Jan. 30: Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

FDR Behind The WheelFranklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945): 32nd president, three-time White House wheelchair basketball champion.

Other Jan. 30 birthdays:

Gene Hackman, 85: actor, won Oscar playing a guy who got syphilis from a Parisian hooker in “The French Infection.”

Vanessa Redgrave, 78: actress, earned Oscar nomination as a whiskey-swilling monarch in “Mary, Queen of Scotch.”

Dick Cheney, 74: vice president, hobbies include running the world from an “undisclosed location.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu extremist who believed grown men should not wear diapers in public.

On this day in 1964, the U.S. launched Ranger 6, a rocket whose mission was to crash land on the moon, manned only by three of NASA’s top crash-test dummies.

On this day in 1969, the Beatles performed on their studio rooftop; when police told them to stop and they refused, they were roughed up by Sgt. Pepper.

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