Famous Birthdays on 30th August

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  • 580 Mohammed, Arabic prophet/founder (Islam)

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1334 Pedro, the Cruel, Burgos, Spanish King of Castilia & Leon

King of Castille and Leon Peter the Cruel
King of Castille and Leon
Peter the Cruel
  • 1377 Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447)
  • 1609 Artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised
  • 1687 Francesco Maria Vallara, composer
  • 1693 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist
  • 1705 David Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757)
  • 1720 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796)
  • 1748 Jacques-Louis David, France, Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)
  • 1767 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • 1769 Bonifacio Asioli, composer/music writer
  • 1772 Henri D Count de Larochejacquelin, French royalist leader
  • 1779 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, Estonia, Russian Explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica

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1797 Mary Shelley, author (Frankenstein), born in London, England

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1804 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]
  • 1805 Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist
  • 1808 Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892)
  • 1809 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer
  • 1811 Thomas Gautier, writer
  • 1813 Princess Mathilde of Bavaria d. 1862
  • 1818 Alexander H. Rice, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1820 George Frederick Root, composer
  • 1821 Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian warrior; Garibaldi's wife (War of Tatters) (d. 1849)
  • 1837 Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85)
  • 1839 Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)
  • 1842 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer
  • 1842 Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)
  • 1844 Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum)
  • 1848 Andrew Onderdonk, Canadian railway contractor (d. 1905)
  • 1849 Joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher
  • 1852 Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Neth, physical chemist (Nobel 1901)
  • 1856 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (d. 1927)
  • 1860 Isaac Levitan, Russian artist (d. 1900)
  • 1866 Georges Minne, Flemish sculptor
  • 1870 Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)

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1871 Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), (d. 1937)

  • 1878 Paul Hazard, French literature historian
  • 1882 Meijer de Hond, Dutch rabbi/writer
  • 1883 Theo Van Doesburg, [Christian EM Kupper], painter/architect (Style)
  • 1884 Theodor Svedberg, Sweden, chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926)
  • 1887 Adam Kuckhoff, writer
  • 1889 Edward Ciannelli, Ischia Italy, actor (You Can't Escape Forever)
  • 1893 Huey P Long, Winn Parish La, (gov/sen-D-La)
  • 1896 Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Gillespie-Dr Kildare), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1898 Shirley Booth, American actress (Hazel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900 Franklin C Fry, US minister (Lutheran World Relief)
  • 1901 John C Stennis, (Sen-D-MS, 1947-88)
  • 1901 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1901 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Arnold Maria Walter, composer
  • 1906 Countess of Longford, biographer/historian
  • 1906 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1908 Fred MacMurray, Kankakee, Illinois, American actor (Double Indemnity, My Three Sons)
  • 1908 Leonor Fini, painter
  • 1908 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1909 Barry Appleby, cartoonist
  • 1910 Donald Bisset, Dutch children book writer/actor (Battle of the Sexes)
  • 1912 Edward M Purcell, US physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1912 Nancy Wake AC GM, New Zealand-born World War II secret agent
  • 1913 Allan David, actor/director/producer (Cry of the Children)
  • 1913 Thomas Torrance, theologist
  • 1914 Julie Bishop, actress (My Hero, Northern Pursuit, Threat), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1914 Rafael Jose Luis Fernandez de la Calzada y Ferrer, restaurateur
  • 1915 Liesbeth Saijers, Dutch sculptor
  • 1915 Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1916 John Thoday, geneticist
  • 1916 Kornelis M R van der Beek, reformed vicar (Arnhem)
  • 1916 Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker
  • 1917 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in London, (d. 2015)

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1918 Ted Williams, American baseball player, last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1918 Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Kitty Wells, Nashville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Maurice R. Hilleman, Miles City Montana, American Microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia
  • 1920 Ben Cami, Flemish writer/poet (Rose from Mud)
  • 1921 Angelo Dundee [Angelo Mirena], boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician (d. 1986)

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1923 Elias Victor Seixas, American tennis player (Wimbeldon and U.S. Open champion), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1923 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove)
  • 1923 Barbara Mary Ansell, UK founder of paediatric rheumatology (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], Fairfield, Texas, jazz trumpeter, (d. 1972)
  • 1925 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea)
  • 1925 Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator
  • 1926 Olgerts Gravitis, composer
  • 1927 Geoffrey Beene, Louisiana, dress designer (8 Coty Awards)
  • 1927 Pieter Willem Kee, composer
  • 1927 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1928 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Balt Md, (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Ruth Westerheimer, sex therapist (Dr Ruth)
  • 1928 Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
  • 1930 Noel Harford, Winston New Zealand, NZ cricketer
  • 1930 Warren Burger, US, author (The Midas Touch)

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1930 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Investor
Warren Buffett
  • 1931 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT)
  • 1931 John Leonard Swigert Jr, astronaut (Apollo 13), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1933 Arne Mellnas, composer
  • 1934 B P "Baloo" Gupte, cricketer (brother of Fergie, Indian leggie)
  • 1934 Eric Schneider, Dutch actor (Drop Out, Family, Flanagan)
  • 1935 John Phillips, singer/guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming)
  • 1936 Fabrizia Ramondino, writer
  • 1937 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team (d. 1970)
  • 1938 Steve Delaney, Dobbs Ferry NY, newscaster (Monitor)
  • 1939 Elizabeth Ashley, [Cole], Ocala Florida, actress (Coma, Evening Shade)
  • 1939 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster (BBC Radio 1), born in Heswell, Merseyside (d. 2004)
  • 1941 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941 Sue MacGregor, BBC-radio hostess
  • 1941 Ben Jones, American actor and politician
  • 1942 Jonathan Aitken, English MP
  • 1942 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73)
  • 1943 David Henry Maslanka, composer
  • 1943 Jean Claude Killy, alpine skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968), born in Paris, France

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1943 Robert Crumb, US, cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat)

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
Robert Crumb
  • 1944 Charles Colbert, rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Freek de Jonge, Dutch comedian (Neerlands Hoop)
  • 1944 John Surman, jazz musician
  • 1944 Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1945 David Schiff, composer
  • 1946 Anne-Marie, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
  • 1946 Peggy Lipton [Margaret Ann], American actress (The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Allan Rock, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • 1948 Lewis Black, American comedian
  • 1948 Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer
  • 1949 Peter Maffay, German musician
  • 1949 Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
  • 1949 Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (d. 1994)
  • 1949 Don Boudria, Canadian politician
  • 1950 Antony Gormley, British sculptor (Angel of the North), born in London, England
  • 1951 Dana, singer/actress (Flight of the Doves)
  • 1951 Timothy Bottoms, actor (Paper Chase, East of Eden), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1953 Robert Parish, NBA center (Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1953 Ron George, American politician
  • 1954 David Paymer, actor (Love Mary, Mr Saturday Night)
  • 1954 Gerard Hadders, Dutch postage stamp designer (1991 children stamp)
  • 1954 Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus
  • 1955 Martin Jackson, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • 1955 Richard "Butch" Johnson, Worcester Mass, archer (Olymp-gold-1992, 96)
  • 1956 Jayne Irving, English TV hostess (Live at 3)
  • 1958 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1959 Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor
  • 1960 Vic Wilk, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Knoxville Open), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (d. 1992)
  • 1960 Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hizbollah
  • 1960 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1960 Guy A. Lepage, Quebec humorist, television host and producer
  • 1962 Ricky Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1962 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer (d. 2006)
  • 1963 Michael Chiklis, Lowell, Massachusetts, American actor (Commish, The Shield)
  • 1963 Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey
  • 1964 Joan Bennett, playmate (January, 1985), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Stephen Baker, NFL receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Steve Smith, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1964 Gavin Fisher, British engineer
  • 1966 John Terry, CFL tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Michael Michele, Evansville In, actress (Nikki-Central Park West)
  • 1966 Simon Wheeldon, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1967 Barbara Anne Kendall, mistral sailor (Oly-g/s-92, 96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1967 Catrin Nilsmark, Goteborg Sweden, LPGA golfer (1995 PING Welch's-14th)
  • 1967 Frederique [Van derWal], Netherlands, model (Victoria Secrets)
  • 1967 Justin Vaughan, cricketer (New Zealand all-rounder 1992-)
  • 1968 Vladimir Malakhov, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1969 Jerold Jeffcoat, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist
  • 1970 Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer
  • 1971 Aubrey Beavers, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Miami Dolphins, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Joseph Fitzgerald, American team handball center back (Olympics-1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Tre Johnson, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs)

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1972 Cameron Diaz, American actress (Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding), born in Long Beach, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • 1972 Jose Herrera, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Oakland A's)
  • 1972 Ryan Leahy, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 Shonte Peoples, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Jimmy Herndon, offensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1973 Lisa Ling, American journalist
  • 1974 Matt Bongiovi, heavy metal rocker (cousin of Jon Bon Jovi)
  • 1974 Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
  • 1974 Aaron Barrett, Lead singer/guitarist of Reel Big Fish
  • 1974 Rich Cronin, US singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975 Natalia Nadtochey, Miss Ukraine Universe (1997)
  • 1975 Radhi Jaidi, Tunisian footballer
  • 1976 Mike Koplove, American baseball player
  • 1976 Sarah-Jane Potts, English actress
  • 1977 Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer
  • 1977 Jens Ludwig, German guitarist
  • 1977 Shaun Alexander, American football player
  • 1977 Marlon Byrd, American baseball player
  • 1977 Elden Henson, American actor
  • 1978 Swizz Beatz, American rapper/producer
  • 1978 Cliff Lee, American baseball player
  • 1979 Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentine tennis player
  • 1979 Leon Lopez, British actor
  • 1979 Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1979 Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress
  • 1982 Will Davison, Australian racing driver

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1982 Andy Roddick, American tennis player (2003 US Open champion), born in Austin, Texas

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • 1983 Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1983 Jonne Aaron, Vocalist of the Finnish Band Negative
  • 1983 Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer (d. 2007)