On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)