On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1930

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Sandom, British drummer (The Who, 1962-64), born in Greenford, England (d. 2019)
  • Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956), born in Leningrad, Russia,
  • 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? 91 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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