On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1930

Historical Events

  • Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC

Music Premiere

Cole Porter's musical "The New Yorkers" opens at B. S. Moss's Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 169 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Weber, French composer, born in Château-Thierry (d. 2019)
  • John Morressy, American sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, born in Islington, London (d. 2000)

Maximilian Schell

Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)


1930 Highlights

About December 8, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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