On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Braves Bernard Malamud HR shatters Bulova clock in Ebbets Field
  • 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)