Birthdays in History on October 30

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

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1451 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, born in the Republic of Genoa on or just before this date (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)
  • 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)
  • 1712 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter

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1735 John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1826)

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)
  • 1790 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer
  • 1799 Ignace Bourget, bishop of Montreal (d. 1885)
  • 1807 James Samuel Wadsworth, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1817 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry)
  • 1821 Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]

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1821 Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

  • 1829 Roscoe Conkling, MC (Union), (d. 1888)
  • 1830 John Stevens Bowen, Major General (Confederate Army) (d. 1863)
  • 1839 Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter
  • 1840 William G Sumner, US sociologist, political analyst, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • 1843 A G Henri Regnault, French water colors painter
  • 1844 Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)
  • 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)
  • 1873 Francisco Madero, Mexican revolutionary, president (1911-13)
  • 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)

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

  • 1886 Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Georg Heym, German writer, born in Hirschberg, Lower Silesia (d. 1912)
  • 1893 Charles Atlas, [Angelo Siciliano], American bodybuilder
  • 1893 Jan M Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea)
  • 1893 Roland Freisler, German Nazi politician (d. 1945)
  • 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 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)
  • 1899 Ernst H Ridder van Rappard, Dutch SS officer/founder (NSNAP)
  • 1900 Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1904 Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)
  • 1906 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • 1907 Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)

  • 1907 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)
  • 1910 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo)
  • 1914 Marion Ladewig, Mich, bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63)
  • 1915 Fred Friendly, American journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1917 Nikolai Vasilievich Ogarkov, Soviet field marshal (d. 1994)
  • 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)
  • 1928 Ernest Flatt, American choreographer (Carol Burnett Show), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Michael Andrews, painter
  • 1928 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • 1931 David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
  • 1932 Louis Malle, French director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
  • 1932 Barun De, Indian historian
  • 1935 Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer
  • 1935 Robert Caro, American biographer
  • 1937 Pat Williams, (Rep-D-Montana, 1979- )
  • 1939 Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944 Ahmed Chalabi, Iragi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), born in Kadhimiya, Baghdad (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Glenn Poshard, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • 1946 Chris Slade, rocker (AC/DC)
  • 1946 Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)
  • 1947 Timothy B Schmidt, rocker (Eagles), born in Oakland, California
  • 1950 John T Doolittle, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1951 Frank Pallone Jr, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1953 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1953 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1954 Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer
  • 1956 Tim Roemer, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • 1957 Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • 1957 Andy Archer, Scottish dramatist
  • 1964 Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut
  • 1964 Howard Lederer, American poker player
  • 1969 Brittany Gae Thompson, Miss Oregon-America (1991), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1970 Tory Belleci, American TV Mythbuster
  • 1970 Ben Bailey, American host of the TV game show Cash Cab, born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 1977 Charmian Faulkner, Australian crime victim