On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1930

Historical Events

Historic Event

Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia

Sports History

Australian cricket batting prodigy Don Bradman scores an unbeaten 185 in a tour match for Australia v Leicestershire at Aylestone Road, Leicester


Famous Birthdays

  • Joyce Collins, American jazz and film and television session pianist, singer, and educator, born in Battle Mountain, Nevada (d. 2010)
  • Michael J. Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1967)
1930 Highlights

About May 5, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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