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Historical Events in September 1930

  • Sep 1 NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater
  • Sep 2 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
  • Sep 3 Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
  • Sep 4 Cambridge Theatre opens in London
  • Sep 6 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

BattleCoup d'état

Sep 6 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Sep 6 3rd Women's World Games (track & field competition for women) is conducted over 3-days at the Letná Stadium in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 8 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
  • Sep 8 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew
  • Sep 8 Richard Drew creates Scotch tape
  • Sep 10 Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
  • Sep 11 Stromboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn catcher Al López hits major league's last recorded bounce HR

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Sep 13 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Sep 13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Fresh Meadow CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1-up in the final for the second of his 3 major titles
  • Sep 13 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3

  • Sep 13 50th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: John Doeg beats Frank Shields 10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14 for his lone major singles title
  • Sep 14 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • Sep 14 Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
  • Sep 15 1st international bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England
  • Sep 16 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • Sep 18 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • Sep 18 Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
  • Sep 20 Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • Sep 21 Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
  • Sep 24 G Kaufman & M Hart's comedy "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Sep 24 Noël Coward's play "Private Lives" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Sep 24 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • Sep 25 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
  • Sep 25 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 27 US Amateur Championship Men's Golf, Merion GC: Bobby Jones scores an 8 & 7 win over Eugene V. Homans to win his 5th National Amateur title and clinch golf's Grand Slam
  • Sep 27 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 29 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • Sep 29 Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute
  • Sep 29 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
  • Sep 29 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising