On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1911

Historical Events

  • 1st Indianapolis 500: Ray Harroun driving a Marmon Wasp for Nordyke & Marmon Company comes out of retirement, wins inaugural event; average speed: 74.602 mph (120.060 km/h)

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Fowley, American actor (Singin' in the Rain, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Milton Bradley, American business magnate and game manufacturer, dies at 74
1911 Highlights

About May 30, 1911

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini