Revision as of 12:11, 30 March 2011 by Lkseitz
1930 was the 59th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.
- January 13: Seven miners were killed in the 1930 Peerless Mine explosion.
- January 29: A rare snowfall brought 5.5 inches to Birmingham.
- May 13: The USS Birmingham (CL-2) was sold for scrap.
- A total of 811 first-run motion pictures were screened in Birmingham of which 673 received the Birmingham Motion Picture Council's endorsement.
- Inland Lake was created with a dam on the Blackburn Fork of the Little Warrior River.
- Paul Hayne School converted from a high school to Paul Hayne Opportunity High School with R. F. Jarvis as principal.
- Phillips High School expanded down to 9th grade as students from Paul Hayne School were admitted.
- The Roebuck Springs Country Club was purchased by the City of Birmingham.
- August 16: Communist Party newspaper The Southern Worker began publication.
- American Trust and Savings Bank merged with First National Bank of Birmingham.
- Oscar Wells retired as president of First National Bank of Birmingham after 15 years. John Persons became the new president.
- The Bank of Ensley closed.
- The City of Birmingham was forced to withdraw funding from WAPI-AM.
- Abraham Bengis became rabbi of the Knesseth Israel Congregation and Temple Beth-El.
- Pleasant Sabine Baptist Church suffered a fire.
- November 27: War Eagle II debuted.
- Ivy Andrews played for the Birmingham Barons.
- Bear Bryant played for the Red Bugs' Arkansas state football championship.
- Joe Sewell completed his 1,103rd straight baseball game, the seventh-longest streak in history.
- Five Points Bowling Center
- North Birmingham Elementary School addition
- Ramsay High School
- Theodore Swann residence
- Ware Building
- West End High School
- The Boswell Sisters moved their act to New York City.
- Johnny Mack Brown was given his first starring role in a western movie entitled Billy the Kid.
- Mrs. Cecil A. Carlisle became principal of Edgewood Elementary School.
- R. D. Hurlbert became principal of Gate City Elementary School.
- W. R. McCord became principal of Thomas School.
- Architect John Miller retired.
- Giuseppe Moretti moved back to Italy with his wife and assistant.
- Dorsey Whittington became director of the Birmingham Conservatory of Music.
- L. Virgil Wilder became principal of Wilson Elementary School.
- February 3: David Foley, priest
- February 18: Frank House, baseball player
- March 11: Chuck Morgan, attorney
- May 28: Douglas E. Jones, professor of geology and college administrator
- June 12: Jim Nabors, actor
- June 20: Bobby Frank Cherry, church bomber
- July 4: Marion Worth, country music singer
- July 30: A. D. King, pastor and Civil Rights leader
- July 22: Jerry Grundhoefer, nightclub owner
- August 14: Joseph Schreiber, choirmaster
- August 18: Gene Bartow, basketball coach
- August 24: John Grenier, Attorney and politician
- December 13: Country Boy Eddie, country singer
- December 15: John Claypool, minister
- December 31: Odetta, folk singer
- Nelson H. Smith, pastor and Civil Rights leader
- Charles Brammer, winemaker
- Neal Hemphill, record producer
- Annie Lindsay, dance teacher
- Ward McIntyre, broadcaster
- Huland Moore, jewelry repairer
- Shorty White, football coach
- Nina Miglionico from Woodlawn High School
- Virginia Tyler from Birmingham-Southern College, bachelor's degree in English
- Rev. John C. Fletcher to Estelle Caldwell.
- January 8: Benjamin Wyman, physician
- February 9: Tom Ashford, alderman and business owner
- August 15: Guy Tutwiler, baseball player
- December 18: Robert Terrell, banker
- John Carmichael, chancellor
- James Weatherly, attorney and Birmingham City Commissioner
- Harvey G. Woodward, businessman
In 1930, the Great Depression continued.
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