On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1960

Historical Events

  • 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rex White wins
  • Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
  • Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Famous Birthdays

  • David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York

Person of interestDiego Maradona

Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (91 caps; World Cup 1986 [captain]; FIFA Player of the 20th Century; Argentinos Juniors, Napoli), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Joe Daley, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2012), born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Kim Thompson, English actress (Stealing Heaven), born in Bath, Somerset, England

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Hill, Australian-New Zealand composer and conductor (Hinemoa), dies at 90
1960 Highlights

About October 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio