On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1930

Historical Events

  • Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Cole Porter's musical "NYCers" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Weber, French composer, born in Château-Thierry
  • 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)

Person of interestMaximilian 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? 89 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius