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Events in 1930

6 January: The diesel engine is introduced in a test automobile in Indianapolis.
13 January: Mickey Mouse makes his debut in a cartoon.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
18 January: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1348 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
30 January: This Chinese New Year the Snake makes room for the Year of the Horse.
17 February: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
28 February: American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto, regarded as the ninth planet of the solar system until its degredation to a dwarf planet in 2006.
5 March: Danish painter Einar Wegener goes through the first known sexual reassignment surgery, taking the name Lili Elbe.
12 March: Mahatma Gandhi leads a two hundred mile march to the sea, known as the Dandi March, in protest to the British monopoly on salt.
28 March: Angora and Constantinople change their names to Ankara and Istanbul.
14 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
17 April: Neoprene, a type of synthetic rubber, is invented at the DuPont Experimental Station.
20 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
26 April: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
11 May: Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist, is born in Rotterdam.
13 May: Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, winner of the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize, dies at Polhøgda in Lysaker at age 68.
27 May: The 319 m high Chrysler Building is opened in New York, the tallest building in the world until the completion of the nearby Empire State Building the following year.
8 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
5 Augustus: Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, first man on the moon, is born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
2 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
2 November: Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
16 November: Alfred Wegener, German geophysicist and meteorologist, aged 50, freezes to death around this date during an expedition near Clarinetania, Greenland.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1930

Time Person of the Year
Indian independence pioneer Mahatma Gandhi, Time Man of the Year.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, George Eastman, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King and Yasser Arafat celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1930

The year 1930 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1834, 1845, 1851, 1862, 1873, 1879, 1890, 1902, 1913 and 1919 in the century before it and 1941, 1947, 1958, 1969, 1975, 1986, 1997, 2003, 2014 and 2025 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1930 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 April 2017.
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