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January 01, 1930    

Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant

  
  
  
  
January 01, 1930    

Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever

  
  
  
  
January 05, 1930    

Mao Tse-tung writes A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire

  
  
  
  
January 06, 1930    

1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed

  
  
  
  
January 06, 1930    

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

  
  
  
  
January 07, 1930    

Edwin Justus Mayer's Children of Darkness, premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
January 08, 1930    

Belgium Princess Marie-Jos‚ marries Italian's crown prince Umberto

  
  
  
  
January 09, 1930    

Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game

  
  
  
  
January 10, 1930    

Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch

  
  
  
  
January 10, 1930    

Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch

  
  
  
  
January 10, 1930    

Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted

  
  
  
  
January 12, 1930    

NHL's Boston Bruins win then-record 14th consecutive game

  
  
  
  
January 13, 1930    

Mickey Mouse comic strip 1st appears

  
  
  
  
January 15, 1930    

George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)

  
  
  
  
January 18, 1930    

-27øF (-33øC), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)

  
  
  
  
January 18, 1930    

Shostakovitch' opera The Nose, premieres in Leningrad

  
  
  
  
January 20, 1930    

1st radio broadcast of Lone Ranger (WXYZ-Detroit)

  
  
  
  
January 22, 1930    

-35øF (-37øC), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)

  
  
  
  
January 23, 1930    

Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto

  
  
  
  
January 23, 1930    

George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established

  
  
  
  
January 23, 1930    

WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions

  
  
  
  
January 24, 1930    

J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington

  
  
  
  
January 24, 1930    

Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century

  
  
  
  
January 26, 1930    

Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)

  
  
  
  
January 30, 1930    

Vladimir Mayakovsky's Banya, premieres in Leningrad

  
  
  
  
January 31, 1930    

1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ

  
  
  
  
February 01, 1930    

Arnold Sch”nbergs opera premieres in Frankfurt

  
  
  
  
February 03, 1930    

Vietnamese Communistic Party forms

  
  
  
  
February 03, 1930    

William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons

  
  
  
  
February 04, 1930    

1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans

  
  
  
  
February 05, 1930    

5th Aliyah to Israel begins

  
  
  
  
February 08, 1930    

Happy Days Are Here Again by Benny Mereoff hits #1

  
  
  
  
February 10, 1930    

Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress

  
  
  
  
February 15, 1930    

Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes

  
  
  
  
February 17, 1930    

French govt of Tardieu, falls

  
  
  
  
February 18, 1930    

Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted

  
  
  
  
February 18, 1930    

Luigi Pirandello's Come Tu Mi Vuoi, premieres in Milan

  
  
  
  
February 18, 1930    

Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's Simple Simon, premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
February 18, 1930    

US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto

  
  
  
  
February 20, 1930    

Capelle soccer team forms

  
  
  
  
February 21, 1930    

Marc Connelly's Green Pastures, premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
February 25, 1930    

Check photographing device patented

  
  
  
  
February 25, 1930    

George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v Engld (114 & 112)

  
  
  
  
February 26, 1930    

Green Pastures opens at Mansfield Theater

  
  
  
  
February 26, 1930    

1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)

  
  
  
  
February 26, 1930    

West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England

  
  
  
  
February 27, 1930    

Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency

  
  
  
  
March 02, 1930    

1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building

  
  
  
  
March 04, 1930    

Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated

  
  
  
  
March 04, 1930    

Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman

  
  
  
  
March 06, 1930    

Bkln's Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food

  
  
  
  
March 07, 1930    

Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball

  
  
  
  
March 08, 1930    

Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India

  
  
  
  
March 08, 1930    

Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts No one will ever be paid more than Ruth

  
  
  
  
March 11, 1930    

Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington

  
  
  
  
March 12, 1930    

Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

  
  
  
  
March 12, 1930    

Stella Walsh sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)

  
  
  
  
March 13, 1930    

Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory

  
  
  
  
March 15, 1930    

1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY

  
  
  
  
March 15, 1930    

1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched

  
  
