On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1947

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Ewell Blackwell record-breaking 16 game winning streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestArnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American body builder, actor (Terminator) and politician (38th Governor of California), born in Thal, Austria

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, French virologist (Nobel Prize 2008, discovered HIV), born in Paris, France
  • John Siomos, American rock drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Jonathan Mann, American physician and AIDS activist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Margo Sappington, American actress (Oh Calcutta, Where's Charley), born in Baytown, Texas
  • William Atherton, American actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44), born in Orange, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies at 59
  • Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 86
1947 Highlights

About July 30, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo