Wednesday 5 November 1930
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Herb Edelman in Brooklyn and Clifford Irving.
The Doorway to Hell, directed by Archie Mayo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930
while Years of Grace by Margaret Ayers Barnes was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
- St. Laetus
- Pope Zachary
- St. Sylvia
- St. Magnus
- St. Galation
- St. Fibitius
- St. Felix and Eusebius
- St. Elizabeth
- St. Dominator
- Ancient Latvia - the festival Katrina
- United Kingdom and New Zealand - Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
- St. Domninus
- Herb Edelman in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5).
- Clifford Irving: American writer and popular novelist who claimed to be the official biographer of Howard Hughes, one of the biggest literary hoaxes ever perpetrated.
- Wim Bleijenberg: Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2016).
- Hans Mommsen: German historian and academic (d. 2015).
- Christiaan Eijkman: Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1858).
- Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for Babbitt
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