Saturday 16 August 1930US date format: 8/16/1930, UK date format: 16/8/1930
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1930). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Frank Gifford and Robert Culp.
Animal Crackers, directed by Victor Heerman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930
On TV people were watching Betty Boop.
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Frank Gifford: American sportscaster, former All-American at the University of Southern California and No.
- Robert Culp: American actor on stage, film and TV.
- Tony Marion Trabert
- Tony Trabert: American tennis champion who won the Men's Singles championship at Wimbledon in 1955.
- Luigi Giuliano: Italy sport Champion.
- Marion A Trabert: Tennis champ (US Open-1953).
- Leslie Manigat: Haitian educator and politician 43rd President of Haiti (d. 2014).
- Marion Trabert: Cincinnati sports Champions.
- Robert Culp in Berkley: California, USA; actor (I Spy, Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice).
- Frank Gifford in California: USA; NFL halfback (New York Giants)/ABC sportscaster.
- The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.