On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • King Michael of Romania, forced by Communists abdicates his throne, sending him into exlie
  • Romanian republic proclaimed

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Mills, American lawyer and politician, first female Governor of Maine (2018-), born in Farmington, Maine
  • Jeff Lynne, rocker (ELO-Telephone Line, Travelling Wilburys)
  • Michael Burns, American actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train), born in Mineola, New York
  • Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)

Famous Deaths

  • Han [Henricus Antonius] van Meegeren, Dutch painter and art forger (Vermeer), dies at 58