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

Baseball History

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

  • US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Roe, New Zealand athlete (NYC Marathon, Boston 1981; Seoul 1982), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • David-Maria Sassoli, Italian politician and journalist, European Parliament President (2019-22), born in Florence, Italy (d. 2022)
  • Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Greek politician (1st female President of Greece 2020-), born in Thessaloniki, Greece
Born in 1956

About May 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: No Other Love - Ronnie Hilton