What Happened on May 30, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "First Impressions" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 84 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 performances

Author Henry Miller
Henry Miller
  • 58th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Ian Vermaak (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1)
  • 58th Women's French Championships: Christine Truman beats Zsuzsi Kormoczy (6-4, 7-5)
  • Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:40:47.470 (218.641 km/h)
  • Iraq terminates milt assistance pact with US due to neutrality
  • Pres Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament
  • President Luis Somoza Debayle ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua
  • The Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • World's 1st hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer, dies at 85