On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1930

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

  • 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? 90 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius