What Happened on May 30, 1896

Historical Events

  • First car accident occurs; Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC

Khodynka Tragedy

Khodynka Tragedy: Stampeding crowd on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities for coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of about 1,300 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
Born in 1896

About May 30, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini