What Happened on June 12, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop
  • Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
  • Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor (KLM-Schiphol)
  • Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (d. 1993)
  • Jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener of 50s)
  • Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies