What Happened in 1930 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 338

  • Aug 6 Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen
  • Aug 7 A large mob estimated at 2,000 lynch two young black men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 7 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Aug 8 St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • Aug 9 113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
  • Aug 9 Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
  • Aug 9 Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
  • Aug 16 The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
  • Aug 16 1st British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • Aug 18 Eastern Airlines begins passenger service

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 20 Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)
  • Aug 21 Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
  • Aug 22 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 23 44th U.S. Women's National Championship: Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Aug 23 1st British Empire Games close in Hamilton, Canada
  • Aug 26 Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
  • Aug 29 The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • Sep 1 NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater
  • Sep 2 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
  • Sep 3 Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
  • Sep 4 Cambridge Theatre opens in London
  • Sep 6 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

BattleCoup d'état

Sep 6 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Sep 8 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
  • Sep 8 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew
  • Sep 8 Richard Drew creates Scotch tape
  • Sep 10 Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
  • Sep 11 Stromboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Sep 13 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Sep 13 Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament
  • Sep 13 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • Sep 13 50th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Doeg beats Frank Shields (10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14)
  • Sep 14 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • Sep 14 Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
  • Sep 15 1st international bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England
  • Sep 16 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • Sep 18 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • Sep 18 Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
  • Sep 20 Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • Sep 21 Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
  • Sep 24 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY
  • Sep 24 Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London
  • Sep 24 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • Sep 25 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
  • Sep 25 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
  • Sep 25 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 27 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Sep 27 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
  • Sep 27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 29 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • Sep 29 Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute
  • Sep 29 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
  • Sep 29 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising
  • 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
  • Nov 2 Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty in Ethiopia
  • Nov 3 First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens
  • Nov 3 Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America
  • Nov 3 Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
  • Nov 5 Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Bob Hope
  • Nov 18 Sjostakovitch' 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 730

  • Apr 11 Anton LaVey, Chicago Illinois, American founder of the Church of Satan
  • Apr 12 Betty Clooney, Maysville Ky, singer (Jack Paar Show)
  • Apr 12 Bryan Magee, British Philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • Apr 12 Patrick Edmund Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, Irish peer and public servant
  • Apr 12 Lou A de Graaf, Dutch asst secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
  • Apr 12 Uwe Kitzinger, President (Templeton College, Oxford)
  • Apr 12 Manuel Neri, American artist
  • Apr 13 Jeremiah Harman, British Judge "the kicking Judge"
  • Apr 14 Bradford Dillman, actor (Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 14 George W Gekas, (Rep-R-PA, 1983- )
  • Apr 14 Jay Robinson, actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 15 Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
  • Apr 15 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
  • Apr 16 Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
  • Apr 16 Herbie Mann, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 16 John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
  • Apr 17 Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
  • Apr 17 Genevieve, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 18 Clive Revill, actor (Legend of Hell House), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Apr 19 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Bewitched), born in Carmel, California (d. 1994)
  • Apr 20 Alan Oakman, cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956)
  • Apr 21 Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)
  • Apr 21 Silvana Mangano, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 23 Alan Oppenheimer, actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 23 Michael Bowen, RC Archbishop (Southwark)
  • Apr 24 Conn Findlay, coxswain (Oly-2 gold/bronze-56, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • Apr 24 Jerome Callet, American musician
  • Apr 25 Dotty Mack, actress (Paul Dixon Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 25 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 25 Roy Marshall, cricket opener (prolific Hampshire only 4 Tests for WI)
  • Apr 26 Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
  • Apr 26 Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
  • Apr 26 Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • Apr 27 Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs
  • Apr 28 Richard C Sarafian, director/actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 28 Christopher John Magenis Headington, composer
  • Apr 28 James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 29 Alf Valentine, Jamaican cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
  • Apr 29 Jean Rochefort, French actor
  • Apr 30 Raoul de Keyser, [Dekeyser], Flemish painter
  • May 1 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, born in Marksville, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • May 1 Ollie Matson, NFL halfback (Cardinals, Rams, Lions, Eagles)
  • May 1 Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles (R, 1993-2001), born in NYC, New York
  • May 2 Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist, born in Teramo (d. 2016)
  • May 3 David Evatt Tunley, composer
  • May 3 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, born in Buenos Aires
  • May 4 Roberta Peters, operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15)
  • May 7 Aviard Gavrilovich Fastovets, Russia, cosmonaut
  • May 7 Horst Bienek, German poet
  • May 7 Totie Fields, American comedienne (d. 1978)
  • May 8 Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), born in Humbolt Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • May 8 Gary Snyder, [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)
  • May 8 Heather Harper, soprano
  • May 8 Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
  • May 9 Joan Sims, actress (Carry on Behind, Carry on Cleo)
  • May 10 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 10 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • May 10 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • May 11 M J Hamlin, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Dundee University)
  • May 11 Stanley L Elkin, American writer/professor (Living End), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 11 Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
  • May 11 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • May 11 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC) (d. 2012), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 12 Pat McCormick-Keller, diver (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Lakewood, California
  • May 13 Mike Gravel, (Sen-R-Alaska)
  • May 13 Vernon Shaw, former president of Dominica
  • May 14 Edward V "Ned" Regan, Planfield NJ, (Controller-R-NY, 1978- )
  • May 14 Phillipo Seed, social work academic
  • May 15 Jasper Johns, painter/sculptor (Green Target), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • May 16 Desmond Langley, gov (Bermuda)
  • May 16 Don Conicannon, government minister
  • May 16 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist/composer (Hangman's Songs)
  • May 16 Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)
  • May 18 Barbara Goldsmith, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • May 18 Don Leslie Lind, Midvale Utah, astronaut (STS 51-B)
  • May 18 Fred[erick Thomas] Saberhagen, US, sci-fi author (Book of Swords)
  • May 18 Geoffrey Littler, CEO (County NatWest Group)
  • May 18 Warren B Rudman, (Sen-R-NH, 1980- )
  • May 19 Hans Kox, Dutch composer, born in Arnhem
  • May 19 Lorraine Hansberry, playwright (Raisin in the Sun)
  • May 20 James McEachin, Pennert NC, actor (Harry-Tenafly)
  • May 20 Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)
  • May 21 David Smith, principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83), born in Toorak, Victoria

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • May 21 Stanley Wells, director (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham)
  • May 22 Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
  • May 22 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 22 Harvey Milk, American politician and gay activist, born in Woodmere, New York (d. 1978)

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • May 22 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • May 23 Richard Anuszkiewicz, Erie, Pa, painter
  • May 23 Friedrich Achleitner, German poet
  • May 24 Hans-Martin Linde, composer
  • May 24 Ivor Richardson, Judge (NZ Court of Appeals)
  • May 25 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • May 27 Eino Tamberg, composer
  • May 27 John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)
  • May 27 William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI
  • May 28 Edward Seaga, PM (Jamaica)
  • May 28 Julian Penkivil Slade, composer

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