On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 awardTennis Open

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, [Christina Judd], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestLeó Szilárd

Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66

Physicist and Inventor Leó Szilárd
Physicist and Inventor
Leó Szilárd