1930 Newspaper Headlines
The world in 1930 was a vastly different place. Our range of 1930 newspaper articles include headlines from some of the nation’s longest surviving and most trusted newspapers, which have been delivering stories to the nation for hundreds of years. Read about the ups and downs of 1930 as they were understood at the time, through the words of the nation’s most prominent journalists. There is no better way to understand our current world than to first understand the past, so take a trip back through time and learn about important historical moments that have shaped the world today.
1930 was a fascinating year filled with tales of economic struggles, sporting victories and intrepid adventures. This was the year the first football world cup took place where Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2. Mickey Mouse made his first appearance, celebrated author Arthur Conan Doyle passed away, and the planet Pluto was officially discovered. These 1930 newspaper headlines will capture the interest of any history lover, or person with a special tie to this year, and make great gift ideas for birthdays or other special occasions.
January 13, 1930
The Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance, following fifteen commercially successful animated shorts.
February 18, 1930
Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer, discovers the planet “Pluto” whilst studying photographs of Space. “Pluto” is reclassified as a Dwarf Planet in 2006.
March 28, 1930
Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
April 18, 1930
The BBC Radio Service from London famously reports that “today, there is no news”.
April 22, 1930
The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty, regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
May 6, 1930
The Great Salmas Earthquake hits Iran, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale and killing approximately 4,000 people.
May 24, 1930
Amy Johnson lands her ‘Puss Moth’ monoplane aircraft in Darwin, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Johnson had taken nineteen days to complete the journey.
July 7, 1930
Arthur Conan Doyle, author of “Sherlock Holmes” (b. 1859) dies from a heart attack.
July 30, 1930
Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 in the first ever football World Cup final.
August 21, 1930
Her Royal Highness, the Princess Margaret is born. She is the youngest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and sister to Princess Elizabeth – now the current Queen.
October 5, 1930
British Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
November 2, 1930
Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
December 2, 1930
The Great Depression: U.S. President Herbert Hoover goes before Congress and asks for a $150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
December 19, 1930
Mount Merapi erupts in Indonesia, killing 14,000 people. The sudden explosion of gas and rock also destroys thirteen local villages.
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