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 3rd Women's World Games (track & field competition for women) is conducted over 3-days at the Letná Stadium in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 6 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

Coup d'état

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

  • Sep 8 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
  • Sep 8 American inventor Richard Gurley Drew creates Scotch tape
  • Sep 8 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew
  • 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
  • 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

World Record

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

PGA Championship

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 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 future Baseball HOF pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
  • 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

Theater Premiere

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

  • 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 Chicago Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
  • 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

Sports History

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

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