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Birthdates which occurred on October 30:

1735 John Adams Braintree, Mass (F) 2nd pres (1797-1801)
1751 Richard Brinsley Sheridan playwright (School for Scandal)
1821 Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski Russian novelist & short-story writer
1830 John S Bowen Major-General (Confederate)
1871 Paul Val‚ry France, poet/essayist/critic (La Jeune)
1873 Francisco Madero Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
1885 Ezra Pound Hailey, Idaho, poet (Cantos)
1887 Eduardo Ciannelli Italy, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato)
1893 Charles Atlas body builder
1896 Ruth Gordon Mass, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude)
19-- Danny Goldman NYC, actor (Nick-The Good Life)
19-- Kristina Malandro actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital)
1907 Gy”rgy R nki Budapest Hungary, composer (H˘emberek)
1907 Renzo Cesana Rome Italy, TV host (First Date, Continental)
1914 Marion Ladewig Mich, bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63)
1917 Ruth Hussey Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)
1918 Ted Williams Red Sox hitter (AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47)
1919 Jane Randolph singer, backup for Tony Orlando (Dawn)
1924 Hannelore Weygrand German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
1928 Ernest Flatt choreographer (Carol Burnett Show)
1928 William Campbell Newark NJ, actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty)
1931 Dick Gautier LA Calif, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific)
1932 Louis Malle France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
1934 Hamilton Camp London, actor (Andrew-He & She)
1936 Jim Perry pitcher (Cy Young Award 1970)
1937 Claude Lelouch movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero)
1939 Grace Slick Chicago, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit)
1940 Ed Lauter Long Beach NY, actor (Sheriff Cain-BJ & the Bear)
1943 Joanna Shimkus Halifax NS, actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker)
1945 Henry Winkler NYC, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift)
1946 Andrea Mitchell NYC, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA)
1946 Lynne Marta Phila Pa, actress (Love American Style)
1946 Robert L "Hoot" Gibson Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B, 61C, 27)
1950 Phil Chenier NBA guard (Wash Bullets)
1951 Harry Hamlin Pasadena Calif, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law)
1953 Kathleen Cody Bronx NY, actress (Charley & the Angel)
1954 JoAnne Russell Miami Fla, tennis player (Wibeldon Double 1977)
1965 Charnele Brown East Hampton NY, actress (Kim-A Different World)
1969 Brittany Gae Thompson Portland Oregon, Miss Oregon-America (1991)

Deaths which occurred on October 30:

1626 Willebord van Roijen dutch mathematician, dies at 35
1893 Sir John Abbott PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies at 72
1968 Pert Kelton actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
1972 Alan Roth orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
1984 June Duprez actress, dies at 66
1984 Mario Gallo actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
1985 Kirby Grant Hoon Jr., Butte Mont, actor (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
1991 William Shea (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84


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On this day...

701 John VI begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1270 8th & last crusade is launched
1864 Helena, Montana's capital, founded
1871 Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Assn baseball pennant
1888 1st ballpoint pen patented
1905 "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties
1918 Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state
1919 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of the spitball
1922 Mussolini forms cabinet in Italy
1925 KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
1930 Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship
1938 Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds"
1939 USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland
1941 USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
1944 Anne Frank (of Diary fame) is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen
1945 US government announces end of shoe rationing
1948 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora Pennsylvania
1953 Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
1954 Defense Department announces elimination of all segregated regiments
1956 Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad
1961 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square
1961 Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
1965 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
1967 USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch
1972 Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
1973 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
1974 Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa, Za‹re
1975 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
1975 Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
1975 NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
1976 Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of the Today Show
1976 Rev Joseph Evans elected president of the United Church of Christ
1978 Laura Nickel & Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701-1
1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-203
1979 Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham
1980 Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
1980 NASA launches Flt Satcom-4
1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
1986 Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modification are made
1988 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
1988 Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
1988 NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
1991 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

New Zealand : Labour Day-last Monday in October - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Unification Church : Children's Day
Lutheran : Protestant Reformation Day
Old Catholic : Christ the King Sunday
Christ : Feast of St Alphonsus, after being refused as a Jesuit novice

Religious History

1536 Thirteen years after Lutheran ministers came to bring spiritual renewal to its people, Denmark adopted Lutheranism as its official state religion.
1738 English founder of Methodism John Wesley explained in a letter: 'By a "Christian," I mean one who so believes in Christ as that sin hath no more dominion over him.'
1768 The Wesley Chapel on John Street in New York City was dedicated. It was the first Methodist church building to be erected in the American colonies, and was restored in 1817, and again in 1840.
1902 Pope Leo XIII published the apostolic letter "Vigilantiae," which officially established the Pontifical Commission of Biblical Studies. Created to safeguard the authority of Scripture from outside secular criticism, in 1904 the Commission was empowered to confer academic degrees.
1976 Dr. Joseph H. Evans was elected president of the United Church of Christ. It made him the first African-American leader of this predominantly white denomination.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
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