On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist at Los Alamos, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)
1946 Highlights

About May 30, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini