What Happened on May 30, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)