On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
  • Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
  • Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)

Famous Birthdays

  • Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop (Red Sox, 1952-7), born in Mississippi City, Mississippi (d. 2013)