What Happened on May 22, 1930

Historical Events

Baseball 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

Famous Birthdays

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

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk (1930-1978)

American politician, gay activist and first openly gay person elected to public office, born in Woodmere, New York

  • 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? 92 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini