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Famous Birthdays on January 30

Livia

58 BC Livia Drusilla [Julia Augusta], Wife and adviser of Roman Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Tiberius, probably born in Rome (d. 29)

  • 133 Didius Julianus [Marcus Severus Didius Julianus], Roman Emperor, born in Milan, Italy (d. 193)
  • 1505 Thomas Tallis, English composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1585)
  • 1563 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, born in Bruges, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1615 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, born in Varina Farms, Virginia (d. 1675)
  • 1617 William Sancroft, 79th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England (d. 1693)
  • 1624 Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (About Virtue), born in Antwerp (d. 1669)
  • 1628 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham, English statesman and poet, born in London (d. 1687)
  • 1647 Konrad Hoffler, German composer (d. 1705)
  • 1661 Charles Rollin, French historian, born in Paris (d. 1741)
  • 1687 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • 1694 Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster, composer
  • 1697 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist & composer, born in Scheden, Germany (d. 1773)
  • 1708 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist & cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1770)
  • 1710 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer (d. 1768)
  • 1720 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist & entomologist, born in Finspång, Sweden (d. 1778)
  • 1724 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, German composer, born in Rosenheim (d. 1797)
  • 1752 Joseph Matthias Kracher, Austrian composer, born in Mattighofen, Austria (d. 1835)
  • 1754 John Lansing Jr., American lawyer & statesman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1829)
  • 1756 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist & composer, born in Marbach on the Danube, Lower Austria (d. 1823)
  • 1760 František Xaver Partsch, Czech composer, born in Duchcov (d. 1822)
  • 1771 George Bass, English explorer of Australia (Bass Strait), born in Sleaford, England (d? 1803)
  • 1775 Walter Savage Landor, English poet & writer (Imaginary Conversations), born in Warwick, England (d. 1864)
  • 1781 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • 1797 Edwin Vose Sumner, American Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1814 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French-Belgian glass painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, American politician, Major General (Union Army), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1822 John Basil Turchin [Ivan Vasyliovych Turchin], Russian-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • 1829 Alfred Cummings, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1910)
  • 1832 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, born in Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain (d. 1897)
  • 1835 Oliver Edwards, American inventor & Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1904)
  • 1841 Alfred Townsend George, American Civil War journalist, born in Georgetown, Delaware (d. 1914)
  • 1841 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (1895-99), born in Paris (d. 1899)
  • 1844 Moritz von Bissing, German gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), born in Ober Bellmannsdorf, Prussia (d. 1917)
  • 1846 Francis H. Bradley, British idealist philosopher (Appearance and Reality), born in Clapham, Surrey, England (d. 1924)
  • 1853 Leland Hone, Irish cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1896)
  • 1859 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1944)
  • 1861 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler [Martin Karl Löffler], German-American violinist and composer, born in Schöneberg, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1862 Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor (New York Symphony, 1885-1928; commissioned Gershwin's Piano Concerto), and composer (The Man Without A Country), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1950) [1]
  • 1865 Samuel Pierre l'Honoré Naber, Dutch rear-admiral and librarian, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1936)
  • 1866 Gelett Burgess, American humorist & author (The Purple Cow), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1951)
  • 1871 Seymour Hicks, British actor & theatrical impresario (Scrooge), born in St. Hélier, Isle of Jersey, England (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Wilfred Lucas, Canadian actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1940)
  • 1873 Rose Melville, American stage actress (A Baby Grand, Her Great Invention), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1946)
  • 1873 Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter, born in Lyon, France (d. 1939)
  • 1878 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (Truth and Justice), born in Vetepere, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1940)

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882 Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), born in Hyde Park, New York (d. 1945)

  • 1885 John Henry Towers, American naval aviator, born in Rome, Georgia (d. 1955)
  • 1889 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 1937)
  • 1892 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), born in Delta, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian Minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1957)
  • 1894 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1943)
  • 1894 Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet) (d. 1953)
  • 1899 Max Theiler, South African-American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta & film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1900 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • 1900 Sandy Powell, English comedian, born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Elise Cavanna, American actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1902 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-British art historian (The Buildings of England), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1903 G. Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology), born in Cambridge, United Kingdom (d. 1991)

Emilio G. Segrè

1905 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist & Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1989)

  • 1906 Greta Nissen, Norwegian-born American actress (Ambassador Bill), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Richard Hearne, British actor (Tons of Trouble, The Time of His Life), born in Norwich, England (d. 1979)
  • 1909 Saul David Alinsky, American radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician, born in Pollachi taluk (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Sir Alexander Ogston, British surgeon (discovered Staphylococcus), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1929)
  • 1911 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], American actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Barbara Tuchman, American historian & author (Pulitzer, Guns of August), born in New York (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, Polish discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Pabianice, Poland
  • 1912 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Dicky Fuller, West Indian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12), born in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • 1913 Percy Thrower, English radio host, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo" and "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century", born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1941)
  • 1914 David Wayne, American stage & screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), born in Traverse City, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1914 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Louis Osman, British artist, goldsmith, architect, and craftsman, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Dorothy Dell [Goff], American child actress (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (d. 1934)
  • 1915 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1917 Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver & motorsport journalist, born in Le Havre, France (d. 2008)
  • 1918 David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor & writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Jarl Andre Bjerke [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet & writer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1985)
  • 1919 Robert Suter, Swiss composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet, born in Lyskovo, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1920 George Skibine, Russian-American ballet dancer & choreographer (Tragedy in Verona), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia (d. 1981)
  • 1920 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran, born in Huntingon, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Bernie Leighton, American orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Dick Martin [Thomas Richard], American actor & comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Pal Jardanyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1966)
  • 1924 Lloyd Alexander, American writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], English author (Patrick Grant novels, No Medals for the Major), born in Compton, Surrey, England (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)

Douglas Engelbart

1925 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

  • 1925 Chalmers "Bump" Elliott, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (U of Michigan) and college athletics administrator (Iowa), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • 1926 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano & stage actress, born in Reading, United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Vasili Arkhipov, Soviet Russian Navy submarine officer credited with successfully arguing against a Soviet nuclear strike during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, born in Staraya Kupavna, Russia (d. 1998)
  • 1927 Ahmed Abdul-Malik [Jonathan Tim, Jr.], American jazz double bassist and oud player (Odetta; Thelonius Monk), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1927 Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1928 Andrew Salkey, Panamanian-Jamaican novelist, born in Colón, Panama (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Harold Prince, American producer & director (West Side Story, Evita), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1928 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Hugh Tayfield, South African cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon & international aid worker, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)

Gene Hackman

1930 Gene Hackman, American actor (Bonnie & Clyde; The Coversation; The French Connection; The Birdcage), born in San Bernardino, California

  • 1930 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1992)
  • 1930 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1930 Frank O'Bannon, American politician (Governor of Indiana , 1997-2003), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Stewart McKinney, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1971- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1931 John Crosbie, Canadian politician, born in St. John's, Canada (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932 Kazuo Inamori, Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co), born in Yakushi, Japan
  • 1932 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian & politician, born in Kobe, Japan (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Vladimír Heger, Czech basketball coach (Czechoslovakia 1965-69, 72-76; Netherlands 1983-85), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2021)
  • 1933 Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1934 Tammy Grimes, American actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Richard Brautigan, American novelist and poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1984)
  • 1935 John George Hughes, British academic & 9th bishop of Kensington (1987-1994), born in England (d. 1994)
  • 1935 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), born in Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1936 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1937 Boris Spassky, Russian chess player (world champion 1969-72, born in Leningrad, Russia
  • 1937 Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • 1937 Ed Hansen, American film director & editor, born in Minnesota, United States (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Marlies van Alcmaer [Smal], Dutch actress & director (Bridge too Far)
  • 1938 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Frank Wolf, American politician (Rep-R-VA, 1981- ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 David Johnson, American composer, born in Batavia, New York

