What Happened on May 30, 1961

Historical Events

Indy 500

50th Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt takes lead with 3 laps to go to win his first of 4 Indy 500 victories by a margin of 8.28 seconds from Eddie Sachs

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

Assassination of Rafael Trujillo

Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

  • Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 HRs
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
  • Harry Enfield, English comedian and actor (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live), born in Horsham, England
  • Ralph Carter, American actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

Rafael TrujilloRafael Trujillo (1891-1961)

Dominican politician, soldier and dictator of the Dominican Republic (1930-61), assassinated at 69

About May 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

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