On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1930

Historical Events

Historic Event

Bank of Italy renamed Bank of America

  • First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens

Coup d'état

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.


Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Robinson, English cyclist (Tour de France: first Briton to finish and first stage winner), born in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • Lois Smith, American actress (True Blood, Desperate Housewives), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Philip M Crane, (Rep-R-IL, 1969- )
  • William H Dana, pilot (X-15)

Famous Deaths

Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland at 50 (date is approximate)

1930 Highlights

About November 3, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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