History Blog

May 30

Happy Birthday RIP Mel Blanc(Melvin Blank 1908–1989) Benjamin “Benny” Goodman(1909–1986) ; Ruta Kilmonis(“Lee”)–85 Stephen Tobolowsky–69 Colm Meaney–67 Theodore “Ted” McGinley–62 Ralph Carter–59 Mark Sheppard–56 “Wynonna Judd”(Christina Ciminella)–56 Idina Menzel–49 Omri Katz–44 ; 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