Famous Birthdays on April 30

  • 1245 Philip III "the Bold", King of France (1270-85), born in Poissy, France (d. 1285)
  • 1309 Casimir III the Great, King of Poland (1333-70), born in Kowal, Poland (d. 1370)
  • 1553 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), born in Nomeny, Bar, France (d. 1601)
  • 1602 William Lilly, English astrologer, born in Diseworth, Leicestershire, England (d. 1681)
  • 1651 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest and saint of the Catholic Church, born in Reims, Champagne, Kingdom of France (d. 1719)
  • 1662 Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1694)
  • 1664 François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general, born in Hôtel de Conti, Paris (d. 1709)
  • 1710 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general, born in Arlon, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium (d. 1795)
  • 1717 Guillaume-Gommaire Kennis, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Lier, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1789)
  • 1723 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and naturalist (Ornithologie), born in Fontenay-le-Comte (d. 1806)
  • 1767 Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer and politician (Minister of Finance), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1828)
  • 1770 David Thompson, English-Canadian explorer (Columbia River), born in Westminster, England (d. 1857)

Person of interestCarl Friedrich Gauss

1777 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician considered one of the greatest of all time (Gaussian distribution, fundamental theorem of algebra), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1855)

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 1790 John Cockerill, English-Belgian industrialist (founded iron, steel, and manufacturing company - John Cockerill & Company), born in Haslingden, Lancs, England (d. 1840)
  • 1792 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1797 Andreas Victor Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1849)

  • 1803 Albrecht von Roon, Prussian soldier and statesman (Minister of War), born in Pleushagen, Poland (d. 1879)
  • 1805 William Kerley Strong, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1812 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe (who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell) (d. 1833)
  • 1823 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), born in Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire (d. 1900)
  • 1830 Davis Tillson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1895)
  • 1834 Lord Avebury [John Lubbock], British banker and politician, born in London (d. 1913)
  • 1837 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)
  • 1853 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1912)
  • 1857 Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (introduced the term schizophrenia to describe the disorder previously known as dementia praecox), born in Zollikon, Switzerland (d. 1940)
  • 1858 Mary Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893) as second wife of the 23rd United States president Benjamin Harrison, born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • 1864 Frans Netscher, Dutch writer and journalist (Studies of nude model), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1864 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (I Saw Estonia Yesterday), born in Allatzkiwwi, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1913)
  • 1865 Max Nettlau, German anarchist and historian, born in Neuwaldegg, Austria (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Hans Poelzig, German architect (Grosses Schauspielhaus), born in Berlin (d. 1936)
  • 1870 Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (Naughty Marietta), born in Komárom, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • 1874 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest and writer (Maria Magdalena - 1928), born in Ardooie, West Flanders, Belgium (d. 1949)
  • 1876 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (Minister of Education), born in Augusta, Italy (d. 1937)
  • 1877 Alice B. Toklas, American-Parisian avant-garde and companion of Gertrude Stein, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1967)
  • 1882 Nine van de Schaaf, Dutch author (To the Invisible), born in Terhorne, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • 1883 David John de Lloyd, Welsh musician and composer, born in Skewen, Wales (d. 1948)
  • 1884 Albert Elkus, American composer, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Luigi Russolo, Italian Futurist composer (The Art of Noises), born in 30 April 1885 Portogruaro, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1886 Frank Merrick, English composer, born in Clifton, Bristol, England (d. 1981)
  • 1888 John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (God Without Thunder), born in Pulaski, Tennessee (d. 1974)
  • 1889 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, born in Valdivia, Chile (d. 1969)

  • 1889 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, Danish composer (Symphony Number 2, Hellas), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1947)
  • 1891 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik), born in Blije, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1891 Pat O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1920, 23), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1961)

Person of interestJoachim von Ribbentrop

1893 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, born in Wesel, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1946)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1895 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1896 [Reverend] Gary Davis, American blues and folk guitarist (A Little More Faith), born in Laurens, South Carolina (d. 1972)
  • 1896 Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1996)
  • 1896 Anandamayi Ma [Nirmala Sundari], Indian spiritual leader, born in Kheora, British India (now Bangladesh)
  • 1897 Humberto Mauro, Brazillian film director (Ganga Bruta), born in Volta Grande, Minas Gerais (d. 1983)
  • 1899 Lucie Mannheim, German actress (East Meets West, 39 Steps), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1901 Simon Kuznets, American economist (Nobel 1971), born in Pinsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1902 André-François Marescotti, Swiss organist and composer, born in Carouge, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • 1902 Rudolf Wittelsbach, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Constantinople, Turkey (d. 1972)
  • 1903 Günter Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve), born in Berlin (d. 1960)

Person of interestJohn Peters Humphrey

1905 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • 1908 Eve Arden [Eunice Mary Quedens], American actress (Our Miss Brooks), born in Mill Valley, California, (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Bjarni Benediktsson, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (1963-70), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1970)
  • 1909 Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands (1948-80), born in Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1909 F. E. McWilliam [Frederick Edward], Northern-Irish surrealist sculptor (Four Seasons Group), born in Banbridge, County Down (d. 1992)
  • 1911 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, born in Murii (d. 1984)
  • 1911 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado, Deputy Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81) and Minister of Defense (1977-79), born in Madrid (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general of British Independent Television Authority (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Edith Fowke, Canadian folklorist, born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Claude Shannon, American mathematician and information theorist (A Mathematical Theory of Communication), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), born in Red Bluff, California (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Bea Wain, American singer and radio host (Deep Purple, Heart and Soul), born in The Bronx, Yew York (d. 2017)
  • 1918 Don McNeill, American tennis player (US Open-1940), born in Chickasha, Oklahoma (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer (De Bungalow), born in Sleidinge, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Duncan Hamilton, Irish racing driver, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist and composer, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Roger L. Easton, American scientist and inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Anton Murray, South African cricketer (South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55), born in Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), born in Heywood, Lancashire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1923 George Byatt, Scottish playwright (The Clyde Is Red) (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Joseph Howze, American Roman Catholic bishop, 1st African American Bishop to be appointed in 20th century, born in Daphne, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1924 Sheldon Harnick, American lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Johnny Horton, American country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1926 Cloris Leachman, American actress (Last Picture Show, Phyllis), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1926 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi author (Seed of Light, All Fool's Day), born in Marple, Greater Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • 1927 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathelete (Olympic gold 1952), born in Karlskrona, Sweden (d. 1991)
  • 1928 Peter Carsten, German actor and film producer actor (A Study in Terror, Mr Super Invisible), born in Weißenburg in Bayern, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (White Figure, White Ground), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1930 Raoul de Keyser, Flemish painter, born in Deinze, Belgium (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Bill Clay, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1932 Antón Larrauri, Spanish composer, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1934 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer (Wonderful Land), born in Paddington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1936 Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Gary Collins, American actor (6th Sense, Home Show), born in Venice, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Larry Niven, American sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938 Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak film director (Crucial Years), born in Kojšov, Czechoslovakia
  • 1939 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, American composer (1st woman composer to win Pulitzer Prize - 1982), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1939 Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • 1940 Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Johnny Farina, American rocker (Santo & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Wilfried Jentzsh, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany
  • 1941 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana, Malo, Azteca), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
  • 1943 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Bob Livingston, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1943 Frederick Chiluba, 2nd President of Zambia (1991-2001), born in Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia (d. 2011)
  • 1944 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1944 Richard Shoff, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Seattle
  • 1945 Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Claude van de Berge, Flemish writer (Graph Theory), born in Assenede, Belgium
  • 1945 Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (51L-Challenger disaster), born in Beaufort, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1945 Mimi Fariña, American rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind), born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2001)
  • 1946 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

  • 1946 Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (1973- ), born in Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
  • 1946 Bill Plympton, American animator
  • 1947 Robert Scott, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 1947 Leslie Grantham, English actor
  • 1947 Mats Odell, Swedish politician
  • 1947 Tom Køhlert, Brondby IF coach
  • 1948 Perry King, Alliance OH, actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad")
  • 1948 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Phil Garner, baseball manager

Person of interestAntónio Guterres

1949 António Guterres, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) and 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2017-), born in Lisbon, Portugal

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
  • 1951 Danuta Rosani, Polish discus thrower (Olympic 1976) disqualified for drugs
  • 1952 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)
  • 1952 Jacques Audiard, French film director
  • 1953 Merrill Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1954 Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1954 Jane Campion, New Zealand film director (The Piano), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1955 Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • 1955 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
  • 1956 Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese baritone
  • 1956 Lars von Trier, Danish film director (Dancer in the Dark), born in Kongens Lyngby
  • 1957 Duane G Carey, American major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1957 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
  • 1958 Charles Berling, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1959 Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Goede Tijden Selechte Tijden)

Person of interestPaul Gross

1959 Paul Gross, Canadian actor (Constable Benton Fraser - Due South), director, and writer (Passchendaele), born in Calgary, Alberta

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross

Person of interestStephen Harper

1959 Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada (2006-15), born in Toronto, Ontario

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 1959 W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist
  • 1960 Kerry Healey, American politician
  • 1960 David Miscavige, American cult leader

Person of interestIsiah Thomas

1961 Isiah Thomas, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP), born in Chicago, Illinois

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • 1963 Steve Smith, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964 Ian Healy, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (119 Tests, 366 catches, 29 stumpings), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1964 Jeff Reboulet, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1964 Barrington Levy, Jamaican musician

Person of interestTony Fernandes

1964 Tony Fernandes, Malaysian businessman (AirAsia), born in Kuala Lumpur

Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes
Entrepreneur
Tony Fernandes
  • 1965 Adrian Pasdar, Pittsfield Mass, actor (C Oliver Resor-Feds, Top Gun)
  • 1966 Aundray Bruce, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966 David Meggett, NFL running back (NY Giants, NE Patriots)
  • 1966 Jeff Brown, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1967 Steven Mackintosh, British actor

  • 1967 John Robert "J. R." Richards, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and TV and film composer. (Dishwalla), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1968 Babette Van Veen, Neth, actress (Linda-GTST, Blueberry Hill)
  • 1968 Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)
  • 1968 Richard Pilon, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1969 Joey Restivo, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Warren Defever, American musician, composer
  • 1970 Debbie D, actress (Attack of Vampire Mermaid), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality
  • 1971 B J Tyler, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971 Matt Martin, Hamden, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Olympic US-94)
  • 1971 Ryan Hawblitzel, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1971 Ty Hallock, fullback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 John Boyne, Irish novelist
  • 1971 Darren Emerson, English DJ (Underworld)
  • 1972 Kendricke Bullard, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1974 Cedric Jones, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1974 Chris Darkins, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1975 Johnny Galecki, American actor (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory), born in Bree, Belgium
  • 1975 Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
  • 1975 Mike Chat, American actor
  • 1976 Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)
  • 1977 Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
  • 1977 Pell James, American actress
  • 1979 Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 Sam Heughan, Scottish actor (Outlander), born in Balmaclellan, Scotland
  • 1981 John O'Shea, Irish footballer
  • 1981 Emma Pierson, British actress
  • 1981 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London

Person of interestKirsten Dunst

1982 Kirsten Dunst, American actress (Interview with the Vampire, Spider-Man), born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Actress Kirsten Dunst
Actress
Kirsten Dunst
  • 1982 Lloyd Banks, American rapper
  • 1982 Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress (Cleopatra), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1982 Andrew Seeley, Canadian actor and singer
  • 1983 Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
  • 1983 Troy Williamson, American football player
  • 1983 Yamini, Tamil Singer
  • 1984 Shawn Daivari, Persian-American professional wrestler and manager
  • 1985 Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl
  • 1985 Gal Gadot, Israeli actress (Wonder Woman), born in Rosh HaAyin, Israel
  • 1986 Dianna Agron, American Actress (Quinn Fabray-Glee), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1987 Nikki Webster, Australian entertainer
  • 1987 Rohit Sharma, Indian Cricketer
  • 1988 Molloko, 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity, born in San Diego Zoo, California
  • 1990 Jonathan Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic bronze 2012, silver 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • 1997 Ayaan Chawla, Indian entrepreneur