On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1953

Historical Events

  • 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2

French Open Men's Tennis

French Championships Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall of Australia wins his 2nd Grand Slam title, beating American Vic Seixas 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

French Open Women's Tennis

French Championships Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for the 2nd leg of her Grand Slam

  • Indianapolis 500: Labelled "Hottest 500" due to high temperatures, Bill Vukovich wins first of 2 consecutive Indy 500 victories; Carl Scarborough drops out of race, and later dies of heat prostration

Famous Birthdays

  • Colm Meaney, actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9)

Famous Deaths

  • Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), dies of natural causes at 67
  • George Barnes, cinematographer, dies at 60
1953 Highlights

About May 30, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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