May 30 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Earth Fare opened on Galleria Circle.
- 2005: Natalee Holloway disappeared during a vacation in Oranjestad, Aruba.
- 2003: Art Franklin made his last newscast for WBRC 6.
- 1995: The first show at Crush Warehouse was held.
- 1989: Metro Bank was founded in Pell City.
- 1979: The Ronald McDonald House opened its doors.
- 1970: William Hoole married the former Addie Shirley Coleman.
- 1965: Vivian Malone was the first African-American to graduate from the University of Alabama.
- 1961: Art Hanes defeated Tom King in a runoff to become Mayor of Birmingham.
- 1954: Claudia Heard graduated from the University of Alabama School of Denstristy.
- 1923: Phillips High School was dedicated.
- 1922: The Spirit of the American Doughboy was dedicated as a World War I memorial on Quintard Avenue in Anniston.
- 1918: Southern University and Birmingham College merged to form Birmingham-Southern College.
- 1908: The first passenger train stopped at the Birmingham Terminal Station platform, with the station building still under construction.
- 1901: Telegraph operator James Cook shot physician John Payne twice in the head.
- 1896: James Coyle was ordained a priest in Rome.
- 2013: Two red panda cubs were born to Sorrel and Shifu at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 1897: Real estate tycoon Sidney Smyer was born in Cherokee County.
- 2002: Racing promoter Bob Harmon died in Prattville.
- 1995: Rabbi-emeritus of Temple Emanu-El, Milton Grafman died in Birmingham.
- 1993: Jazz musician Sun Ra died in Birmingham.
- 1981: Writer Howell Vines died.
- 1953: Banker Oscar Wells died.
- 2012: The 2012 Rickwood Classic was played at Rickwood Field.
- 2007: The Birmingham Barons won the Rickwood Classic 3-2.
- 1997: Alabama Saints vs Chattanooga Express in Chattanooga.
- 1992: In the first round of the WLAF playoffs, Orlando Thunder defeated Birmingham Fire 45-7 in Orlando.
- 1971: Willie Mays crossed home plate for the 1,950th time in the Major Leagues.