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

Election of Interest

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

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? 91 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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