What Happened on April 21, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday

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)
  • Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)
  • Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

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