Decades: 1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s
Years: 1930 - 1931 - 1932 - 1933 - 1934 - 1935 - 1936 - 1937 - 1938 - 1939
Events and Trends
- Worldwide Great Depression
- Socialists proclaim The death of Capitalism
- Radio becomes dominant mass media in industrial nations.
- First intercontinental commercial airline flights.
- Rise to power of Adolf Hitler in Germany
- Millions killed in famines and purges in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin.
- Japan invaded China as a precursor to Japanese invasions in Southeast Asia
- The Spanish Civil War
- Start of World War II in Asia and Europe
- Height of the Art Deco movement in Europe and the US
- The Wizard of Oz
- Neville Chamberlain
- King Edward VIII
- King George V
- King George VI
- Adolf Hitler
- Herbert Hoover
- Ramsay MacDonald
- Benito Mussolini
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Joseph Stalin