Historical Events in January 1930

  • Jan 1 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
  • Jan 1 Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
  • Jan 1 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11

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Jan 5 Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 5 Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jan 6 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed

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Jan 6 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 7 Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 7 Marguerite Perey discovers francium (Fr), the last naturally occurring element to be found
  • Jan 9 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game

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Jan 9 Albert Kahn Associates architectural firm become consulting architects for all industrial construction in the Soviet Union

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • Jan 10 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jan 10 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • Jan 10 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • Jan 13 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • Jan 15 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores 157 of 176 on debut on the 4th day of the drawn 1st Test against England in Bridgetown, Barbados

  • Jan 18 -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 18 Dmitri Shostakovich's satirical opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad

  • Jan 20 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • Jan 21 Boston Bruins become first team in NHL history to score 100 goals in a season, in a 5-1 win over Chicago at Boston Garden; Cooney Weiland scores Bruins' 100th goal in their 26th game of the year
  • Jan 22 -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
  • Jan 23 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • Jan 23 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia established
  • Jan 23 WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 24 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • Jan 24 Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
  • Jan 25 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Daphne Akhurst Cozens wins 3rd straight Australian singles title; beats Sylvia Lance Harper 10-8, 2-6, 7-5
  • Jan 25 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Edgar Moon wins his first and only Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Harry Hopman 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
  • Jan 26 Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
  • Jan 30 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 30 The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
  • Jan 31 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey