Historical Events in May 1930

  • May 1 Planet Pluto offically named by 11 year-old Venetia Burney

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May 1 Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 2 Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
  • May 5 Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
  • May 5 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
  • May 7 Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins
  • May 9 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6

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May 9 John Masefield is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George V

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 10 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
  • May 10 Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield
  • May 12 Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
  • May 13 Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail
  • May 15 Ellen Church becomes 1st female airline stewardess aboard a United flight from San Francisco to Cheyenne
  • May 16 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
  • May 17 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • May 19 White women win voting rights in South Africa
  • May 20 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
  • May 20 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
  • May 21 Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader

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May 21 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 22 Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
  • May 22 Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game
  • May 24 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
  • May 24 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
  • May 24 Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
  • May 26 Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
  • May 26 Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
  • May 27 Richard Drew invents masking tape
  • May 27 The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
  • May 28 Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • May 31 Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
  • May 31 Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
  • May 31 Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth