30 May

30 May

May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 215 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 30th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 30th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Open Data Day.
  • Reel Film Day.
  • Hearing Awareness Week.
  • National Mint Julep Day
  • National Water a Flower Day
  • Loomis Day
  • Memorial Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – May 30

2011: Germany abandons nuclear energy

The government’s decision followed the nuclear meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima power plant and years of hands-on protests and activism by Germany powerful anti-nuclear movement.

1967: The Republic of Biafra is proclaimed

The short-lived state consisted of Nigeria’s Eastern Region. Its secession sparked the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted until 1970 and resulted in the region’s re-integration into Nigeria.

1962: Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem is premiered

The work was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed in World War II. It juxtaposes the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead with war poems by Wilfred Owen.

1961: The Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo, is assassinated

El Jefe had been the Dominican Republic’s President for 31 years. Despite the assassination, the intended removal of the dictatorship in the Caribbean country failed as the ruler’s son, Ramfis Trujillo, soon stepped into his father’s shoes.

1911: The first Indianapolis 500 is held

Ray Harroun won the first running of the 500-mile automobile race, which is today one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events.

1995: Srebrenica Genocide in 1995: Biggest Massacre since WW2 on European Soil

Srebrenica Genocide in 1995: Biggest Massacre since WW2 on European Soil

1983: Billy Mays AKA The King Of Pitch, Pitching His First Product the WashMatik. Atlantic City, New Jersey 1983

Billy Mays AKA The King Of Pitch, Pitching His First Product the WashMatik. Atlantic City, New Jersey 1983

1937: Republican Amputee Takes Aim With His Rifle During The Spanish Civil War

1937: Republican Amputee Takes Aim With His Rifle During The Spanish Civil War

1943: French soldier watching the enemy on the Italian front, 1943

French soldier watching the enemy on the Italian front, 1943

1616: Astronomical work ‘de Revolutionibus’ by Nicolaus Copernicus was placed on the Catholic Forbidden index!

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, May 30

1980: Steven Gerrard, English footballer

1971: Idina Menzel, American singer-songwriter, actress

1949: Bob Willis, English cricketer

1846: Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith, jeweler

1814: Mikhail Bakunin, Russian philosopher, theorist

Madison Beer was born.

Penn Jillette was born.

Saurav Shukla was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, May 30

1993: Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, bandleader, poet

1960: Boris Pasternak, Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate

1778: Voltaire, French philosopher

1640: Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter

1431: Joan of Arc

Joseph Stalin died.

Sergei Prokofiev died.

Peirre Simon Laplace died.


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