On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1949

Historical Events

  • East German constitution approved
  • Indianapolis 500: After finishing runner-up the previous 2 years, Bill Holland finally wins giving car owner Lou Moore his 3rd consecutive Indy victory; 1947-48 winner Mauri Rose fired after the race for ignoring team orders
  • NPS/VHP win 1st general election in Suriname
  • WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests, 325 wickets; 64 ODIs), born in Sunderland, County Durham, England (d. 2019)
  • P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
1949 Highlights

About May 30, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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