On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1927

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: First-time starter George Souders wins by 8 laps, largest margin since 1913; first driver to win full-500 mile race with no help from relief driver or riding mechanic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Walter Johnson records 110th and final shutout of his Baseball HOF career, the most in MLB history; Washington Senators score 3-0 win over Boston Red Sox

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American author (American Glass Animals)
  • Norman "Clint" Walker, American actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen), born in Hartford, Illinois

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Academy Award-winning actor Fredric March (29) marries actress Florence Eldridge

1927 Highlights

About May 30, 1927

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini