Historical Events in 1930 (Part 2)

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  • 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
  • Nov 24 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
  • Nov 25 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
  • Nov 25 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 28 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Dec 1 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
  • Dec 3 Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
  • Dec 3 Otto Ender forms Austrian government
  • Dec 3 Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London
  • Dec 4 Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
  • Dec 6 18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6
  • Dec 7 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing
  • Dec 8 Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC
  • Dec 8 Cole Porter's musical "NYCers" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 11 Bank of the United States closes in New York City
  • Dec 12 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book
  • Dec 12 Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double
  • Dec 12 Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
  • Dec 13 French government of André Tardieu falls for the second time
  • Dec 13 George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
  • Dec 13 Theodore Steeg forms French government
  • Dec 14 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
  • Dec 15 Don Bradman takes his 1st Test Cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)
  • Dec 16 Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award
  • Dec 18 Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • Dec 20 Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)
  • Dec 22 Convention of Economic Rapprochement/Oslo Agreesments signed between some European countries in response to the Great Depression

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • Dec 23 Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 24 Sukarno sentenced to four years in prison by Indonesian authorities in Bandung, Dutch East Indies

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Dec 24 F Garcia Lorca's "La Zapatera Prodigiosa" premieres in Madrid
  • Dec 25 1st US bobsled run open to public (Lake Placid, NY)
  • Dec 25 Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens
  • Dec 25 Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422
  • Dec 25 Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500
  • Dec 29 Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
  • Dec 31 Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages
  • Dec 31 US tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930