On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1930

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mahatma Gandhi begins his famous 200 mile (300km) protest march against the widely hated British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets world record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)

Famous Birthdays

  • Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • Robin Cavendish, English campaigner for the disabled, born in Middleton (d. 1994)
  • Scoey Mitchill, American TV writer, director, and actor (Barefoot in the Park; Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • Stanko Horvat, Croatian composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2006)
  • Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)

Person of interestWilliam George Barker

William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker

1930 Highlights

About March 12, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces