What Happened on April 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Tossin' and Turnin'" single released by Bobby Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)
  • 1st shuttle flights between Washington, D.C., Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Isiah Thomas, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP), born in Chicago, Illinois

NBA Point Guard and Head Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Head Coach
Isiah Thomas

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald