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

French 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

  • 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

Sports History

Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins but race primarily remembered for fiery 7-car accident resulting in deaths of Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald; last race won by a front-engined "roadster"

  • 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)

Tom Morello

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

  • 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)

Leó Szilárd

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


1964 Highlights

About May 30, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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