Birthdays in History on January 30

  • 133 Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
  • 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, born in London (d. 1687)
  • 1661 Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)
  • 1687 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • 1708 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist
  • 1720 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778)
  • 1754 John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)
  • 1775 Walter Savage Landor, Warwick, critic/writer (Imaginary Conversation)
  • 1781 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • 1797 Edwin Vose Sumner, American Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1814 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian glass painter
  • 1816 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, American politician, Major General (Union Army), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1822 John Basil Turchin [Ivan Vasyliovych Turchin], Russian-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist (d. 1899)
  • 1829 Alfred Cummings, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1910)
  • 1832 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
  • 1834 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician
  • 1835 Oliver Edwards, American inventor and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (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)
  • 1865 Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-admiral/librarian
  • 1866 Gelett Burgess, author (Purple Cow)
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 1912 Barbara Tuchman, American historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • 1912 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Percy Thrower, English radio host
  • 1914 Louis Osman, artist architect goldsmith medallist/craftsman
  • 1915 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)

  • 1915 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
  • 1918 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • 1919 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • 1920 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • 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)

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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
  • 1927 Olof Palme, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1929 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )
  • 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)
  • 1933 Bob Muddimer, CEO (Ranks Hovis McDougall)
  • 1933 Louis Rukeyser, financial whiz (Wall Street Week)
  • 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)
  • 1938 Marcel P A van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
  • 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- )

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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 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1942 Christopher Howes, Crown Estate Second Commissioner
  • 1944 John Thornton, English chocolate factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1945 Michael Dorris, writer
  • 1946 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC
  • 1947 Les Barker, English poet
  • 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
  • 1953 Fred Hembeck, Yaphank, New York, American cartoonist
  • 1955 Judith Tarr, American sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)
  • 1958 Brett Butler, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962 Abdullah II of Jordan, King of Jordan (1999-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1962 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist
  • 1964 Cheryl Akemi Toma, Pearl City Hawaii, Miss Hawaii-America (1991)
  • 1968 Felipe de Borbon, Prince of Asturias, heir to Spanish throne
  • 1969 Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality TV show star
  • 1973 Holly Noelle Roehl, Miss Indiana USA (1996)
  • 1974 Jemima Khan, English socialite
  • 1979 Diva Zappa, daughter of Frank
  • 1985 Aaadietya Pandey, Indian astrologer
  • 2005 Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II, of Jordan, born in Amman, Jordan