What Happened on January 30, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Vivian McGrath wins his only Grand Slam singles event; beats fellow Australian John Bromwich 6-3, 1-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins her first of 6 Australian singles titles; beats Emily Hood Westacott 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Spassky, Russian chess player (world champion 1969-72, born in Leningrad, Russia
  • Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England