On this day: July 30

POSTED: 11:29 PM PDT Jul 28, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 29, 2016 

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 - Sam Phillips
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Sun Records

2003: Record producer Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Studios and Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, dies of respiratory failure at age 80 in Memphis. Phillips discovered such recording talent as Howlin' Wolf, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, and helped launch Elvis Presley's career in 1954.


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