On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1956

Historical Events

  • Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida
  • Indianapolis 500: Pat Flaherty wins in 3:53:28.872 (206.785 km/h)

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? 64 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini