🎭Peter Bogdanovich -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1939
Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Kingston, NY; Cybill Shepherd's ex-
Misc: Film Critic and Historian
Movie Titles: Targets, What's Up Doc?, Paper Moon, Last Picture Show, Infamous
🎭April Bowlby -- is 37 in the year 2017 and 38 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1980
TV Shows: Two and a Half Men (as Kandi / Kimber), Drop Dead Diva (as Stacy Barrett)
Movie Titles: From Prada to Nada, The Slammin' Salmon
🎵Kate Bush -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1958
Composer/Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Song Titles: Do Bears (with Rowan Atkinson), Wuthering Heights, Babooshka, Running Up That Hill, Don't Give Up (with Peter Gabriel), Rocket Man, Rubberband Girl, King of the Mountain
Album Titles: The Kick Inside (1978), Lionheart (1978), Never for Ever (1980), The Dreaming (1982), Hounds of Love (1985), The Sensual World (1989), The Red Shoes (1993), Aerial (2005), Director's Cut (2011), 50 Words for Snow (2011)
🎭🎵Edd Byrnes -- is 84 in the year 2017 and 85 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1933
Actor, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Edward "Eddie" Breitenberger
Misc: he holds the record of being on 20 magazine covers in one month (Oct 1960)
Song Titles: Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb (duet with Connie Stevens)
TV Shows: 77 Sunset Strip (as Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III), $weep$take$ emcee
Movie Titles: Grease, Any Gun Can Play, Troop Beverly Hills
🎭🏆🏈Terry Crews -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1968
Actor, NFL Player
TV Shows: Everybody Hates Chris (as Julius Rock), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (as Terry Jeffords)
Movie Titles: Bridesmaids, Get Smart (2008)
✍🎭🎵Dean Edwards -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1970
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer, Musician
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Spider-Man 3, Scared Shrekless
✍🎭Laurence "Larry" Fishburne -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1961
Playwright, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Pee Wee's Playhouse (as Cowboy Curtis)
Movie Titles: Apocalypse Now, Event Horizon, Boyz N the Hood, What's Love Got to Do With It, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, Mystic River, The Matrix Revolutions, Assault on Precinct 13
✍🎭🎵Tom (Comedian) Green -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1971
Writer, Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Producer, Rap Music Performer, Canadian
TV Shows: The Tom Green Show (producer and host)
Movie Titles: Road Trip, Freddy Got Fingered
🎭Sid Krofft -- is 88 in the year 2017 and 89 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1929
TV Producer, Puppeteer, Greek
Names/Places: b. in Athens, Greece; Marty's brother
Misc: designed costumes for the Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968)
TV Shows: Magic Mongo, Bigfoot and Wild Boy, Land of the Lost, H.R. Pufinstuf, Donny and Marie, D.C. Follies, Pryor's Place, The Krofft Supershow, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Wonderbug, Land of the Lost, Dr. Shrinker, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Far Out Space Nuts, The Lost Saucer, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos, Lidsville, H.R. Pufinstuf, Mutt and Stuff
Movie Titles: Pufinstuf, The World of Sid and Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl (TV movie), Land of the Lost (2009)
✍🎭💻Lisa Kudrow -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1963
Writer, Actress, Comedienne, Producer, Internet Video Actress
Names/Places: b. Encino
TV Shows: Friends (as Phoebe Buffay), Mad About You (as Ursula Buffay), The Comeback (as Valerie Cherish), Web Therapy (as Fiona Wallice)
Movie Titles: Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Hanging Up, Lucky Numbers, Marci X, Hotel For Dogs, Dr. Dolittle 2, Wonderland, Happy Endings, Easy A, Neighbors (series)
🎭🏆Jaime Pressly -- is 40 in the year 2017 and 41 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1977
Actress, Producer, Dancer, Gymnast
TV Shows: My Name is Earl (as Joy Turner), Mom (as Jill Kendall)
Movie Titles: Not Another Teen Movie, I Love You Man; Not Another Teen Movie
🎭Gina Rodriguez -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1984
TV Shows: Jane the Virgin (as Jane Villanueva)
Movie Titles: Filly Brown, Interstate, Go For It!
🎭Martin Starr -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1982
TV Shows: Freaks and Geeks (as Bill Haverchuck), Hawaii Five-0 (as Adam "Toast" Charles), Silicon Valley (as Bertram Gilfoyle)
Movie Titles: Knocked Up, This Is The End, Superbad, Adventureland
🎭🎮Vyonne Strahovski -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1982
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Australian
TV Shows: Dexter (as Hannah McKay), 24: Live Another Day (as Kate Morgan), Chuck (as Sarah Walker), The Astronaut Wives Club
Movie Titles: My Mother's Curse, I Frankenstein, Killer Elite, Batman: Bad Blood
Video Games: Mass Effect, The 3rd Birthday
🎭Carel Struycken -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1948
TV/Movie Actor, Dutch (Netherlands)
TV Shows: Star Trek The Next Generations (occasional as Mr. Homm)
Movie Titles: Men in Black, The Witches of Eastwick, Addams Family Movie (as Lurch), Addams Family Values
🎭Christine Taylor -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1971
TV Shows: Hey Dude (as Melody Hanson), Arrested Development (as Sally Sitwell)
Movie Titles: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Wedding Singer, The Brady Bunch Movie (as Marcia), A Very Brady Sequel, Tropic Thunder
🎭Lisa Wilhoit -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1981
Actress, Stuntwoman, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: My So-Called Life (as Danielle Chase), The Tom Show (as Kenlon Amross), Family Guy (as Connie D'Amico)
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Adam and Eve, Honey We Shrunk Ourselves
✍⛪Robert Jones Burdette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1844 d.11/19/1914 (70)
Author, Humorist, Clergyman, American
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⚛💰🏆🏁Henry Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1863 d.4/7/1947 (83)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, American
Names/Places: b. in Dearborn, MI
Misc: developed the first popular cheap car: The Model T; founded Ford Motor Co.; father of modern industrial production; not an auto racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for founding a motor company.
⚛Vladimir Zworykin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1889 d.7/29/1982 (92)
Engineer, Inventor, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Television
Misc: often called "The father of Television" for inventing the iconoscope, TV Camera Tube, Electron microscope
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✍Rick Mittleman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1930 N.S. d.7/30/2014 (84)
Misc: wrote for many classic comedies
TV Shows: Bewitched, The Red Skelton Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle USMC, The Flintstones, M*A*S*H, The Odd Couple
🎨Joseph "Joe" Shuster -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1914 d.7/30/1992 (78)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Canadian
Misc: co-creator with Jerry Siegel of "Superman" which first appeared in June 1938 Action Comics, moved to Cleveland, teamed up with Siegel at Glenville High School, Toronto, Canada
🎭🎵Buffalo Bob Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1917 d.7/30/1998 (80)
TV Host, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo, NY
TV Shows: Howdy Doody Show (co-host)
📰🎭Tom Snyder -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1936 d.7/30/2007 (71)
Newscaster, Journalist, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Milwaukee
Misc: Dan Aykroyd did a mean impression of him on Saturday Night Live
TV Shows: The Tomorrow Show (host), CNBC's Tom Snyder Show, The Late Late Show
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In 1932, The Silly Symphony film, "Just Dogs" is released. Pluto also appears. This is the last black and white Silly Symphony. The Silly Symphony film, "Flowers and Trees" is released, premiering at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, with the film, "Strange Interlude". This is the first full color cartoon.
In 1942, "Der Fuhrer's Face" was recorded by Spike Jones.
In 1943, The Goofy film, "Victory Vehicles" is released. Pluto also appears.
In 1947, Musclebound film star Arnold Schwarzenegger, noted for his roles in such action pictures as the "Conan" and "Terminator" series, born in Austria.
In 1948, The Donald Duck film, "The Trial of Donald Duck" is released.
In 1950, Frank Stallone is born, allowing "Saturday Night Live's" Norm McDonald a punchline for what seems like every other joke during the '95-'96 and '96-'97 seasons.
In 1953, "My Little Margie", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS, moved to NBC.
In 1954, Elvis Presley debuts professionally in Overton Park in Memphis, TN, opening for Slim Whitman.
In 1955, Johnny Cash records the first version of "Folsom Prison Blues," plus "Luther Played The Boogie" and "So Doggone Lonesome" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis
In 1956, "Tic Tac Dough", TV Game Show; debut on CBS.
In 1966, "Batman" movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward based on the popular campy TV series premiered at the Paramount in Austin, Texas. The villians were played by Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, Cesar Romero as the Joker, and Lee Meriwether as the Catwoman.
In 1966, "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!", by Napolean XIV entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1966, on the cover of TV Guide: "Johnny Carson". Other Articles: Beatles, Bette Davis
In 1966, R.C., "Wild Thing" by The Troggs peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart; Senator Bobby covered it into a parody of the same song the following year.
In 1971, "Joe Garagiola's Memory Game", TV Game Show; last aired on NBC.
In 1977, "Float On", by Floaters entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1977, "Wonder Woman", TV Adventure; last aired on ABC, moved to CBS.
In 1977, on the cover of TV Guide: "Johnny Carson (what again? Hey, I just import these facts by e-mail folks. Coincidence?)". Other Articles: Soap, Daniel Boone
In 1983, "The Safety Dance", by Men Without Hats entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1983, R.C., "Ewok Celebration" by Meco peaked at #60 on the pop singles chart.
In 1989, "The Jim Henson Hour", TV Variety; last aired on NBC.
In 1994, R.C., "Crazy" by Aerosmith whose video featured Alicia Silverstone peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.
In 1997, '80s group Boys Don't Cry sues Paula Cole, Warner Bros. Records and Imago Records over Cole's pop song "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone." The $7 million suit claims that Cole's song sounds too much like the 1986 Boys Don't Cry hit, "I Wanna Be A Cowboy."
In 1998, "Buffalo Bob" Smith, the cowboy-suited host of "The Howdy Doody Show," died in Hendersonville, North Carolina, at age 80.
In 1998, BARNEY LOSES TO CHICKEN: Barney's lawsuit against the San Diego Chicken is extinct. A judge in Ft. Worth TX threw out the copyright infringement suit, leaving the famous fowl free to pummel a Barney look-alike as part of his comedy routine at sporting events. "The show must go on," said the Chicken's lawyer, Kenneth Fitzgerald.
In 1999, the horror flick "The Blair Witch Project" opened in theaters in the USA nationwide. It cost only $60,000 to produced, and it pulled in over $80,000,000 in about two weeks, making it the most profitable movie of all time (sinks the Titanic with those facts!)
In 2002, the book "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)" was released in bookstores.
In 2014, "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" began airing on The CW