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On this day: July 30

POSTED: 11:29 PM PDT Jul 28, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 29, 2013 

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.

OTD July 30 - Sid Krofft
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1929: Puppeteer and TV producer Sid Krofft, best known for pairing with his younger brother, Marty Krofft, to produce children's television shows in the 1970s and '80s, is born Cydus Yolas in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Sid and Marty Krofft were best known for shows such as "H.R. Pufnstuf," "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" and "Land of the Lost." Sid Krofft is seen here at right watching his brother speaking as they accept a Pop Culture award at the seventh annual TV Land Awards in Los Angeles on April 19, 2009.


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