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

  • Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
  • 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)