On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11
  • Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
  • Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Wiseman, documentary filmmaker, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)
  • Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Werner Heiden, composer