Dick Cheney

1941 Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

  • 1941 Gregory Benford, American author & scientist, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1941 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1942 Dries Holten, Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres), born in Cimahi, Indonesia
  • 1942 David J. Brown, English cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • 1942 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Davey Johnson, American baseball second baseman (4 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1966, 70 Baltimore Orioles) and manager (World Series 1986 NY Mets), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1943 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in New York City, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Frank Burrows, Scottish soccer defender (Swindon Town 297 games) and manager (Portsmouth, Cardiff, Swansea), born in Larkhall, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Michael Dorris, American novelist & scholar, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • 1945 Robert Wittinger, Austrian-born German composer, born in Knittelfeld, Austria
  • 1946 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1947 Martin Christoph Redel, German composer, born in Detmold, Germany
  • 1947 Steve Marriott, British rock guitarist, singer & songwriter (Small Faces, 1965-68, 75-78); Humble Pie, 1969-75, 79-83 - Eat It), born in Manor Park, London (d. 1991)
  • 1947 Les Barker, English poet, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1948 Nicholas Broomfield, English documentary film director (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1948 Paul Magee, Provisional IRA member, born in Belfast, Ireland
  • 1948 Akira Yoshino, Japanese chemist (lithium-ion battery), 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, born in Suita, Japan

Peter Agre

1949 Peter Agre, American biologist & Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

  • 1950 Bruce Howard Lidington, English actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), born in Harrow, London
  • 1950 Silvia Bertolaccini, Argentine golfer (4-time LPGA Tour titles), born in Rafaela, Argentina
  • 1950 Trinidad Silva, American character actor (Hill St Blues -"Jesus Martinez"), born in Mission, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1951 Charles S. Dutton, American actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1951 Andy Anderson, English drummer (Cure), born in Essex, England

Phil Collins

1951 Phil Collins, English drummer & singer (Genesis-Against All Odds), born in Chiswick, England

  • 1951 Trevor Laughlin, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79), born in Nyah West, Australia
  • 1952 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player, born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1952 Valery Khalilov, Russian military conductor and composer, born Termez, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union (now Uzbekistan) (d. 2016)
  • 1953 Fred Hembeck, American cartoonist, born in Yaphank, New York
  • 1954 Alides Hidding, Dutch singer & songwriter (Time Bandits), born in Schoonoord, Netherlands
  • 1955 Curtis Strange, American golfer (US Open 1988-89), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1955 Judith Tarr, American sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica), born in Augusta, Maine
  • 1956 Jeremy Gittins, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1956 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver, born in Tomi, Japan

Payne Stewart

1957 Payne Stewart, American golfer (US Open 1991, 99; PGA 1989), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • 1958 Brett Butler, American comedian (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1958 Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist & keyboardist (Jack of Hearts), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • 1959 Jody Watley, American R&B singer (Shalamar; "Looking For a New Love"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1961 Ranjit Madurasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92), born in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
  • 1962 Abdullah II of Jordan, King of Jordan (1999-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1962 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist, born in Tustin, California
  • 1962 María Granillo, Mexican classical composer (Breathing Music; Mousai), and educator, born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
  • 1963 Danny Wright, American new age pianist, and composer, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1965 Julie McCullough, American actress (Growing Pains) & Playboy playmate (Feb 86), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1966 Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966 Daphne Ashbrook, American actress (Liz-Our Family Honor), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Bill Leverty, American guitarist (Firehouse - "Love of a Lifetime"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1967 Jay Gordon, American rock vocalist, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Bob Nardella, Italian-American ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998, Chicago Wolves), born in Melrose Park, Illinois

Felipe VI

1968 Felipe VI [Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia], King of Spain (2014-), born in Madrid, Spain

  • 1968 Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3), born in Eureka, California
  • 1969 Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman & reality TV show star (The Apprentice), born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1970 Scott Levins, American NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1971 Brent Moss, American football running back (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Chris Slade, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1971 Kimo Von Oelhoffen, American football defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Kaunakakai, Hawaii
  • 1971 Milko Pieren, Dutch football player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 1971 Quentin Neujahr, American ice hockey player (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns), born in Seward, Nebraska
  • 1971 Trent Klatt, American ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • 1971 Darren Boyd, British actor, born in Hastings, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player (Colorado Avalanche), born in Wawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Jalen Rose, American basketball player (Indiana Pacers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Jimmy Oliver, Canadian football wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Sharone Wright, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Macon, Georgia

Christian Bale

1974 Christian Bale, British actor (Batman Begins, American Psycho, The Machinist), born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

  • 1974 Robert Rollins, English cricketer (big-hitting Essex wicketkeeper-batsman), born in London, England