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1930 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
1930 90 Years Ago | History Snapshot
World Series Champions
|Green Bay Packers|
Stanley Cup Champions
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|John H. Doeg/Betty Nuthall|
|Bill Tilden/Helen Moody|
FIFA World Cup Soccer
This was the first 'World Cup.' It was started because the United States, 1932 Olympic Host, was not going to feature the game in the 1932 Olympiad. It is starting to popular in the US today.
NCAA Football Champions
|Alabama & Notre Dame|
|Rose Bowl: January 1, 1930 - USC over Pittsburgh|
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
|Pendley Calling of Blarney|
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi|
1930's Fresh Faces and Top Celebrities
|Josephine Baker, Joan Blondell, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Dolores Del Rio, Barbara Stanwyck, Thelma Todd|
|"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
How he got in my pajamas, I don't know"
- Groucho Marx in Animal Crackers
"Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"
- Edward G. Robinson, in Little Caesar
1930 Pop Culture History
Two brothers created the first car radio which was called a "motorized
victrola" which they shortened to Motorola.
Author Mary Roberts Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase
"The butler did it" from her novel The Door, although
her novel does not use the exact phrase
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
|Before 1930, most people in Western countries died
in their own homes. By the mid-20th century, half of all Americans
died in a hospital. By the start of the 21st century, only about 20
to 25% of people in developed countries died outside a medical institution.
The infamous Ecce Homo painting by Elías García Martínez, that was "restored" by a parishioner in 2012 into a very primative visage of Christ was originally painted in 1930 and originally considered of little artistic importance by historians.
In 1849, a woman named Mrs. Charlotte M. Winslow concocted a pain reliever for teething children called Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, which contained morphine sulphate, sodium carbonate, spirits foeniculiand, and aqua ammonia. Shockingly, the syrup remained in the market until 1930.
There are claims of a 37-foot great white shark getting stuck in
a fishing weir in New Brunswick in 1930. Two fisherman approached
it in a dingy which the shark bit and crushed "like an eggshell".
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
Mickey Mouse toys
Sir Frank Whittle (RAF) invented the modern jet engine, using a
gas turbine to provide forward thrust.
|Reading Cimarron by Edna Ferber
Reading As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Reading The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
United States 1930 Census
|Total US Population: 123,202,624
1. New York, New York - 6,930,446
2. Chicago, Illinois - 3,376,438
3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1,950,961
4. Detroit, Michigan - 1,568,662
5. Los Angeles, California - 1,238,048
6. Cleveland, Ohio - 900,429
7. St. Louis, Missouri - 821,960
8. Baltimore, Maryland - 804,874
9. Boston, Massachusetts - 781,188
10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 669,817
Popular Music Artists
|The Biggest Pop Artists of 1930 include:
Arden-Ohman Orchestra, Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra, Duke Ellingon, Libby Holman, Isham Jones and His Orchestra, Wayne King and His Orchestra, Ted Lewis and His Band, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, Red Nichols & His Five Pennies, Regent Club Orchestra, Harry Richman, Leo Reisman Orchestra, Jacques Renard and His Orchestra, Nat Shilkret & the Victor Orchestra, Rudy Vallée & His Connecticut Yankees, Ted Wallace & His Campus Boys, Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, Ted Weems and His Orchestra, Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
Charts based on Billboard music charts.
|The Age of Gold (or The Golden Age), All Quiet on the Western Front, Animal Crackers, Anna Christie, The Big House, Blue Angel, The Devil's Holiday, The Divorcee, Earth, Hell's Angels, Ingagi, Little Caesar, Tom Sawyer, Under Roofs of Paris, Whoopee!, Women in the Moon|
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