On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1930

Historical Events

Film Premier

"The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

Sports History

American golfer Bobby Jones starts his Grand Slam season by winning the Southeastern Open by 13 strokes over Horton Smith at the Forest Hills-Ricker Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Chicago Cubs catcher Leo Hartnett breaks the altitude record for a catch by gloving a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Young, New Zealand rugby union hooker (22 caps; Canterbury 139 games), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Star Trek - "Yeoman Rand"), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Joan Franks-Williams, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
  • Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
1930 Highlights

About April 1, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries