What Happened in 1930 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 338

  • Apr 21 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
  • Apr 22 US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
  • Apr 22 British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.
  • Apr 25 "All Quiet on the Western Front", based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in New York (Outstanding Production 1930)
  • Apr 28 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence Kansas
  • Apr 29 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • Apr 29 North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
  • Apr 29 Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service
  • May 1 Planet Pluto offically named by 11 year-old Venetia Burney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 2 Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
  • May 5 Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
  • May 5 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
  • May 7 Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins
  • May 9 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 9 John Masefield is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George V

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 10 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
  • May 10 Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield
  • May 12 Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
  • May 13 Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail
  • May 15 Ellen Church becomes 1st female airline stewardess aboard a United flight from San Francisco to Cheyenne
  • May 16 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
  • May 17 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • May 19 White women win voting rights in South Africa
  • May 20 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
  • May 20 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
  • May 21 Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 21 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 22 Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
  • May 22 Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game
  • May 24 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
  • May 24 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
  • May 24 Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
  • May 26 Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
  • May 26 Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
  • May 27 Richard Drew invents masking tape
  • May 27 The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
  • May 28 Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • May 31 Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
  • May 31 Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
  • May 31 Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 1 Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
  • Jun 1 Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours
  • Jun 1 35th Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 1 35th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jun 2 Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
  • Jun 3 Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies
  • Jun 7 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
  • Jun 7 NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 9 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • Jun 10 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 12 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Jun 12 Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 13 1st Nudist Colony opens
  • Jun 13 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista Greece
  • Jun 14 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht
  • Jun 16 Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
  • Jun 17 Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 17 Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
  • Jun 18 Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute held.
  • Jun 20 65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake
  • Jun 21 Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 22 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 23 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
  • Jun 24 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC
  • Jun 24 Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium
  • Jun 28 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs
  • Jun 30 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
  • Jun 30 Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours
  • Jul 1 Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
  • Jul 3 US Veterans Administration created

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 43rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 5 50th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jul 11 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
  • Jul 12 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
  • Jul 12 Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 mins, 46 fours
  • Jul 13 1st-ever football (soccer) World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
  • Jul 13 Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
  • Jul 18 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Jul 20 106°F (41°C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
  • Jul 21 110°F (43°C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
  • Jul 21 US Veterans Administration forms
  • Jul 23 Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
  • Jul 23 Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)
  • Jul 25 Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland
  • Jul 27 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • Jul 27 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • Jul 28 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
  • Jul 29 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
  • Jul 29 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
  • Jul 30 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
  • Jul 30 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for association football's 1st FIFA World Cup in Montevideo
  • Jul 31 Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13
  • Aug 3 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
  • Aug 4 Child labor laws established in Belgium
  • Aug 6 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 730

  • Feb 23 Johnny Seven, actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 24 Barbara Lawrence, Carnegie, Oklahoma, American actress (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 25 Erica Pedretti, writer
  • Feb 26 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • Feb 27 Joanne Woodward, Thomasville Ga, actress (3 Faces of Eve, Rachel)
  • Feb 27 Lieux Dressler, actress (Alice Grant-General Hospital)
  • Feb 27 Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
  • Feb 27 Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Feb 28 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 28 Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
  • Feb 28 Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
  • Mar 1 C D Gopinath, cricketer (batted in 8 Tests for India in the 1950's)
  • Mar 1 Pierre Max Dubois, composer
  • Mar 1 Raymond St Jacques, actor/director (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Mr Moses)
  • Mar 1 Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Mar 2 Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 2 John Cullum, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 2 Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
  • Mar 3 Heiner Geißler, German politician
  • Mar 3 Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
  • Mar 5 Del Crandall, American baseball player
  • Mar 6 Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • Mar 7 James Broderick, Charlestown, New Hampshire, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Family)
  • Mar 7 Lord Snowdon, [Anthony Armstrong-Jones], photographer, born in London, England
  • Mar 8 Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Mar 9 Harrie J B Aarts, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 9 Thomas Schippers, Kalamazoo Mich, conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • Mar 9 Taina Elg, Helsinki Finland, actress (Hercules in NY, Les Girls)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 9 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
  • Mar 10 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • Mar 10 Sandor Iharos, athlete
  • Mar 11 David Gentleman, designer/painter
  • Mar 12 Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • Mar 12 Robin Cavendish, disabled campaigner
  • Mar 12 Scoey Mitchill, Newburgh NY, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda)
  • Mar 12 Stanko Horvat, composer
  • Mar 13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter, born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Mar 13 Jan Howard, American singer
  • Mar 14 Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer
  • Mar 14 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • Mar 15 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Mar 16 Minoru Miky, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, born in Tokushima (d. 2011)
  • Mar 17 James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 18 Maurice Peress, conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 19 Bill Henderson, jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 20 Michel Magne, composer
  • Mar 22 Derek Bok, college president (Harvard)
  • Mar 22 Lynden O Pindling, PM of Bahamas (1967-92)
  • Mar 22 Pat Robertson, televangelist (700 club, Presidential candidate-R-1989)
  • Mar 22 Stephen Sondheim, lyricist (West Side Story, Company), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator
  • Mar 24 Kenneth Nelson, Rocky Mount NC, actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Mar 25 David Russell Burge, composer
  • Mar 26 Cristobal Halffter, composer
  • Mar 26 Gregory Corso, beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man)
  • Mar 26 Sandra Day O'Connor, Texas, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- )
  • Mar 27 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Bird Watching)
  • Mar 27 David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), born in Naponee Nebraska (d. 1980)
  • Mar 27 Richard Hayman, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Mar 28 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • Mar 28 Robert Ashley, composer
  • Mar 28 Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer
  • Mar 29 Donny Conn, musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Mar 29 G R Sunderam, cricket pace bowler (2 Tests India v NZ 1955-56)
  • Mar 29 Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford
  • Mar 30 Lord Browne-Wilkinson [Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson], Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (UK)
  • Mar 30 John Astin, Balt Md, actor (I'm Dickens He's Fenster, Addams Family)
  • Mar 30 Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist and entertainer, born in Bassendean, Western Australia
  • Apr 1 Grace Lee Whitney, actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Apr 1 Joan Franks-Williams, composer
  • Apr 2 Girolamo Arriego, composer
  • Apr 2 W Hambleden Smith, English newspaper magnate
  • Apr 3 Helmut Kohl, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Politician and Chancellor of West Germany 1982-90, Reunified Germany 1990-98
  • Apr 3 Lawton Chiles, (sen/gov-D-Florida, 1971-89/91- )
  • Apr 3 Max Frankel, journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds)
  • Apr 3 Wally Moon, American baseball player
  • Apr 4 David Sexton, soccer manager
  • Apr 7 Andrew Sachs, actor (Manuel-Fawlty Towers)
  • Apr 8 Dorothy Tutin, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England
  • Apr 8 John Bartholomew Tucker, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), born in Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Apr 8 John Reardon, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 8 Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
  • Apr 8 Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 8 Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
  • Apr 9 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist
  • Apr 10 Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)
  • Apr 10 Shuja-ud-Din, cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62)
  • Apr 10 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
  • Apr 11 Carl Franklin, Richmond California, actor (Fantastic Journey)
  • Apr 11 Clive Exton, scriptwriter & playwright
  • Apr 11 James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)
  • Apr 11 Joseph Burnett-Stuart, CEO (Robert Fleming Holdings)
  • Apr 11 Kazuo Fukushima, composer
  • Apr 11 Nicholas F Brady, US Secretary of Treasury (1988-93)
  • Apr 11 W G [Bill] Hefner, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )

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