On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1930

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Van Dyke, American jazz and session piano, Hammond B-3, and harpsichord player (Motown Records' Funk Brothers, 1964-72), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1906-12), dies at 74
1930 Highlights

About July 8, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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