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October 30th In Pop Culture History

1876 - Great Backeganj Cyclone, India (now Bangladesh)

1945 - Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signed a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color barrier.

October 30, 1938 (fiction) an alien spacecraft landed in Grover's Mill, New Jersey, War of the Worlds, Radio Broadcast

1947 - The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), later becoming the World Trade Organisation (WTO), was founded.

October 30, 1950 Birthday (fictional) Molly Weasley, Harry Potter

1974 - The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and champion George Foreman took place in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali won by knockout, knocking Foreman down just before the end of the eighth round.

1982 - #1 Hit October 30, 1982 - November 5, 1982: Men at Work - Who Can It Be Now

1987 - NEC released the first 16-bit (fourth generation) video game console, the PC Engine, in Japan. It was later sold around the world under the name TurboGrafx-16.

2002 - Warren Zevon was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour, performing several songs and spoke about being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.

2003 - Broadway Show - Wicked (Musical) October 30, 2003

2004 - #1 Hit October 30, 2004 - December 10, 2004: Usher and Alicia Keys - My Boo

2010 - #1 Hit October 30, 2010 - November 12, 2010: Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev - Like a G6

October 30th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Maria Thayer (1975)
Grace Slick (1939)
Janel Parrish (1990)
Ivanka Trump (1981)
Steve Rushton (1987)
Charles Atlas (1893)
John Adams (1735)
Debbie Fleishman (1951)
Ruth Gordon (1896)
To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.


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