On This Day

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)

Famous Deaths

Boris Pasternak

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

1960 Highlights

About May 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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