What Happened in October 1930

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Philadelphia A's beat St Louis 5-2
  • Oct 4 A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
  • Oct 5 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • Oct 8 Philadelphia A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
  • Oct 9 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
  • Oct 10 AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP
  • Oct 10 Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years
  • Oct 11 Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Oct 13 New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP members in uniform
  • Oct 14 Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
  • Oct 14 George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC
  • Oct 18 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
  • Oct 19 Jules Ladoumègue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)
  • Oct 20 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premieres on NBC radio
  • Oct 20 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
  • Oct 22 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
  • Oct 22 Blake & Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms

BattleCoup d'état

Oct 24 A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas then installed as "provisional president."

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Oct 25 1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center
  • Oct 25 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
  • Oct 26 Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad
  • Oct 29 1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach
  • Oct 30 Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Philippe Noiret, Lille France, actor (Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Oct 1 Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 1 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • Oct 2 Gunter Kochan, composer
  • Oct 2 J M Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact)
  • Oct 2 Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
  • Oct 3 David Mayer Epstein, composer
  • Oct 4 Jozsef Soproni, composer
  • Oct 4 Bill Wade, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
  • Oct 5 Reinhard Selten, German economist, (Nobel Prize 1994). born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Oct 6 Hafez al Assad, president (Syria)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Richie Benaud, cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Oct 8 James Olsen, Evanston IL, actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell)
  • Oct 8 Toru Takemitsu, composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 9 David Rounds, Bronxville NY, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill)
  • Oct 9 Fjolnir Stefansson, composer
  • Oct 10 Adlai Stevenson III, (D-Sen-Ill)
  • Oct 10 Harold Pinter, playwright (Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Oct 10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • Oct 10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Bill Fischer, baseball player
  • Oct 11 Harry Glass, German DR, 1st E German Olympic medalist (bronze-1956)
  • Oct 11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 12 Jack S Gottlieb, composer
  • Oct 13 Peter J Clase, South African minister of Education/Culture (1985- )

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 Mobutu Sese Seko, Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), born in Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1997)

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Oct 14 Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin')
  • Oct 15 Phillipe Leroy, actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 15 Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)
  • Oct 16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress
  • Oct 17 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • Oct 17 Jimmy Breslin, Queens columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 17 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 18 Frank Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89)
  • Oct 19 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, born in Frome (d. 1996)
  • Oct 21 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
  • Oct 23 Gerard Blain, actor (Hatari), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 24 Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)
  • Oct 24 Johan Galtung, Norway, polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence)
  • Oct 24 Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • Oct 24 Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
  • Oct 26 John Arden, English novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 27 Bill George, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams)
  • Oct 28 Harry Gilbert Trythall, composer
  • Oct 28 John Henry Mayer, composer
  • Oct 28 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1)
  • Oct 29 Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
  • Oct 29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
  • Oct 30 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • Oct 30 Marilyn Alex, actress (Molly-Young & Restless), born in Hollywood, California
  • Oct 30 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 31 Michael Collins, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 31 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Ricardo Drigo, composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 3 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • Oct 5 Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  • Oct 10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)
  • Oct 14 Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies
  • Oct 15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (b. 1866)
  • Oct 24 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
  • Oct 26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)