Thursday May 30, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 30: Day of the Week

May 30, 2024 is the 151st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2024

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

May 30 Historical Event(s)

The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
From this date all honors granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
The East Indiaman ship Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.
Westminster’s Big Ben rang for the first time in London.
The Paris Commune falls.
World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
Launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body.
Charles de Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 in France.
The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.

Who were born on May 30?

Ernest Duchesne, French physician (d. 1912)
Bruno Gröning, German mystic (d. 1959)
Christine Jorgensen, American transsexual activist (d. 1989)
Helen Sharman, British chemist, the first Briton in space
Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver
Duncan Jones, English film director, son of David Bowie
Rasho Nesterovič, Slovenian basketball player
Gianmaria Bruni, Italian racing driver
Jordan Palmer, American football player
Kevin Covais, American singer

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