On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1928

Historical Events

  • 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Cummings of Australia 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Daphne Akhurst wins 3rd title; beats Esna Boyd 7-5, 6-2

Historic Event

Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Salkey, Panamanian-Jamaican novelist, born in Col√≥n, Panama (d. 1995)
  • Harold Prince, American producer & director (West Side Story, Evita), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)
  • Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
1928 Highlights

About January 30, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius