Famous Birthdays on 30th May

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  • 1010 Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)

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1220 Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir, considered the key figure in medieval Rus (1252-63), born in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Vladimir-Suzdal (now Russia) (d. 1263)

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky
  • 1423 Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)
  • 1524 Selam II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74)
  • 1578 Valentin Dretzel, composer
  • 1623 Wallerand Vaillant, painter/engraver, baptized
  • 1623 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (d. 1686)
  • 1653 Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany (d. 1676)
  • 1713 Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
  • 1718 Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, British politician (d. 1793)
  • 1719 Roger Newdigate, British politician (d. 1806)
  • 1757 Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth (C), British PM (1801-04)
  • 1797 Johann Christian Lobe, composer
  • 1800 Karl W Feuerbach, German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach)
  • 1808 Joaquim Casimiro Jr, composer
  • 1812 John Alexander McClernand, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1814 Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • 1819 William McMurdo, British army officer (d. 1894)
  • 1820 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, French Canadian politician (d. 1890)
  • 1829 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert
  • 1830 Edward Winslow Hinks, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1832 George Doherty Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1835 Alfred Austin, Leeds England, poet laureate of England (Garden)
  • 1844 Louis Varney, composer
  • 1845 Amadeus/Amadeo I, duke of Aosta and King of Spain (1870-73)
  • 1846 Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)
  • 1847 Alice Sophia Stopford Green, Ireland, proponent of Irish independence
  • 1853 Andries Andre, Dutch actor/husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen
  • 1853 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer
  • 1859 Pierre Marie Felix Janet, France, psychologist/neurologist
  • 1867 Arthur Vining Davis, Sharon Mass, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57)
  • 1871 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (d. 1946)
  • 1875 Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
  • 1878 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1879 Colin Blythe, cricketer (outstanding English slow lefty pre-WW I)
  • 1881 Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (d. 1968)
  • 1882 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (d. 1915)
  • 1883 Riccardo Zandonai, composer
  • 1886 Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)
  • 1887 Alexander Archipenko, Ukraine sculptor/lithographer
  • 1887 Gino Tagliapietra, composer
  • 1888 James A Farley, postmaster general (1932-38)
  • 1891 Iman J van den Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter
  • 1892 Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
  • 1894 Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch minister of Colonies (1942-45)
  • 1895 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • 1896 Howard Hawks, American director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1901 Cornelia Otis Skinner, Chic, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)
  • 1902 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • 1902 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Perry], Fla, actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star
  • 1903 Countee Cullen, Balt Md, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems)
  • 1903 Ray Howard-Jones, artist
  • 1904 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr, President of Panama (1956-60)
  • 1906 Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959)
  • 1907 Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1907 Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
  • 1908 Mel[vin J] Blanc, voice (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig)
  • 1909 Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909 George Headley, cricketer, Panama (all-time great WI batsman)
  • 1910 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
  • 1910 Inge Meysel, German actress (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Douglas Fowley, actor (Grandpa-Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist
  • 1912 Hugh Griffith, Wales, actor (Ben Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!)
  • 1912 Joseph Stein, dramatist/playwright (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1912 Julian Gustave Symons, writer
  • 1913 Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer
  • 1914 Bobby Sherwood, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1915 Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer
  • 1916 Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)
  • 1918 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (d. 2007)
  • 1919 René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
  • 1920 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • 1920 John Heawood, actor/singer/choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  • 1922 Harry Clement Stubbs, US, sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld)
  • 1922 Hal Clement, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Jimmy Lydon, Harrington Pk NJ, actor (Richard-Love That Jill)
  • 1924 Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1925 Claude Prey, composer
  • 1925 Eddy Bruma, Suriname politician
  • 1925 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • 1926 Christine Jorgensen, pioneer transsexual (born George William Jorgensen, Jr)
  • 1926 Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symph), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1926 James Whitman McLamore, businessman
  • 1927 Clint Walker, Hartford Ill, actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen)
  • 1927 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US, author (American Glass Animals)
  • 1928 John Keith Wright, English economist/asst sect of state (1971-84)
  • 1928 Agnès Varda, French director
  • 1928 Pro Hart, Australian artist (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • 1929 Michael Mellinger, Bavaria, actor (Goldfinger)
  • 1930 Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Robert Ryman, American painter
  • 1932 Pauline Oliveros, composer (Sound Patterns), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1932 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer
  • 1934 Alexei A Leonov, Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II, Soyuz 19)
  • 1934 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Galina Shostakovitch, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri
  • 1936 Keir Dullea, actor (2001, 2010, David & Lisa), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1936 Roy Harford, Fulham UK, British-born NZ cricketer
  • 1936 Ruta Lee, actress (Operation Eichmann, Marjorie Morningstar)
  • 1937 Arthur C Jacobs, poet
  • 1937 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • 1938 Wilfried A de Pree, Dutch MP (PvdA)/theologist
  • 1939 Michael J Pollard, actor (Bonny & Clyde, Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1939 Dieter Quester, Austrian racing driver
  • 1940 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1942 Dan Miller, (Rep-R-Florida)

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1943 Gale Sayers, NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Wichita, Kansas

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • 1944 Lenny Davidson, rocker (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1945 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945 Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945 Norman Eshley, English actor
  • 1946 Candy Lightner, political activist/founder (MADD)
  • 1947 Jocelyne Bourassa, LPGA golfer
  • 1948 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Bob Willis, cricketer (superb England fast bowler 1971-84)
  • 1949 P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
  • 1950 Bertrand Delanoë, French politician
  • 1950 Paresh Rawal, Indian actor
  • 1951 Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • 1951 Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician
  • 1951 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer
  • 1952 Zoltan Kocsis, composer
  • 1953 Colm Meaney, actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • 1955 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • 1955 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler

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1955 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
Brian Kobilka
  • 1956 Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • 1957 Allison Roe, marathoner (NYC-1981), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1957 Chris Van Jaarsveld, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • 1957 Michael Clayton, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1958 Marie Fredriksson, Ostra-Lj Swed, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
  • 1958 Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1958 Ted McGinley, actor (Love Boat, MWC, Dynasty), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1958 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • 1959 Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician
  • 1959 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • 1960 Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy, rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)
  • 1961 Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
  • 1961 Ralph Carter, actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Trey Parker, rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)
  • 1961 Harry Enfield, Horsham, West Sussex, English comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)
  • 1962 Jan Gunnarsson, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1962 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962 Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Kevin Eastman, American comic book creator
  • 1963 Helen Patricia Sharman, Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • 1963 Lynda Wiesmeier, playmate (Jul, 1982), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 Nhi Lan Le, Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Wynonna, [Christina Judd], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)

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1964 Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in NYC, New York

Guitarist Tom Morello
Guitarist
Tom Morello
  • 1964 Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver
  • 1965 Tammy Parks, Rockville Centre NY, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold)
  • 1965 Tyronne Stowe, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1966 Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
  • 1966 Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement)
  • 1967 Rechelle Hawkes, Albany W Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • 1968 Jerry Springer, White Plains NY, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1968 Tim Burgess, English rock vocalist (Charlatans-Only One I Know)
  • 1968 Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen found guilty relating to September 11, 2001 attacks
  • 1968 Kelley Armstrong, Canadian novelist (Women of the Otherworld), born in Sudbury, Ontario
  • 1970 Audrey Wooding, LPGA golfer
  • 1970 Sam Rogers, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
  • 1971 Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)
  • 1971 Jiri Slegr, Jihlava Cze, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Oly-G-98)
  • 1971 Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics-96)

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1971 Idina Menzel, American actress and singer born in Queens, New York

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 1972 Allen Aldridge, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Anthony Cook, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tenn Oilers)
  • 1972 Jeff Jones, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Manny Ramirez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1972 Renita Farrell, Townsville Qld Aust, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 1972 Terry Wilburn, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1973 Christine Pavone, Miss USA-Connecticut (1997)
  • 1973 Je'Rod Cherry, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Jennifer Darst, pairs skater (& Arthur Reid), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1973 Steve Charbonneau, CFL defensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Leigh Francis, British comedian
  • 1974 David Wilkie, Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1974 Konstantinos Chalkias, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Cee-Lo, American musician
  • 1974 Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)
  • 1975 Andrew Farrell, English rugby league and union footballer
  • 1975 Marissa Mayer, American technology executive (CEO of Yahoo, designed Google home page) born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1976 Omri Hairi Katz, actor (Marshall Teller-Eerie Indiana), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player
  • 1977 Akwá, Angolan footballer
  • 1977 Rachael Stirling, British actress
  • 1978 Krassmira Todorava, Miss Bulgaria Universe (1997)
  • 1978 Lyoto Machida, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1979 Mike Bishai, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Kugimiya Rie, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • 1980 Steven Gerrard, English footballer
  • 1981 Andrey Arshavin, Russian Footballer