Historical Events in August 1930

Sports History

Aug 3 For the 2nd time in the year, Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein hits safely in 26 straight games, run halted in 2nd game of doubleheader v Boston Braves

  • Aug 4 Child labor laws established in Belgium
  • Aug 6 Remains of balloon expedition of Solamon August Andrées to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen
  • Aug 6 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
  • Aug 7 A large mob estimated at 2,000, lynch two young black men Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana

Election of Interest

Aug 7 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

  • Aug 8 St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • Aug 9 113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
  • Aug 9 Animated character Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's cartoon "Dizzy Dishes"
  • Aug 9 Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)

Historic Invention

Aug 12 Clarence Birdseye is granted a patent for method for quick freezing food (patent US 1773079 A)

  • Aug 16 I British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • Aug 16 The first color sound cartoon "Fiddlesticks" by Ub Iwerks (ex Walt Disney studio) is released
  • Aug 18 Eastern Airlines begins passenger service

Sports History

Aug 20 A week before his 22nd birthday Australian cricket's batting genius Don Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test win over England at The Oval in London

  • Aug 20 Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)
  • Aug 21 Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
  • Aug 22 Australian cricket slow-medium bowler Percy Hornibrook takes 7-92 as England dismissed for 251 in an innings defeat in 5th Test at The Oval; Australia regain Ashes, 2-1
  • Aug 23 1st British Empire Games close in Hamilton, Canada

US Open Women's Tennis

Aug 23 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: England's Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper 6-1, 6-4 for her lone major title

  • Aug 26 Chicago Cub's Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
  • Aug 29 The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.