What Happened on October 14, 1930

Historical Events

Music Premiere

George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and featuring debut of Ethel Merman, opens at the Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 272 performances

Famous Birthdays

Mobutu Sese SekoMobutu Sese Seko (1930-1997)

Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), born in Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies
1930 Highlights

About October 14, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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