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Famous Birthdays on January 30

Person of interestLivia

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

Roman Empress Livia
Roman Empress
Livia
  • 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)
  • 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-born US violinist and composer, born in Schöneberg, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1862 Walter Johannes Damrosch, German-American composer, born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1950)
  • 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)

Person of interestFranklin D. Roosevelt

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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)

Person of interestEmilio 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)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 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, English architect & artist, born in Exeter, United Kingdom (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)

Person of interestDouglas Engelbart

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

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer Scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • 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)
  • 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)

Person of interestGene Hackman

1930 Gene Hackman, American actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 & poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 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

Person of interestDick Cheney

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

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • 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 Davy Johnson, American baseball player and manager (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)
  • 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, English musician & songwriter (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces), 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

Person of interestPeter Agre

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

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • 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 actor, born in Mission, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1951 Bobby Stokes, English football player, born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Person of interestPayne 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 dancer (Solid Gold)/singer (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
  • 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 musician, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Bob Nardella, Italian-American ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998, Chicago Wolves), born in Melrose Park, Illinois

Person of interestFelipe 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

King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI
  • 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

Person of interestChristian 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
  • 1974 Jemima Khan, English socialite, previously married to Imran Khan, born in London, United Kingdom

Person of interestOlivia Colman

1974 Olivia Colman, English actress (Broadchurch, The Favourite), born in Norwich, England

Actress Olivia Colman
Actress
Olivia Colman
  • 1975 Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer, born in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1975 Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi), born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1976 Andy Milonakis, American comedian, born in Katonah, New York
  • 1977 Deltha O'Neal, American football player, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1978 John Patterson, American baseball player, born in Orange, Texas
  • 1980 Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer, born in Sergipe, Brazil