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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)

Person of interestIdina Menzel

Idina Menzel, American actress and singer, born in Queens, New York

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 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, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66
1971 Highlights

About May 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini