Historical Events in April 1930

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
  • Apr 4 Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
  • Apr 4 Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
  • Apr 4 The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
  • Apr 5 England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
  • Apr 6 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
  • Apr 6 Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
  • Apr 10 George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
  • Apr 10 Thiokol synthetic rubber 1st produced in Yardley, New Jersey
  • Apr 12 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
  • Apr 12 Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
  • Apr 14 Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 17 Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 17 DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
  • Apr 18 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 19 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
  • Apr 21 Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
  • 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