On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1986

Historical Events

  • Ariane-2 (ESA) launched

Sports History

Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

  • France performs nuclear test
  • Indianapolis 500: Bobby Rahal becomes first driver in race history to complete the 500 miles (800 km) in less than 3 hours; average speed 170.722 mph (274.750 km/h)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Slaney, daughter of Olympians Mary Decker & Richard Slaney

Famous Deaths

  • Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55
1986 Highlights

About May 30, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini