What Happened on January 30, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 30th Men's Australian Championships: Vivian McGrath beats John Bromwich (6-3, 1-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1)
  • 30th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne beats Emily Hood Westacott (6-3, 5-7, 6-4)

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
  • Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • Vanessa Redgrave, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England