On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1948

Historical Events

  • A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Schenectady Blue Jays Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
1948 Highlights

About May 30, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini