July 30 in Pop Culture History

July 30 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

July 30 History Highlights

  • 1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first Colonial European representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convened.
  • 1975 – Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. He was declared dead in 1982.
  • July 30, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Neville Longbottom, Harry Potter #theheroofhogwarts
  • If you were born on July 30th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… November 6th (prior year)

National Cheesecake Day

It’s rumored that the Greeks invented cheesecake. In fact, there are historic accounts of Greek athletes being rewarded with a decadent dessert known as cheesecake in ancient Greece! A recipe for this tasty treat appears to have been written by physician Aegimus and is dated back over 2000 years ago making it one of the oldest recipes we know about.

Most people assume that this dessert was invented in the 1960s, but it actually traces back to James Kraft. In 1912, he developed a form of pasteurized cream cheese which is what provides today’s cheesecake with its creamy texture and tangy flavor. Today more than any other brand on the market are made using Philadelphia Cream Cheese!

The Philadelphia Brand “Cream Cheese” has nothing to do with the city of Philadelphia. The name was merely an attempt to take advantage of the high-quality dairy foods in the Philadelphia area.

July 30 is…

Father-in-Law Day
International Day of Friendship
National Cheesecake Day
National Intern Day
Paperback Book Day
Share a Hug Day

July 30 Birthday Quotes

“Whether you believe you can or not, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford

” Sometimes it’s easier to understand things than it is to figure them out.”
– Casey Stengel

“I believe in criticism.”
– Paul Anka

“Its all about finding the right note at the right place and knowing when to leave well enough alone. And that’s a lifelong quest.”
– David Sanborn

“The object of education is not to fill a man’s mind with facts; it is to teach him how to use his mind in thinking.”
– Henry Ford

“The ethical decision is always the fearsome decision. When something matters enough that we are afraid of the consequences – afraid that even the honorable choice could result in harm or loss or sorrow – that’s when ethics are involved.”
– Henry W. Bloch

“You can have results or excuses. Not both.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

“It’s not important to me that people understand me.”
– Kate Bush

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
– Henry Ford

“We let the weirdness in.”
– Kate Bush

July 30 Birthdays

1863 – Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (died in 1947)
1890 – Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (died in 1975)
1922 – Henry W. Bloch, American banker and businessman, co-founded H&R Block (died in 2019)
1929 – Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer and producer
1936 – Buddy Guy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939 – Peter Bogdanovich, American actor and director
1941 – Paul Anka, Canadian singer-songwriter
1945 – David Sanborn, American saxophonist and composer
1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California
1950 – Frank Stallone, American singer-songwriter and actor
1954 – Ken Olin, American actor
1956 – Delta Burke, American actress
1956 – Anita Hill, American lawyer and academic
1958 – Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter
1963 – Lisa Kudrow, American actress
1964 – Vivica A. Fox, American actress
1968 – Terry Crews, American football player and actor
1970 – Christopher Nolan, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1971 – Elvis Crespo, American-Puerto Rican singer
1971 – Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
1974 – Hilary Swank, American actress
1977 – Jaime Pressly, American actress
1982 – Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress

July 30 History

762 – Baghdad was founded by Caliph Al-Mansur.

1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.

1729 – Founding of Baltimore, Maryland.

1733 – The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States was constituted in Massachusetts.

1866 – New Orleans, Louisiana’s Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

1871 – The Staten Island Ferry Westfield’s boiler exploded, killing over 85 people.

1930 – In Montevideo, Uruguay won the first FIFA World Cup.

1932 – Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award-winning cartoon short.

1935 – The first softcover paperback books were introduced, in Germany.

1956 – A joint resolution of the US Congress was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God we Trust as the US national motto.

1962 – The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, officially opened.

1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

1966 – #1 Hit July 30, 1966 – August 12, 1966: The Troggs – Wild Thing

1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He was declared dead on July 30, 1982.

1977 – #1 Hit July 30, 1977 – August 19, 1977: Andy Gibb – I Just Want to Be Your Everything

July 30, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Neville Longbottom, Harry Potter

1988 – #1 Hit July 30, 1988 – August 26, 1988: Steve Winwood – Roll with It

1990 – George Steinbrenner was forced by MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to “get dirt” on Dave Winfield.

2003 – In Mexico, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line.

2006 – The world’s longest-running music show Top of the Pops was broadcast for the last time. It had run since January 1, 1964.

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

I always imagined living in the Star Wars universe to be much more awesome, yet I probably still would only be sitting behind a desk of an intergalactic insurance company imagining how awesome life would be in a fictional universe.

What if aliens never invaded earth because they have seen Hollywood movies and think past attempts from other races continually fail.

Plurals can be used to properly refer to a titleless party in question. – “They then broke the window of the car and took off with my phone. I didn’t see their face.”

If there were people who could read minds, they would hear an awful lot of songs, sung with incorrect words, and likely very out of tune or rhythm.

I do not know for sure that every single night I am not abducted by extraterrestrials for experimentation followed by a complete wipe of my memory and then gently placed back in my bed.

If every toy suddenly turned into the real version of itself life would be much more dangerous with the major increase in weapons, dinosaurs, and marbles.

Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl got really lucky when they named their son Dash as they had no way of knowing he’d have super speed as a superpower.

Whoever figured out that a few stalks of wheat, a glass of milk, a tomato, and a ground-up pig could be turned into pepperoni pizza is probably the greatest genius to have ever lived.

The only constant in the first 4 Batman movies is the actor who plays Alfred. His surroundings as well as the characters who inhabit them become more absurd with each movie. What if it is all just part of his growing dementia?

If you like to take photos for the sake of memorization, take photos of things you see every day once in a while. #SmellTheRoses
The very best place to do a shady transaction or deal is in neon animal costumes outside a mental institution because no one would believe the witnesses.

If there are an infinite amount of alternate universes, then there must be an alternate universe in which somebody figured out how to destroy all other alternate universes and already did so. And, there must be another guy from another universe who stopped him.

If you had windshield wipers on your glasses you would think you’re the coolest person ever, but everyone else would think you look like an idiot. #neveragain

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