May 30: Day of the Week
May 30, 2021 is the 150th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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May 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1588The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
- 1834Joaquim António de Aguiar issue a law extinguishing “all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices and any other houses of the regular religious orders”, earning him the nickname of “The Friar-Killer”.
- 1883In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
- 1914The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
- 1917Alexander I becomes king of Greece.
- 1925May 30 Movement: Shanghai Municipal Police Force shot 13 protesting workers to death.
- 1941World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb on the Athenian Acropolis, tear down the Nazi swastika.
- 1958Memorial 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.
- 1961Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
- 2003Depayin massacre: at least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy are killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi fled the scene, but is arrested soon afterwards.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1623John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (d. 1686)
- 1844Félix Arnaudin, French poet and folklorist (d. 1921)
- 1845King Amadeo I of Spain (d. 1890)
- 1907Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
- 1951Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician
- 1951Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer
- 1964Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver
- 1978Cyrus King, American actor
- 1981Devendra Banhart, American singer and songwriter
- 1981Gianmaria Bruni, Italian racing driver
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