December 1930 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 3 Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
  • Dec 3 Otto Ender forms Austrian government
  • Dec 4 Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
  • Dec 8 Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC
  • Dec 11 Bank of the United States closes in New York City
  • Dec 12 Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
  • Dec 13 French government of AndrĂ© Tardieu falls for the second time
  • Dec 13 Theodore Steeg forms French government

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 22 Convention of Economic Rapprochement/Oslo Agreesments signed between some European countries in response to the Great Depression
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • Dec 2 Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 3 Jean-Luc Godard, French director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless)
  • Dec 8 John Morressy, US, sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane)
  • Dec 8 Julian Critchley, British politician (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Clayton K Yeutter, Nebraska, US trade rep/Republican National chairman
  • Dec 12 Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 15 Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace)
  • Dec 16 Bill Young, Harmarville, PA, politician (Congress, 1993-2013), (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 17 Bob Guccione, [Robert C J Edwa], US publisher (Penthouse, Omni), (d. 2010)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Bob Guccione
  • Dec 21 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches
  • Dec 22 Peter Hall, Suffolk England, director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • Dec 22 Larry Stevenson [Richard], skateboard innovator (kicktail), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 25 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (d. 1986)
  • Dec 27 Meg Greenfield, US politician(?)
  • Dec 27 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
  • Dec 30 Jerome Theisen, benedictine

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 6 Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia

Deaths in History

  • Dec 11 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81
  • Dec 13 Fritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • Dec 23 Johannes H Been, Brielle archivist, dies at 71
  • Dec 24 Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67