On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1968

Historical Events

  • Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"
  • Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser driving a piston-powered Offenhauser beats Dan Gurney to win his first of 3 Indy 500 triumphs
  • President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
  • University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • Kelley Armstrong, Canadian novelist (Women of the Otherworld), born in Sudbury, Ontario
  • Tim Burgess, English rock vocalist (Charlatans - "Only One I Know"), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen found guilty relating to September 11, 2001 attacks
1968 Highlights

About May 30, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • UK #1 Song: Young Girl - Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett