Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
On 30, Thursday December 1943, Subhas Chandra Bose sets up a pro-Japanese Indian government at Port Blair, India.
On 30, Thursday December 1943, Hobart Bosworth died, American film actor, director, writer, and producer (b. 1867)
On 30, Monday December 1968, Fabrice Guy born, French Olympic skier
On 30, Monday December 1968, Trygve Lie died, 1st Secretary General of the United Nations (b. 1896)
On 30, Monday December 1968, Vladimir Peter Tytla died, American animator (b. 1904)
On 30, Saturday December 1978, Tyrese Gibson born, African-American actor and singer
On 30, Saturday December 1978, Inferno born, Polish musician
On 30, Saturday December 1978, Merekotia Amohau died, New Zealand composer (b. 1898)
On 30, Friday December 1988, Kirsty-Leigh Porter born, English actress
On 30, Friday December 1988, Leon Jackson born, Scottish singer
On 30, Friday December 1988, Isamu Noguchi died, Japanese-American artist (b. 1904)
On 30, Thursday December 1993, Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations.
On 30, Thursday December 1993, The Congress Party gains a parliamentary majority in India after the defection of 10 Janata Dal party lawmakers.
On 30, Thursday December 1993, Ira Stanphill died, American gospel songwriter (b. 1914)
On 30, Wednesday December 1998, Keisuke Kinoshita died, Japanese film director (b. 1912)
On 30, Wednesday December 1998, George Webb died, British actor (b. 1912)
On 30, Monday December 2013, Cyclone Christine intensifies into a category 3 cyclone causing heavy rainfall across a large section of the West Australian Pilbara coast. The towns of Roebourne and Wickham receive significant damage.