Today in History for April 1930

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 29 of 29

1st - "Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America
2nd - 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
3rd - Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
3rd - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
3rd - 2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win
4th - Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
4th - Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
4th - The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
5th - England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
6th - 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
6th - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
10th - George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
10th - Synthetic rubber 1st produced
12th - 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
12th - Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
14th - Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
17th - Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
Actress Mary PickfordActress Mary Pickford 17th - DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
18th - Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
19th - 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
21st - Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
21st - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
22nd - US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd - British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.
25th - "All Quiet on the Western Front", based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in New York (Outstanding Production 1930)
28th - 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence Kansas
29th - 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
29th - North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
29th - Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Grace Lee Whitney, Ann Arbor Mich, actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek)
1st - Joan Franks-Williams, composer
2nd - Girolamo Arriego, composer
2nd - W Hambleden Smith, English newspaper magnate
3rd - Helmut Kohl, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Politician and Chancellor of West Germany 1982-90, Reunified Germany 1990-98
3rd - Lawton Chiles, (sen/gov-D-Florida, 1971-89/91- )
3rd - Max Frankel, journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds)
3rd - Wally Moon, American baseball player
4th - David Sexton, soccer manager
7th - Andrew Sachs, actor (Manuel-Fawlty Towers)
8th - Dorothy Tutin, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England
8th - John Bartholomew Tucker, Pa, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
8th - John Reardon, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus), born in NYC, New York
8th - Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
8th - Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
8th - Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
9th - F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
9th - Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist
10th - Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)
10th - Shuja-ud-Din, cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62)
10th - Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006)
10th - Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
11th - Carl Franklin, Richmond California, actor (Fantastic Journey)
11th - Clive Exton, scriptwriter & playwright
11th - James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)
11th - Joseph Burnett-Stuart, CEO (Robert Fleming Holdings)
11th - Kazuo Fukushima, composer
11th - Nicholas F Brady, US Secretary of Treasury (1988-93)
11th - W G [Bill] Hefner, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )
11th - Anton LaVey, Chicago Illinois, American founder of the Church of Satan
12th - Betty Clooney, Maysville Ky, singer (Jack Paar Show)
12th - Bryan Magee, writer
12th - Patrick Edmund Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, Irish peer and public servant
12th - Lou A de Graaf, Dutch asst secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
12th - Uwe Kitzinger, President (Templeton College, Oxford)
12th - Manuel Neri, American artist
13th - Justice Harman
14th - Bradford Dillman, actor (Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), born in San Franciso, California
14th - George W Gekas, (Rep-R-PA, 1983- )
14th - Jay Robinson, actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
15th - Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
15th - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
16th - Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
16th - Herbie Mann, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York
16th - John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
17th - Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
17th - Genevieve, Paris France, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples)
18th - Clive Revill, Wellington NZ, actor (Legend of Hell House)
19th - Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994)
20th - Alan Oakman, cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956)
21st - Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)
21st - Silvana Mangano, Rome Italy, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas)
23rd - Alan Oppenheimer, actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied), born in NYC, New York
23rd - Michael Bowen, RC Archbishop (Southwark)
24th - Conn Findlay, Stockton California, coxswain (Oly-2 gold/bronze-56, 64, 76)
24th - Jerome Callet, American musician
25th - Dotty Mack, Cincinnati Ohio, actress (Paul Dixon Show)
25th - Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
25th - Roy Marshall, cricket opener (prolific Hampshire only 4 Tests for WI)
26th - Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
26th - Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
26th - Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
27th - Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs
28th - Richard C Sarafian, director/actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
28th - Christopher John Magenis Headington, composer
28th - James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
29th - Alf Valentine, Jamaican cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
29th - Jean Rochefort, French actor
30th - Raoul de Keyser, [Dekeyser], Flemish painter

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 12 of 12

1st - Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
1st - Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
2nd - Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
3rd - Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (b. 1847)
4th - Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
14th - W Majakowski, writer, dies at 36
16th - José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
17th - Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
19th - Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
21st - Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79
21st - Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
22nd - Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)

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