On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1966

Historical Events

  • 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam

Sports History

Indianapolis 500: English 1962 F1 World Champion Graham Hill wins after leading for a total of only 10 laps; first rookie winner since 1927

  • The Beatles release single "Paperback Writer" / "Rain" in US; "Rain" featured experimental studio tricks of slowed down bass and drums tracks, and backwards vocals in the fade out
  • US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
  • Stephen Malkmus, American songwriter, singer and guitarist (Pavement), born in Santa Monica, California

Famous Weddings

Dolly Parton

American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Thompson, African American painter, dies of a drug overdose at 28
1966 Highlights

About May 30, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini