1930 in Michigan
|1930 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1930 in Michigan.
- 1 Office holders
- 2 Population
- 3 Sports
- 4 Chronology of events
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
State office holders
- Governor of Michigan: Fred W. Green (Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: Luren Dickinson (Republican)
- Michigan Attorney General: Wilber M. Brucker (Republican)
- Michigan Secretary of State: John S. Haggerty (Republican)
- Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives: Fred R. Ming
- Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court:
Mayors of major cities
- Mayor of Detroit: Charles Bowles (Republican)
- Mayor of Grand Rapids: John D. Karel
- Mayor of Flint: Harvey J. Mallery
- Mayor of Lansing: Laird J. Troyer
- Mayor of Saginaw:
Federal office holders
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: James J. Couzens (Republican)
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Arthur Vandenberg (Republican)
- House District 1: Robert H. Clancy (Republican)
- House District 2: Earl C. Michener (Republican)
- House District 3: Joseph L. Hooper (Republican)
- House District 4: John C. Ketcham (Republican)
- House District 5: Carl E. Mapes (Republican)
- House District 6: Grant M. Hudson (Republican)
- House District 7: Louis C. Cramton (Republican)
- House District 8: Bird J. Vincent (Republican)
- House District 9: James C. McLaughlin (Republican)
- House District 10: Roy O. Woodruff (Republican)
- House District 11: Frank P. Bohn (Republican)
- House District 12: W. Frank James (Republican)
- House District 13: Clarence J. McLeod (Republican)
In the 1930 United States Census, Michigan was recorded as having a population of 4,842,325, ranking as the seventh most populous state in the country. By 1940, Michigan's population had increased by 8.5% to 5,256,106.
The following is a list of cities in Michigan with a population of at least 20,000 based on 1930 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1920 and 1940 is included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases. Cities that are part of the Detroit metropolitan area are shaded in tan.
|City||County||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||1940 Pop.||Change 1930-40|
|15||Port Huron||St. Clair||25,944||31,361||32,759||4.5%|
The following is a list of counties in Michigan with populations of at least 50,000 based on 1930 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1920 and 1940 are included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.
|County||Largest city||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||1940 Pop.||Change 1930-40|
|14||St. Clair||Port Huron||58,009||67,563||76,222||12.8%|
- 1930 Detroit Tigers season – Under manager Bucky Harris, the Tigers compiled a 75–79 record and finished in fifth place in the American League. The team's statistical leaders included Charlie Gehringer with a .330 batting average, 47 doubles, and 15 triples, Dale Alexander with 20 home runs and 135 RBIs, Earl Whitehill with 17 wins, and Whit Wyatt with a 3.57 earned run average.
- 1930 Michigan Wolverines baseball season - Under head coach Ray Fisher, the Wolverines compiled a 9–15–1 record.
- 1930 Michigan Wolverines football team – The Wolverines compiled an 8–0–1 record and tied for the Big Ten Conference championship.
- 1930 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team – Under head coach Elton Rynearson, the Hurons compiled a record of 6–1, won the Michigan Collegiate Conference championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 145 to 14.
- 1930 Michigan State Spartans football team – Under head coach Jim Crowley, the Spartans compiled a 5–1–2 record.
- 1930 Western State Hilltoppers football team – Under head coach Mike Gary, the Hilltoppers compiled a 5–1–1 record and outscored opponents, 192 to 25.
- 1930 Central State Bearcats football team – Under head coach Butch Nowack, the Bearcats compiled a 6–2 record and outscored opponents by a total of 108 to 81.
- 1930 Detroit Titans football team – The Titans compiled a 5–3–2 record under head coach Gus Dorais.
- 1929–30 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team – Under head coach Buck Read, the Broncos compiled a perfect 17–0 record.
- 1929–30 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team – Under head coach Benjamin Van Alstyne, the Spartans compiled a 12–4 record.
- 1929–30 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team – Under head coach George Veenker, the Wolverines compiled a 9–5 record.
- 1920–30 Detroit Titans men's basketball team – Under head coach Louis Conroy, the Titans compiled a 10–9 record.
- 1929–30 Detroit Cougars season – Under general manager and coach Jack Adams, the Red Wings compiled a 14–24–6 record. The team's statistical leaders included Herbie Lewis with 20 goals and Carson Cooper with 18 assists and 36 points. Bill Beveridge was the team's goaltender.
- 1929–30 Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team – Under head coach Ed Lowrey, the Wolverines compiled a 12–7–2 record.
- 1929–30 Michigan College of Mines and Technology men's ice hockey team – Under head coach Bert Noblet, the Michigan College of Mines and Technology (later renamed Michigan Technological University) team compiled a 2–7 record.
- 1929–30 Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey team – Under head coach John Kobs, the Spartans compiled a 1–4 record.
- Harmsworth Cup – On September 1, Gar Wood won the Harmsworth Cup driving the Miss America IX on the Detroit River with a record average speed of 77.390 miles per hour.
- Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race –
Chronology of events
- January 2 - Andy McDonald, football player and coach (Northern Arizona 1965-68), in Flint
- January 9 - Charles Kettles, United States Army lieutenant colonel and Medal of Honor recipient for heroism in Vietnam War, in Ypsilanti
- January 24 - Donald E. Stewart, Academy Award winning screenwriter (Missing, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games), in Detroit
- January 26 - Thomas Gumbleton, auxiliary bishop of Detroit known for his anti-war protests during Vietnam War and his advocacy on behalf of homosexuals, in Detroit
- February 8 - Bob Carey, football player at Michigan State and in the NFL, in Charlevoix, Michigan
- February 10 - Robert Wagner, actor (It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart), in Detroit
- February 26 - Tom Saidock, football player at Michigan State and in the NFL, in Detroit
- February 28 - Robert John Rose, Roman Catholic Bishop of Gaylord (1981–89) and Grand Rapids (1989–2003), in Grand Rapids
- March 9 - Thomas Schippers, conductor known for his work with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Metropolitan Opera, in Kalamazoo
- March 13 - Harrison Young, film and television actor (elderly Pvt. Ryan in Saving Private Ryan), in Port Huron
- March 15 - Wilma Vaught, first woman to deploy with an Air Force bomber unit and the first woman to reach the rank of brigadier general, in Pontiac
- March 26 - Franklin H. Westervelt, pioneer in the use computers in engineering education, in Benton Harbor, Michigan
- March 28 - Robert Ashley, composer best known for his operas and other theatrical works, many of which incorporated electronics and extended techniques, in Ann Arbor
- April 1 - Grace Lee Whitney, actress (yeoman Janice Rand on Star Trek), in Ann Arbor
- May 31 - Gary Brandner, horror fiction writer (The Howling trilogy of novels), in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
- July 1 - Margaret A. Brewer, first female in the United States Marine Corps to reach the rank of general officer, in Durand, Michigan
- July 8 - Earl Van Dyke, main keyboardist for Motown's in-house Funk Brothers band during the late 1960s and early 1970s, in Detroit
- July 15 - Stephen Smale, mathematician specializing in dynamical systems and mathematical economics who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966, in Flint
- October 4 - James Callahan, film and television actor from 1959 to 2006 (Charles in Charge and M*A*S*H: Sometimes You Hear the Bullet), in Grand Rapids
- October 10 - Ray Truant, played on two Grey Cup championship teams in the Canadian Football League, in Detroit
- October 19 - Joe Koppe, Major League Baseball shortstop from 1958 to 1965, in Detroit
- November 25 - Clarke Scholes, winner of gold medal in 100-meter freestyle swimming at 1952 Summer Olympics, in Detroit
- January 25 - Harry Burns Hutchins, President of the University of Michigan (1909–1920), at age 83 in Ann Arbor
- February 14 - Salvatore Catalanotte, an Italian-American mobster and boss of Detroit's Unione Siciliana from 1920 to 1930, in Detroit
- March 21 - Claude H. Van Tyne, University of Michigan history professor who won Pulitzer Prize for The War of Independence, at age 60 in Ann Arbor
- April 5 - Samuel Halpert, painter and head the painting department at the School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, in Detroit
- April 14 - Frank Kitson, Major League Baseball pitcher (1898-1907), at age 61 at his farm outside of Allegan, Michigan
- April 23 - Larry Twitchell, Major League Baseball pitcher, compiled an 11-1 record for the National League champion Detroit Wolverines in 1887 while batting .333, at age 68 in Cleveland
- May 26 - David D. Aitken, U.S. Congressman (1893-1897) and Mayor of Flint (1904-1905), at age 76 in Flint
- May 31 - Gaspar Milazzo, aka Gaspari Lombardo, a major organized-crime figure in Detroit during the Prohibition era, in a barrage of shotgun blasts at the Vernor Highway Fish Market in Detroit
- October 15 - Herbert Henry Dow, inventor of chemical processes, compounds, and products, and founder of Dow Chemical, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
- October 24 - Joseph Boyer, businessman who moved the Burroughs Adding Machine Company from St. Louis to Detroit, in Detroit
- December 8 - Julius Rolshoven, painter and Detroit native, at age 72 at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City
- December 20 - Gerrit J. Diekema, U.S. Congressman (1885-1891), at age 71 at The Hague, Netherlands
- Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Volume 1 Population. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1930. pp. 512–514.
- Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Volume 1 Population. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1930. pp. 515–516.
- "1930 Detroit Tigers Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 68. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- "1930 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "1930 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "1930 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "1929-30 Western Michigan Broncos Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "1929-30 Michigan State Spartans Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "1929-30 Michigan Wolverines Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "1930-31 Detroit Mercy Titans Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "1929-30 Detroit Cougars Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "Michigan Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "Michigan Tech Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "Michigan Tech Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "Gar Wood Wins, Holds Race Prize". Detroit Free Press. September 2, 1930. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Dr. Hutchins, U. of M., Is Dead". Detroit Free Press. January 26, 1930. pp. 1, 10 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Two on U. of M. Faculty Dead: Dr. Van Tyne, Internationally Known Historian, Succumbs to Long Illness". Detroit Free Press. March 22, 1930. pp. 1, 2 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Detroit Artist's Rites in New York". Detroit Free Press. April 8, 1930. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Frank Kitson, Old Diamond Star, Dies". Detroit Free Press. April 15, 1930. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Larry Twitchell Dies". Allentown Morning Call. April 24, 1930. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com.
- "David Aitken Is Dead at 76". Detroit Free Press. May 27, 1930. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Two Detroit Feudists Slain; Suspects Held". Detroit Free Press. June 1, 1930. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Death Claims Noted Chemist: Dr. Herbert H. Dow of Midland Passes Away at Rochester Clinic". Detroit Free Press. October 16, 1930. pp. 1, 4 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Illness Is Fatal to Joseph Boyer: Chairman of Board of Burroughs Victim of Pneumonia". Detroit Free Press. October 25, 1930. pp. 1, 2 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Julius Rolshoven Dies In New York Hospital: World Famous Artist, Native of Detroit, Is Followed in Death by Mother". Detroit Free Press. December 8, 1930. pp. 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Gerritt Diekema, U. S. Diplomat, Dies In Holland". Battle Creek Enquirer. December 21, 1930. pp. 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com.