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This Day in Film History:
July 30


1932:

Walt Disney's cartoon Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon produced with the three-strip Technicolor process, is released. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

1939:

Director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon) is born in Kingston, New York.

1945:

The World War II aircraft carrier USS Indianapolis sinks after being torpedoed. The sinking is the subject of dialogue in the movie Jaws, though the character Quint is a month off in his recount of the event, stating the ship sank on June 29th.

1947:

Future bodybuilder, action hero and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is born in Austria.

1955:

Mister Roberts opens, starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Jack Lemmon.

1999:

The Blair Witch Project debuts.





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