On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1930

Historical Events

  • 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute
  • Lowell Thomas makes his debut on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
  • NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Strange [William], American singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)
  • Peter Miller, British Chairman of Lloyd's Bank of London (d. 2018)
  • Ramnath Kenny, Indian cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1985)
  • Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

Bing Crosby

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

Famous Deaths

  • Ilya Repin, Ukrainian-Russian painter (Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks), dies at 86
1930 Highlights

About September 29, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra