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Famous birthdays, deaths and events of July 30


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Birthdays
  • 1751 - Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian musician (d. 1829)
  • 1763 - Samuel Rogers, English author (d. 1855)
  • 1809 - Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
  • 1818 - Emily Brontë, English novelist (d. 1848)
  • 1825 - Chaim Aronson, inventor and academic (d. 1893)
  • 1859 - Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • 1885 - John Jules Barrish, Irish writer (d. 1939)
  • 1893 - Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)
  • 1895 - Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
  • 1899 - Gerald Moore, English pianist (d. 1987)
  • 1904 - Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
  • 1916 - Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1919 - Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
  • 1921 - Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1925 - Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (d. 1984)
  • 1925 - Jacques Sernas, French actor
  • 1926 - Christine McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
  • 1927 - Victor Wong, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1928 - Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress
  • 1928 - Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)
  • 1929 - Sid Krofft, Canadian children's television producer
  • 1933 - Edd Byrnes, American actor
  • 1934 - Bud Selig, American Commissioner of Baseball
  • 1935 - Ted Rogers, English comedian and game show host (d. 2001)
  • 1936 - Buddy Guy, American blues guitarist and singer
  • 1936 - Infanta Pilar of Spain,
  • 1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, American film director
  • 1939 - Eleanor Smeal, American feminist
  • 1941 - Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer
  • 1945 - Patrick Modiano, French novelist
  • 1945 - David Sanborn, American saxophonist
  • 1946 - Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
  • 1947 - William Atherton, American actor
  • 1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American actor
  • 1948 - Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
  • 1949 - Duck Baker, American guitarist
  • 1950 - Frank Stallone, American singer and actor
  • 1954 - Ken Olin, American actor
  • 1956 - Delta Burke, American actress
  • 1956 - Réal Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 - Anita Hill, American author
  • 1957 - Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 1957 - Rat Scabies, English drummer (The Damned)
  • 1958 - Kate Bush, English singer/songwriter
  • 1958 - Neal McCoy, American singer/songwriter and humanitarian
  • 1958 - Daley Thompson, English decathlete
  • 1960 - Richard Linklater, American filmmaker
  • 1961 - Laurence Fishburne, American actor
  • 1962 - Alton Brown, American television host and chef
  • 1963 - Lisa Kudrow, American actress
  • 1963 - Chris Mullin, American basketball player
  • 1964 - Vivica A. Fox, American actress
  • 1964 - Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
  • 1965 - Tim Munton, Former England cricketer
  • 1966 - Allan Langer, Australian Rugby League Player
  • 1968 - Terry Crews, American football player and actor
  • 1968 - Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
  • 1968 - Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
  • 1969 - Simon Baker, Australian actor
  • 1970 - Christopher Nolan, English film director
  • 1971 - Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1971 - Christine Taylor, American actress
  • 1971 - Sagi Kalev, Bodybuilder
  • 1973 - Markus Näslund, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1973 - Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
  • 1974 - Hilary Swank, American actress
  • 1974 - Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1974 - Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
  • 1975 - Cherie Priest, American writer
  • 1977 - Jaime Pressly, American actress
  • 1977 - Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)
  • 1978 - James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant
  • 1979 - Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
  • 1979 - Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1980 - James Anderson, English cricketer
  • 1980 - Justin Rose, British golfer
  • 1980 - Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
  • 1980 - Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
  • 1981 - Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer
  • 1981 - Juan Smith, South African rugby player
  • 1982 - Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress
  • 1983 - Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
  • 1984 - Gabrielle Christian, American actress
  • 1984 - Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
  • 1985 - Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer


Deaths
  • 1540 - Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)
  • 1540 - Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
  • 1652 - Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours
  • 1683 - Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
  • 1771 - Thomas Gray, English poet and letter-writer (b. 1716)
  • 1889 - Charlie Absolom, Former England cricketer (b. 1846)
  • 1898 - Otto von Bismarck, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (b. 1815)
  • 1918 - Joyce Kilmer, American poet (b. 1886)
  • 1965 - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese author (b. 1886)
  • 1971 - Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
  • 1982 - Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
  • 1983 - Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • 1983 - Lynn Fontanne, English actress (b. 1887)
  • 1989 - Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
  • 1992 - Brenda Marshall, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 1996 - Claudette Colbert, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1998 - Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
  • 2003 - Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
  • 2004 - Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • 2005 - Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 2006 - Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
  • 2006 - Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)
  • 2007 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
  • 2007 - Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)
  • 2007 - Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)
  • 2008 - Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain, (b. 1927)
  • 2012 - Maeve Binchy, Irish author (b. 1940)
  • 2012 - Chris Marker, French writer and documentary filmmaker (b. 1921)
  • 2013 - Antoni Ramallets, Spanish footballer (b. 1924)
  • 2014 - Julio Grondona, Argentinian football authority (b. 1931)

Events
  • 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague.
  • 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
  • 1608 - At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
  • 1619 - In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
  • 1629 - An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people.
  • 1729 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded.
  • 1733 - The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
  • 1756 - Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
  • 1825 - Malden Island is discovered.
  • 1863 - Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.
  • 1864 - American Civil War: Battle of the Crater
  • 1866 - New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
  • 1871 - The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.
  • 1916 - Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, NJ.
  • 1930 - In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup.
  • 1932 - Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short
  • 1945 - World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), killing 883 seamen.
  • 1953 - Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.
  • 1954 - Elvis Presley makes his debut as a public performer.
  • 1956 - A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto.
  • 1965 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
  • 1971 - Apollo program: Apollo 15 Mission
  • 1971 - An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162.
  • 1974 - Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1975 - Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again.
  • 1980 - Vanuatu gains independence.
  • 1990 - The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
  • 1997 - Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia.
  • 2002 - The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" is signed into law by President George W. Bush.
  • 2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
  • 2006 - World's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.


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