On Your Birthday: July 30



1898 – Corn Flakes were invented

1928 – George Eastman introduces color movies in the United States.

1932 – Walt Disney’s “Flowers and Trees” premiered. It was the first Academy Award winning cartoon. It was also the first cartoon short to use Technicolor.

1942 – The Women’s Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service was created by legislation signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The members of the WAVES were a part of the U.S. Navy.

1945 – The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

1954 – Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.

1956 – President Eisenhower approves a Joint Resolution of Congress which makes “In God We Trust” the national motto of the United States. The motto has been in continuous use on the penny since 1909, on the dime since 1916 and on all silver dollars, half-dollar coins and quarters since 1908.

1965 – U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went into effect in 1966.

1974 – The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse of power.

1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, MI, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 pm. He is never seen or heard from again. He was declared legally dead on this date in 1982.

1982 – The Atlanta Braves give the boot to mascot “Chief Noc-A-Homa.”

1990 – The first Saturn automobile rolled off the assembly line In Spring Hill, TN

1998 – The “Lucky 13” (a group of Ohio machine-shop workers) won a $295.7 million Powerball jackpot.  At the time, It was the largest-ever American lottery.

1999 – Runaway Bride, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, opens in theaters nationwide.

2000 – Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were married.

2001 – Lance Armstrong becomes the first American to win the Tour de France for a third time.

2003 – In Mexico, the last ‘old style’ Volkswagon Beetle rolled off an assembly line.



Edd “Kookie” Byrnes 1933 – Actor (TV’s “77 Sunset Strip”, he played dance show host Vince Fontaine in the film “Grease”)

Buddy Guy 1936 – Blues guitarist and singer

Peter Bogdanovich 1939 – Director (“The Last Picture Show”), screenwriter, actor (“The Sopranos”)

Paul Anka 1941 – Singer

David Sanborn 1945 – Alto saxophonist

William Atherton 1947 – Actor (Played fugitive Clovis Poplin in “The Sugarland Express”, “The Day of the Locust”, “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”, “The Hindenburg”, “Ghostbusters”)

Arnold Schwarzenegger 1947 – Bodybuilder, Actor, Politician (“The Terminator” movies, “The Expendables” movies, “Predator”, “Collateral Damage”, “Twins”, “Kindergarten Cop”, “Conan the Barbarian”,  “Conan the Destroyer”) California governor (2003 – 2011).

Jean Reno 1948 – Actor (“Godzilla”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “Mission: Impossible”, “The Pink Panther”, “Ronin”, “The Big Blue”)

Frank Stallone 1950 – Actor, younger brother of Sylvester Stallone

Ken Olin 1954 – Actor (TV’s “thirtysomething” “Brothers & Sisters”)

Anita Hill 1956 – The law professor who almost kept Clarence Thomas off the Supreme Court

Delta Burke 1956 – Actress (TV’s “Designing Women” and “Delta”)

Richard Burgi 1958 – Actor (Played Det. Jim Ellison on “The Sentinel”,  played Karl Mayer on “Desperate Housewives“)

Laurence Fishburne 1961 – Actor (“Ride Along”, “Man of Steel”, “Predators”, “The Matrix” series, “Apocalypse Now”, TV’s “Hannibal”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”,  “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”)

Lisa Kudrow 1963 – Actress (TV’s “Friends”, movies “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”, “The Opposite of Sex”)

Vivica A. Fox 1964 – Actress (“Kill Bill”, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”, “Independence Day”)

Tom Green 1971 – Actor, comedian (“Road Trip”, “Freddy Got Fingered”)

Christine Taylor 1971 – Actress (“Zoolander”, “The Wedding Singer”, “The Brady Bunch”, TV’s “Party Girl”)

Hillary Swank 1974 – Actress (“Boys Don’t Cry”, “Million Dollar Baby “,”The Black Dahlia”,  “The Next Karate Kid”, TV’s “Beverly Hills 90210”)

Jaime Pressley 1977 – Actress (TV’s “My Name Is Earl”, movies “I Love You, Man”, “Not Another Teen Movie”)



Cheesecake Day

Father-in-Law Day

Paperback Book Day


For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.