On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1934

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Indianapolis native Bill Cummings accompanied by riding mechanic Earl Unversaw wins race where only 12 of 33 entrants finish

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAlexey Leonov

Alexei Leonov, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod 2, first person to walk in space), born in Listvyanka, Soviet Union (d. 2019)

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov
Alexey Leonov
  • Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Tōgō Heihachirō, Imperial Japanese Navy admiral and one of Japan's greatest naval heroes, dies at 86
1934 Highlights

About May 30, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini