MILESTONES: July 30 birthdays for Buddy Guy, Lisa Kudrow, Arnold Schwarzenegger
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include puppeteer and TV producer Sid Krofft, who was born in 1929; former Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig, who was born in 1934; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy, who was born in 1936; “Diana” singer Paul Anka, who was born in 1941; former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was born in 1947; “Thirtysomething” star Ken Olin, who was born in 1954; “Designing Women” star Delta Burke, who was born in 1956; “Running Up That Hill” singer Kate Bush, who was born in 1958; “Boyz n the Hood” star Laurence Fishburne, who was born in 1961; “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow, who was born in 1963; Basketball Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, who was born in Brooklyn in 1963; “Soul Food” star Vivica A. Fox, who was born in 1964; Oscar-winner Hilary Swank, who was born in 1974; Volleyball Hall of Famer Misty May-Treanor, who was born in 1977; and “Chuck” star Yvonne Strahovski, who was born in 1982.
SHELF LIFE: Paperback books were introduced on this day in 1935. Although books bound in soft covers were first introduced in 1841 at Leipzig, Germany, by Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, the modern paperback revolution dates to the publication of the first Penguin paperback by Sir Allen Lane in London in 1935. Penguin Number 1 was “Ariel: the life of Shelley,” by Andre Maurois.
ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING: Elvis Presley appeared in concert for the first time on this day in 1954. The show took place at Overton Park Orchestra Shell in Memphis. Presley was billed third and country crooner Slim Whitman was the headliner. Only 19, Elvis nervously began gyrating his leg and a legend was born.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.”
— Baseball Hall of Famer Casey Stengel, who was born on this day in 1890
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