On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1930

Historical Events

  • 1st British Empire Games close in Hamilton, Canada

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: England's Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper 6-1, 6-4 for her lone major title

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Ireland, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • John Fairclough, British scientific adviser and computer designer, born in Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
1930 Highlights

About August 23, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo