What Happened on May 30, 1946

Historical Events

  • Bama Rowell hits a home run in a baseball match - the ball shatters Bulova Clock in Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York
  • Indianapolis 500: Resumes after WWII; George Robson wins by 44 seconds ahead of rookie Jimmy Jackson
  • United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die
1946 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Candy Lightner, American political activist/founder (MADD), born in Pasadena, California
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)

About May 30, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini