On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1930

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Blakely, Northern-Irish character actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear), born in Bangor, County Down (d. 1987)
  • Don Edmunds, American auto racer and car builder (National Sprint Car HOF; built Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Sky cycle), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2020)
  • Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)

Person of interestRay Charles

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
  • Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
1930 Highlights

About September 23, 1930

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 90 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra