On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1930

Historical Events

  • I British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • The first color sound cartoon "Fiddlesticks" by Ub Iwerks (ex Walt Disney studio) is released

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Oakland, California (d. 2010)

Tony Trabert

Tony Trabert, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1955; US Open 1953, 55; French Open 1954, 55), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2021)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert

1930 Highlights

About August 16, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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