On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1930

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

Clarence Birdseye is granted a patent for method for quick freezing food (patent US 1773079 A)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestGeorge Soros

George Soros [György Schwartz], Hungarian-American investor and political activist (Open Society Foundation), born in Budapest, Hungary

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros
  • Jack Scarbath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Uni of Maryland; Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2020)
  • Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • Ronald James Herron, architect
1930 Highlights

About August 12, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo