News and Events of 1930
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Lars O. J. Söderblom (Sweden)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Herbert C. Hoover
Vice President: Charles Curtis
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EconomicsFederal spending: $3.32 billion
Consumer Price Index: 16.7
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesPhiladelphia A's d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-2)
Stanley CupMontreal d. Boston (2-0)
WimbledonWomen: Helen Moody d. E. Ryan (6-2 6-2)
Men: Bill Tilden d. W. Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4)
Kentucky Derby ChampionGallant Fox
NCAA Football ChampionsAlabama (CFRA) (10-0-0) & Notre Dame (NCF, HF, DS) (10-0-0)
World CupUruguay d. Argentina (4-2)
Oscars awarded in 1930
Nobel Prize for Literature: Sinclair Lewis (US)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Hans Fischer (Germany), for work on coloring matter of blood and leaves and for his synthesis of hemin
Physics: Sir Chandrasekhara Raman (India), for work on diffusion of light and discovery of the Raman effect
Physiology or Medicine: Karl Landsteiner (US), for discovery of human blood groups