On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1916

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta accompanied by riding mechanic Bob Dahnke lead 103 of 120 laps to claim victory; only Indy 500 scheduled for less than 500 miles (300)

Famous Birthdays

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

Lyudmila 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]


Famous Deaths

John Singleton Mosby

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

1916 Highlights

About May 30, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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