Historical Events on May 30 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 293 of 293

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1968 Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"
  • 1968 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
  • 1968 University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • 1968 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
  • 1968 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 3:16:13.786 (246.040 km/h)
  • 1969 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp
  • 1969 Gibraltar adopts constitution
  • 1969 People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
  • 1969 Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1970 "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1970 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
  • 1970 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h)
  • 1971 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
  • 1971 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • 1971 US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1971 Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1972 3 Jap PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod Intl airport
  • 1972 The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain.
  • 1973 17th European Cup: Ajax beats Juventus 1-0 at Belgrade
  • 1974 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
  • 1975 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
  • 1975 Wings release "Venus & Mars" album
  • 1976 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt
  • 1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
  • 1976 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 1:42:52.466 (239.350 km/h)
  • 1977 Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0
  • 1978 31st Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Wooden Clogs" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins the Palme d'Or
  • 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 NYC
  • 1979 23rd European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Malmo FF 1-0 at Munich
  • 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 & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million
  • 1980 Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games
  • 1981 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
  • 1981 Bangladesh Pres Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
  • 1981 LA Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
  • 1982 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin NYC 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
  • 1983 Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 AL Pres Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1984 Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora's headquarters in Nicaragua
  • 1984 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
  • 1984 28th European Cup: Liverpool beats Roma (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • 1985 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • 1986 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
  • 1986 Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500
  • 1986 France performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1987 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
  • 1987 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1990 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
  • 1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56
  • 1990 Earthquake hit Peru, killing 135
  • 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 & can be held accountable
  • 1992 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
  • 1992 NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
  • 1992 NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
  • 1992 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1993 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1993 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins in 3:10:49.860 (253.000 km/h)
  • 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 & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension
  • 1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1998 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
  • 1999 Indianapolis 500: Kenny Bräck wins in 3:15:51.182 (246.513 km/h)

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Film release premierFilm Release

2003 "Finding Nemo", directed by Andrew Stanton and starring Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres is released in the US and Canada

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 2004 Indianapolis 500: Buddy Rice wins in 3:14:55.2395 (222.923 km/h)
  • 2010 Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131 (260.107 km/h)
  • 2012 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
  • 2012 Vishwanathan Anand wins his fifth World Chess Championship

Film release premierFilm Release

2014 Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen

  • 2014 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election
  • 2015 FA Cup Final: Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0
  • 2015 Namibia defeat Mozambique 2-0 to win the 2015 COSAFA Cup
  • 2015 FC Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey final
  • 2015 Alistair Cook becomes the leading run scorer of all time in test cricket for England
  • 2015 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 3
  • 2016 Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers, 1st ex-head of state convicted of the charge