On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
  • 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)