History Blog

May 30

Happy Birthday RIP Mel Blanc(Melvin Blank 1908–1989) Benjamin “Benny” Goodman(1909–1986) ; Ruta Kilmonis(“Lee”)–83 Stephen Tobolowsky–67 Colm Meaney–65 Theodore “Ted” McGinley–60 Ralph Carter–57 Mark Sheppard–54 “Wynonna Judd”(Christina Ciminella)–54 Idina Menzel–47 Omri Katz–42 ; 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