What Happened on August 16, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)
  • Robert Culp, Berkley California, actor (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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