  
  
March 16, 1930    

USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine

  
  
  
  
March 18, 1930    

Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game

  
  
  
  
March 19, 1930    

Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi

  
  
  
  
March 20, 1930    

Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph

  
  
  
  
March 23, 1930    

US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson

  
  
  
  
March 23, 1930    

US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner

  
  
  
  
March 24, 1930    

1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)

  
  
  
  
March 24, 1930    

Planet Pluto named

  
  
  
  
March 24, 1930    

R˜nsburgse Boys soccer team forms

  
  
  
  
March 26, 1930    

Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway

  
  
  
  
March 27, 1930    

1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea

  
  
  
  
March 28, 1930    

1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)

  
  
  
  
March 28, 1930    

Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara

  
  
  
  
March 30, 1930    

Babberich-H soccer team forms

  
  
  
  
April 01, 1930    

Blue Angel, starring unknown Marlene Dietrich, premieres in America

  
  
  
  
April 02, 1930    

1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda

  
  
  
  
April 03, 1930    

Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

  
  
  
  
April 03, 1930    

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games

  
  
  
  
April 04, 1930    

Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century

  
  
  
  
April 04, 1930    

Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)

  
  
  
  
April 05, 1930    

England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325

  
  
  
  
April 06, 1930    

1st transcontinental glider tow completed

  
  
  
  
April 06, 1930    

Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar

  
  
  
  
April 10, 1930    

George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston

  
  
  
  
April 10, 1930    

Synthetic rubber 1st produced

  
  
  
  
April 12, 1930    

4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days

  
  
  
  
April 12, 1930    

Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days

  
  
  
  
April 14, 1930    

Philip Barry's Hotel Universe, premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
April 17, 1930    

Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR

  
  
  
  
April 19, 1930    

34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2

  
  
  
  
April 21, 1930    

Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322

  
  
  
  
April 21, 1930    

Vladimir Mayakovsky's Moskva Golid, premieres in Moscow

  
  
  
  
April 22, 1930    

US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty

  
  
  
  
April 28, 1930    

1st night organized baseball game (Independence KS)

  
  
  
  
April 29, 1930    

123 runs are scored in 7 major league games

  
  
  
  
April 29, 1930    

North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens

  
  
  
  
April 29, 1930    

Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service

  
  
  
  
May 01, 1930    

Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng

  
  
  
  
May 02, 1930    

Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights

  
  
  
  
May 05, 1930    

1st woman to fly solo from Engl to Australia takes-off (Amy Johnson)

  
  
  
  
May 05, 1930    

Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours

  
  
  
  
May 07, 1930    

Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins

  
  
  
  
May 09, 1930    

56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6

  
  
  
  
May 10, 1930    

1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)

  
  
  
  
May 10, 1930    

Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield

  
  
  
  
May 12, 1930    

Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)

  
  
  
  
May 13, 1930    

Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas

  
  
  
  
May 13, 1930    

Only known fatality due to hail

  
  
  
  
May 15, 1930    

Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)

  
  
  
  
May 16, 1930    

6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2

  
  
  
  
May 17, 1930    

56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6

  
  
  
  
May 19, 1930    

White woman win voting rights in South-Africa

  
  
  
  
May 20, 1930    

1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot

  
  
  
  
May 20, 1930    

University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot

  
  
  
  
May 21, 1930    

Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader

  
  
  
  
May 21, 1930    

NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

  
  
  
  
May 22, 1930    

Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)

  
  
  
  
May 22, 1930    

Yankee Bronx Bombers hit 14 HRs in a game

  
  
  
  
May 24, 1930    

1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)

  
  
  
  
May 24, 1930    

Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

  
  
  
  
May 24, 1930    

Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week

  
  
  
  
May 26, 1930    

Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway

  
  
  
  
May 26, 1930    

Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution

  
  
  
  
May 27, 1930    

Richard Drew invents masking tape

  
  
  
  
May 28, 1930    

Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of NZ

  
  
  
  
