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

Sports History

Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti leads for 116 laps to win for car owner Andy Granatelli in record time of 3:11:14.71; breaks previous record by nearly 5 minutes

  • Riots by oil workers striking against economic and racial disparities in Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles spark calls for the island's independence

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? 53 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles With Billy Preston
  • UK #1 Song: Dizzy - Tommy Roe