What Happened on April 21, 1930

Historical Events

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)

Boston Marathon

34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:34:48.2; his 7th victory in the event

  • Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
1930 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Tyson, American businessman, founder of Tyson Foods, born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1989)
Born in 1930

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Smith, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1906, 10), dies at 56
  • Robert Bridges, English poet (Testament of beauty) and British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85

About April 21, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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