On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1930

Historical Events

Sports History

21 year old Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 252 not out in a tour match for Australia v Surrey at Kennington Oval, London

Historic Event

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

Baseball Record

NY Yankees' legendary slugger Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader (beat Philadelphia A's 10-6 & 11-1); gives him 9 HR's in one week


Famous Birthdays

  • Hans-Martin Linde, German flute and recorder virtuoso, born in Werne, Germany
  • Ivor Richardson, New Zealand judge (NZ Court of Appeals), born in Ashburton, New Zealand (d. 2014)
  • Robert Bateman, Canadian naturalist, painter, teacher, and environmentalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
1930 Highlights

About May 24, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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