On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1930

Historical Events

  • Russia launches their 1st radiosonde - a battery-powered telemetry instrument carried into the atmosphere to measure various parameters and transmit them by radio to a ground receiver- from Pavlovsk, USSR.
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky's drama "Banya - (The Bathhouse)" premieres in Leningrad

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank O'Bannon, American politician (Governor of Indiana , 1997-2003), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2003)

Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman, American actor (Bonnie & Clyde; The Coversation; The French Connection; The Birdcage), born in San Bernardino, California

  • Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1992)
1930 Highlights

About January 30, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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