History Blog

May 30

Happy Birthday RIP Mel Blanc(Melvin Blank 1908–1989) Benjamin “Benny” Goodman(1909–1986) ; Ruta Kilmonis(“Lee”)–84 Stephen Tobolowsky–68 Colm Meaney–66 Theodore “Ted” McGinley–61 Ralph Carter–58 Mark Sheppard–55 “Wynonna Judd”(Christina Ciminella)–55 Idina Menzel–48 Omri Katz–43 ; 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