“History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.” – Johan Huizinga. Do you know that Goa was also part of the union territory and not a state of India? Have you ever wondered what happened on a specific historical date? There are many facts still left unexplored about India and the world. History is full of fascinating and intriguing facts. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, May 30.
What Happened in India on May 30?
1987– Goa was declared as the 25th state of India on this day, previously it was a part of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu from 19 December 1961 to 30 May 1987.
- 1995 – Notification issued for the constitution of Jharkhand Autonomous District Council.
- 1999 – India rejects U.N. offer to send a special envoy to defuse Indo-Pak tensions.
What Happened Around the World on May 30?
1927– Walter Johnson sets the record as the 110th and final shutout of his Baseball Hall of fame career which is the most in MLB history.
- 1953 – French Championships Men’s Tennis: Ken Rosewall of Australia wins his 2nd Grand Slam title, beating American Vic Seixas.
- 1954 – A series of tornadoes and torrential rain has struck Nebraska leaving 6 dead and many more injured and homeless 10 miles southeast of Norfolk.
- 1967 – President of Egypt President Nasser states in a public statement that his basic objective is the destruction of Israel.
1981 – Following an attempted coup in Bangladesh the President Ziaur Rahman was murdered which leads to strict curfews in Dacca and surrounding towns and cities
1996– Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York were granted an uncontested decree ending their 10-year marriage.
1997– “Megan’s Law” was made by the USA which requires that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.
2002 – In New York, a ceremony was held to officially mark the end of the clean-up from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
2003 – Finding Nemo is one of the best-animated movies was released on this day.
- 2008 – The earthquake that occurred in China three weeks ago is causing additional major problems including Lake Tangjiashan a lake that was created during the earthquake now risks breaking through the dams and flooding large areas of Mianyang.
- 2019– 2020 Oscar winner for Best Picture- Parasite that also took home the honors for Best Director, Best International Film, and Best Original Screenplay was released on this day.
Famous Birthdays on May 30
1953– Colm J. Meaney is an Irish actor known for playing Miles O’Brien in Star Trek
1955– Paresh Rawal is an Indian actor, comedian, film producer, and politician known for his works notably in Hindi and few Telugu films was born on May 30.
1980– Steven George Gerrard, MBE English professional football manager and former player who currently manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
1985– Kirti Kulhari is an Indian actress and model who predominantly works in Hindi-language films.
1990– Im Yoon-ah, known as Yoona, is a South Korean singer and actress was born on this day.
Check out other important events of May
- This Day in History – May 1
- This Day in History – May 2
- This Day in History – May 3
- This Day in History – May 4
- This Day in History – May 5
- This Day in History – May 6
- This Day in History – May 7
- This Day in History – May 8
- This Day in History – May 9
- This Day In History – May 10
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