On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1997

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden

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
1997 Highlights

About May 30, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini