On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1976

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Polesitter Johnny Rutherford awarded race after taking the lead on lap 80, and leading when rain halted the race on lap 103; shortest Indy 500 in history
  • LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pine Ridge GC: Betty Burfeindt wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Judy Rankin

Famous Birthdays

  • Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player
  • Omri Hairi Katz, actor (Marshall Teller-Eerie Indiana), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 86
  • Vic Ghezzi, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1941), dies of cancer at 65
1976 Highlights

About May 30, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini