On This Day

Famous People Born in 1930 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 782 of 782

  • Sep 29 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • Sep 29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 29 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • Sep 30 Ben Cooper, American western actor (The Rose Tattoo; Outcast; Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Oct 1 Philippe Noiret, French actor (Nuovo cinema Paradiso, Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino), born in Lille, Nord (d. 2006)

Person of interestRichard Harris

Oct 1 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Oct 1 Frank Gardner, Australian auto racer (European F5000 1971; British Touring Car Championship 1967-68, 73), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 1 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • Oct 2 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Oct 2 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), born in Panchgani, Maharashtra (d. 1978)
  • Oct 2 Dave Barrett, 26th Premier of British Columbia (1972-75), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 4 József Soproni, Hungarian composer and educator, born in Sopron
  • Oct 4 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1958, 63; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Oct 5 Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14), born in Uzyn, Kiev Oblast, Soviet Union (d. 2009)
  • Oct 5 Reinhard Selten, German economist (Nobel Prize 1994), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 Rahmon Nabiyev, Tajik politician (First Secretary of The Communist Party, 1982-85; President of Tadzjikistan, 1991-92), born in Leninabad, Tajik SSR (now Khujand, Tajikistan) (d. 1992)

Person of interestHafez al-Assad

Oct 6 Hafez al-Assad, General and President of Syria (1971-2000), born in Qardaha, Alawite State, Syria (d. 2000)

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad

Person of interestRichie Benaud

Oct 6 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Oct 8 James Olsen, American actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese classical music and film score composer (November Steps; Ran), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Oct 8 (Park Frederick) "Pepper" Adams, American jazz saxophonist (Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • Oct 9 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1983)
  • Oct 9 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavíc, Iceland (d. 2011)
  • Oct 10 Adlai Stevenson III, American politician (U.S. Senator from Illinois), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestHarold Pinter

Oct 10 Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)

Playwright Harold Pinter
Playwright
Harold Pinter
  • Oct 10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1970)
  • Oct 10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), born in Irkutsk, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Bill Fischer, American baseball player, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Oct 11 Harry Glaß, German ski jumper (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Oct 11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 12 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 13 Piet Clase, South African politician (Minister of Education), born in Bothaville, South Africa

Person of interestMobutu Sese Seko

Oct 14 Mobutu Sese Seko, Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), born in Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1997)

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Oct 14 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Oct 15 Phillipe Leroy, French actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 15 FM-2030 [Fereidoun M. Esfandiary], Iranian-American author and transhumanist (Are You a Transhuman?), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2000)
  • Oct 16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan), born in Seville, Spain
  • Oct 17 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • Oct 17 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 17 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 18 Frank C. Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89), born in Scanton, Pennsyslvania (d. 2018)
  • Oct 18 Barry McDaniel, American lyric baritone (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1962-99), born in Lyndon, Kansas (d. 2018)
  • Oct 19 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, born in Frome, England (d. 1996)
  • Oct 21 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
  • Oct 23 Gérard Blain, French director and actor (The Friends, Hatari), born in Paris, France (d. 2000)
  • Oct 24 The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • Oct 24 Johan Galtung, Norwegian polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 24 Sultan Ahmad Shah, 7th King of Malaysia (1979-84), born in Pekan, Pahang, Federated Malay States, British Malaya (d. 2019)
  • Oct 26 John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), born in Barnsley, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 27 Bill George, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Oct 28 Harry Gilbert Trythall, American composer and pianist, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Oct 28 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004)
  • Oct 28 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1), born in St Peter, South Elmham
  • Oct 29 Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 2002)
  • Oct 29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer (Cuarteto d'Aida; Buena Vista Social Club), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 30 Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1956)
  • Oct 30 Marilyn Alex, American actress (Molly-Young & Restless), born in Hollywood, California
  • Oct 30 Néstor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (Kramer vs Kramer), born in Barcelona (d. 1992)
  • Oct 30 Don Meineke, American basketball forward (NBA Rookie of the Year 1953; Fort Wayne Pistons, Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Oct 31 Michael Collins, American Major General USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • Oct 31 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • Oct 31 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), born in Denison, Texas (d. 1970)
  • Nov 1 A. R. Gurney, American playwright (The Dining Room), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 1 John Scott, British musician, film, television, and classical composer, born in Bishopston, Bristol, England
  • Nov 2 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist
  • Nov 3 Lois Smith, American actress (True Blood, Desperate Housewives.), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Nov 3 Philip M Crane, (Rep-R-IL, 1969- )
  • Nov 3 William H Dana, pilot (X-15)
  • Nov 3 D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • Nov 3 Brian Robinson, English cyclist (Tour de France: first Briton to finish and first stage winner), born in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Nov 4 Dick Groat, American baseball shortstop (NL MVP 1960; MLB All-Star 1959–60, 62–64) and basketball guard (Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 4 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • Nov 5 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 6 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • Nov 7 Peter Woods, British journalist and newsreader, born in Romford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 7 Rudy Boschwitz, American politician (U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1978-91), born in Berlin, Weimar Germany
  • Nov 8 Edmund Happold, British structural engineer (founder of Buro Happold), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Charlie Jones, American sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • Nov 10 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 10 Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., African-American chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1981-88), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1988)
  • Nov 10 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • Nov 11 Kenneth Fleetwood, English fashion designer (Hardy Amies, dressed Queen Elizabeth II), born in Wigan, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Hank Garland, American country, rock and jazz guitar virtuoso ("Sugarfoot Rag"; "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"; "Jingle Bell Rock"), born in Cowpens, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Nov 11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (many-worlds-interpretation of quantum physics), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1982)
  • Nov 11 Vernon Handley, English conductor, born in Enfield, England (d. 2008)
  • Nov 12 Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)
  • Nov 13 Fred Harris, American politician (Sen-D-Okla, 1964-73), born in Walters, Oklahoma
  • Nov 13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Nov 14 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 14 Edward H White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 14 Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao
  • Nov 14 Shirley Crabtree Jr. [Big Daddy], English pro wrestler (record-breaking 64-inch chest), born in Halifax, England (d. 1997)
  • Nov 14 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • Nov 14 Monique Mercure, French-Canadian actress (Naked Lunch), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 14 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses, The Great Muppet Caper), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Nov 14 Dame Elisabeth Frink, Thurlow, Suffolk, English sculptor and printmaker
  • Nov 14 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 14 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, born in Oléron, France (d. 2017)
  • Nov 14 Peter Katin, British concert pianist, born in London (d. 2015)
  • Nov 15 J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)
  • Nov 15 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady Wilson-"Sanford & Son"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Nov 15 Olene Walker, politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Nov 16 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestChinua Achebe

Nov 16 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Nov 16 Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, born in Corleone, Sicily, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • Nov 17 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dundalk, County Louth (d. 1995)
  • Nov 17 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 18 Sonja Edström-Ruthström, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3 × 5k relay 1960), born in Luleå, Sweden (d. 2020)

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

Nov 19 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Nov 22 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • Nov 22 Owen Kay Garriott, American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut (Skylab 3; STS-9), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • Nov 22 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • Nov 22 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), born in Minehead, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 23 Ricou Browning, American director, actor, stuntman and producer (Creature from the Black Lagoon), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Nov 23 Jack McKeon, American baseball manager (World Series 2003, Florida Marlins; 2 × NL Manager of the Year 1999, 2003), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • Nov 23 Robert Easton [Burke], American actor referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices" (Someone Up There Likes Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • Nov 23 William E Brock, (Sen-D)/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)
  • Nov 23 Dick Kazmaier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1951; Unanimous All-American 1951; Princeton), born in Maumee, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Nov 24 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • Nov 24 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • Nov 24 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Nov 24 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Nov 26 Berthold Leibinger, German entrepreneur (Trumpf) and philanthropist, born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Nov 27 James M. Taylor, American USAF/astronaut, born in Stamps, Arkansas (d. 1970)
  • Nov 27 Vladimir Maksimov, Russian writer and dissident, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 29 Shirley Porter, English politician
  • Nov 30 G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate felon and radio host, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021)
  • Nov 30 James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Nov 30 William H Dana, test pilot (X-15), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 1 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • Dec 1 Matt Monro [Terence Parsons], English pop singer ("Softly As I Leave You"), born Shoreditch, London (d. 1985)
  • Dec 2 Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)

Person of interestJean-Luc Godard

Dec 3 Jean-Luc Godard, French director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless), born in Paris, France

Director Jean-Luc Godard
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
  • Dec 4 Lorraine Chargin, American boxing promoter (Bobby Chacon, Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, Loreto Garza), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2010)
  • Dec 4 Harvey Kuenn, American baseball utility (AL batting champion 1959; 10 × All-Star 1953–1960²; Detroit Tigers), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • Dec 4 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, German composer, born in Gornsdorf, Germany
  • Dec 4 Ronnie Corbett, British comedian (The Two Ronnies), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 4 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • Dec 6 Wojciech Zabłocki, Polish fencer (4 x World C'ship gold team; Olympic silver team sabre 1956, 60; bronze 1964), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Dec 7 Richard Felciano, American composer, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Dec 8 Alain Weber, French composer, born in Château-Thierry (d. 2019)
  • Dec 8 John Morressy, American sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

Dec 8 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)

  • Dec 8 Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, born in Islington, London (d. 2000)
  • Dec 9 Buck Henry [Zuckerman], American screenwriter and comedian (SNL, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 10 Clayton K Yeutter, American trade negotiator and Republican National chairman, born in Eustis, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • Dec 11 Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor and director (Man & a Woman, Z), born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France
  • Dec 11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 11 Chus Lampreave [María Jesús Lampreave Pérez], Spanish actress (Volver, Belle Époque), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2016)
  • Dec 12 Friedrich Voss, German composer and pianist, born in Halberstadt, Germany
  • Dec 12 Bill Beutel, American journalist and anchor (ABC), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Dec 13 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 15 Alimuddin, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62), born in Ajmer, British India (d. 2012)
  • Dec 15 Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace), born in Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland
  • Dec 16 Bill Young, American politician (Congress, 1993-2013), born in Harmarville, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Dec 17 Armin Mueller-Stahl, German painter, author and actor (Kafka, Music Box), born in Tilsit, Germany

Person of interestBob Guccione

Dec 17 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse, Omni), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • Dec 17 Julia Meade [Kunz], American actress and TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Dec 17 Makoto Moroi, composer
  • Dec 18 Bill Skowron [Moose], MLB First baseman (NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Dec 21 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches
  • Dec 22 Larry Stevenson [Richard], American skateboard innovator (kicktail), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Bill Jenkins, American engine builder and drag racer (Motorsports Hall of Fame of America), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Dec 24 Robert Joffrey [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], American dancer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Dec 25 Emmanuel Agassi, Iranian boxer and coach and father of Andre Agassi, born in Salmas, Iran
  • Dec 25 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1986)
  • Dec 26 Donald Moffat, British actor (Kent-Logan's Run), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2018)
  • Dec 26 Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
  • Dec 26 Jean Ferrat, French singer-songwriter, born in Vaucresson, France (d. 2010)
  • Dec 27 Jacqueline Fontijn, Flemish composer
  • Dec 27 Meg Greenfield, American Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer (Washington Post; Newsweek), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1999)
  • Dec 27 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
  • Dec 29 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Dec 29 Willy Giefer, German composer, born in Koblenz, Germany
  • Dec 30 Patrick Bowles, American writer and translator, born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 1999)
  • Dec 30 Jerome Theisen, American Abbot Primate of the Benedictine order of monks, born in Loyal, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • Dec 30 Orville "Red" Rhodes, American session pedal steel guitarist, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Dec 31 Odetta [Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)