On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1947

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose leads for final 8 laps after confused pit messages with teammate Bill Holland to take the controversial victory; race marred by a 41st lap crash that claims life of Shorty Cantlon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1972; Canadian Open 1973), born in Shawinigan, Quebec (d. 2021)
  • Krishna Das [Jeffrey Kagel], American new age and kirtan vocalist, and record producer (All One), born in Long Island, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Georg von Trapp, Austrian WWI submarine commander and inspiration for "The Sound of Music" character, dies at 67
  • Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
1947 Highlights

About May 30, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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