In Living Meme-oryOn May 30
1964 - Tom Morello, American musician (Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine)
1966 - Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement)
1981 - Devendra Banhart, American singer and songwriter
1593 - Christopher Marlowe, English playwright (b. 1564)
1744 - Alexander Pope, English writer (b. 1688)
1778 - Voltaire, French philosopher and author (b. 1694)
1960 - Boris Pasternak, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (declined) (b. 1890)
1806 - Andrew Jackson kills a man in a duel after the man had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
1922 - In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
1935 - Babe Ruth plays in his last baseball game, in the uniform of the Boston Braves.
1948 - A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
1970 - Jimi Hendrix plays at Berkeley Community Theatre where he recorded a version of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B.Goode" available on the live compilation Hendrix In The West at what was to be one of his last concerts.
2003 - The final flight of an Air France Concorde takes place.