On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1916

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta wins in 3:34:16.990 (135.187 km/h)

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)

Person of interestLyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during World War II and the most successful female sniper in history with 309 confirmed kills, born in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1974) [O.S date]

Soviet Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Soviet Sniper
Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, dies at 82

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby

1916 Highlights

About May 30, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini