May 30 Events in History - May 30 Birthdays - May 30 Deaths
2015 Concerns over security in the Asia-Pacific region are raised after a U.S. surveillance flight identifies artillery on one of the man-made islands under development by China in the South China Sea
2014 Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling's wife and co-owner of the L.A. Clippers, plans to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion; the sale depends on approval from the NBA and Donald
2014 Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, reveals the latest Dragon space capsule; the craft is reusable and will allow astronauts to control re-entry and landing; the development suggests that full commercialization of the space industry will soon be a reality
2013 Scientists reveal new studies suggesting the turtles evolved in a shell 40 million years prior than what was previously thought
2013 U.S. President Barack Obama appoints James Comey as the new director of the FBI
2012 Scientists successfully sequence the tomato genome, and announce that tastier, more pesticide-resistant tomato varieties can be engineered for use in the next five years
2012 After Simon Bolivar's U.K. concert, featuring Venezuela's premier youth orchestra sells out eight months in advance, it is announced that the concert will be live-streamed on June 23rd and 26th, 2012
2011 In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to end all nuclear power by 2022
2011 Executing its final mission, Space Shuttle Endeavor successfully undocks from the International Space Station to return to earth
1998 Earthquake kills about 5,000 in northern Afghanistan
1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set afire by 12 year old grandson
1997 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
1996 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture
1996 John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"
1996 Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play and nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension
1993 Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
1993 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1992 Minnesota Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager and 40 year old
1992 New York Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
1992 New York Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
1992 Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell
1992 U.N. votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
1991 64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic
1991 Arturo Barrios runs world record one-hour distance (21,096 km)
1991 Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police and can be held accountable
1990 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
1990 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,878.56
1990 Earthquake hit Peru, killing 135
1989 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house
1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
1987 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square
1986 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
1986 Bobby Rahal is 1st to avg over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500
1986 France performs nuclear test
1985 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
1984 Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora headquarters in Nicaragua
1984 Liverpool wins 29th Europe Cup 1 in Rome
1984 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
1983 Surrey all out for 14 vs. Essex, their lowest score ever
1983 AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
1982 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin New York City after 5 perf
1982 Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
1982 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1982 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
1981 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
1981 Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
1980 1st papal visit to France since 1814
1980 Tiger reliever John Hiller, 37, (who had a 1971 heart attack), retires
1980 Turner's painting "Juliet and Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million
1980 Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games
1979 Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich
1979 Pat Underwood makes his pitching debut for Detroit beats brother Tom
1979 Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
1979 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to New York City
1977 Cleveland Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0
1976 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt
1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
1975 European Space Agency, ESA, forms
1975 Wings release "Venus and Mars" album
1974 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4
1973 Ajax wins 3rd Europe Cup
1972 3 Japanese PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod International airport
1971 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
1971 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
1971 U.S. Mariner 9, 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
1971 Willie Mays hits his 638th home run, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored
1970 "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 80 performances
1970 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
1969 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp
1969 Gibraltar adopts constitution
1969 People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
1968 Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"
1968 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
1968 University church in Leipzig, East Germany, blown up
1968 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
1967 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
1967 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
1967 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles
1967 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
1966 300 U.S. airplanes bomb North Vietnam
1966 Graham Hill wins Indianapolis 500 car race (232.2 kph)
1966 U.S. launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
1965 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1965 Viet Cong offensive against U.S. base Da Nang, begins
1965 Vivian Malone, is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
1964 "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 673 performances
1964 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
1964 Beatles' "Love Me Do," single goes #1
1964 Giants sweep Mets 5-3 and 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game and New York's 22 K's in 2nd games
1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
1962 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem," premieres
1961 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
1961 Maris hits his 10th and 11th of 61 home runs
1959 "First Impressions" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 84 performances
1959 "Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater New York City after 23 performances
1959 Iraq terminates military assistance pact with U.S. due to neutrality
1959 President Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua
1959 President Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament
1959 World's 1st hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes England
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II and Korean War buried in Arlington
1957 Real Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
1957 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai vs. England at Edgbaston
1956 Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee, Florida
1956 Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st home run out of Yankee Stadium
1956 U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1955 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, Idaho (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Said el-Mufti forms Jordan government
1955 Tunisia begins domestic self governing
1954 Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs
1954 Emile Zatopek runs world record 5K (13:57.2)
1954 Hector Villa-Lobos' "Odisseia de Uma Raca," premieres
1953 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
1953 23rd French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats V Seixas (63 64 16 62)
1953 23rd French Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (62 64)
1952 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
1952 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite," premieres
1951 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1949 East Germans constitution approved
1949 NPS/VHP win 1st general election in Suriname
1949 WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1948 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
1946 Braves Bama Rowell double shatters Bulova clock in Ebbets Field
1946 United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die
1944 Transport nr 75 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 French general De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
1943 U.S. troops reconquer Attu Aleutians
1942 1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WW II
1942 Reichsfuhrer Himmler arrives in Prague
1942 Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1
1942 U.S. aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor
1941 1st anti semitic measures in Serbia
1941 English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
1941 German capture Kreta
1938 Yankees sweep Red Sox 10-0 and 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
1937 20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA
1937 Memorial Day Massacre - Chicago police shoot on union marchers, 10 die
1937 Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory
1937 Police kill 10 strikers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago
1937 61,756, 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24
1935 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
1933 Patent on invisible glass installation
1932 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
1931 Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH
1930 Bill Arnold wins Indianapolis 500 car race (161.6 kph)
1927 Walter Johnson records 113th and last shutout of his career
1925 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
1925 Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy
1925 Rogers Hornsby replaces Branch Rickey as manager of Cardinals
1924 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
1923 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic," premieres
1922 Latvia and Vatican sign accord
1922 Lincoln Memorial dedicated
1922 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
1921 Lord Dunsany's "If," premieres in London
1921 Memorial to Captain Eddie Grant, killed in WW I, unveiled at Polo Grounds
1921 Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany
1913 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
1913 New country of Albania, forms
1912 U.S. Marines sent to Nicaragua
1911 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
1910 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
1909 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv
1908 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved
1908 42nd Belmont: Joe Notter aboard Colin win
1908 Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System
1908 Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane
1908 U.S. Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized
1907 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
1906 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
1904 Frank Chance gets hit by pitch 5 times in a doubleheader
1903 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8
1901 Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated
1901 Memorial Day 1st observed in U.S.
1899 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
1896 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hit a bicyclist (New York City)
1895 W. G. Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
1894 Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 home runs in 1 baseball game
1890 1st Dodger home run (Dave Foutz)
1889 Brassier invented
1883 Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
1879 92 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
1879 Gilmore Garden (New York City) renamed Madison Square Garden
1872 Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy
1868 Memorial Day 1st observed when 2 women in Columbus Mississippi placed flowers on both Confederate and Union graves
1866 Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
1864 Battle of Bethesda Church, Virginia
1864 Cavalry fight at Old Church (Totopotomoy Creek) Virginia
1862 Battle of Booneville, Mississippi - captured General Beauregard evacuates Corinth
1862 Battle of Front Royal, Virginia
1858 Hudson's Bay Co rights to Vancouver Island revoked
1854 Territories of Kansas and Nebraska created
1848 2nd battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
1848 William G. Young patents ice cream freezer
1848 Mexico ratifies treaty giving U.S.; New Mexico, California and parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado in return for $15 million
1842 John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria
1832 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
1822 House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)
1821 James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose
1814 1st Treaty of Paris, after Napoleon's 1st abdication
1808 Napoleon annexes Tuscany and gave it seats in French Senate
1793 Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public
1783 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes 1st daily newspaper in U.S.
1646 Spain and Netherlands signs temporary cease fire
1635 Emperor Ferdinand II and Saksen sign Peace of Prague
1631 France/Maximilian van Bavarian signs Accord of Fontainebleau
1588 Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
1584 Earl Adolf van Nieuwenaar/Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland
1574 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
1574 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
1539 Spanish explorer Fernando de Soto discovers Florida
1536 English king Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour
1527 University of Marburg (Germany) founded
1522 French troops driven out of Genoa
1498 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America
1434 Battle at Lipany
1416 Jerome of Prague burned as a heretic by Church
1381 English boer uprising begins in Essex
1100 Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht
1087 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad
1035 Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders