On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1951

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Indianapolis 500: Lee Wallard wins in a Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser that loses its brakes, suffers damaged exhaust pipe and broken shock absorber mounting

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician
  • Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer, born in Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Broch, Austrian novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment), dies at 64
1951 Highlights

About May 30, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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