1930 in History – What happened in year 1930

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1930 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1930.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1930 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 januarySoviet meteorologist Pavel Molchanov launched one of the world's first radiosondes, a device attached to weather balloons to measure various atmospheric parameters.
10 februaryThe Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang launched the failed Yen Bai mutinyin the hope of ending French colonial rule in Vietnam.
06 marchOrganized by the Communist International, hundreds of thousandsof people in major cities around the world marched to protest massunemployment associated with the Great Depression.
12 marchGandhi began the Salt March, a24-day walk to defy the British tax on salt in colonial India.
20 marchThe Women's Enfranchisement Act, 1930 was passed on May 19, 1930 by the South African Parliament which granted voting rights to only white women aged 21 or above.
28 marchTurkey changed the name of its largest city Constantinople to Istanbul.
22 aprilFrance, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United Statessigned the London Naval Treaty, regulating submarine warfare andlimiting military ship building.
05 mayMahatma Gandhi was arrested on 5th May and imprisoned without trial for his Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi where he broke the salt laws of British Empire. Large number of Indians joined him for the first time and over 1,00,000 people were jailed before the end of the year.
20 mayThe Women's Enfranchisement Act, 1930 was passed on May 19, 1930 by the South African Parliament which granted voting rights to only white women aged 21or above.
24 mayEnglish aviatrix Amy Johnson landed in Darwin, NorthernTerritory, becoming the first woman to successfully fly from England toAustralia.
27 mayJayaprakash Narayan, arrested after Dandi March. Jayaprakash Narayan was an Indian independence activist, social reformer and political leader, remembered especially for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
27 mayStanding at 319 metres (1,047 ft), New York City's Chrysler Building opened as the world's tallest building before it was surpassedby the Empire State Building 11 months later.
23 juneThe Simon Commission recommended a federal India and the separation of Burma at London. The Indian Statutory Commission was a group of seven British Members of Parliament of United Kingdom that had been dispatched to India in 1928 to study constitutional reform in Britain's most important colonial dependency. It was commonly referred to as the Simon Commission after its chairman.
30 julyUruguay defeated Argentina, 4–2, in front of their home crowdat Estadio Centenario in Montevideo to win the first Football World Cup.
06 augustNew York City judge Joseph Force Crater mysteriously disappeared, eventually earning him the title of 'The Missingest Man in New York'.
29 augustThe last 36 residents of St Kilda, Scotland, now a UNESCO WorldHeritage Site for its natural and cultural qualities, voluntarilyevacuated to Morvern.
06 septemberArgentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen was deposed in amilitary coup by José Félix Uriburu.
05 octoberThe British airship R101 crashed in France en route to India onits maiden voyage, killing 48 passengers and crew.
16 decemberHerman Lamm, 'the father of modern bank robbery', was shot and killed during a botched robbery attempt in Clinton, Indiana, US.
29 decemberMuhammad Iqbal introduced the two-nation theory outlining a vision for the creation of an independent state for Muslim-majority provinces in northwestern British India.
15 MayAlan Church, the world's first female airhostess, flew in the Auckland – Chicago flight.
19 MayWhite women gained the right to vote in South Africa.
01 JuneIndia's first deluxe train ran between Deccan Queen Bombay VT to Pune.
30 JulyDeath Valley Days was first broadcast on NBC Radio.
09 OctoberLaura Ingalls, the first female pilot in the US, landed in Glendale, California after completing an intercontinental flight alone.
11 NovemberAlbert Einstein was granted a patent for the invention of the \ 'Einstein Refrigerator \'.
12 NovemberThe first round table conference started in London at Lord Irwin's initiative. 56 Indian and 23 British representatives participated in it but no member of the Indian National Congress was involved.
25 NovemberIn Japan, 690 earthquakes were recorded in a single day.
04 AugustLegislation was enacted in Europe for the wages of young children in Belgium.
13 JanuaryThe first Mickey Mouse comic strip was published.


Famous birthdays in the year 1930:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilGrace Lee Whitney / Actress / United States of America
01 SeptemberDick Raaymakers / Composer / Netherlands
07 JanuaryElliott Kastner / Director / United States of America
08 OctoberAlasdair Milne / Director / United Kingdom
11 JulyHarold Bloom / Critic / United States of America
12 January Tim Horton / Business Man / Canada
13 AugustWilmer Mizell / Politician / United States of America
14 JulyPolly Bergen / Actress / United States of America
16 AugustTony Trabert / Tennis Player / United States of America
17 JuneBrian Statham / Cricketer / United Kingdom
17 DecemberBob Guccione / Photographer / United States of America
17 DecemberArmin Mueller-Stahl / Actor / Germany
17 February Roger Craig / Baseball Player / United States of America
20 AprilDwight Gustafson / Composer / United States of America
21 SeptemberJohn Morgan / Actor / Canada
21 NovemberMarjan Rožanc / Journalist / Slovenia
22 January Éamon de Buitléar / Director / Ireland
25 January Tanya Savicheva / Child Diarist / Russia
27 AugustGholamreza Takhti / Politician / Iran
30 January Magnus Malan / Politician / South Africa

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1930:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 JulyShreeram Shankar Abhyankar / Economist / India
17 SeptemberLalgudi Jayaraman / Instrumentalist / India
05 NovemberArjun Singh / Politician / India
22 JulyShriram Shankar / Scientist / India
09 JulyK Balachander / Writer / India
01 MarchR. P. Goenka / Industrialist / India
20 OctoberLeila Seth / Judge / India
04 MarchVirendra Kumar Sakhlecha / Politician / India
06 OctoberBhajanlal / Politician / India
20 OctoberLeela seth / Judge / India
04 JuneVishwa Nath Sharma / Soldier / India
03 JuneGeorge Fernandes / Politician / India
06 MarchGeorge Fernandes / Politician / India
02 AugustA. P. Venkateswaran / Politician / India
16 NovemberMihir Sen / Player / India
23 NovemberGeeta Dutt / Actress / India
23 NovemberGeeta Dutt / Actress / India
17 SeptemberLalgudi Jayaraman / Violinist / India
19 February Kasinathuni Viswanath / Actor / India
24 JulyKeshubhai Patel / Politician / India
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