Monday 6 January 1930, Epiphany
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Denis Pitts and Grant Speed.
The Farmer's Wife, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Denis Pitts: Journalist.
- Grant Speed: American western sculptor, whose bronze sculptures include representations of legendary Texas cattleman Charles Goodnight (housed in the Square House Museum in Panhandle, Texas) and of legendary Texas musician Buddy Holly (on display at the Walk of Fame in Lubbock, Texas).
- W Cleland: American biochemist and educator (d. 2013).
- Vic Tayback: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper).
- 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
- The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York City.
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