On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1930

Historical Events

  • British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • Homecoming of the bodies of Swedish polar balloon expedition (1897) led by Salomon August Andrée

Famous Birthdays

  • Arlene Saunders [Soszynski], American soprano, 1961-85 (Hamburg Opera; New York Metropolitan Opera), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14), born in Uzyn, Kiev Oblast, Soviet Union (d. 2009)
  • Rahmon Nabiyev, Tajik politician (First Secretary of The Communist Party, 1982-85; President of Tadzjikistan, 1991-92), born in Leninabad, Tajik SSR (now Khujand, Tajikistan) (d. 1992)
  • Reinhard Selten, German economist (Nobel Prize 1994), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
1930 Highlights

About October 5, 1930

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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