A Year In History: 1930

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This Year in History:

1930

Discover what happened in this year with HISTORY’s summaries of major events, anniversaries, famous births and notable deaths.

May 31

Actor and director Clint Eastwood is born

Best known to his many fans for one of his most memorable screen incarnations—San Francisco Police Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan—the actor and Oscar-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood is born on May 31, 1930, in San Francisco, California. With his father, Eastwood wandered the West Coast as a boy during the Depression. Then, after four years in […]

August 6

Joseph Force Crater becomes the missingest man in New York

On August 6, 1930, New York Supreme Court judge Joseph Force Crater vanished on the streets of Manhattan near Times Square. The dapper 41-year-old’s disappearance launched a massive investigation that captivated the nation, earning Crater the title of “the missingest man in New York.” Born to Irish immigrants in 1889, Crater grew up in Pennsylvania and […]