On this day: July 30

Published On: Jul 29 2012 02:29:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 30 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

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1972: The drama "Deliverance," starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty, opens in theaters. The film is noted both for its memorable "Dueling Banjos" scene and its notorious "squeal like a pig" male rape scene. The movie was a critical and box office success and earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director for John Boorman and Best Editing.


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