On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1930

Historical Events

Contract of Interest

Baseball slugger Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for a then huge $160,000 with NY Yankees; GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft, 27th US President (Republican: 1909-13) and Chief Justice, dies at 72

1930 Highlights

About March 8, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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