October 1930 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 5 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • 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 19 Jules Ladoumègue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)
  • Oct 20 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
  • Oct 22 Blake & Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930" premieres in NYC

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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • Oct 2 Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
  • Oct 5 Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
  • Oct 5 Reinhard Selten, German economist, (Nobel Prize 1994). born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Oct 6 Hafez al Assad, president (Syria)
  • Oct 10 Adlai Stevenson III, (D-Sen-Ill)
  • Oct 10 Harold Pinter, playwright (Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Oct 10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • Oct 11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 13 Peter J Clase, South African minister of Education/Culture (1985- )

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 Mobutu Sese Seko, Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), born in Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1997)

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Oct 15 Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)
  • Oct 17 Jimmy Breslin, Queens columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 17 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 18 Frank Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89)
  • Oct 19 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, born in Frome (d. 1996)
  • Oct 21 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
  • Oct 24 Johan Galtung, Norway, polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence)
  • Oct 24 Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • Oct 24 Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
  • Oct 26 John Arden, English novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 29 Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
  • Oct 30 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 31 Michael Collins, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • Oct 5 Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  • Oct 10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)
  • Oct 14 Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies
  • Oct 15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (b. 1866)
  • Oct 26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)