August 1930 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 4 Child labor laws established in Belgium
  • Aug 6 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
  • 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 Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
  • Aug 16 1st British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • Aug 18 Eastern Airlines begins passenger service
  • Aug 20 Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)
  • Aug 21 Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Karoly Grosz, politician
  • Aug 1 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
  • Aug 2 Ron de Lugo, (Rep-D-Virgin Islands, 1973-79, 81- )
  • Aug 2 Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
  • Aug 4 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • Aug 4 John Gorman, printer/socialist historian
  • Aug 4 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Aug 5 Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia
  • Aug 8 Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
  • Aug 8 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
  • Aug 10 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • Aug 11 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • Aug 12 Ronald James Herron, architect
  • Aug 12 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • Aug 13 Don Ho, Hawaii, ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles)
  • Aug 14 Gerald B H Solomon, (Rep-R-New York, 1979- )
  • Aug 14 Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
  • Aug 15 Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • Aug 17 James Gulliver, businessman

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 17 Ted Hughes, Poet (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • Aug 18 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Aug 19 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
  • Aug 21 Margaret Rose Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II , born in London, England
  • Aug 23 Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )
  • Aug 23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
  • Aug 23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • Aug 27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • Aug 27 John Watts, chief of defense (Omani Armed Forces)
  • Aug 29 Marius J J van Amelsvoort, Dutch undersecretary (CDA)
  • Aug 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Warren Burger, US, author (The Midas Touch)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
  • Aug 31 Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)

Weddings in History

  • Aug 2 Laurence McKinley Gould (33), American Geologist and Polar Explorer weds Margaret ("Peg") Rice in Ann Arbor, Michigan

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 27 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

Deaths in History

  • Aug 27 Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Alvar Gullstrand, Swedish optician (Nobel 1911), dies
  • Aug 29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)