What Happened on May 30, 1986

Historical Events

  • Ariane-2 (ESA) launched

Barry Bonds Debut

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)
1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Slaney, daughter of Olympians Mary Decker & Richard Slaney
Born in 1986

Famous Deaths

  • Hank Mobley, American hard bop and soul jazz saxophonist, dies of pneumonia at 55

About May 30, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: The Chicken Song - Spitting Image