1631 – La Gazette, the first French newspaper was 1st published on the 30th May 1631.
1862 ~ Anton Ažbe the Slovene realist painter and teacher of painting was born on the 30th May 1862 (died August 1905).
1908 – Mel Blanc the American voice actor and singer was born on the 30th May 1908 (died 1989).
1909 – Benny Goodman the American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader was born on the 30th May 1909 (died 1986).
1928 ~ Pro Hart the Australian painter was born on the 30th May 1928 (died 28th March 2006 aged 77).
1959 – The Auckland Harbour Bridge over Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand was officially opened on the 30th May 1959, by Governor-General Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham.
1966 – Surveyor 1 the 1st US spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body was launched on the 30th May 1966.
1971 – Mariner 9 was launched on the 30th May 1971, to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and map the surface of Mars.
1974 – The Airbus A300 passenger aircraft 1st entered service on the 30th May 1974.
1989 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 was on the 30th May 1989
2013 – Nigeria passed a law banning same-sex marriage on the 30th May 2013.
Today in History for May 30th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…