On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1940

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw drives same Maserati 8CTF he had driven to victory in 1939; first driver in the history to win at Indy in consecutive years

Famous Birthdays

  • David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Y de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands, dies at 104
1940 Highlights

About May 30, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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