What Happened in January 1930

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
  • Jan 1 Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
  • Jan 1 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11

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Jan 5 Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 5 Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jan 6 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed

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Jan 6 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 7 Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 7 Marguerite Perey discovers francium (Fr), the last naturally occurring element to be found
  • Jan 9 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game

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Jan 9 Albert Kahn Associates architectural firm become consulting architects for all industrial construction in the Soviet Union

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • Jan 10 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
  • Jan 10 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • Jan 10 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • Jan 13 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • Jan 15 George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
  • Jan 18 -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
  • Jan 18 Shostakovitch's opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 20 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • Jan 22 -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
  • Jan 23 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • Jan 23 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia established
  • Jan 23 WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 24 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • Jan 24 Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
  • Jan 25 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
  • Jan 25 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats Harry Hopman (6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jan 26 Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
  • Jan 30 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 30 The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
  • Jan 31 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)
  • Jan 1 Ty Hardin, American actor (Riptide, Bronco), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 1 Werner Heiden, composer
  • Jan 1 Frederick Wiseman, documentary filmmaker, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 3 Eddie Egan, American actor (Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 Robert Loggia, actor (Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jan 3 Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright

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Jan 4 Don Shula, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins), born in Grand River Ohio

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Jan 4 Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
  • Jan 4 Sorrell Booke, actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 5 Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
  • Jan 5 Frederick Charles Tillis, composer
  • Jan 5 Richard Hayes, singer/emcee (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jan 6 Denis Pitts, journalist
  • Jan 6 Vic Tayback, American actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 8 Doreen Wilber, American archer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 10 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
  • Jan 10 Roy Edward Disney, American film executive and CEO of Disney

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Jan 11 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor
  • Jan 11 Ron Mulock, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Glenn Yarborough, singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
  • Jan 12 Jennifer P Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary)

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Jan 12 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario (d. 1974)

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Jan 13 Frances Sternhagen, actress (Outland, Starting Over), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 13 Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer
  • Jan 14 Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan, composer
  • Jan 15 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
  • Jan 16 Norman Podhoretz, author/editor (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 16 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • Jan 17 Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
  • Jan 17 Robert Ceely, composer
  • Jan 17 Eddie LeBaron, American football player, born in San Rafael, California
  • Jan 19 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • Jan 19 Tippi Hedren, New Ulm, Minnesota, American actress (The Birds, Marnie)

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Jan 20 Edwin Aldrin Jr, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11), born in Montclair, New Jersey

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
  • Jan 21 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 23 Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet (Omeros), Nobel Prize for Literature 1992, born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • Jan 23 William Reid Pogue, Okemah Oklahoma, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Skylab 4), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 23 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • Jan 24 Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 25 Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
  • Jan 26 A N Solomons, chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
  • Jan 26 Anne Macfarlane, Master (Court of Protection)
  • Jan 26 Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr, Wisc, sailor (Oly-gold/bronze-1964, 72)
  • Jan 27 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 27 Esteban Edward Torres, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jan 27 Roger Sims, British MP
  • Jan 28 David Morris, British MEP
  • Jan 28 Luis de Pablo, composer
  • Jan 29 John Junkin, actor/writer (A Hard Day's Night)
  • Jan 29 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
  • Jan 30 Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )

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Jan 30 Gene Hackman, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California

  • Jan 30 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
  • Jan 30 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
  • Jan 31 Lynn Carlin, actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 31 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 8 Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 Author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 15 Businesswoman Estée Lauder (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauder

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Edward W Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
  • Jan 13 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • Jan 13 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, dies at 52
  • Jan 28 Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies