April 1930 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 Ras Tafari Makonnen becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • 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 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 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 29 North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
  • Apr 29 Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 W Hambleden Smith, English newspaper magnate

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 3 Helmut Kohl, German chancellor (West Germany, 1982-90, unified Germany, 1990-98), born in Ludwigshafen, Weimar Republic (d. 2017)

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • Apr 3 Lawton Chiles, (sen/gov-D-Florida, 1971-89/91- )
  • Apr 3 Max Frankel, journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds)
  • Apr 8 Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
  • Apr 8 Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 8 Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
  • Apr 9 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist
  • Apr 10 Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)
  • Apr 11 Clive Exton, scriptwriter & playwright
  • Apr 11 James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)
  • Apr 11 Joseph Burnett-Stuart, CEO (Robert Fleming Holdings)
  • Apr 11 Nicholas F Brady, US Secretary of Treasury (1988-93)
  • Apr 11 W G [Bill] Hefner, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )
  • Apr 11 Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 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 George W Gekas, (Rep-R-PA, 1983- )
  • Apr 15 Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
  • Apr 15 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
  • Apr 16 John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
  • Apr 21 Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)
  • Apr 23 Michael Bowen, RC Archbishop (Southwark)
  • Apr 24 Conn Findlay, coxswain (Oly-2 gold/bronze-56, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • Apr 25 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
  • Apr 27 Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs
  • Apr 28 James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 30 Raoul de Keyser, [Dekeyser], Flemish painter

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
  • Apr 2 Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • Apr 14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet, dies at 36
  • Apr 16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • Apr 17 Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
  • Apr 19 Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
  • Apr 21 Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
  • Apr 21 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)