Difference between revisions of "1930"

From Bhamwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Business)
 
(3 intermediate revisions by one user not shown)
Line 32: Line 32:
 
* The [[Republic Steel Corporation]] acquired all of the [[Republic Steel & Iron Company]]'s Alabama assets.
 
* The [[Republic Steel Corporation]] acquired all of the [[Republic Steel & Iron Company]]'s Alabama assets.
 
* [[Ben Weil]] founded the [[Mayer Electric Supply|Electric Supply Company]], now [[Mayer Electric Supply]].
 
* [[Ben Weil]] founded the [[Mayer Electric Supply|Electric Supply Company]], now [[Mayer Electric Supply]].
 +
* [[Bedford Seale]] and [[James Vakakes]] founded the [[Seale Lumber Co.]]
  
 
===Religion===
 
===Religion===
Line 58: Line 59:
 
* [[Ware Building]]
 
* [[Ware Building]]
 
* [[West End High School]]
 
* [[West End High School]]
 +
* [[Joseph Weaver residence]] on [[81st Street South]]
  
 
=== Music ===
 
=== Music ===
Line 76: Line 78:
  
 
===Births===
 
===Births===
 +
* [[January 5]]: [[Mamie Brown]], choir director and healthcare consultant
 
* [[February 3]]: [[David Foley]], priest
 
* [[February 3]]: [[David Foley]], priest
 
* [[February 18]]: [[Frank House]], baseball player
 
* [[February 18]]: [[Frank House]], baseball player
Line 83: Line 86:
 
* [[March 11]]: [[Chuck Morgan]], attorney
 
* [[March 11]]: [[Chuck Morgan]], attorney
 
* [[March 19]]: [[June Shaw|June Fore Shaw]], pathologist
 
* [[March 19]]: [[June Shaw|June Fore Shaw]], pathologist
 +
* [[March 31]]: [[Peggy Prickett]], clothier
 
* [[May 28]]: [[Douglas E. Jones]], professor of geology and college administrator
 
* [[May 28]]: [[Douglas E. Jones]], professor of geology and college administrator
 
* [[June 6]]: [[Warren Crow III]], real estate executive  
 
* [[June 6]]: [[Warren Crow III]], real estate executive  

Latest revision as of 05:11, 24 September 2020

1930 was the 59th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

Events

Business

Religion

Sports

Works

Buildings

Music

Individuals

Births

Graduations

Marriages

Deaths

Context

In 1930, the Great Depression continued. The dwarf planet Pluto was discovered. Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi Salt March protesting the British-imposed salt tax. The first frozen foods of Clarence Birdseye went on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts. Turkish cities Constantinople and Angora officially became Istanbul and Ankara. Twinkies, Neoprene, and the chocolate chip cookie were invented. The Shadow debuted on radio. Betty Boop debuted in Dizzy Dishes. Karl Landsteiner won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his earlier discovery of human blood types and work in blood transfusions.

Books published in 1930 included As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, and 1066 and All That by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman. The Nobel Prize for Literature went to Sinclair Lewis.

Songs published in 1930 included "Georgia on My Mind" by Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell and "I Got Rhythm" by George & Ira Gershwin. Top hits included "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Charles King and "Puttin' On The Ritz" by Harry Richman.

All Quiet on the Western Front was the top-grossing film and won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director (Lewis Milestone). Other top-grossing films included Whoopee!, Hell's Angels, Animal Crackers, and Feet First. George Arliss took the Best Actor award and Norma Shearer was Best Actress.

Notable births in 1930 included film and television executive Roy E. Disney, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, singer Bobby “Blue” Bland, actor Gene Hackman, televangelist Pat Robertson, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, actor Steve McQueen, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, film director Richard Donner, politician Harvey Milk, actor Clint Eastwood, billionaire Ross Perot, businessman George Steinbrenner, astronaut Neil Armstrong, musician Don Ho, actor Sean Connery, entrepreneur Warren Buffett, and musician Ray Charles. Notable deaths included writer D. H. Lawrence; President William Howard Taft; writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; actor Lon Chaney, Sr; and industrialist Herbert Henry Dow.

1930s
<< 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 >>
Births - Deaths - Establishments - Events - Works