On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • G Kaufman & M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY
  • Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London
  • Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), born in the Republic of Malta (d. 1977)
  • 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)
  • Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), born in Skarbanowo, Poland (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • William A. MacCorkle, American politician, 90th Governor of West Virginia, dies at 73