What Happened on October 24, 1930

Day of the Week: Friday

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)
  • Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
  • 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