On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1924

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Lora Lawrence Corum starts the race and is relieved midway by Joe Boyer who drives to victory; both drivers credited as "co-winners"
  • Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists

Famous Birthdays

  • Armando Peraza, Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, and rock percussionist (George Shearing; Cal Tjader; Santana, 1972-90), born in Lawton Batista, Havana, Cuba (d. 2014) [birth year disputed]
  • Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1952)
1924 Highlights

About May 30, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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