July 30 – On This Day In History

30 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1932 – Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees (the first cartoon to use Technicolor) is released.
  •  2006Top of the Pops (the world’s longest running music show) is shown on BBC Television for the last time.

Who was born today?

  • 1818 – Emily Bronte – British novelist.
  • 1863 – Henry Ford – American businessman (Ford Motor Company).
  • 1898 – Henry Moore – English artist.
  • 1940 – Clive Sinclair – English inventor.
  • 1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger – Austrian-American actor and politician (The Terminator, The Expendables).
  • 1958 – Daley Thompson – British Olympic decathlete.
  • 1964 – Jurgen Klinsmann – German footballer.
  • 1980 – Justin Rose – English golfer.
  • 1991 – Diana Vickers – English singer-songwriter.

 

Who died today?

  • 2012 – Maeve Binchy – Irish writer.

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