On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1922

Historical Events

Historic Event

Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William Howard Taft in front of 50,000

  • Cubs and Cardinals trade outfielders between morning and afternoon games of doubleheader; Max Flack goes to St. Louis, Cliff Heathcote heads to Chicago; both get hits for new clubs in the nightcap
  • Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy becomes first driver to win the race from pole position; accompanied by riding mechanic Ernie Olson
  • Latvia & Vatican sign accord

Famous Birthdays

  • Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
1922 Highlights

About May 30, 1922

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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