On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1930

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Polesitter Billy Arnold takes lead on lap 3 and never gives it up; total 198 laps stands as all-time Indy 500 race record; accompanied by riding mechanic Spider Matlock

Famous Birthdays

  • David Evatt Tunley, Australian composer, born in Australia
  • Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • Robert Ryman, American painter
1930 Highlights

About May 30, 1930

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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