What Happened on May 30, 1960

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Greatest two-man duel in race history; winner Jim Rathmann and Rodger Ward battle out then-record 29 lead changes until Ward slows with tire trouble

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy, rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)

Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), dies at 70

1960 Highlights

About May 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers