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.