What Happened on May 30, 1997

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson

NHL History

Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

Famous Deaths

  • West Arkeen, American musician, best known for co-writing several Guns N' Roses songs (It's So Easy, The Garden), dies of a drug overdose at 36

About May 30, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: MMMBop - Hanson
  • UK #1 Song: I Wanna Be The One - Eternal Ft. Bebe Winans