October 30

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1894 – The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, NY.

1938 – Orson Welles broadcast his radio play of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds” on CBS radio, convincing many listeners that a Martian invasion was really happening.

1945 – The U.S. government announced the end of wartime shoe rationing.

1960 – Michael Woodruff performed the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom.

1970 – Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami, FL. He was also sentenced to 60 days of hard labor for using profanity. He was released on $50,000 bond until the appeal could be heard.

1972 – President Richard Nixon approved legislation to increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion.

1972 – In Illinois, 45 people were killed and 332 were injured when two trains collided on Chicago’s south side.

1974 – The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman took place in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali won by a knock out in the 8th round, regaining the World Heavyweight Champion title and giving Foreman his first professional defeat.

1975 – The New York Daily News ran the headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” The headline came a day after President Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.

1985 – The Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.

1993 – America’s first veterinarian in space, Martin Fettman, performed the world’s first animal dissections in space, while aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

2001 – In New York, NY, President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2001 – Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington Wizards after a 3-1/2 year retirement.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Grace Slick 1939 – Singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)

Otis Williams 1941 – Musician (The Temptations)

Henry Winkler 1945 – Actor, producer, director (“The Fonz” on TV’s “Happy Days”, movie “The Lords of Flatbush”)

Timothy B. Schmit 1947 – Musician (Poco, The Eagles)

Harry Hamlin 1951 – Actor (TV’s “L.A. Law”, “Veronica Mars”, movie “Clash of the Titans”)

Charles Martin Smith 1953 – Actor (“American Graffiti”, “Never Cry Wolf”, “Starman”, “The Buddy Holly Story”, “The Untouchables”)

Shanna Reed 1955 – Actress (TV’s “Major Dad”)

Kevin Pollak 1957 – Actor (“Willow”, “Ricochet”, “A Few Good Men”, “End of Days”, “The Wedding Planner”, “The Usual Suspects”, “The Whole Nine Yards”)

Michael Beach 1963 – Actor (“Soul Food”, “One False Move”, TV’s “Third Watch”)

Gavin Rossdale 1965 – Musician (Bush)

Nia Long 1970 – Actress (“Are We There Yet?”, “Are We Done Yet?”, “Premonition”, “Alfie”, both “Big Momma’s House” movies, “Soul Food”, “Friday”, “Boyz n the Hood”, TV’s “Third Watch”)

Matthew Morrison 1978 – Actor (TV’s “Glee”)

Christopher Backus 1981 – Actor (TV’s “Will & Grace”, “The O.C.”, “Life on Mars”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “The Mentalist”, “Perception”)

Ivanka Trump 1981 – The daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump has regularly helped out on his reality TV show, “The Apprentice”

Janel Parrish 1988 – Actress (TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”)

Tequan Richmond (T-Rich) 1992 – Actor (TV’s “Everybody Hates Chris”)

 

TODAY IS:

Candy Corn Day

Checklist Day

Create A Great Funeral Day

 

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

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1 Comment

  1. Suzanne Kayner
    October 30, 2017 - 10:37 am

    Interesting facts. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you for sharing!

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