On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung" premieres in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Kitty Wells, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • Maurice R. Hilleman, American microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, born in Miles City, Montana (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies at 39