Today in History for March 1930

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 29 of 29

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
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"
11th - Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
12th - Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
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
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 16th - USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl 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)
24th - Planet Pluto named
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 - Constantinople & Angora changes 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

Birthdays 1 - 60 of 60

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, Knoxville, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure)
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)
Jazz Composer Ornette ColemanJazz Composer Ornette Coleman (9th) 9th - Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)
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 - 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, Pres 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)
Actor Steve McQueenActor Steve McQueen (24th) 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, Cambridge Massachusetts, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
28th - Amelia Rosselli, poet
28th - George Bruce, painter
28th - Robert Ashley, composer
28th - Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer
29th - Donny Conn, rocker (Playmates)
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 - David Staple, joint pres (Council of Churches for Brit & Ireland)
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

Deaths 1 - 11 of 11

Writer D. H. LawrenceWriter D. H. Lawrence (2nd) 2nd - David Herbert Lawrence (DH), English poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 44
6th - William Milton, cricketer (S Afr Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies
8th - William Howard Taft, 27th US pres (1909-13)/Chief Justice, dies at 72
8th - Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)
12th - Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)
12th - William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35
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
First World War Flying Ace William George BarkerFirst World War Flying Ace William George Barker (12th) 29th - Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies

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