On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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Amy Johnson becomes the 1st woman to fly solo from England to Australia

Aviator Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans-Martin Linde, German composer, born in Iserlohn, Germany
  • Ivor Richardson, New Zealand judge (NZ Court of Appeals), born in Ashburton, New Zealand (d. 2014)