On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1998

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
  • Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: In an all-NZ final, Andrew Mehrtens lands 2 penalties & 2 conversions as the Canterbury Crusaders beat the Blues, 20-13; Crusaders' first title

Famous Weddings

  • Nephew of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (30) weds to commoner Marilene van den Broek (28) in Apeldoorn