On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1939

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Reigning champion Floyd Roberts is killed in crash on lap 109; Wilbur Shaw wins his second of 3 Indy 500 titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Dieter Quester, Austrian racing driver, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Michael J Pollard [Pollack], American character actor (Bonnie & Clyde; Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Floyd Roberts,, American auto racer, killed in a 100 mph crash during 1939 Indianapolis 500 at 39
1939 Highlights

About May 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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