On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1945

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Clifford, American underwater explorer (discovered 1st verified pirate shipwreck the Whydah), born in Hyannis, Massachusetts
  • Gladys Horton, American pop singer (The Marvelettes - "Please Mr. Postman"; "Too Many Fish In The Sea"), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2011) [or 1944]
  • Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), born in Houston, Texas
  • Norman Eshley, English actor
  • Richard Divila, Brazilian motorsports designer (Fittipaldi Automotive; Ligier, Nissan), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Irma Laplasse, Flemish farmer/nazi collaborator, executed
1945 Highlights

About May 30, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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