On This Day

May 30, 1949 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Indianapolis 500: After finishing runner-up the previous 2 years, Bill Holland finally wins giving car owner Lou Moore his 3rd consecutive Indy victory; 1947-48 winner Mauri Rose fired after the race for ignoring team orders

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests, 325 wickets; 64 ODIs), born in Sunderland, County Durham, England (d. 2019)
  • P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
1949 in Sport