History Blog

May 30

Happy Birthday RIP Mel Blanc(Melvin Blank 1908–1989) Benjamin “Benny” Goodman(1909–1986) ; Ruta Kilmonis(“Lee”)–86 Stephen Tobolowsky–70 Colm Meaney–68 Theodore “Ted” McGinley–63 Ralph Carter–60 Mark Sheppard–57 “Wynonna Judd”(Christina Ciminella)–57 Idina Menzel–50 Omri Katz–45 ; 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