Today in History for April 1930

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 29 of 29

1st - "Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America
2nd - 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
3rd - Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
3rd - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
3rd - 2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win
4th - Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
4th - Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
4th - The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
5th - England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
6th - 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
6th - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
10th - George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
10th - Synthetic rubber 1st produced
12th - 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
12th - Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
14th - Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
17th - Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
Actress Mary PickfordActress Mary Pickford 17th - DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
18th - Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
19th - 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
21st - Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
21st - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
22nd - US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd - British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.
25th - "All Quiet on the Western Front", based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in New York
28th - 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence Kansas
29th - 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
29th - North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
29th - Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Grace Lee Whitney, Ann Arbor Mich, actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek)
1st - Joan Franks-Williams, composer
2nd - Girolamo Arriego, composer
2nd - W Hambleden Smith, English newspaper magnate
3rd - Helmut Kohl, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Politician and Chancellor of West Germany 1982-90, Reunified Germany 1990-98
3rd - Lawton Chiles, (sen/gov-D-Florida, 1971-89/91- )
3rd - Max Frankel, journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds)
3rd - Wally Moon, American baseball player
4th - David Sexton, soccer manager
7th - Andrew Sachs, actor (Manuel-Fawlty Towers)
8th - Dorothy Tutin, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England
8th - John Bartholomew Tucker, Pa, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
8th - John Reardon, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus), born in NYC, New York
8th - Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
8th - Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
8th - Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
9th - F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
9th - Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist
10th - Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)
10th - Shuja-ud-Din, cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62)
10th - Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006)
10th - Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
11th - Carl Franklin, Richmond California, actor (Fantastic Journey)
11th - Clive Exton, scriptwriter & playwright
11th - James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)
11th - Joseph Burnett-Stuart, CEO (Robert Fleming Holdings)
11th - Kazuo Fukushima, composer
11th - Nicholas F Brady, US Secretary of Treasury (1988-93)
11th - W G [Bill] Hefner, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )
11th - Anton LaVey, Chicago Illinois, American founder of the Church of Satan
12th - Betty Clooney, Maysville Ky, singer (Jack Paar Show)
12th - Bryan Magee, writer
12th - Patrick Edmund Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, Irish peer and public servant
12th - Lou A de Graaf, Dutch asst secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
12th - Uwe Kitzinger, President (Templeton College, Oxford)
12th - Manuel Neri, American artist
13th - Justice Harman
14th - Bradford Dillman, SF California, actor (Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer)
14th - George W Gekas, (Rep-R-PA, 1983- )
14th - Jay Robinson, actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
15th - Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
15th - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
16th - Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
16th - Herbie Mann, Brooklyn NY, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin')
16th - John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
17th - Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
17th - Genevieve, Paris France, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples)
18th - Clive Revill, Wellington NZ, actor (Legend of Hell House)
19th - Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994)
20th - Alan Oakman, cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956)
21st - Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)
21st - Silvana Mangano, Rome Italy, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas)
23rd - Alan Oppenheimer, actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied), born in NYC, New York
23rd - Michael Bowen, RC Archbishop (Southwark)
24th - Conn Findlay, Stockton California, coxswain (Oly-2 gold/bronze-56, 64, 76)
24th - Jerome Callet, American musician
25th - Dotty Mack, Cincinnati Ohio, actress (Paul Dixon Show)
25th - Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
25th - Roy Marshall, cricket opener (prolific Hampshire only 4 Tests for WI)
26th - Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
26th - Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
26th - Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
27th - Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs
28th - Richard C Sarafian, director/actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
28th - Christopher John Magenis Headington, composer
28th - James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
29th - Alf Valentine, Jamaican cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
29th - Jean Rochefort, French actor
30th - Raoul de Keyser, [Dekeyser], Flemish painter

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 12 of 12

1st - Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
1st - Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
2nd - Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
3rd - Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (b. 1847)
4th - Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
14th - W Majakowski, writer, dies at 36
16th - José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
17th - Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
19th - Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
21st - Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79
21st - Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
22nd - Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)

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