On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:35:37.540 (223.908 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 HRs

Famous Birthdays

  • Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
  • Harry Enfield, Horsham, West Sussex, English comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)
  • Ralph Carter, American actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
  • Trey Parker, rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)

Famous Deaths

  • Rafael Trujillo [Rafael LeĆ³nidas Trujillo Molina], Dominican politician, soldier and dictator of the Dominican Republic (1930-61), assassinated at 69