On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1930

Historical Events

Sports History

Cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 236 for Australia v Worcestershire in his first 1st class innings in England

  • The planet Pluto is officially named by 11 year-old Venetia Burney

Famous Birthdays

  • Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, born in Marksville, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • Ollie Matson, Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (First-team All-Pro 1952, 54–59; Pro Bowl 1952, 54–58; NFL 1950s All Decade Team), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles (R, 1993-2001), born in NYC, New York
1930 Highlights

About May 1, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 92 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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