On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1950

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Johnny Parsons becomes first American to win a World Championship event; race stopped after 138 laps (345 miles) due to rain

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Barker, cartoonist
  • Gregory Harrison, Catalina California, actor (Trapper John, Logan's Run)
1950 Highlights

About May 31, 1950

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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