On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1930

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 AndrĂ©e

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
  • 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)