On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1961

Historical Events

Sports History

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
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Rafael Trujillo [Rafael LeĆ³nidas Trujillo Molina], Dominican politician, soldier and dictator of the Dominican Republic (1930-61), assassinated at 69
1961 Highlights

About May 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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