What Happened on April 17, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
  • DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
  • Genevieve, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)