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This Day in Film History:
July 30


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.


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


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.


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


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


The Blair Witch Project debuts.

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