On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1939

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:20:47.412 (185.131 km/h)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dieter Quester, Austrian racing driver
  • Michael J Pollard, actor (Bonny & Clyde, Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Floyd Roberts, Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)
1939 Highlights

About May 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini