On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1930

The Strange, Mysterious Story of the Balloon Expedition to the North Pole

Famous Birthdays

  • Michal Kováč, 1st President of Slovakia (1993-98), born in Ľubiša, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)


1930 Highlights

About August 5, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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