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Daily Calendar for Saturday, October 30, 2021

Born

  • John Adams (2nd U.S. president) –
  • Gertrude Atherton (author) –
  • Ezra Pound (poet) –
  • Charles Atlas (bodybuilder) –
  • Ruth Gordon (actress) –
  • Grace Slick (singer) –
  • Joanna Shimkus (actress) –
  • Henry Winkler (actor, director) –
  • Andrea Mitchell (newscaster) –

Died

  • Henri Dunant (founder of the Red Cross) –
  • Steve Allen (comedian) –
  • Robert Goulet (singer & actor) –
  • Al Molinaro (actor) –
  • Bernard Slade (television writer and playwright) –

Events

  • Patent granted to Daniel Cooper for workman’s time recorderβ€β€œβ€“
  • The broadcast of Orson Welles’ radio drama, War of the Worlds, caused a national panic–
  • Toronto’s first street vacuum debuted–
  • The 24-second shot clock made its NBA debut–
  • First Lamborghini car debuted–
  • The film The Lion in Winter debuted, starring Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole–
  • Elton John appeared in a Royal Command Performance for the Queen of England–
  • Mohammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in 8 rounds for the World Heavyweight Boxing championship title–
  • Spectacular Northern Lights display was seen as far south as Florida–
  • The Boston Red Sox won the World Series vs the St. Louis Cardinals. It marked the first time since 1918 that the Red Sox won a World Series on home turf at Fenway Park.–
  • The Washington Nationals won the World Series (against the Houston Astros) for the first time in the club’s history–

Weather

  • Buffalo Barracks, New York, received 30 inches of snow in a three-day storm–
  • The Perfect Storm reached maximum intensity–

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