On This Day

On This Day in History for May 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1965 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
  • 1965 Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins
  • 1965 Vivian Malone is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • 1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • 1966 US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
  • 1967 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles in Gardena, California

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 1967 Republic of Biafra, a predominantly Igbo secessionist state in eastern Nigeria, is founded by Lt. Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1967 Argentinian author Gabriel García Márquez's most important work "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is published in Buenos Aires

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1968 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
  • 1968 University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • 1968 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
  • 1969 Gibraltar adopts constitution
  • 1969 Riots by oil workers striking against economic and racial disparities in Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles spark calls for the island's independence
  • 1971 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • 1971 US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched

  • 1972 3 Japanese PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod Intl airport
  • 1972 The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain.
  • 1975 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
  • 1979 Pat Underwood makes his pitching debut for Detroit beats brother Tom
  • 1979 Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
  • 1979 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC
  • 1980 1st papal visit to France since 1814
  • 1980 Tiger reliever John Hiller, 37, (who had a 1971 heart attack), retires
  • 1980 Turner's painting "Juliet & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million
  • 1980 Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games
  • 1981 Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
  • 1982 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
  • 1983 Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever
  • 1984 Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora's headquarters in Nicaragua
  • 1986 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
  • 1986 France performs nuclear test
  • 1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56
  • 1991 64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic
  • 1991 Arturo Barrios runs world record one-hour distance (21,096 km)
  • 1991 Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable

  • 1992 NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
  • 1992 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
  • 1996 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz
  • 1998 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
  • 2012 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
  • 2014 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election
  • 2015 Namibia defeat Mozambique 2-0 to win the 2015 COSAFA Cup
  • 2015 FC Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey final
  • 2016 Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers, 1st ex-head of state convicted of the charge
  • 2017 Car bomb outside ice cream shop in Baghdad kills 17, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • 2017 Bomb outside government pension office in Baghdad kills 14, injures 34, Islamic State claim respnsibility

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders a probe into additional launchers for the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in
President of South Korea
Moon Jae-in
  • 2017 Large suicide bomb in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, Afghanistan kills more than 150 and injures 400
  • 2019 Austria appoints its first female chancellor Brigitte Bierle to head caretaker government after fall of the coalition government

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Narendra Modi sworn in for a second term as Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi with 8,000 guests at largest-ever gathering at the Presidential Palace

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 2019 Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signs new anti-abortion, making it the fifth southern US state to ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detected
  • 2019 Two new studies find eating processed foods leads to an early death and ill health published in "British Medical Journal"
  • 2020 Record number of COVID-10 cases reported worldwide 134,064, driven by hot spots in Brazil, Peru, Egypt, South Africa and Bangladesh

InventionHistoric Invention

2020 SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. First private company to launch astronauts into space.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2021 Tens of thousands of people march in Brazilian cities against President Jair Bolsonaro and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Deaths in History