What Happened on May 30, 1958

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins a race best known for a massive first-lap, 15-car pileup that results in death of fan-favourite driver Pat O'Connor
  • Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
  • US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

Famous Birthdays

  • Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer (Roxette - Must Have Been Love), born in Össjö, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • Ted McGinley, actor (Love Boat, MWC, Dynasty), born in Newport Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jozef van Mierlo, Belgian Jesuit and literary (Hadewych), dies at 79
1958 Highlights

About May 30, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis