Birthdays in History on September 30

  • 1207 Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
  • 1227 Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)
  • 1530 Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)
  • 1550 Michael Maestlin, German mathematician (d. 1631)
  • 1627 Robinson Crusoe, fictional character, according to Daniel Defoe
  • 1631 William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)
  • 1700 Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
  • 1710 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
  • 1715 Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1732 Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)
  • 1765 José María Morelos, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1815)
  • 1800 Decimus Burton, British architect (d. 1881)
  • 1805 Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1808 Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities)
  • 1811 Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)
  • 1827 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian MP (Liberal)
  • 1827 Kenner Garrard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1827 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)
  • 1832 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, British gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
  • 1833 Ferdinand von Saar, writer
  • 1847 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist
  • 1857 Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
  • 1861 William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)
  • 1863 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I)
  • 1870 Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
  • 1870 Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)
  • 1871 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1883 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist (St John's Gospel)
  • 1883 Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
  • 1894 Dirk J Bush, Dutch/US mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)
  • 1898 Felix Kersten, Baltic-German/Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)
  • 1898 Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic
  • 1900 Otto Roesch, paleontologist
  • 1902 Piet[er J] "Piet" Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52)
  • 1905 Nevill Francis Mott, physicist
  • 1906 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer
  • 1908 Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
  • 1912 Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist
  • 1915 Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga)/restaurant owner
  • 1915 Robert Morris, lawyer
  • 1917 Chung Hee Park, general/President of South Korea (1961-79), assassinated
  • 1917 Yuri "Petrovich" Lyubimov, USSR, director (Taganka)
  • 1918 Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Donald Keech, entrepreneur
  • 1921 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer
  • 1922 Alan Stretton, Australian general

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1924 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1925 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist
  • 1927 W. S. Merwin, American poet

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1928 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, born in Sighet, Romania (d. 2016)

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  • 1932 Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)
  • 1933 Mars Zakirovich Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1935 Johnny Mathis, SF, voclaist (Chances Are, 12th of Never)
  • 1936 Butler Derrick, (Rep-D-SC, 1974- )
  • 1936 James R Sasser, (Sen-D-Tenn, 1977- )
  • 1937 Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)
  • 1938 Salvatore Michael Caruana, Mass, criminal (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1939 Piet M Blauw, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1942 Gus Dudgeon, British pop producer (Joan Armatrading, David Bowie)
  • 1943 Jody Powell, press mouthpiece (Jimmy Carter)
  • 1943 Johann Deisenhofer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1945 Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1945 Bob Lassiter, American radio personality
  • 1946 Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raelism, a ufo religion
  • 1946 William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Dave Arneson, American game designer
  • 1949 Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)
  • 1950 Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)
  • 1951 Nicholas Yermakov, US, sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)
  • 1951 Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1953 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • 1955 Frankie Kennedy, flute player
  • 1956 Maria Esmeralda, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III/Lilian Baels
  • 1957 Gladys Portugues, American Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme/actress (It's Alive 3), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Blanche Lincoln, American politician
  • 1964 Stephen N Frick, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Kerry G. Johnson, African American graphic designer and caricaturist
  • 1972 Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • 1980 Camilla D'Errico, Canadian comic book artist and painter
  • 1992 Marina CAK Windsor, granddaughter of English prince Edward