What Happened on November 3, 1930

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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.

1930 History

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
  • Mable John, American blues, R&B, and gospel vocalist (Tamla-Motown; Ray Charles; "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)"), and minister, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 2022)
  • Philip M. Crane, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1969-2005), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • William H Dana, pilot (X-15)
Born in 1930

Famous Deaths

Alfred WegenerAlfred Wegener (1880-1930)

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

About November 3, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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