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On This Day - July 30

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A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.

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Events through the years on July 30


Flight MH370 Disappears. Malaysian authorities cannot determine where it is.

Died on Juy 30 2018 – Michael A. Sheehan, American author, former government official and military officer (b. 1955)

Died on Juy 30 2014 – Peter Hall, English geographer, author, and academic (b. 1932)

Died on Juy 30 2013 – Robert Neelly Bellah, American sociologist and author (b. 1927)

Died on Juy 30 2013 – Benjamin Walker, Indian-English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1913)


Picture of Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin in 1940 and died on July 30, 2012. She was the London correspondent for the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle won her critical attention in the USA and in the UK. She is widely regarded as one of the first authors in the 'chicklit genre.

Died on Juy 30 2006 – Duygu Asena, Turkish journalist and author(b. 1946)

Died on Juy 30 2006 – Murray Bookchin, American philosopher and author (b. 1921)


The 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.

In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.

Died on Juy 30 1977 – Emory Holloway, American scholar, author, and educator (b. 1885)


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.

Born on Juy 30 1975 – Graham Nicholls, English author and activist

Died on Juy 30 1975 – James Blish, American author and critic (b. 1921)


Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Born on Juy 30 1970 – Christopher Nolan, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter


Picture of Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares is an American writer of young adult novels. She was born on July 30, 1967 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Her most well known novels are in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series of which The Second Summer of the Sisterhood is the second part.


England defeats West Germany to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium after extra time.

Born on Juy 30 1966 – Louise Wener, English author and singer-songwriter

Died on Juy 30 1965 – Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese author and playwright (b. 1886)

Born on Juy 30 1964 – Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager

Born on Juy 30 1962 – Alton Brown, American chef, author, and producer

Born on Juy 30 1952 – Stephen Blackmore, English botanist and author

Born on Juy 30 1947 – Jonathan Mann, American physician and author (d. 1998)


1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution


Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.

Born on Juy 30 1931 – Dominique Lapierre, French historian and author


In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first FIFA World Cup.

Born on Juy 30 1925 – Alexander Trocchi, Scottish author and poet (d. 1984)

Born on Juy 30 1914 – Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and author, 6th President of the International Olympic Committee (d. 1999)

Born on Juy 30 1909 – C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian and author (d. 1993)

Born on Juy 30 1863 – Henry Ford car manufacturer was born in Dearborn Township, Mich. See Ford (d. 1947)

Born on Juy 30 1825 – Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian engineer and author (d. 1893)

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