History Blog

May 30

Happy Birthday RIP Mel Blanc(Melvin Blank 1908–1989) Benjamin “Benny” Goodman(1909–1986) ; Ruta Kilmonis(“Lee”)–87 Stephen Tobolowsky–72 Colm Meaney–70 Theodore “Ted” McGinley–65 Ralph Carter–62 Mark Sheppard–59 “Wynonna Judd”(Christina Ciminella)–59 Idina Menzel–52 Omri Katz–47 ; 1911 – At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race