19 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Balochistan.

- 2012 - USA: 9 people were killed in a tour bus crash on interstate 84 in Oregon.

- 2013 - Russia: 15 people were killed in a trolley-bus bomb attack in Voglograd.

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