What Happened on March 12, 1930

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 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 Mitchell [Roscoe Mitchill],, American TV writer, director, and actor (Barefoot in the Park; Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 2022)
  • 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)

William George BarkerWilliam George Barker (1894-1930)

Canadian Fighter Ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35


1930 Highlights

About March 12, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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