On This Day in History for May 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 160 of 160

  • 1959 The Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1961 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
  • 1961 Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 HRs
  • 1961 Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
  • 1962 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" premieres
  • 1964 Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & NY's 22 K's in 2nd games
  • 1965 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
  • 1965 Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins
  • 1965 Vivian Malone is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • 1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • 1966 US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
  • 1967 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
  • 1967 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo

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

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 1968 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
  • 1968 University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • 1968 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
  • 1969 Gibraltar adopts constitution
  • 1969 People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
  • 1969 Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao
  • 1971 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • 1971 US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
  • 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.
  • 1974 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
  • 1975 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
  • 1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1982 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
  • 1983 Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever

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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
  • 1986 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
  • 1986 France performs nuclear test
  • 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 NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
  • 1992 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
  • 1996 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture
  • 1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson
  • 1998 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
  • 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
  • 2014 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election
  • 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
  • 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

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