What Happened in November 1930

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Coronation of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Haile Selassie I, 225th Emperor of Ethopian Solmonic Dynasty

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Nov 3 First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens
  • Nov 3 Bank of Italy renamed Bank of America

BattleCoup d'état

Nov 3 Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Nov 5 Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Nov 5 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss & Norma Shearer win

  • Nov 8 Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin
  • Nov 9 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama

1stHistoric Invention

Nov 11 Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Nov 13 WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 17 Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 18 Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • Nov 18 Sjostakovitch's opera "The Nose" premieres in Lenningrad
  • Nov 18 Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.
  • Nov 22 1st Irish Sweepstake run
  • Nov 22 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
  • Nov 22 Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
  • Nov 22 8th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 6-0 in Annapolis
  • Nov 23 NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
  • Nov 24 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
  • Nov 25 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
  • Nov 25 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 28 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 A. R. Gurney, American playwright
  • Nov 2 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist
  • Nov 3 Ken Berry, Moline Ill, actor (F Troop, Mayberry RFD, Mama's Family)
  • Nov 3 Lois Smith, Topeka Ks, actress (Reckless, Reuben Reuben)
  • Nov 3 Philip M Crane, (Rep-R-IL, 1969- )
  • Nov 3 William H Dana, pilot (X-15)
  • Nov 3 D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • Nov 3 Brian Robinson, British cyclist
  • Nov 4 Dick Groat, shortstop (NL MVP 1960)
  • Nov 4 Kate Reid, actress (Heaven Help US), born in London, England
  • Nov 5 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 6 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses)
  • Nov 7 Peter Woods, newsreader
  • Nov 7 Rudy Boschwitz, (Sen-R-Mn, 1978- )
  • Nov 8 Bob Harris, actor (Jim-Troubleshooters), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 8 Edmund Happold, engineer
  • Nov 9 Charlie Jones, Ft Smith Ark, sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes)
  • Nov 10 Clarence M Pendleton Jr, chairman of US comm on Civil Rights (1981-88)
  • Nov 10 Gene Conley, MLB player/NBA player
  • Nov 11 Kenneth Fleetwood, fashion designer
  • Nov 11 Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004)
  • Nov 11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)
  • Nov 11 Vernon Handley, English conductor
  • Nov 12 Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)
  • Nov 13 Fred Harris, (Sen-D-Okla)
  • Nov 13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet
  • Nov 14 Alan Moss, cricket pace bowler (England during 50's)
  • Nov 14 Edward H White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 14 Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao
  • Nov 14 Shirley Crabtree, professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • Nov 14 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • Nov 14 Monique Mercure, French Canadian actress
  • Nov 14 Michael Robbins, British actor (d. 1992)
  • Nov 14 Dame Elisabeth Frink, Thurlow, Suffolk, English sculptor and printmaker
  • Nov 14 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 15 J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)
  • Nov 15 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady-Sanford & Son), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Olene Walker, politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Nov 16 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in New York City

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 16 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Nov 16 Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso
  • Nov 17 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • Nov 17 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dundalk, County Louth (d. 1995)
  • Nov 17 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 19 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Nov 22 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • Nov 22 Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)
  • Nov 22 Peter Hall, British stage/film/opera director (Pedestrian)
  • Nov 23 Jack McKeon, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Robert Easton, actor (Someone Up There Likes Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 23 William E Brock, (Sen-D)/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)
  • Nov 24 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • Nov 24 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • Nov 24 Bob Friend, baseball player
  • Nov 24 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Nov 26 Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  • Nov 27 James M Taylor, Stamps ARK, USAF/astronaut
  • Nov 27 Vladimir Emel Yanovich Lev Alekseevich Samsonov Maksimov, educator
  • Nov 27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 29 Shirley Porter, English politician
  • Nov 30 G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, Watergate felon and radio host, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 30 James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Nov 30 William H Dana, test pilot (X-15), born in Pasadena, California

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Oliver Perry Hay, American Paleontologist, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 3 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland (date is approximate)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 5 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1929), dies at 72

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Nov 11 W W Whysall, cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies
  • Nov 27 J T Tyldesley, cricket (1661 runs in 31 Tests for Eng 1898-1909), dies