October 5, 1930

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The flagship, British rigid Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage, killing 48 of the 54 people on board.


Births

Anne Haddy, Australian actress (d. 1999)

Pavel Popovich, cosmonaut

Reinhard Selten, German economist, Nobel Prize laureate


Deaths

Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson PC (13 April 1875 – 5 October 1930) - British Secretary of State for Air, was killed in the R101 disaster.


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