30 September It Happened Today

1630  The first execution in America takes place for the crime of murder.

1888  Two further murders take place in London’s East End, attributed to Jack the Ripper.

1908  Birth of Russian violinist David Oistrakh.

1927   New York Yankee’s star “Babe” Ruth hits an all time record 60th home run in a season.

1935  Birth of American singer Johnny Mathis.

1938  British prime minister Neville Chamberlain returns from the Munich Conference and announces “peace for our time”.

1947  Birth of English musician nd lead singer of T Rex, Marc Bolan.

1955  Death of Hollywood star James Dean.

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