May 30, 1930    

Bill Arnold wins Indianapolis 500 car race (161.6 kph)

  
  
  
  
May 31, 1930    

Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season

  
  
  
  
May 31, 1930    

Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium

  
  
  
  
May 31, 1930    

Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth

  
  
  
  
June 01, 1930    

6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (36 86 63 61)

  
  
  
  
June 01, 1930    

6th French Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (62 61)

  
  
  
  
June 01, 1930    

Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine

  
  
  
  
June 01, 1930    

Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours

  
  
  
  
June 02, 1930    

Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati

  
  
  
  
June 03, 1930    

Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies

  
  
  
  
June 07, 1930    

62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6

  
  
  
  
June 07, 1930    

NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in Negro

  
  
  
  
June 09, 1930    

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

  
  
  
  
June 10, 1930    

Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms

  
  
  
  
June 12, 1930    

34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

  
  
  
  
June 12, 1930    

Heavyweight Max Schmeling KOs Jack Sharkey in NYC

  
  
  
  
June 12, 1930    

Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for hw boxing title

  
  
  
  
June 13, 1930    

1st Nudist Colony opens

  
  
  
  
June 13, 1930    

22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista Greece

  
  
  
  
June 14, 1930    

VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht

  
  
  
  
June 17, 1930    

Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

  
  
  
  
June 17, 1930    

Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games

  
  
  
  
June 20, 1930    

65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake

  
  
  
  
June 21, 1930    

Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7

  
  
  
  
June 22, 1930    

Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

  
  
  
  
June 23, 1930    

Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8

  
  
  
  
June 24, 1930    

1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC

  
  
  
  
June 24, 1930    

Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium

  
  
  
  
June 28, 1930    

1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs

  
  
  
  
June 30, 1930    

1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY

  
  
  
  
June 30, 1930    

Bradman scores 254 at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours

  
  
  
  
July 01, 1930    

Great-Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq

  
  
  
  
July 03, 1930    

Veterans Administration created

  
  
  
  
July 04, 1930    

43rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (62 62)

  
  
  
  
July 05, 1930    

50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (63 97 64)

  
  
  
  
July 07, 1930    

Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

  
  
  
  
July 11, 1930    

Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

  
  
  
  
July 12, 1930    

34th US Golf Open: Robert T Bobby Jones wins

  
  
  
  
July 12, 1930    

Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 mins, 46 fours

  
  
  
  
July 12, 1930    

Hedley Verity takes 10 for 10 v Notts (19 4-16-10-10) at Leeds

  
  
  
  
July 13, 1930    

1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay

  
  
  
  
July 13, 1930    

Sarnoff reports in NY Times TV would be a theater in every home

  
  
  
  
July 18, 1930    

SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland

  
  
  
  
July 20, 1930    

106øF (41øC), Washington, DC (district record)

  
  
  
  
July 21, 1930    

110øF (43øC) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)

  
  
  
  
July 21, 1930    

US Veterans Administration forms

  
  
  
  
July 23, 1930    

Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed

  
  
  
  
July 23, 1930    

Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)

  
  
  
  
July 25, 1930    

Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland

  
  
  
  
July 27, 1930    

Andr‚ Leducq wins Tour de France

  
  
  
  
July 28, 1930    

114øF (46øC), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)

  
  
  
  
July 29, 1930    

115øF (46øC), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)

  
  
  
  
July 29, 1930    

Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada

  
  
  
  
July 30, 1930    

1st broadcast of Death Valley Days on NBC-radio

  
  
  
  
July 30, 1930    

Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo

  
  
  
  
July 31, 1930    

Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13

  
  
  
  
August 03, 1930    

2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games

  
  
  
  
August 04, 1930    

Child labor laws estralished in Belgium

  
  
  
  
August 06, 1930    

Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC

  
  
  
  
August 06, 1930    

Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit íya Spitsbergen

  
  
  
  
August 07, 1930    

2 black guys lynched in Marion Indiana

  
  
  
  
August 07, 1930    

Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government

  
  
  
  
August 08, 1930    

St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant

  
  
  
  
August 09, 1930    

113øF (45øC) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)

  
  
  
  
August 09, 1930    

Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes

  
  
  
  
August 09, 1930    

Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)

  
  
  
  
August 18, 1930    

Eastern Airlines begins passenger service

  
  
  
  
August 20, 1930    

Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval

  
  
  
  
August 20, 1930    

Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)

  
  
  
  
August 21, 1930    

Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished

  
  
  
  
August 22, 1930    

Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test

  
  
  
  
August 23, 1930    

44th US Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (61 64)

  
  
  
  
August 26, 1930    

Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record

  
  
  
  
September 01, 1930    

NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater

  
  
  
  
September 02, 1930    

1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)

  
  
  
  
September 03, 1930    

Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)

  
  
  
  
September 04, 1930    

Cambridge Theater opens in London

  
  
  
  
September 06, 1930    

Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

  
  
  
  
September 08, 1930    

1st appearance of comic strip Blondie

  
  
  
  
September 08, 1930    

NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew

  
  
  
  
September 08, 1930    

Richard Drew creates Scotch tape

  
  
  
  
September 10, 1930    

Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia

  
  
  
  
September 11, 1930    

Stomboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles

  
  
  
  
September 12, 1930    

Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR

  
  
  
  
September 13, 1930    

50th US Mens Tennis: J H Doeg beats Francis Shields (10-8 16 64 16-14)

  
  
  
  
September 13, 1930    

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

  
  
  
  
September 13, 1930    

Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament

  
  
  
  
September 13, 1930    

Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3

  
  
  
  
September 14, 1930    

Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6

  
  
  
  
September 14, 1930    

Nazis gain 107 seats in German election

  
  
  
  
September 15, 1930    

1st intl bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England

  
  
  
  
September 16, 1930    

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

  
  
  
  
September 18, 1930    

Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup

  
  
  
  
September 18, 1930    

NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6

  
  
  
  
September 18, 1930    

Phila A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row

  
  
  
  
September 21, 1930    

Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb

  
  
  
  
September 24, 1930    

G Kaufman & M Hart's Once in a Lifetime, premieres in NY

  
  
  
  
September 24, 1930    

Noel Coward's Private Lives, premieres in London

  
  
  
  
September 24, 1930    

Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights

  
  
  
  
September 25, 1930    

Austrian govt of Vaugoin forms

  
  
  
  
September 25, 1930    

Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager

  
  
  
  
September 25, 1930    

Zo‰ Akins' Greeks Had a Word for it, premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
September 27, 1930    

34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

  
  
  
  
September 27, 1930    

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

  
  
  
  
September 27, 1930    

White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns

  
  
  
  
September 28, 1930    

Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

  
  
  
  
September 29, 1930    

1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC

  
  
  
  
September 29, 1930    

Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee

  
  
  
  
September 29, 1930    

Boquer¢n battle ends Paraguay border dispute

  
  
  
  
September 29, 1930    

Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons

  
  
  
  
September 29, 1930    

NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising

  
  
  
  
October 01, 1930    

Soccer team WHC forms

  
  
  
  
October 01, 1930    

World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Phila A's beat St Louis 5-2

  
  
  
  
October 04, 1930    

A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series

  
  
  
  
October 05, 1930    

British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die

  
  
  
  
October 08, 1930    

Phila A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series

  
  
  
  
October 09, 1930    

1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls

  
  
  
  
October 10, 1930    

AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP

  
  
  
  
October 10, 1930    

Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years

  
  
  
  
October 13, 1930    

New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP'ers in uniform

  
  
  
  
October 14, 1930    

Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in Girl Crazy

  
  
  
  
October 14, 1930    

George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
October 18, 1930    

Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day

  
  
  
  
October 19, 1930    

Jules LadoumŠgue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)

  
  
  
  
October 20, 1930    

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premiers on NBC radio

  
  
  
  
October 20, 1930    

British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land

  
  
  
  
October 22, 1930    

1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult

  
  
  
  
October 22, 1930    

Blake & Razaf's Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930, premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
October 22, 1930    

SC Genemuiden soccer team forms

  
  
  
  
October 25, 1930    

1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center

  
  
  
  
October 25, 1930    

1st scheduled transcontinental air service began

  
  
  
  
October 26, 1930    

Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet Zolotoy Vyek, premieres in Leningrad

  
  
  
  
October 29, 1930    

1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach

  
  
  
  
October 30, 1930    

Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship

  
  
  
  
November 02, 1930    

Ras Tafari crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty

  
  
  
  
November 03, 1930    

1st vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens

  
  
  
  
November 03, 1930    

Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America

  
  
  
  
November 05, 1930    

Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for Babbitt

  
  
  
  
November 08, 1930    

Friedrich Wolf's Die Matrosen von Cattaro, premieres in Berlin

  
  
  
  
November 09, 1930    

1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama

  
  
  
  
November 13, 1930    

WA Drake's Grand Hotel, premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
November 17, 1930    

Musical Sweet & Low with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
November 18, 1930    

Musical Smiles with Bob Hope/Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
November 18, 1930    

Sjostakovitch' opera The Nose, premiers in Lenningrad

  
  
  
  
November 22, 1930    

1st Irish Sweepstake run

  
  
  
  
November 22, 1930    

1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)

  
  
  
  
November 22, 1930    

Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit

  
  
  
  
November 23, 1930    

NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage

  
  
  
  
November 24, 1930    

1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to Calif), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days

  
  
  
  
November 25, 1930    

690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito Japan)

  
  
  
  
November 25, 1930    

Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP

  
  
  
  
November 28, 1930    

Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony Romantic, premieres

  
  
  
  
December 01, 1930    

NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty

  
  
  
  
December 01, 1930    

Ruth Nichols becomes 1st woman pilot to cross continent

  
  
  
  
December 03, 1930    

Air-borne chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley Belgium)

  
  
  
  
December 03, 1930    

Otto Ender forms Austrian govt

  
  
  
  
December 03, 1930    

Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical Evergreen, premieres in London

  
  
  
  
December 04, 1930    

French govt of Tardieu falls

  
  
  
  
December 04, 1930    

Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control

  
  
  
  
December 06, 1930    

18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6

  
  
  
  
December 06, 1930    

Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia

  
  
  
  
December 07, 1930    

13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing

  
  
  
  
December 08, 1930    

Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC

  
  
  
  
December 08, 1930    

Cole Porter's musical NYCers, premieres in NYC

  
  
  
  
December 11, 1930    

Bank of the United States opens in NYC

  
  
  
  
December 12, 1930    

Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book

  
  
  
  
December 12, 1930    

Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double

  
  
  
  
December 12, 1930    

Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)

  
  
  
  
December 13, 1930    

George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him

  
  
  
  
December 13, 1930    

Theodore Steeg forms French govt

  
  
  
  
December 14, 1930    

NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game

  
  
  
  
December 15, 1930    

Don Bradman takes his 1st Test Cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)

  
  
  
  
December 16, 1930    

Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award

  
  
  
  
December 18, 1930    

Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours

  
  
  
  
December 19, 1930    

James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP

  
  
  
  
December 20, 1930    

Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)

  
  
  
  
December 22, 1930    

6 West europe lands signs Convention of Oslo

  
  
  
  
December 23, 1930    

Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

  
  
  
  
December 23, 1930    

Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in NYC

  
  
  
  
December 24, 1930    

Bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced

  
  
  
  
December 24, 1930    

F Garc¡a Lorca's La Zapatera Prodigiosa, premieres in Madrid

  
  
  
  
December 25, 1930    

1st US bobsled run open to public (Lake Placid, NY)

  
  
  
  
December 25, 1930    

Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens

  
  
  
  
December 25, 1930    

Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422

  
  
  
  
December 25, 1930    

Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500

  
  
  
  
December 29, 1930    

Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans

  
  
  
  
December 31, 1930    

Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages

  
  
  
  
December 31, 1930    

US tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930

  
  
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