What Happened in August 1930

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
  • Aug 4 Child labor laws established in Belgium
  • Aug 6 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
  • Aug 6 Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen
  • Aug 7 A large mob estimated at 2,000 lynch two young black men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 7 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Aug 8 St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • Aug 9 113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
  • Aug 9 Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
  • Aug 9 Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
  • Aug 16 The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
  • Aug 16 1st British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • Aug 18 Eastern Airlines begins passenger service

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 20 Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)
  • Aug 21 Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
  • Aug 22 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 23 44th U.S. Women's National Championship: Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Aug 23 1st British Empire Games close in Hamilton, Canada
  • Aug 26 Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
  • Aug 29 The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
  • Aug 1 Julie Bovasso, actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Karoly Grosz, politician
  • Aug 1 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], English pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • Aug 1 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
  • Aug 2 Ron de Lugo, (Rep-D-Virgin Islands, 1973-79, 81- )
  • Aug 2 Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
  • Aug 3 James Komack, writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 4 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • Aug 4 John Gorman, printer/socialist historian
  • Aug 4 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Aug 5 Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia
  • Aug 6 Abbey Lincoln, actress/singer (Nothing But a Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 7 Velio Tormis, composer
  • Aug 8 Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
  • Aug 8 Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
  • Aug 8 Nita Talbot, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again), born in New York City
  • Aug 8 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
  • Aug 9 Milt Bolling, Mississippi City, Mississippi, MLB shortstop (Red Sox, 1952-7), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 10 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
  • Aug 11 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • Aug 11 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • Aug 12 Ronald James Herron, architect
  • Aug 12 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • Aug 13 Don Ho, Hawaii, ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles)
  • Aug 13 Heino Jurisalu, composer
  • Aug 13 Don Ho, American musician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 13 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • Aug 14 Earl Weaver, manager (Balt Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 14 Gerald B H Solomon, (Rep-R-New York, 1979- )
  • Aug 14 Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
  • Aug 15 Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • Aug 16 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)
  • Aug 16 Robert Culp, Berkley California, actor (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 16 Tony Trabert, tennis pro (1955 Wimbledon), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • Aug 17 James Gulliver, businessman

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 17 Ted Hughes, Poet (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • Aug 18 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
  • Aug 18 Grant Williams, actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 18 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Aug 19 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
  • Aug 20 Mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor
  • Aug 21 Frank Perry, film director
  • Aug 21 Margaret Rose Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II , born in London, England
  • Aug 22 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 23 Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )
  • Aug 23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • Aug 23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
  • Aug 23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 23 Vera Miles, American actress (Psycho), born in Boise City, Oklahoma

Actress Vera Miles
Vera Miles
  • Aug 25 Ariana CE Amsberg, Dutch publicist/actress (Aside, Sekstant)
  • Aug 25 Page Johnson, WV, actress (Passages from Finnegan's Wake)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 25 Sean Connery, actor (James Bond films), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Aug 25 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Misery), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 25 Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor
  • Aug 26 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
  • Aug 27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • Aug 27 John Watts, chief of defense (Omani Armed Forces)
  • Aug 28 Ben Gazzara, actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 Windsor Davies, British actor
  • Aug 29 Marius J J van Amelsvoort, Dutch undersecretary (CDA)
  • Aug 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Noel Harford, Winston New Zealand, NZ cricketer
  • Aug 30 Warren Burger, US, author (The Midas Touch)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
  • Aug 30 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • Aug 31 Tiny Little Jr, Worthington Minn, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 2 Laurence McKinley Gould (33), American Geologist and Polar Explorer weds Margaret ("Peg") Rice in Ann Arbor, Michigan

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 27 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies
  • Aug 25 Siegfried Wagner, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 26 Lon Chaney, American actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47
  • Aug 27 Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Alvar Gullstrand, Swedish optician (Nobel 1911), dies
  • Aug 29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)