Famous Birthdays on January 30

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  • 133 Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
  • 1505 Thomas Tallis, English composer (d. 1585)
  • 1563 Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist/opera singer
  • 1615 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe (d. 1675)
  • 1616 William Sancroft, Archbishop (Canterbury)
  • 1624 Arnold Geulincx, South Netherland, philosopher (About Virtue)
  • 1628 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham England
  • 1647 Konrad Hoffler, German composer (d. 1705)
  • 1661 Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)
  • 1687 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • 1694 Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster, composer
  • 1697 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist/composer
  • 1708 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist
  • 1710 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer (d. 1768)
  • 1720 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778)
  • 1724 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer
  • 1752 Joseph Matthias Kracher, composer
  • 1754 John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)
  • 1756 Josef Preindl, composer
  • 1760 Franz Xaver Partsch, composer
  • 1775 Walter Savage Landor, Warwick, critic/writer (Imaginary Conversation)
  • 1781 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • 1789 George Augustus Kollmann, composer
  • 1797 Edwin Vose Sumner, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1814 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian glass painter
  • 1816 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1822 John Basil Turchin, [Ivan Turchinoff], Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1822 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist (d. 1899)
  • 1829 Alfred Cummings, Georgia, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1830 James G Blaine, US, minister of foreign affairs
  • 1832 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
  • 1834 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician
  • 1835 Oliver Edwards, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1904)
  • 1841 Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, (d. 1914)
  • 1841 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
  • 1844 Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, German gen/gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17)
  • 1846 Francis H Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism)
  • 1853 Leland Hone, cricketer (England keeper 1879 without county experience)
  • 1859 Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)
  • 1861 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, Mulhouse Alsace, composer
  • 1862 Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer
  • 1865 Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-admiral/librarian
  • 1866 Gelett Burgess, author (Purple Cow)
  • 1871 Seymour Hicks, St Helier Jersey, actor-manager (Scrooge)
  • 1871 Wilfred Lucas, actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford)
  • 1873 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins), born in Terre Haute. Indiana
  • 1873 Georges Ricard-Cordingley, painter (d. 1939)
  • 1878 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)

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1882 Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), born in Hyde Park, New York (d. 1945)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1885 John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero
  • 1889 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)
  • 1892 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer
  • 1892 Grigore Gafencu, Roman minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39)
  • 1894 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
  • 1894 Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet)
  • 1899 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1900 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • 1900 Sandy Powell, Rotherham England, costume designer (Rob Roy)
  • 1901 Earl of Huntingdon, mural painter
  • 1901 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Elise Cavanna, actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
  • 1902 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • 1903 G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)

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1905 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1989)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1906 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill)
  • 1909 Mihaly Hajou, composer
  • 1909 Richard Hearne, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), born in Norwich, England
  • 1909 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)
  • 1910 C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Alexander George Ogston, biochemist
  • 1911 Hugh Marlowe, actor (Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1911 Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
  • 1912 Barbara Tuchman, US, historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • 1912 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1932)
  • 1912 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)
  • 1913 Percy Thrower, English radio host
  • 1914 David Wayne, American stage and screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), born in Traverse City, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1914 John Ireland, actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1914 Louis Osman, artist architect goldsmith medallist/craftsman
  • 1915 Dorothy Dell, actor (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel)
  • 1915 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
  • 1915 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1915 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
  • 1917 Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist d. 2008)
  • 1918 David Opatoshu, American actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • 1919 Robert Suter, composer
  • 1919 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • 1920 George Skibine, Russ/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
  • 1920 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Bernie Leighton, orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut
  • 1922 Dick Martin, actor/comedian (Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1922 Pal Jardanyi, composer
  • 1924 Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • 1924 Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1925 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

Computer scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • 1926 Ruth Brown, Portsmouth Va, actress (Leona-Hello Larry, Checking In)
  • 1926 Lizbeth Webb, Reading, UK, soprano, (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Olof Palme, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1928 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • 1928 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • 1928 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60)
  • 1929 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )

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1930 Gene Hackman, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California

  • 1930 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1930 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
  • 1931 Jack Bowman, Chief Constable (Tayside)
  • 1931 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), born in Sydney (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Stewart B McKinney, (Rep-R-CT, 1971- )
  • 1931 John Crosbie, Canadian politician
  • 1931 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author
  • 1932 Kazuo Inamori, Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co)
  • 1932 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
  • 1933 Bob Muddimer, CEO (Ranks Hovis McDougall)
  • 1933 Louis Rukeyser, financial whiz (Wall Street Week)
  • 1933 Richard Dufallo, clarinetist/conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1934 Tammy Grimes, actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Richard Brautigan, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1935 John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington
  • 1935 Martin Taylor, former vice-chairman, Hanson
  • 1936 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • 1937 Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
  • 1937 Vanessa Redgrave, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • 1937 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Marcel P A van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
  • 1938 Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)
  • 1938 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Eleanor Smeal, feminist/pres (NOW)
  • 1939 Frank R Wolf, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
  • 1939 Nick Gaselee, racehorse trainer
  • 1940 David Johnson, composer

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1941 Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • 1941 Joe Terranoua, rocker (Danny & The Juniors)
  • 1941 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1941 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
  • 1942 Andres, [Dries Holten], Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres)
  • 1942 Christopher Howes, Crown Estate Second Commissioner
  • 1942 Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)
  • 1942 Marty Balin, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943 Davy Johnson, baseball manager (NY Mets)
  • 1943 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 John Thornton, English chocolate factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1944 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Michael Dorris, writer
  • 1945 Robert Wittinger, composer
  • 1946 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC
  • 1947 Martin Christoph Redel, composer
  • 1947 Steve Marriott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces)
  • 1947 Les Barker, English poet
  • 1948 Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
  • 1948 Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • 1949 William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)

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1949 Peter Agre, American biologist and Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • 1950 Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
  • 1950 Silvia Bertolaccini, LPGA golfer
  • 1950 Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1951 Bobby Stokes, footballer
  • 1951 Charles S Dutton, Balt Md, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc)
  • 1951 Clifford Leon Anderson, rocker (Cure)
  • 1951 Marv Ross, rocker (Quarterflash)
  • 1951 Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
  • 1951 Trevor Laughlin, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79)
  • 1952 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
  • 1953 Fred Hembeck, Yaphank, New York, American cartoonist
  • 1954 Alides Hidding, singer/guitarist (Time Bandits)
  • 1955 Curtis Strange, Norfolk VA, PGA golfer (1989 US Open)
  • 1955 Judith Tarr, US, sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)
  • 1955 Michael Thompson, guitarist (Afterburn, Fresh, Sahara, Gridlock'd)
  • 1956 Jeremy Gittins, English actor
  • 1956 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver

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1957 Payne Stewart, American PGA golfer (1983 Walt Disney), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • 1958 Brett Butler, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1958 Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist/keyboardist (Jack of Hearts)
  • 1959 Jody Watley, Chic, dancer (Solid Gold)/singer (Looking For a New Love)
  • 1960 Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena California
  • 1961 Ranjit Madurasinghe, cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92)
  • 1962 King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • 1962 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist
  • 1964 Cheryl Akemi Toma, Pearl City Hawaii, Miss Hawaii-America (1991)
  • 1965 Julie McCullough, playmate (Feb 86)/actress (Growing Pains), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1966 Danielle Goyette, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1966 Daphne Ashbrook, actress (Liz-Our Family Honor), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Bill Leverty, guitarist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1967 Jay Gordon, American musician
  • 1968 Bob Nardella, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1968 Felipe de Borbon, Prince of Asturias, heir to Spanish throne
  • 1968 Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
  • 1969 Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality TV show star
  • 1970 Edwin de Kruyf/Kruijff, soccer player (FC Utrecht, FC Groningen)
  • 1970 Hans Spark, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1970 Oleg Khmyl, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1970 Scott Levins, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Spokane, Washington