On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1956

Historical Events

  • Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida
  • Indianapolis 500: Pat Flaherty wins in a Watson-Offenhauser; first 500 to be governed by the United States Automobile Club

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Mickey Mantle misses by 18 inches hitting 1st home run out of Yankee Stadium in the first game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Roe MBE, New Zealand marathon runner (NYC, Boston 1981; Seoul 1982), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • David-Maria Sassoli, Italian politician and journalist, European President (2019-), born in Florence, Italy
  • Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
1956 Highlights

About May 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini