On This Day

What Happened in June 1930

Historical Events

Sports History

Jun 1 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman cracks 191 in tour match v Hampshire at Southampton; Bradman smashes 26 fours in 240 minutes

  • Jun 1 French Championships Men's Tennis: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins 3rd of 4 French titles; beats American Bill Tilden 3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 1 French Championships Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody wins her 3rd straight French title; beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 6-1

  • Jun 2 Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
  • Jun 3 Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies

Belmont Stakes

Jun 7 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6

World Record

Jun 9 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

Historic Event

Jun 9 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

  • Jun 10 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
  • Jun 12 German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4 rounds in NYC for vacant NBA, NYSAC, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles; first time title won on a foul
  • Jun 13 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
  • Jun 14 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht
  • Jun 16 Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR
  • Jun 17 Continuing a rich vein of form Australian cricket icon Don Bradman scores 131 in 1st Test v England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • Jun 18 Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute science museum held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

British Golf Open

Jun 20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Bobby Jones wins his 3rd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Leo Diegel and Macdonald Smith on his way to the single-season Grand Slam

Baseball Record

Jun 22 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig smashes 3 HRs in 20-13 win over Philadelphia A's at Shibe Park

  • Jun 24 1st detection of an airplane using reflected radio waves, a precursor to radar, by US Naval Research Laboratory engineers in Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 24 Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium, home of MLB Indians, 1932 to 1993, and NFL Browns, 1946-95
  • Jun 28 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs
  • Jun 30 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady, NY
  • Jun 30 Australian cricket maestro Don Bradman sets up a 7 wicket victory with a patient 254 in 2nd Test v England at Lord's; 'The Don' hits 25 fours off 376 balls

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Edward Woodward, British actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman, The Equalizer), and singer, born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • Jun 1 Matt Poore, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (14 Tests 355 runs @ 15.43, 9 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Jun 1 John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
  • Jun 2 Charles Pete Conrad Jr, USN/astro (Gem 5 11, Ap 12, Skylab 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 2 Bob Lillis, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American sci-fi author (Storm Queen), born in Albany, New York (d. 1999)
  • Jun 3 Michael Melle, South African cricketer (pace bowler of early 1950's), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 3 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer ("Where Flamingos Fly"; "Sex Is A Misdemeanor"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Jun 3 Ben Wada, Japanese television producer (NHK), born in Matsusaka,, Japan (d. 2011)
  • Jun 4 Morgana King [Messina], American jazz singer ("Dindi"; "It's A Quiet Thing"), and actress (The Godfather; The Godfather Part II), born in Pleasantville, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 4 Pentti Raitio, Finnish composer (‘Lemminkainen Gatecrashes at Pohjola’), born in Pieksämäki, Finland (d. 2014)
  • Jun 5 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, Russian composer, born in Tver, Soviet Union (d. 1992)
  • Jun 5 Robert Buchanan, British archaeologist and founder of Bath University (d. 2020)
  • Jun 5 Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
  • Jun 6 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), born in Farnworth, Lancashire, (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian soccer defender (51 caps; Vasco da Gama, São Paulo), born in Itapira, Brazil (d. 2014)
  • Jun 8 Bo Gunnar Widerberg, Swedish director (Elvira Madigan), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • Jun 8 Dana Wynter, German-English actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Jun 8 Michael Codron, British theatrical producer, born in London
  • Jun 8 Yannis Ioannidis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Jun 8 Robert Aumann, German-Israeli mathematician (The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jun 8 Marcel Léger, Canadian politician, born in Montreal (d. 1993)
  • Jun 9 Lin Carter, American sci-fi author (Thongor of Lemuria), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Jun 9 Marvin Kalb, American educator & newscaster (CBS/NBC, Meet the Press), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 9 Barbara [Monique Andrée Serf], French singer ("L'Aigle noir"), born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • Jun 9 Ragnhild Alexandra [Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen], Norwegian princess, born in the Royal Palace, Oslo, Norway (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Carlos Vilar, Argentine sailor (Snipe World Championships gold 1948, 51), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Jun 11 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), born in Orenburg Oblast, Russia (d. 1993)
  • Jun 11 Charles Rangel, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1971-2017), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Jun 12 Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Jun 12 Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1979)
  • Jun 12 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.) and singer (Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • Jun 12 Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver, born in Mytholmroyd, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1993)
  • Jun 13 Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and Cold War spy for NATO, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2004)
  • Jun 14 Charles McCarry, American author and former CIA spy (The Tears of Autumn), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Jun 15 Marcel Pronovost, professional ice hockey player
  • Jun 16 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 2016)
  • Jun 17 Brian Statham, English cricket fast bowler (70 Tests, 252 wickets @ 24.84), born in Gorton, Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 James Gathers, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1952), born in South Carolina
  • Jun 17 Romuald Twardowski, Polish composer, born in Wilno/ Vilnius, Poland
  • Jun 17 Cliff Gallup, American guitarist (Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1988)
  • Jun 19 Bryan Kneale, British sculptor
  • Jun 19 Jul Levi, Bulgarian composer and conductor, born in Salonica, Greece
  • Jun 19 Gena Rowlands, American actress (The Notebook), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 20 John Waine, bishop (Chelmsford)
  • Jun 20 Paul Pender, American boxer
  • Jun 20 Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish artist
  • Jun 21 Gerald Kaufman, British Labour MP, born in Leeds (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 Mike McCormack, American NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Jun 21 Patricia Lindop, British radiobiologist and physician, born in Brentford, Middlesex (d. 2018)
  • Jun 21 Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London), born in London
  • Jun 23 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jun 23 Elza Soares, Brazilian samba and jazz singer, named one of the Singers of the Millennium by BBC Radio, born in the Padre Miguel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2022)
  • Jun 24 Herbert C Klein, American businessman, and politician (US House of Representatives (D) - New Jersey, 1993-95), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jun 24 William B. Ziff Jr., American magazine publishing executive, (Modern Bride, Popular Electronics, PC Magazine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Jun 25 Hugo Gabriel Gryn, British Reform rabbi, born in Berehovo, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)
  • Jun 25 George Murdock, American actor, born in Salina, Kansas (d. 2012)
  • Jun 26 Peter Feuchtwanger, German piano teacher, musicologist, and composer (Studies in Eastern Idiom; Introduction and Ragas for 8 Violas and cello), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)

Ross Perot

Jun 27 Ross Perot, American businessman (Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems), billionaire and presidential candidate (1992, 1996), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2019)

  • Jun 27 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2016)
  • Jun 28 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • Jun 28 Itamar Franco, 33rd President of Brazil (1992-94), born in Brazilian territorial waters, Atlantic Ocean (d. 2011)

Robert Evans

Jun 29 Robert Evans, American producer and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)

  • Jun 29 Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • Jun 30 Doyle Holly, American comedian and musician (Buckaroos), born in Perkins, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Jun 30 June Valli, American singer (Your Hit Parade), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jun 30 Mac Benson, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 30 Thomas Sowell, American economist and social theorist, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Jun 30 Sadequain, Pakistani artist, painter, calligrapher and artist, born in Amroha, British India (d. 1987)
  • Jun 30 W. C. Gorden, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Jackson State University, 1976-91, record 119–48–5), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2020)

Famous Weddings

Agnes Moorehead

Jun 5 Actress Agnes Moorehead (29) weds actor Jack G. Lee (28)

Gloria Stuart

Jun 21 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell

David Lean

Jun 28 Film director David Lean (22) weds his first cousin Isabel Lean


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Jules Pascin [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian American painter and cartoonist, commits suicide at 45
  • Jun 10 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)
  • Jun 11 George Alexander, British cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies at 79
  • Jun 11 Henry Clay Folger, American CEO of Standard Oil and founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library, dies at 72
  • Jun 12 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • Jun 13 Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • Jun 16 Ezra Fitch, American businessman (Abercrombie & Fitch founder), dies at 64
  • Jun 16 Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American entrepreneur and inventor (gyrocompass), dies at 69
  • Jun 22 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • Jun 30 Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist known for leadership in the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, dies at 85