History Blog

May 30

Happy Birthday RIP Mel Blanc(Melvin Blank 1908–1989) Benjamin “Benny” Goodman(1909–1986) ; Ruta Kilmonis(“Lee”)–82 Stephen Tobolowsky–66 Colm Meaney–64 Theodore “Ted” McGinley–59 Ralph Carter–56 Mark Sheppard–53 “Wynonna Judd”(Christina Ciminella)–53 Idina Menzel–46 Omri Katz–41 ; 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