On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1930

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad


Famous Birthdays

  • John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), born in Barnsley, England (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and thoroughbred horse breeder, dies at 58
  • Waldemar Haffkine, Ukrainian bacteriologist (1st to develop and use vaccines against cholera and bubonic plague), dies at 70
1930 Highlights

About October 26, 1930

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio