On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1925

Historical Events

  • British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • Indianapolis 500: Race winner Peter DePaolo becomes first driver to complete 500 miles in under 5 hours, and have an average over 100 mph; Norman Batten drives 21 laps of relief while DePaolo has his hands bandaged due to blisters
  • Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Prey, French composer, born in Fleury sur Andelle (d. 1998)
  • Eddy Bruma, Suriname politician
  • Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (The Third Reich), dies at 49
1925 Highlights

About May 30, 1925

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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