On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestGene Hackman

Gene Hackman, American actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California

  • Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )
  • Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
  • Sandy AmorĂ³s, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)