What Happened on April 1, 1930

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

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

  • 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
1930 History

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
Born in 1930

Famous Deaths

  • Cosima Liszt, Austrian wife of composer Richard Wagner (founded Bayreuth Festival together), daughter of Franz Liszt and Marie d'Agoult, dies at 92
  • Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies

About April 1, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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