On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1930

Historical Events

  • 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
  • Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service

Famous Birthdays

  • Alf Valentine, Jamaican cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
  • Jean Rochefort, French actor (Man on the Train, The Artist and the Model), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Joe Porcaro, American jazz and session drummer and percussionist (Lalo Schifrin; Rosemary Clooney; Toto), and educator (Los Angeles College of Music), born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 2020)
1930 Highlights

About April 29, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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