On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1930

Historical Events

  • "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England

Famous Birthdays

  • Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • Vic Janowicz, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1950, Ohio State; NFL: Washington Redskins), born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Rafael Merry del Val, British-born Spanish Roman Catholic cardinal, dies at 64
1930 Highlights

About February 26, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces