What Happened on May 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
  • Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Idina Menzel, American actress and singer born in Queens, New York

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
  • Jiri Slegr, Jihlava Cze, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Oly-G-98)
  • Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Audie Murphy, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Sierra), killed in plane crash at 46
  • Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886)
  • Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66