Wednesday 20 August 1930
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mario Bernardi and Paul Gourdot.
Monte Carlo, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930
while Exile by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 20 August 1930 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Mario Bernardi: Canadian conductor who formed and conducted the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa in 1969, after which he began to guest conduct for operas and symphony concerts internationally.
- Paul Gourdot: French freemason, the 'grand maître' of the 'Grand Orient de France' from 1981 to 1985.
- Peter Randall: British George Medal recipient (Born 1930).
- Charles Bannerman: English-Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1930).
- Dumont's first TV broadcast for home reception (New York City).
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