On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1912

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson in the American-manufactured, 4-cylinder National, wins in race record 6:21:06; time is 21:02 faster than previous 1911 record
  • US Marines sent to Nicaragua

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Langsdorf, physicist
  • Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), born in Marian Glas, Anglesey, Wales (d. 1980)
  • Joseph Stein, American dramatist and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Julian Gustave Symons, writer

Famous Deaths

1912 Highlights

About May 30, 1912

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 109 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini