What Happened in July 1930

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
  • Jul 2 Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium
  • Jul 3 US Veterans Administration created

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles beating fellow American Elizabeth Ryan 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats fellow American Wilmer Allison 6-3, 9-7, 6-4 for his 3rd and final Wimbledon singles crown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

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Jul 11 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 12 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
  • Jul 12 Bradman out for 334 in test cricket at Headingley for Australia, 383 mins, 46 fours
  • Jul 13 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
  • Jul 13 David Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
  • Jul 18 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
  • Jul 19 Western Open Women's Golf, Acacia CC: Lucia Mida beats June Beebe 6 & 5 to win the inaugural event and first women's major championship ever played

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Jul 20 106°F (41°C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
  • Jul 21 110°F (43°C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
  • Jul 21 US Veterans Administration forms
  • Jul 23 Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
  • Jul 23 Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)
  • Jul 25 Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st and 4th innings vs Cleveland
  • Jul 27 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • Jul 27 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • Jul 28 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
  • Jul 29 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
  • Jul 29 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
  • Jul 30 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
  • Jul 30 1st FIFA World Cup Final: Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 in the inaugural event in Montevideo, Uruguay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Andreas JAI Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Schipluiden/Leiderdorp)
  • Jul 1 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American filmmaker (d. 2005)
  • Jul 1 Margaret A Brewer, American soldier, in Durand Michigan, first female General officer in US Marine Corps. (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 Carlos Saul Menem, President of Argentina (1989- )
  • Jul 3 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (Bavarian State Orchestra 1968-97), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jul 3 Pete Fountain, jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk TV show 1957-59), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

Jul 4 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 4 Frunzik [Mher Mkrtchyan], Armenian actor (Mimino, Kidnapping, Caucasian Style), born in Leninakan, Soviet Armenia (d. 1993)
  • Jul 4 Yury Tyukalov, Soviet rower (Olympic 1952,56 Gold), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • Jul 5 Tommy Cook, American producer, screenwriter and actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Jul 5 Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 6 Francoise Mallet-Joris, [F Lilar], Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders)
  • Jul 6 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, born in Bublitz (d. 2013)
  • Jul 7 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
  • Jul 8 Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 9 Buddy Bregman, American orchestra leader (Eddie Fisher Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 9 Roy McLean, South African cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
  • Jul 10 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Aracati, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • Jul 11 Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Jul 11 John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
  • Jul 11 Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • Jul 12 Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, writer, and voice of "Babar the elephant", born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland
  • Jul 14 Eric Norman Stokes, composer
  • Jul 14 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
  • Jul 15 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
  • Jul 15 Stephen Smale, American mathematician
  • Jul 16 John Everett Watts, American composer, born in Maryville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • Jul 16 Michael Bilirakis, American politician, Republican U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, born in Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • Jul 17 Ryohei Hirose, composer
  • Jul 18 Siegfried Kurz, German conductor and composer, born in Dresden
  • Jul 18 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), born in Warrington (d. 2016)
  • Jul 20 Arthur U Spronken, sculptor
  • Jul 20 Sally Ann Howes, British singer and actress (Truly Scrumptious-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Brigadoon), born in London, England
  • Jul 20 Yuri Petrovich Artyukin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
  • Jul 21 Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open, 29 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 21 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • Jul 22 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, composer
  • Jul 22 Marcia Henderson, American actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family, Peter Pan), born in Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Jul 24 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Khotimsk, Mogilyov Oblast (d. 1998)
  • Jul 24 Charles Hambro, English banker, multi-millionaire and CEO (Hambros) (d. 2002)
  • Jul 24 Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • Jul 25 Maureen Forrester, Canadian operatic contralto (Ressurection Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Jul 25 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • Jul 25 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist, born in Łuniniec, Poland (d. 1990)
  • Jul 25 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross), born in London
  • Jul 26 Barbara Jefford, British actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), born in Plymstock, Devon, England
  • Jul 26 Sarah A. Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, British Conservative politician, born in Dublin
  • Jul 27 Ronald Dearing, British civil servant and chairman (British Post Office), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • Jul 27 Shirley Williams, British politician (Social Democratic Party), born in London
  • Jul 27 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • Jul 28 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • Jul 28 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)
  • Jul 29 Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company) [or 6/5]
  • Jul 30 Thomas Sowell, American economist and social theorist, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Jul 30 Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Jul 31 Oleg Popov, Russian clown and circus artist, born in Vyrubovo, Moscow (d. 2016)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 14 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (61) weds second wife Maria Agoncillo (51) at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Andres Randolf, Danish-American actor (Love of Sunya, Dangerous Curves, The Kiss), dies at 59

Person of interestArthur Conan Doyle

Jul 7 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • Jul 14 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • Jul 15 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, dies at 85
  • Jul 19 Robert Stout, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1884-87), dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
  • Jul 28 Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish physician (Nobel 1911), dies at 68
  • Jul 29 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 30 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)