On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • David Konstant, bishop (Leeds)
  • Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American entrepreneur and inventor (gyrocompass), dies at 69
  • Ezra Fitch, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (b. 1866)