DECEMBER 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1927 – The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia opened on the 30th December 1927, in Tokyo, Japan.

1928 – Bo Diddley the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 30th December 1928 (died 2008).

1937 – Paul Stookey the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Peter, Paul and Mary was born on the 30th December 1937.

1945 – Davy Jones the English singer and actor from The Monkees was born on the 30th December 1945 (died 2012).

1945 – Lloyd Kaufman the American director, screenwriter, producer and co-founder of Troma Entertainment was born on the 30th December 1945.

1945 – Vernon Wells the Australian actor was born on the 30th December 1945.

1946 – Patti Smith the American singer-songwriter and poet was born on the 30th December 1946.

1947 – Jeff Lynne, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Electric Light OrchestraTraveling WilburysThe Move, and The Idle Race)

1948 – The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate opened on the 30th December 1948, at the New Century Theatre, and became the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.

1957 – Matt Lauer the American journalist and host of The Today Show was born on the 30th December 1957.

1957 – Glenn Robbins the Australian actor and comedian was born on the 30th December 1957.

1959 – Tracey Ullman the English-American actress, singer, screenwriter, and director was born on the 30th December 1959.

1965 – Heidi Fleiss the American madam and columnist was born on the 30th December 1965.

1969 – Jay Kay the English singer-songwriter from Jamiroquai was born on the 30th December 1969.

1986 – Ellie Goulding the English singer-songwriter and producer was born on the 30th December 1986.

2006Saddam Hussein the former President of Iraq was executed on the 30th December 2006.

2011 – Samoa and Tokelau skipped a day on the 30th December 2011, due to a change of time zone.

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