What Happened on May 30, 1938

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Polesitter Floyd Roberts claims winner's cheque $32,075; car owner Lou Moore is also the chief mechanic
  • New York Yankees sweep arch rival Boston Red Sox, 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium

Music History

Walter Piston's dance work, The Incredible Flutist, written for the Boston Pops Orchestra, which premieres it, Arthur Fiedler conducting


Famous Birthdays

  • Wilfried de Pree, Dutch politician and theologian (PvdA)/theologist, born in Amstelveen, North Holland, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Raden Soetomo, Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49
1938 Highlights

About May 30, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini