On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1930

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss (Disraeli) and Norma Shearer (The Divorcee) win

  • Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestChristiaan Eijkman

Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1929), dies at 72

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman

1930 Highlights

About November 5, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio