On This Day

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 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Fresh Meadow CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1-up in the final for the second of his 3 major titles
  • Sep 13 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • Sep 13 50th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: John Doeg beats Frank Shields 10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14 for his lone major singles title

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Noël Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 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
  • Sep 27 US Amateur Championship Men's Golf, Merion GC: Bobby Jones scores an 8 & 7 win over Eugene V. Homans to win his 5th National Amateur title and clinch golf's Grand Slam
  • 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 1 Pete Brewster, American football end and coach (NFL Pro Bowl 1955, 56; Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Sep 2 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • Sep 3 Cherry Barbara Grimm [Lockett], New Zealand sci-fi author (Nearest Fire), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Weesp, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Sep 4 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer (Wonderful Dream), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 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, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Sep 7 Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Sep 7 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 8 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, American Mexican media tycoon (Televisa) , born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Sep 8 Jeannette Altwegg, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bombay, India
  • Sep 8 Mario Adorf, German actor (The Tin Drum, Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Premier of South Vietnam (1965-67), born in Sơn Tây, Indochina (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Robert W. Firestone, American author and clinical psychologist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 9 Paolo Castaldi, composer
  • Sep 9 Frank Lucas, American drug kingpin (fictionalised in 2007 film "American Gangster"), born in La Grange, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • Sep 10 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat
  • Sep 11 Cathryn Damon, American actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 11 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2002)
  • Sep 12 Larry Austin, American composer, born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Sep 13 Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 13 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Sep 14 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 16 Ken Coates, British Labour politician and writer, born in Leek, Staffordshire (d. 2010)
  • Sep 16 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 17 David Huddleston, American 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, American Air Force officer and astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18), born in Weatherford, Oklahoma
  • Sep 17 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher, born in Yakima, Washington (d. 2009)
  • Sep 17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer, born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)
  • Sep 19 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Sep 19 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (Yor, the Hunter from the Future), born in Rome (d. 2002)
  • Sep 19 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), born in Troy, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Sep 21 Dawn Addams, British actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, born in Felixstowe, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter
  • Sep 22 Roger Durham Hannay, composer
  • Sep 23 Colin Blakely, Northern-Irish character actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear), born in Bangor, County Down (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)

Person of interestRay Charles

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

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
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 (Marsz żałobny), born in Skarbanowo, Poland (d. 1998)
  • Sep 24 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), born in the Republic of Malta (d. 1977)
  • Sep 25 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Shel Silverstein, American writer (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Sep 26 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Sep 26 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 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, Italian 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, American western actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Singer and actor Bing Crosby (27) marries actress Dixie Lee (18)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • Sep 5 Carl Panzram, American serial killer and rapist, dies at 38
  • 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, American politician, 90th Governor of West Virginia, dies at 73
  • Sep 28 Daniel Guggenheim, American mining magnate and philanthropist, dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)