On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1971

Historical Events

  • 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
  • Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched

Baseball Record

Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored


Famous Birthdays

  • Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)
  • Jiri Slegr, Jihlava Cze, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer, dies at 85
  • Rodd Redwing, American actor (Buffalo Bill In Tomahawk Territory; Son Of Geronimo), and stunt coach, dies of a heart attack at 66
1971 Highlights

About May 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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