On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • European Cup Final, Madrid: Alfredo Di Stéfano and Francisco Gento score as defending champions Real Madrid beats Fiorentina, 2-0
  • Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)
  • Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Roe, marathoner (NYC-1981), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Chris Van Jaarsveld, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • Hervé Leroux, French fashion designer and founder of Hervé Léger fashion house, born in Bapaume, France (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstasy), dies