On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1969

Historical Events

  • Australian Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp, Belgium; record disputed (short course)
  • Gibraltar adopts constitution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
  • Riots on the Caribbean island of CuraƧao

Famous Deaths

  • Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45
1969 Highlights

About May 30, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini