On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1930

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Yankees' future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig becomes first to hit 3 HRs three times as NY outscores Philadelphia A's, 20-13; teams combine for then-record 10 homers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

  • Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch politician (State Secretary for the Interior 1986-94), born in Sneek, Netherlands (d. 2008)

Person of interestHarvey Milk

Harvey Milk, American politician and gay activist, born in Woodmere, New York (d. 1978)

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 2013)
  • LaSalle Leffall Jr., American surgeon, medical educator, and 1st black president of the American Cancer Society (1978), and the American College of Surgeons (1995), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2019)
  • Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
1930 Highlights

About May 22, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini