On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1930

Historical Events


BattleCoup d'état

A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas then installed as "provisional president."

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Galtung, Norwegian polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Sultan Ahmad Shah, 7th King of Malaysia (1979-84), born in Pekan, Pahang, Federated Malay States, British Malaya (d. 2019)
  • The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)

Famous Deaths

  • Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
1930 Highlights

About October 24, 1930

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio