Events in year of 1930

  • 01-01Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
  • 01-01Jurgens and Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
  • 01-05Mao Tse-tung writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
  • 01-061st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
  • 01-09Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • 01-10Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England vs. New Zealand Christchurch
  • 01-10Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • 01-13"Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • 01-15George Headley scores century on debut vs. England (made 176)
  • 01-201st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • 01-23Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • 01-23George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
  • 01-23WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • 01-311st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 02-03Vietnamese Communistic Party forms
  • 02-03William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons
  • 02-041st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • 02-055th Aliyah to Israel begins
  • 02-08"Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
  • 02-10Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
  • 02-15Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
  • 02-17French government of Tardieu, falls
  • 02-18Cow flown and milked, milk sealed in paper containers and parachuted
  • 02-18US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • 02-20Capelle soccer team forms
  • 02-25Check photographing device patented
  • 02-26"Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • 02-261st red and green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • 02-27Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
  • 03-021st US indoor glider flight, St. Louis Terminal Building

People born in year of 1930

  • 01-01Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry: Premier / President (Sudan)
  • 01-01Werner Heiden: Composer
  • 01-02Julius LaRosa: Brooklyn, New York -- Singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air)
  • 01-03Eddie Egan: Bronx, New York -- Actor (Joe Forrester)
  • 01-04Iain Cuthbertson: British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
  • 01-04Sorrell Booke: Buffalo, New York -- Actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me)
  • 01-05Edward Galven Givens, Jr.: Quanah, Texas -- Major USAF / Astronaut
  • 01-05Frederick Charles Tillis: Composer
  • 01-05Richard Hayes: Passaic, New Jersey -- Singer / emcee (Name That Tune)
  • 01-06Denis Pitts: Journalist
  • 01-06Vic Tayback: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper)
  • 01-08Doreen Wilber: United States -- Archer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-10Byron "Wild Child" Gipson: Blues singer
  • 01-10Roy E Disney: CEO (Disney)
  • 01-12Glenn Yarborough: Singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
  • 01-13Frances Sternhagen: Washington, DC -- Actress (Outland, Starting Over)
  • 01-13Roman Ciesiewicz: Artist / graphic designer
  • 01-14Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan: Composer
  • 01-14Ernest Just: Black biologist, served as VP of American Zoologists
  • 01-16Norman Podhoretz: Brooklyn, New York -- Author / editor (NY Post)
  • 01-17Bill Benyon: English large landowner / Conservative Lower house leader
  • 01-17Robert Ceely: Composer
  • 01-21Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-23Derek Walcott: St. Lucia -- Poet / writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)
  • 01-23Ken Errair: Rocker (Four Freshmen)
  • 01-23William Reid Pogue: Okemah, Oklahoma -- Colonel USAF / Astronaut (Skylab 4)
  • 01-24Bernard Matthews: English turkey farmer / multi-millionaire
  • 01-26A N Solomons: Chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
  • 01-26Anne Macfarlane: Master (Court of Protection)
  • 01-26Harry "Buddy" Melges, Jr.: Wisconsin, United States -- Yachter (1964, 72 Olympics - Gold / Bronze Medals)

People died in year of 1930

  • 01-09Edward W Buck: Dutch / US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
  • 01-13C-E Auguste Rateau: French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 01-27Jean Hure: Composer, dies at 52
  • 02-06Eva Strittmatter: Writer, dies at 17
  • 02-22Godfried CE van Daalen: Dutch General / Governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • 02-23Horst Wessel: German Nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22
  • 02-23Mabel Normand: Actress / director (Extra Girl), dies at 35
  • 02-24Jacobus van Looy: Dutch writer / Painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74
  • 02-26Raffaele Merry del Val: Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64
  • 03-08William Howard Taft: 27th US President (1909-13) / Chief Justice, dies at 72
  • 03-13Mary E W Freeman: US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
  • 03-15Antonio Beltramelli: Writer, dies at 51
  • 03-19Arthur J Balfour: British Theologist / Premier (1902-05), dies at 81
  • 03-29Anton Bettelheim: Writer
  • 04-01Cosima Liszt: Wife of Austrian Composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
  • 04-01Zawditu: 1st reigning female Monarch of Ethiopia
  • 04-04Vladimir Majakovski: Russian poet
  • 04-14W Majakowski: Writer, dies at 36
  • 04-21Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman: Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79
  • 04-21Robert S Bridges: Poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
  • 05-08Lvar Henning Mankell: Composer, dies at 61
  • 05-12Pieter Jelles Troelstra: Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70
  • 05-13Fridtjof Nansen: Diplomat (Nobel 1922)
  • 05-13Helena Lange: German feminist
  • 05-17Herbert David Croly: US founder (New Republic), dies at 61
  • 05-18Joao Marcellino Arroyo: Composer, dies at 68
  • 06-05Jules Pascin [Julius Pincas]: Bulgarian / US Painter / cartoonist
  • 06-11Henry Clay Folger, Jr.: CEO (Folger Shakespeare Library), dies at 72
  • 06-16Elmer Ambrose Sperry: US inventor (gyroscope compass)
  • 06-22Karl von Amira: German historian, dies at 82

Events in year of 1931

  • 01-051st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
  • 01-08Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
  • 01-16Bradman scores 223 Australia vs. WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
  • 01-22French government of Steeg falls
  • 01-22VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
  • 01-26Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty
  • 01-28Bradman scores 220 NSW vs. Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours
  • 02-021st siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students
  • 02-021st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
  • 02-03Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"
  • 02-04National League adopts a deader baseball
  • 02-05Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
  • 02-07US opera, "Peter Ibbetson, " by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera, New York City
  • 02-08Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000
  • 02-10New Delhi becomes capital of India
  • 02-10Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Harts premieres in New York City
  • 02-14Bradman scores 152 Aust vs. WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives
  • 02-14Spanish Government of General Damasco Berenguer falls
  • 02-151st Dracula movie released
  • 02-16Extreme right wing Svinhufvud becomes President of Finland
  • 02-171st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball)
  • 02-20Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
  • 02-21Alka Seltzer introduced
  • 02-21Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • 02-28Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
  • 02-28Oswald Mosley founds his New Party
  • 03-03"Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem
  • 03-04Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as West Indies win the Test
  • 03-04West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG
  • 03-05Gandhi and British Viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact

People born in year of 1931

  • 01-01Carel Brons: Composer
  • 01-01Siddig El Nigoumi: Ceramicist
  • 01-02Toshiki Kaifu: Premier of Japan (1989-91)
  • 01-05Alfred Brendel: Wiesenberg Moravia, Czech Republic -- Austrian pianist
  • 01-05Alvin Ailey: Choreographer (American Dance Theater)
  • 01-05Walter Davis: United States -- Running high jumper (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-06Gerard van Muiden: Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 01-07Mack Mattingly: (Sen-R-Georgia, 1981-86)
  • 01-08Bill Graham: Germany -- Rock promoter (Fillmore)
  • 01-09Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys: Prussia -- Sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
  • 01-10Alexander L "Alex" Boraine: South Africa vicar / MP
  • 01-10Ron Galella: Celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O)
  • 01-11Ed Hall: Roxbury, Massachusetts -- Actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center)
  • 01-14Juraj Pospisil: Composer
  • 01-15Derek Meddings: Special effects technician
  • 01-15Murad Kazhlayev: Composer
  • 01-15Thomas Hoving: NYC, New York -- News correspondent (20 / 20)
  • 01-16Vladimir Skutina: Writer playwright / journalist
  • 01-17Frederick Alfred Fox: Composer
  • 01-17L Douglas Wilder: (Gov-D-Virginia)
  • 01-19Ron Packard: (Rep-R-California, 1983- )
  • 01-20Thomas Roy Garrett: Museum curator
  • 01-22Galina Zybina: USSR -- Discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)
  • 01-24Ib Norholm: Composer
  • 01-25Paavo J Haavikko: Finnish writer / poet / husband of Marja-Liisa Vartio
  • 01-25Stikkan [Stig Anderson]: Music entrepreneur
  • 01-26Mary Murphy: Washington, DC -- Actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators)
  • 01-27John Hopkins: Writer
  • 01-27Rudi Maugeri: Rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 01-27Vinson: Lord

People died in year of 1931

  • 01-03Joseph J C Joffre: French marshal, dies at 78
  • 01-04Art Acord: Western actor (Set Free, Spurs & Saddles), dies at 40
  • 01-09Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer]: French writer (La fille perdue)
  • 01-11Oscar Fetras: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-14William Ernst Johnson: British mathematician
  • 01-21Felix Blumenfeld: Composer, dies at 67
  • 01-23Anna Pavlova: Russian ballerina (Diaghilew, Dying Swan)
  • 02-02Theodor Batthynyi: Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71
  • 02-03Hans Schardt: Swiss geologist, dies at 72
  • 02-07Ion Vidu: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-11Charles Algernon Parsons: British inventor (steam turbine), dies at 76
  • 02-11Charles Parsons: Inventor of the steam turbine
  • 02-23Nellie Melba [Helen Mitchell]: Australian soprano
  • 02-26Otto Wallach: German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83
  • 03-07Akseli V Gallen-Kallela: Finnish Painter / illustrator, dies at 65
  • 03-07Theo van Doesburg [Christian Kupper]: Painter / architect, dies at 47
  • 03-08Clara Kathleen Rogers: Composer, dies at 87
  • 03-09Ida B Wells-Barnett: Famous black, dies in Chicago at 78
  • 03-27Arnold Bennett: Novelist
  • 03-31Knute Rockne: Football player / coach, dies in a plane crash at 43
  • 04-04Andre Michelin: CEO (Michelin Tires)
  • 04-04George Whitefield Chadwick: Composer, dies at 76
  • 04-06Giuseppi Radiciotti: Composer, dies at 73
  • 04-08Eric Axel Karlfeldt: Poet
  • 04-09Paul Antonin Vidal: Composer, dies at 67
  • 05-03Frank Hoyt Losey: Composer, dies at 59
  • 05-03Otto Winter-Hjelm: Composer, dies at 93
  • 05-09A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson: US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
  • 05-12Eugene Ysaye: Composer, dies at 72
  • 05-12Eugene-Auguste Ysaye: Composer, dies at 72