Famous Birthdays on 30th October

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  • 1218 Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
  • 1391 Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author

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1451 Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1513 Jacques Amyot, French humanist/translator/abbot of Bellozanne, born in Melun (d. 1593)
  • 1576 Enrico C Davila, Padua Italy, writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)
  • 1620 Michael de Ronghe, composer
  • 1624 Paul Pellisson, French writer (d. 1693)
  • 1632 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (School for Scandal) (or 1751)
  • 1668 Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, queen in Prussia (d. 1705)
  • 1683 George II [August], King of Great-Britain (1727-60)
  • 1712 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter
  • 1735 Edward Miller, composer

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1735 John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, 2nd US President (1797-1801)

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • 1739 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, born in Chizhovo near Smolensk (d. 1791)
  • 1741 Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss painter
  • 1751 Richard Sheridan, Irish playwright (d. 1816)
  • 1762 André Chénier, French writer (d. 1794)
  • 1786 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer (d. 1871)
  • 1787 Karl Guhr, German composer (d. 1848)
  • 1790 Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer
  • 1790 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer
  • 1799 Ignace Bourget, bishop of Montreal (d. 1885)
  • 1807 James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1817 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry)
  • 1821 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer
  • 1821 Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]
  • 1829 Roscoe Conkling, MC (Union), (d. 1888)
  • 1830 John Stevens Bowen, Major General (Confederate Army) (d. 1863)
  • 1839 Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter
  • 1840 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
  • 1840 William G Sumner, US sociologist/political analyst
  • 1843 A G Henri Regnault, French water colors painter
  • 1844 Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)
  • 1845 Gustav Weber, composer
  • 1848 Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral
  • 1849 Johan Willem, son of Dutch princess Marianne & coachman
  • 1857 John H Aberson, 1st chancellor (Dutch Agricultural University)
  • 1861 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (d. 1929)
  • 1864 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer
  • 1869 Lawrence Grant, Bournemouth England, actor (Bulldog Drummond)
  • 1871 Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)
  • 1873 Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
  • 1879 Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England
  • 1880 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)
  • 1881 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), born in Glonn, Bavaria (d. 1920)
  • 1881 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)
  • 1882 William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)
  • 1884 Rudolf Forster, Grobming Austria, actor (Threepenny Opera)

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1885 Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos), (d. 1972)

  • 1886 Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italy, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato)
  • 1887 Georg Heym, German writer, born in Hirschberg, Lower Silesia (d. 1912)
  • 1888 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek Olympic champion (d. 1913)
  • 1893 Charles Atlas, [Angelo Siciliano], US, bodybuilder
  • 1893 Jan M Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea)
  • 1893 Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)
  • 1893 Roland Freisler, German Nazi politician (d. 1945)
  • 1894 Peter Warlock, composer
  • 1894 Jean Rostand, French biologist (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer
  • 1896 Ruth Gordon, Mass, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude)
  • 1896 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)
  • 1897 Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)
  • 1898 Bill Terry, baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1899 Ernst H Ridder van Rappard, Dutch SS officer/founder (NSNAP)
  • 1900 Augustin Lara, composer
  • 1900 Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1902 Armin Kaufmann, composer
  • 1903 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer
  • 1904 Alfred Gradstein, composer
  • 1904 Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)
  • 1905 Christian Darnton, composer
  • 1906 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • 1906 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
  • 1907 Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)
  • 1907 Renzo Cesana, TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1907 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Franco Margola, composer
  • 1908 Stuart Hamblen, Texas, singer/composer (This Old House)
  • 1909 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)
  • 1910 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spain, poet (Viento del Pueblo)
  • 1911 Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Preston Lockwood, English actor (Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex
  • 1914 Marion Ladewig, Mich, bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63)
  • 1914 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
  • 1914 Patsy Montana Ruby Blevins, singer
  • 1914 Richard E Holz, American composer
  • 1915 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1915 Fred Friendly, American journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)
  • 1917 Bobby Bragan, American baseball player
  • 1917 Nikolai Vasilievich Ogarkov, Soviet field marshal (d. 1994)
  • 1918 Robert Feller, Van Meter Iowa, MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)
  • 1919 Jane Randolph, actress (Railroaded!)
  • 1922 Jane White, American actress and singer
  • 1924 Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1924 Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus)
  • 1925 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American composer, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1926 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver
  • 1927 Joseph Wilbur Adcock, manager/player (Braves)
  • 1928 Ernest Flatt, choreographer (Carol Burnett Show)
  • 1928 Michael Andrews, painter
  • 1928 William Campbell, actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1928 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Joan Ganz Cooney, founder (Children's Television Workshop)
  • 1930 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • 1930 Marilyn Alex, actress (Molly-Young & Restless), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1930 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • 1931 David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
  • 1931 Dick Gautier, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1931 John Macchia, CA, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party)
  • 1932 Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
  • 1932 Barun De, Indian historian
  • 1933 Ken Berry, actor (Sam-Mayberry RFD, Vinton-Mama's Family)
  • 1933 Michael S Dukakis, (Gov-D-Mass)/presidential candidate (D-1988)
  • 1934 Hamilton Camp, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), born in London, England
  • 1934 Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
  • 1935 Michael Winner, producer/director (Big Sleep, Death Wish)
  • 1935 Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer
  • 1935 Jim Perry, American baseball player
  • 1935 Robert Caro, American biographer
  • 1936 Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2005)
  • 1937 Claude Lelouch, movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero)
  • 1937 Pat Williams, (Rep-D-Montana, 1979- )
  • 1938 Ed Lauter, Long Beach, New York, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Eddie Holland, US singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)
  • 1939 Grace Slick, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Norman West, US singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
  • 1939 Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940 Miguel Calderon-Gomez, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1941 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1942 Sven-David Sandstrom, composer
  • 1943 Joanna Shimkus, Halifax NS, actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker)
  • 1944 Ahmed Chalabi, Iragi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), born in Kadhimiya, Baghdad (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Glenn Poshard, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • 1945 Henry Winkler, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Andrea Mitchell, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Chris Slade, rocker (AC/DC)
  • 1946 Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player
  • 1946 Lynne Marta, actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)
  • 1947 Chris Komar, dancer
  • 1947 Timothy B Schmidt, rocker (Eagles), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1950 John T Doolittle, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1950 Louise Duart, comedienne (Paramount Comedy Theater # 5), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets)
  • 1951 Frank Pallone Jr, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1951 Harry Hamlin, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1953 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
  • 1953 Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
  • 1953 Kathleen Cody, actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1954 JoAnne Russell, tennis player (Wimbledon Double 1977), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1954 T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)
  • 1954 Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer
  • 1955 Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)
  • 1956 Juliet Stevenson, Essex England, actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story)
  • 1956 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
  • 1956 Tim Roemer, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • 1957 Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • 1957 Andy Archer, Scottish dramatist
  • 1958 Kevin Pollak, SF, comedian (Usual Suspects, Grumpy Old Men)
  • 1958 Stefan Dennis, Australian actor
  • 1958 Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist
  • 1960 David Valle, Bayside NY, catcher (Texas Rangers)

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1960 Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires, soccer player (World Cup-hand of god)

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1960 Kim Thompson, Bath England, actress (Stealing Heaven)
  • 1961 Hans Segers, soccer goaltender (PSV, Nottingham Forest, Wimbledon)
  • 1961 Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
  • 1962 Courtney Walsh, cricketer (WI pace bowler, hat-trick v Aust 1988)
  • 1962 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1962 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cin Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real)
  • 1963 Kristina Malandro Wagner, actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital)
  • 1963 Mike Veletta, cricketer (West Aussie opening bat, 8 Tests for Aust)
  • 1963 Todd Sand, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994), born in Burbank, California
  • 1963 Michael Beach, American actor
  • 1964 Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut
  • 1964 Howard Lederer, American poker player
  • 1965 Charnele Brown, East Hampton NY, actress (Kim-A Different World)
  • 1965 Kevin Edwards, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 1965 Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)
  • 1966 Scott Innes, American voice actor
  • 1967 Brenda Catherine Lawson, Wanganui NZ, double scull rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Pat Elynuik, Foam Lake, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1967 Ty Detmer, quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968 Jack Plotnick, American actor
  • 1969 Brittany Gae Thompson, Portland Oregon, Miss Oregon-America (1991)
  • 1969 Mayumi Hirase, Kumamoto Japan, LPGA golfer (Japan Jr-1985, 86, 87)
  • 1969 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer
  • 1970 Dino Philyaw, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 James Pedro, Danvers Mass, lightweight judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1970 Kevin Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970 Nia Long, American actress (Guiding Light, Made in America, Soul Food), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Patrice Tardif, Thetford Mines, NHL center (LA Kings)