Birthdays in History on June 30

  • 1286 John de Warenne, 8th Earl of Surrey, English politician (d. 1347)
  • 1468 Johan, the Standvastige, monarch of Saxon
  • 1470 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), invaded Italy
  • 1503 Johan Frederik, elector of Saxon (1532-47)
  • 1641 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (d. 1719)
  • 1685 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter (Liebfrauenkirche)
  • 1748 Jacques D "comte" Cassini, French astronomer
  • 1755 Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (d. 1829)
  • 1768 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, 1st lady (1817-25)
  • 1789 E J Horace Vernet, French painter
  • 1791 Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)
  • 1803 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet
  • 1807 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer)
  • 1810 Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slovenian/Croatian poet (illyrism)
  • 1817 Joseph D Hooker, British botanist
  • 1819 William A Wheeler, (R) 19th VP (1877-81)
  • 1823 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer/dramatist (2 Tudors)
  • 1823 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901)
  • 1837 Stephen D Ramseur, youngest West Pointer to be Maj Gen
  • 1843 Ernest Mason Satow, British diplomat (d. 1929)
  • 1847 Jacob T Cremer, min of Colonies/pres (Dutch Trading Comp)
  • 1856 Gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers)
  • 1858 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Libre) [or 7/31]
  • 1860 Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs (1918-20)
  • 1884 Georges Duhamel, French author (d. 1966)
  • 1892 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
  • 1893 Walter Ulbricht, president German DR
  • 1894 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian assassin (arch duke Ferdinand)
  • 1899 Frantisek Tomasek, bishop of Prague/cardinal

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1901 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1907 Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian politician (d. 1950)
  • 1908 Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)
  • 1908 Monica Maurice, industrialist
  • 1908 Winston Graham, British writer (Poldark novels), born in Manchester (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Juan Bosch, poet/President of Dominican Republic (1962-63)
  • 1911 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • 1911 Virginia Smith, (Rep-R-NB, 1975- )
  • 1912 Kenneth Jameson, art educator
  • 1912 Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist
  • 1912 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician
  • 1919 Ed Yost, American inventor (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Sam Moskowitz, SF fandom historian
  • 1926 Paul Berg, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1927 Joseph R Skeen, (Rep-R-New Mexico, 1981- )
  • 1928 Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic
  • 1931 Johannes Gruijters, Dutch mayor (D66-Lelystad)
  • 1931 Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Harry Blackstone Jr, magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion)
  • 1942 Robert Ballard, explorer/geologist/author/discoverer (Titanic in 1985)
  • 1944 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
  • 1947 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1949 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)
  • 1950 Donna Jean Willmott, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1951 Stephen S Oswald, astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician
  • 1954 Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)
  • 1962 Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Mordovia, astronaut (Mir 18, STS-71)
  • 1970 Mark Grudzielanek, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38
  • 1972 James Martin, English celebrity chef
  • 1978 Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave
  • 1978 Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player
  • 1979 Travis Minor, National Football League Runningback
  • 1981 Karolina Sadalska, Polish kayaker