What Happened in March 1930

Historical Events

  • 2nd 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
  • 4th Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
  • 4th Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
  • 4th Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
  • 6th Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
  • 7th Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball

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8th Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 11th William Taft, US 27th President & Chief Justice buried in Arlington

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12th Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 12th Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
  • 13th Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • 15th 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
  • 15th 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
  • 16th USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine
  • 18th Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
  • 19th Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
  • 20th Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
  • 23rd US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 23rd US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • 24th 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
  • 26th Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
  • 27th 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
  • 28th 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
  • 28th Turkish cities Constantinople & Angora change their names to Istanbul & Ankara
  • 29th Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • 29th 89h Grand National: Tommy Cullinan aboard Shaun Goilin wins
  • 30th Babberich-H soccer team forms
  • 31st The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st C D Gopinath, cricketer (batted in 8 Tests for India in the 1950's)
  • 1st Pierre Max Dubois, composer
  • 1st Raymond St Jacques, actor/director (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Mr Moses)
  • 1st Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 2nd Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 2nd John Cullum, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 2nd Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
  • 3rd Heiner Geißler, German politician
  • 3rd Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
  • 5th Del Crandall, American baseball player
  • 6th Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • 7th James Broderick, Charlestown, New Hampshire, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Family)
  • 7th Lord Snowdon, [Anthony Armstrong-Jones], photographer, born in London, England
  • 8th Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 9th Harrie J B Aarts, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • 9th Thomas Schippers, Kalamazoo Mich, conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • 9th Taina Elg, Helsinki Finland, actress (Hercules in NY, Les Girls)

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9th Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 10th Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 10th Sandor Iharos, athlete
  • 11th David Gentleman, designer/painter
  • 12th Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • 12th Robin Cavendish, disabled campaigner
  • 12th Scoey Mitchill, Newburgh NY, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda)
  • 12th Stanko Horvat, composer
  • 13th Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter, born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 13th Jan Howard, American singer
  • 14th Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer
  • 14th Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • 15th Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 16th Minoru Miky, composer
  • 17th James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 18th Maurice Peress, conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • 18th Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)
  • 19th Bill Henderson, jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 20th Michel Magne, composer
  • 22nd Derek Bok, college president (Harvard)
  • 22nd Lynden O Pindling, PM of Bahamas (1967-92)
  • 22nd Pat Robertson, televangelist (700 club, Presidential candidate-R-1989)
  • 22nd Stephen Sondheim, lyricist (West Side Story, Company), born in NYC, New York
  • 22nd Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator
  • 24th Kenneth Nelson, Rocky Mount NC, actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family)

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24th Steve McQueen, American actor (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), born in Beech Grove, Indiana

  • 25th David Russell Burge, composer
  • 26th Cristobal Halffter, composer
  • 26th Gregory Corso, beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man)
  • 26th Sandra Day O'Connor, Texas, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- )
  • 27th Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Bird Watching)
  • 27th David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), born in Naponee Nebraska (d. 1980)
  • 27th Richard Hayman, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 28th Amelia Rosselli, poet
  • 28th George Bruce, painter
  • 28th Robert Ashley, composer
  • 28th Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer
  • 29th Donny Conn, musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 29th G R Sunderam, cricket pace bowler (2 Tests India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 29th Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford
  • 30th Lord Browne-Wilkinson [Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson], Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (UK)
  • 30th John Astin, Balt Md, actor (I'm Dickens He's Fenster, Addams Family)
  • 30th Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist and entertainer, born in Bassendean, Western Australia

Famous Deaths


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2nd D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • 6th William Milton, cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies

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8th William Howard Taft, 27th US President (1909-13) and Chief Justice, dies at 72

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 8th Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)
  • 12th Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)

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12th William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • 13th Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
  • 15th Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51
  • 16th Miguel Primo de Riveray Orbaneja, Sp dictator (1923-30), dies at 60
  • 19th Arthur J Balfour, British theologist/premier (1902-05), dies at 81
  • 29th Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies