MAY 30: The Daily Flashback
1431: 19-year-old Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.
1783: The first daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, was published in the U.S. by Benjamin Towner.
1879: New York City’s Gilmore’s Garden was re-named Madison Square Garden by William Vanderbilt.
1896: The first automobile accident occurred in New York City.
1962: Benny Goodman led the first American jazz band to play in the Soviet Union.
1963: Lesley Gore made her television debut, performing “It’s My Party” on “American Bandstand.”
1966: Dolly Parton married Carl Thomas Dean.
1967: Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, California.
1968: The Beatles began recording the White Album.
1988: Bob Dylan released his album Down in the Groove.
1992: Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were married.
1997: Neil Young canceled his European tour after cutting his finger while slicing a ham sandwich.
1908: Mel Blanc
1909: Benny Goodman
1926: Johnny Gimble
1927: Clint Walker
1939: Michael J. Pollard
1944: Lenny Davidson
1955: Topper Headon
1964: Tom Morello
1971: Patrick Dahlheimer
1972: Trey Parker
1980: Carl Radle
1993: Sun Ra
1996: John Kahn
2000: Tex Beneke
2003: Mickie Most