On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 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: Bill Vukovich wins in 3:53:01.668 (207.187 km/h)

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