On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
  • 63rd Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5)
  • Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

French Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia wins her second French singles crown; beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & NY's 22 K's in 2nd games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • The Beatles' "Love Me Do" single goes #1 in the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver
  • Nhi Lan Le, Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestTom Morello

Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in NYC, New York

Guitarist Tom Morello
Guitarist
Tom Morello
  • Wynonna Judd [Christina Ciminella], American country singer (The Judds), born in Ashland, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)

Person of interestLeó Szilárd

Leo Szilard, Hungarian-German-American nuclear physicist (Manhattan Project) and peace activist, dies at 66

Physicist and Inventor Leó Szilárd
Physicist and Inventor
Leó Szilárd

1964 Highlights

About May 30, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini