January 6 - The first diesel-engine automobile trip is completed (Indianapolis, Indiana, to
New York City).
February 18 - While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers
February 18 - Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in an airplane and also the first
cow to be milked in an airplane.
March 12 - Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march protest march to the sea in defiance
of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt In 1932.
March 28 - Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
March 29 - Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler..
March 31 - The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines
on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in motion pictures for the next forty
April 5 - In an act of civil disobedience, Mahatma Gandhi breaks British law after marching
to the sea and making salt.
April 6 - Hostess Twinkies are invented.
April 22 - The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty
regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
April 28 - The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence,
May 15 - Aboard a Boeing tri-motor, Ellen Church becomes the first airline stewardess
(the flight was from Oakland, California to Chicago, Illinois).
May 24 - Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Australia becoming the first woman to fly from
England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight)..
July 7 - Building of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam) is started.
July 31 - The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time.
August 7 - Richard Bedford Bennett becomes Canada's eleventh prime minister.
August 9 - Betty Boop premiers in the animated film Dizzy Dishes.
October 5 - British Airship R101 crashed in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
October 24 - Brazil - Revolution of 1930.
November 2 - Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
December 2 - Great Depression: US President Herbert Hoover goes before Congress and
asks for a US$150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the
Neutron discovered by Walther Bothe and H. Becker.Year in topic
1930 in film
All Quiet on the Western Front.
1930 in sports
Uruguay wins Football World Cup on home ground
British Empire Games held in Hamilton, Canada
1930 in television
May 22 - An audience at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady becomes the first to
see a closed-circuit television signal projected onto a big screen.
November - W9XAP in Chicago broadcasts the U.S. senatorial election returns, which
was apparently the first time a senatorial race, with non-stop vote tallies, was ever televised.
December 7 - W1XAV in Boston broadcasts video from a CBS radio program, The
Fox Trappers orchestra program. The broadcast also included the first television
commercial (for I. J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show)
The BBC begins
regular television transmission.Births
January 3 - Robert Loggia
January 4 - Don Shula
, American football coach.
January 10 - Roy Edward Disney
, film executive.
January 11 - Rod Taylor
, Australian actor.
January 12 - Tim Horton
, NHL player, Hockey Hall of Famer, founder of Tim
Hortons doughnut shops (d. 1974).
January 12 - Glenn Yarborough
, singer, songwriter.
January 13 - Frances Sternhagen
January 20 - Buzz Aldrin
, astronaut, second person to walk on Earth's Moon.
January 23 - Derek Walcott
January 25 - Dean Jones
January 30 - Gene Hackman
February 3 - Gillian Ayres
February 10 - Robert Wagner
February 11 - Alevtina Koltschina
, Soviet skier.
February 11 - C. H. Dearnley
February 13 - Elisabeth Cornelia van den Houten
February 13 - Ernst Fuchs
, painter and graphic artist.
February 17 - Ruth Barbara Rendell
February 27 - Joanne Woodward
March 3 - Heiner Geißler
March 6 - Lorin Maazel
, opera conductor.
March 7 - Antony Armstrong-Jones
, Lord Snowdon.
March 19 - Ornette Coleman
March 20 - Pieter Johannes van Reijswoud
March 22 - Stephen Sondheim
, composer and lyricist.
March 22 - Pat Robertson
March 24 - Albertus Antonius van den Houten
March 24 - Steve McQueen
, film director and producer (d. 1980).
March 25 - Bertus Troast Jr
March 26 - Sandra Day O'Connor
, US Supreme Court Justice.
March 27 - David Janssen
, actor (d. 1980).
March 29 - Cornelis Dales
March 30 - John Astin
April 3 - Helmut Kohl
, German chancellor.
April 15 - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
, President of Iceland.
April 17 - Leendert Dingeman van den Houten
April 21 - Silvana Mangano
, actress (d. 1989).
April 22 - Georges Schoeters
, Belgian born FLQ activist.
April 25 - Paul Mazursky
, director, writer.
May 10 - Pat Summerall
, American football player, broadcaster.
May 15 - Jasper Johns
May 19 - Lorraine Hansberry
, playwright (d. 1965).
May 21 - Malcolm Fraser
, twenty-second Prime Minister of Australia.
May 22 - Harvey Milk
, politician, civil rights activist (d. 1978).
May 28 - Paulus Josephus Foort
May 31 - Clint Eastwood
, actor, director, producer.
June 12 - Jim Nabors
, actor, musician, comedian.
June 22 - Yuri Artyukhin
, cosmonaut (d. 1998).
June 27 - Ross Perot
, billionaire and politician.
July 2 - Carlos Menem
, former President of Argentina.
July 4 - George Steinbrenner
, owner of the New York Yankees.
July 11 - Harold Bloom
, literary critic.
July 25 - Frederica Theodora Henrica Göppel
August 1 - Pierre Bourdieu
, French sociologist.
August 5 - Neil Armstrong
, astronaut, first person to walk on Earth's Moon.
August 7 - Cornelia Pieternella (Corrie) (Corry) den Boer
August 12- George Soros
, Hungarian-born American businessman.
August 21 - Princess Margaret
, sister to Queen Elizabeth II of England.
August 25 - Sir Sean Connery
September 3 - Cherry Wilder
September 7 - Baudouin I
September 17 - Pieternella Adriaantje van den Houten
October 1 - Sir Richard Harris
, actor (d. 2002).
October 5 - Pavel Popovich
October 8 - Toru Takemitsu
, composer (d. 1996).
October 10 - Harold Pinter
October 28 - Bernie Ecclestone
, Formula 1 racing tycoon.
October 30 - Timothy Findley
, Canadian author.
November 7 - Adriaan (Adrie) van den Houten
November 14 - Edward White
, American astronaut (d. 1967).
November 16 - Chinua Achebe
, Nigerian writer.
December 11 - Jean-Louis Trintignant
December 21 - Adebayo Adedeji
Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah ibni Almarhum Sultan Sir Abu Bakar Riayatuddin
Al-Muadzam Shah, later Sultan of Pahang and 7th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. Deaths
January 3 - Bertha Marina Tieleman
January 10 - Krina van den Houten
February 23 - Horst Wessel
, Nazi ideologue, composer.
March 8 - William Howard Taft
, President of the United States, Chief Justice
of the United States.
March 19 - Arthur James Balfour
, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
March 24 - Eugeen Van Mieghem
March 27 - Jantje (Jane) Victorie
April 1 - Empress Zawditu
May 13 - Fridtjof Nansen
June 5 - Pascin
, the "Prince of Montparnasse".
July 7 - Arthur Conan Doyle
, British author and creator of Sherlock Holmes.
July 10 - Leendert van As
July 13 - Maria Catherine Elisabeth Kessen
August 14 - Marinus Adrianus Bakker
August 15 - Florian Cajori
, historian of mathematics.
August 29 - William Archibald Spooner
, British scholar and Anglican priest.
October 10 - Baltus van den Houten
October 26 - Harry Payne Whitney
, businessman, horse breeder.
November 4 - Buddy Bolden
, jazz musician (b. 1877).
November 12 - Janneke(n) Mulder
November 19 - Elizabeth Laurina Quant
December 9 - Andrew "Rube" Foster
, pioneer of Negro League baseball.
December 18 - Gertrude Alferink (Holtgeerts?)
December 19 - Adriaantje Hart
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