On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1930

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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)
1930 Highlights

About May 24, 1930

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini