Birthdays in History in August 1930

  • Aug 1 Karoly Grosz, politician
  • Aug 1 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
  • Aug 2 Ron de Lugo, (Rep-D-Virgin Islands, 1973-79, 81- )
  • Aug 2 Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
  • Aug 4 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • Aug 4 John Gorman, printer/socialist historian
  • Aug 4 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric

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Aug 5 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Aug 5 Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia
  • Aug 8 Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
  • Aug 8 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
  • Aug 10 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • Aug 11 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • Aug 12 Ronald James Herron, architect
  • Aug 12 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • Aug 13 Don Ho, Hawaii, ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles)
  • Aug 14 Gerald B H Solomon, (Rep-R-New York, 1979- )
  • Aug 14 Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
  • Aug 15 Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • Aug 17 James Gulliver, businessman

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Aug 17 Ted Hughes, Poet (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • Aug 18 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Aug 19 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
  • Aug 21 Margaret Rose Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II , born in London, England
  • Aug 23 Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )
  • Aug 23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
  • Aug 23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • Aug 27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • Aug 27 John Watts, chief of defense (Omani Armed Forces)
  • Aug 29 Marius J J van Amelsvoort, Dutch undersecretary (CDA)
  • Aug 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Warren Burger, US, author (The Midas Touch)

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Aug 30 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Investor
Warren Buffett
  • Aug 31 Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)