On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1930

Historical Events

  • A large mob estimated at 2,000, lynch two young black men Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

Famous Birthdays

  • Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, specializing in choral music (Curse Upon Iron (Raua needmine)), born in Kuusalu, Estonia (d. 2017)
1930 Highlights

About August 7, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo