Historical Events in 1930

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  • Jan 1st Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
  • Jan 1st Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
  • Jan 1st 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11

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Jan 5th Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong

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Jan 5th Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jan 6th 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed

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Jan 6th Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 7th Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 7th Marguerite Perey discovers francium (Fr), the last naturally occurring element to be found
  • Jan 9th Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • Jan 10th Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
  • Jan 10th Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • Jan 10th Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • Jan 13th "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • Jan 15th George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
  • Jan 18th -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
  • Jan 18th Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 20th 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • Jan 22nd -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
  • Jan 23rd Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • Jan 23rd George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
  • Jan 23rd WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 24th J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • Jan 24th Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
  • Jan 25th 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
  • Jan 25th 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats Harry Hopman (6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jan 26th Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
  • Jan 30th Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 30th The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
  • Jan 31st 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ
  • Feb 1st Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt

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Feb 3rd William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Feb 3rd The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.
  • Feb 4th 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • Feb 5th 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
  • Feb 8th "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
  • Feb 10th Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
  • Feb 15th Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
  • Feb 17th French government of André Tardieu falls for the first time
  • Feb 18th Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
  • Feb 18th Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
  • Feb 18th Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 18th US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • Feb 20th Capelle soccer team forms
  • Feb 21st Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 25th Check photographing device patented
  • Feb 25th George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112)
  • Feb 26th "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • Feb 26th 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • Feb 26th West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
  • Feb 27th Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
  • Mar 2nd 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
  • Mar 4th Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
  • Mar 4th Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
  • Mar 4th Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
  • Mar 6th Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
  • Mar 7th Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball

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Mar 8th Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 11th William Taft, US 27th President & Chief Justice buried in Arlington

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Mar 12th Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 12th Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
  • Mar 13th Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • Mar 15th 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
  • Mar 15th 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
  • Mar 16th USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine
  • Mar 18th Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
  • Mar 19th Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
  • Mar 20th Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
  • Mar 23rd US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 23rd US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 24th 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
  • Mar 26th Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
  • Mar 27th 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
  • Mar 28th 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
  • Mar 28th Turkish cities Constantinople & Angora change their names to Istanbul & Ankara
  • Mar 29th Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • Mar 29th 89h Grand National: Tommy Cullinan aboard Shaun Goilin wins
  • Mar 30th Babberich-H soccer team forms
  • Mar 31st The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 1st "Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
  • Apr 2nd 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
  • Apr 3rd Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Apr 3rd Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 3rd 2nd Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
  • Apr 4th Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
  • Apr 4th Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
  • Apr 4th The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
  • Apr 5th England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
  • Apr 6th 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
  • Apr 6th Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
  • Apr 10th George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
  • Apr 10th Thiokol synthetic rubber 1st produced in Yardley, New Jersey
  • Apr 12th 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
  • Apr 12th Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
  • Apr 14th Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 17th Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 17th DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
  • Apr 18th Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
  • Apr 19th 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
  • Apr 21st Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
  • Apr 21st Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
  • Apr 22nd US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
  • Apr 22nd 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 25th "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 28th 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence Kansas
  • Apr 29th 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • Apr 29th North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
  • Apr 29th Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service
  • May 1st Planet Pluto offically named by 11 year-old Venetia Burney
  • May 1st Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng
  • May 2nd Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
  • May 5th Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
  • May 5th Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
  • May 7th Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins
  • May 9th 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6

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May 9th 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 10th 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
  • May 10th Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield
  • May 12th Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
  • May 13th Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail
  • May 15th Ellen Church becomes 1st female airline stewardess aboard a United flight from San Francisco to Cheyenne
  • May 16th 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
  • May 17th 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • May 19th White women win voting rights in South Africa
  • May 20th 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
  • May 20th University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
  • May 21st Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader
  • May 21st NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
  • May 22nd Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
  • May 22nd Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game
  • May 24th 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
  • May 24th Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
  • May 24th Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
  • May 26th Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
  • May 26th Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
  • May 27th Richard Drew invents masking tape
  • May 27th 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 28th Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • May 31st Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
  • May 31st Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
  • May 31st Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 1st Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
  • Jun 1st Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours
  • Jun 1st 35th Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

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

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Jun 9th 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 10th Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

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Jul 7th Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jul 11th Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
  • Jul 12th 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
  • Jul 12th Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 mins, 46 fours
  • Jul 13th 1st-ever football (soccer) World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
  • Jul 13th Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
  • Jul 18th SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
  • Jul 19th 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
  • Jul 20th 106°F (41°C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
  • Jul 21st 110°F (43°C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
  • Jul 21st US Veterans Administration forms
  • Jul 23rd Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
  • Jul 23rd Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)
  • Jul 25th Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland
  • Jul 27th 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • Jul 27th 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • Jul 28th 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
  • Jul 29th 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
  • Jul 29th Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
  • Jul 30th 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
  • Jul 30th Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for association football's 1st FIFA World Cup in Montevideo
  • Jul 31st Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13
  • Aug 3rd 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
  • Aug 4th Child labor laws established in Belgium
  • Aug 6th Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC