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 MayMarco Pannella / Journalist / Italy
01 January Jean-Pierre Duprey / Poet / France
02 March Emma Penella / Actress / Spain
04 January Sorrell Booke / Actor / United States of America
05 NovemberWim Bleijenberg / Footballer / Netherlands
09 OctoberHank Lauricella / Footballer / United States of America
11 DecemberJean-Louis Trintignant / Actor / France
13 AugustBernard Manning / Comedian / United Kingdom
14 SeptemberEugene I. Gordon / Engineer / United States of America
15 February Bruce Dawe / Poet / Australia
17 DecemberDorothy Rowe / Author / Australia
19 AugustDavid G. Compton / Author / United Kingdom
22 March Pat Robertson / Politician / United States of America
22 March Derek Bok / Lawyer / United States of America
25 SeptemberElsa Aguirre / Actress / Mexico
27 DecemberWilfrid Sheed / Born Novelist / United Kingdom
27 NovemberAlan Simpson / Writer / United Kingdom
28 January Kurt Biedenkopf / Politician / Germany
28 JulyFiroza Begum / Singer / Bangladesh
28 OctoberBernie Ecclestone / Business Man / United Kingdom

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1930:

YearName / Profession / Country
04 JuneVishwa Nath Sharma / Soldier / India
01 MarchR. P. Goenka / Industrialist / India
22 SeptemberP. B. Sreenivas / Singer / India
16 NovemberMihir Sen / Swimmer / India
05 NovemberArjun Singh / Politician / India
17 SeptemberLalgudi Jayaraman / Instrumentalist / India
02 JuneBabulal Gaur / Politician / India
20 OctoberLeela seth / Judge / India
17 SeptemberLalgudi Jayaraman / Violinist / India
21 JulyAnand Bakshi / Poet / India
01 OctoberJ. H. Patel / Politician / India
02 AugustA. P. Venkateswaran / Politician / India
04 MarchVirendra Kumar Sakhlecha / Politician / India
28 AprilKrishnaswamy Sundarji / Soldier / India
06 MarchGeorge Fernandes / Politician / India
19 SeptemberIndrani Rehman / Dancer / India
06 OctoberBhajanlal / Politician / India
23 NovemberGeeta Dutt / Actress / India
20 OctoberLeila Seth / Judge / India
22 JulyShriram Shankar / Scientist / India
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