On This Day, July 30

Posted on 30th Jul 2012 by ian under On This Day | No Comments »

Straight to the birthdays – on this day in 1933, American actor Edd Byrnes was born Edward Breitenberge – he played ‘Kookie’, the hair-combing parking attendant in 77 Sunset Strip…

Canadian singer and composer, Paul Anka, in 1941 – he is a verrrry wealthy man thanks to the royalties from some of his songs – like She’s a Lady (Tom Jones) and My Way (Frank Sinatra).

In 1947 Austrian-born American actor, bodybuilder, politician and philanderer, Arnold Schwarzenegger… In 1958, English singer-songwriter, Kate Bush… In 1963, American actress Lisa Kudrow… In 1969, Aussie actor and The Mentalist, Simon Baker.

Olympic Update:

Went to bed with Emily Seebohm breaking an Olympic record in her heat for the 100m Backstroke.  Gosh she’s a bubbly lass.  She should take it to the world ranked number one, Missy Franklin.  And the Australian men favourites to mirror the girls and take Gold in the relay.

Woke up to Women’s 100m Butterfly final won by Dana Vollner from the US in WR time and Alicia Coutts for Australia getting bronze after being last at the halfway mark.  Coutts is also full of bubbles in the interview.  Leisel Jones raised in imaginary middle finger to the media box for questioning her fitness after she swam her way into her fourth consecutive final in the 100m Breaststroke.  She is ALWAYS bubbly.

South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh wins the 100m Men’s Backstroke in a world record time BUT Christian Sprenger swims the race of his life to get Silver for Australia.  Bubbly Emily Seebohm takes to the pool again in the semi-finals and again wins with nearly a second on Missy Franklin who won the other semi – this could be a WR final with them next to each other.

Then it’s is the final race of the night – the Men’s 4x100m relay – our four boys in lane four… come fourth.  It is the French who get to crack open the bubbly!