What Happened on January 30, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
  • 21st Men's Australian Championships: Jean Borotra beats Ronald Cummings (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 21st Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (7-5, 6-2)
  • Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WWI), dies at 66
  • Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)