What Happened in September 1930

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater
  • Sep 2 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
  • Sep 3 Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
  • Sep 4 Cambridge Theatre opens in London
  • Sep 6 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

BattleCoup d'état

Sep 6 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Sep 8 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
  • Sep 8 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew
  • Sep 8 Richard Drew creates Scotch tape
  • Sep 10 Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
  • Sep 11 Stromboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Sep 13 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Sep 13 Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament
  • Sep 13 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • Sep 13 50th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Doeg beats Frank Shields (10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14)
  • Sep 14 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • Sep 14 Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
  • Sep 15 1st international bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England
  • Sep 16 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • Sep 18 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • Sep 18 Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
  • Sep 20 Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • Sep 21 Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
  • Sep 24 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY
  • Sep 24 Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London
  • Sep 24 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • Sep 25 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
  • Sep 25 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
  • Sep 25 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 27 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Sep 27 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
  • Sep 27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 29 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • Sep 29 Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute
  • Sep 29 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
  • Sep 29 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)
  • Sep 2 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • Sep 3 Cherry Barbara Grimm, [Lockett], New Zealand sci-fi author (Nearest Fire)
  • Sep 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • Sep 4 Jerry Ragavoy, US songwriter/producer (Wonderful Dream)
  • Sep 4 Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Sep 6 Andre Beullens, Flemish painter
  • Sep 7 Baudouin I, king of Belgium (1951-93)
  • Sep 7 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 8 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon
  • Sep 8 Jeanette Altwegg, England, figure skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Sep 8 Mario Adorf, actor (Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Nguyen Cao Ky, Premier of South Vietnam
  • Sep 8 Robert W. Firestone, Author, Artist, Clinical Psychologist
  • Sep 9 Paolo Castaldi, composer
  • Sep 9 Frank Lucas, Drug Lord
  • Sep 10 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat
  • Sep 11 Cathryn Damon, actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 11 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player (d. 2002)
  • Sep 12 Larry Austin, American composer, born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Sep 13 James McLane, American 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 13 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher/multi-millionaire (St Ives)
  • Sep 14 Allan Bloom, American academic (d. 1992)
  • Sep 16 Ken Coates, MEP (Labour)
  • Sep 16 Anne Francis, actress (Honey West, Pancho Villa), born in Ossining, New York
  • Sep 17 David Huddleston, actor (Big Lebowski), born in Vinton, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), born in Hereford Texas (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner
  • Sep 17 Thomas P Stafford, Weatherford Ok, USAF/astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18)
  • Sep 17 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher
  • Sep 17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • Sep 19 Muhal Richard Abrams, composer
  • Sep 19 Rosemary Harris, Ashby Suffolk England, actress (Holocaust)
  • Sep 19 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (d. 2002)
  • Sep 19 Bullett Bob Turley, Troy, Illinois, MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 21 Dawn Addams, Felixstown Engl, actress (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens)
  • Sep 22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter
  • Sep 22 Roger Durham Hannay, composer
  • Sep 23 Colin Blakely, Bangor N Ireland, actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear)
  • Sep 23 Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 23 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • Sep 23 Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • Sep 24 John Young, American astronaut and 9th person to walk on the Moon (Gemini 3 & 10, Apollo 10 & 16, STS 1 & 9), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • Sep 24 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (d. 1998)
  • Sep 24 Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (d. 1977)
  • Sep 25 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)
  • Sep 26 Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel Germany, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58)
  • Sep 26 Philip Bosco, Jersey City, actor (Trading Places)
  • Sep 27 Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 27 Roger Birch, Chief Constable (Sussex)
  • Sep 28 Robin Buchanan, CEO (NHS Supplies Auth, Wessex Regional Health Auth)
  • Sep 28 Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • Sep 28 Ugo Gregoretti, actor (Rogopag, Common Sense of Modesty), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 29 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)
  • Sep 29 Morag Timbury, director (Central Public Health Laboratory)
  • Sep 29 Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)
  • Sep 29 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • Sep 29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 29 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • Sep 30 Ben Cooper, actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 4 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 11 Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Singer and actor Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • Sep 10 G A Faulkner, cricketer (South African googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • Sep 15 Milton Sills, American actor (The Sea Hawk), dies from a heart attack at 48
  • Sep 23 Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
  • Sep 24 William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
  • Sep 29 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)