On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1967

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Argentinian author Gabriel García Márquez's most important work "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is published in Buenos Aires

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
  • Republic of Biafra, a predominantly Igbo secessionist state in eastern Nigeria, is founded by Lt. Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu

Historic Event

Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles in Gardena, California

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Sports History

Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Blunt, British rock singer (The Charlatans - "The Only One I Know"), born in West Midlands, England
  • Rechelle Hawkes, Albany W Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), dies at 77
1967 Highlights

About May 30, 1967

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini