Famous Birthdays on July 30

  • 1511 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and art historian (Vasari's Lives), born in Arezzo, Republic of Florence (d. 1574)
  • 1549 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, born in Florence (d. 1609)
  • 1641 Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist, born in Schoonhoven, Netherlands (d. 1673)
  • 1747 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1832)
  • 1751 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1829)
  • 1763 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem), born in Newington Cross, Islington, England (d. 1855)
  • 1793 Joseph-François Snel, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1861)
  • 1809 Charles Chiniquy, Canadian Catholic priest who left the Roman Catholic Church and became a Presbyterian minister, born in Kamouraska, Quebec (d. 1899)
  • 1815 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American Brevet Brigadier General (Union Army), inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1871)

Person of interestEmily Brontë

1818 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

  • 1818 John Heemskerk, Dutch politician (Minister of the Interior 1866-88), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1897)
  • 1824 Eugenio Terziani, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1889)
  • 1825 Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor and academic, born in Seredžius, Lithuania (d. 1893)
  • 1831 Helena Blavatsky, Russian occultist, philosopher, and author (co-founded Theosophical Society), born in Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine (d. 1891)
  • 1837 Elon John Farnsworth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Green Oak, Michigan (d. 1863)
  • 1838 Eugen Richter, German politician (Liberal), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1906)
  • 1855 James E. Kelly, American sculptor "Sculptor of American History", born in NYC, New York (d. 1933)
  • 1856 Richard Haldane, British viscount and lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1928)
  • 1857 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899), born in Cato, Wisconsin (d. 1929)
  • 1859 Henry Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader, born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire (d. 1939)
  • 1859 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1951)

Person of interestHenry Ford

1863 Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), born in Dearborn Township, Michigan (d. 1947)

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1868 Alfred Weber, German economist and sociologist, born in Erfurt, Prussian Saxony (d. 1958)
  • 1872 Clémentine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte V, born in Royal Castle of Laeken, Brussels (d. 1955)
  • 1875 James W. Tate, English composer, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1922)
  • 1877 Charles Radoux-Rogier, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Robert R. McCormick, American editor and publisher (Chicago Tribune), born in Chicago (d. 1955)
  • 1881 Smedley Butler, American Marine general, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1882 Holmes Herbert, British actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Kiss), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1956)
  • 1882 Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian and museum curator
  • 1886 Algot Haquinius, Swedish composer, born in Sveg, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • 1887 Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1888 Raden Soetomo, Indonesian freedom fighter, born in Ngepeh, Nganjuk, Indonesia (d. 1938)
  • 1890 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball), born in Charlton, Victoria (d. 1947)
  • 1893 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation, born in Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Pakistan) (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Wanda Hawley, American silent screen actress (The Affairs of Anatol), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1897 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician and writer (Fascism is War!), born in Oss, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1898 Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), born in Castleford (d. 1986)
  • 1899 Gerald Moore, English pianist (Am I Too Loud), born in Watford, Hertfordshire (d. 1987)
  • 1899 Harry Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP), born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1899 John Woods Duke, American composer, born in Cumberland, Maryland (d. 1984)
  • 1901 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • 1904 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, born in Pezinok, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1906 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, born in La Habana (d. 1977)
  • 1909 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress), born in Barnard Castle, County Durham, England (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer, born in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, Yugoslav composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1987)
  • 1913 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Albee/Pinter), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Lord Killanin, Irish 6th International Olympic Committee President (1972-80), born in London (d. 1999)

  • 1916 Robert van Spaendonck, Dutch resistance fighter, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1916 Dick Wilson, British-American actor, born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Eddy Grove, American actor (Dragnet, The Silent Service, Medic), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Joe Daley, American jazz tenor, clarinet and flute player, born in Salem, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Berniece Baker Miracle, American writer (My Sister Marilyn) and half-sister of Marilyn Monroe, born in Venice, Los Angeles
  • 1921 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1921 Jacques Van der Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, born in Aalst, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, born in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Henry W. Bloch, American businessman (co-founder of H&R Block) and philanthropist, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1923 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist leader of PKI (1951-65), born in Belitung Island, Dutch East Indies (d. 1965)
  • 1923 John Richard Brinsley Norton, 7th Lord Grantley, Baron of Markenfield, landowner, born in Toscana, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Christopher Shaw, British composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1924 William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, born in Valmondois, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Jacques Sernas [Jokūbas Bernardas Šernas], Lithuanian actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Peter Trevenen Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money) (d. 1991)
  • 1927 Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door), born in Upminster (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), born Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress (Hard Times), born in Amareleja, Portugal
  • 1929 Christine McGuire, American singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1929 Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1930 Thomas Sowell, American economist and social theorist, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1930 Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Joan Vohs, American model and actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina), born in St Albans, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1933 Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1933 Ben Piazza, American actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1991)
  • 1934 André Prévost, Canadian composer, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1934 Bud Selig, American baseball team owner (Milwaukee Brewers) and Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1936 Buddy [George] Guy, American blues guitarist (Stone Crazy), born in Lettsworth, Louisiana
  • 1936 István Zelenka, Swiss composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1936 John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
  • 1936 Ralph Taeger, American actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo), born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, Russian composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1936 Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, daughter of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, born in Cannes, French Third Republic
  • 1938 Terry O'Neill, English photographer, born in London, England
  • 1938 Vayachselav Ivanenko, 50K walker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1938 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Soviet rower (3 Olympic gold single sculls 1956, 60, 64), born Moscow, Russia
  • 1938 Hervé de Charette, French politician, born in Paris
  • 1939 Peter Bogdanovich, American director and producer (Last Picture Show), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1940 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum), born in Richmond, Surrey
  • 1940 Reva Rose, American singer and actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Pat Schroeder, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973-97), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941 Count Desmond [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
  • 1941 Paul Anka, Canadian singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1943 Henri-François Gautrin, Quebec politician, born in Béthune, France
  • 1944 Frances de la Tour, English actress (Bejeweled, Wombling Free), born in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1944 Teresa Cahill, opera singer, born in Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • 1945 David Sanborn, American jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1945 Patrick Modiano, French novelist (Nobel 2014), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • 1946 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1946 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver, born in Hueytown, Alabama (d. 1994)

Person of interestArnold Schwarzenegger

1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American body builder, actor (Terminator) and politician (38th Governor of California), born in Thal, Austria

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 1947 Margo Sappington, American actress (Oh Calcutta, Where's Charley), born in Baytown, Texas
  • 1947 William Atherton, American actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44), born in Orange, Connecticut
  • 1947 Jonathan Mann, American physician and AIDS activist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1948 Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor (22 Bullets), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1949 Joyce Jones, American singer (1st Choice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Richard "Duck" Baker, American acoustic guitarist, born in Washington D.C.
  • 1950 Frank Stallone, American Sylvestor's brother and actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • 1953 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1955 Rat Scabies [Chris Miller], British rock drummer (the Damned), born in Surrey, England
  • 1956 Anita Hill, American academic and attorney, accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, born in Lone Tree, Oklahoma
  • 1956 Delta Burke, American actress (Suzanne-Designing Women), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1956 Phil Fearon, English rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You), born in London
  • 1956 Soraida Martinez, American painter and creator of Verdadism, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • 1957 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1957 Bill Cartwright, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • 1957 Mark Tymchyshyn, American actor (Gavin-As The World Turns), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1957 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer (played in World Cup 1986, 90), born in Monje, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • 1957 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • 1958 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1958 Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter (Wild Things, Wuthering Heights), born in Plumstead, England
  • 1958 Richard Burgi, American actor (Chad Rollo-Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1958 Kevin Mahogany, American jazz vocalist (Double Rainbow), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1959 Petra Felke, German javelin thrower (world record 1988), born in Saalfeld, East Germany

Person of interestRichard Linklater

1960 Richard Linklater, American filmmaker (Before Sunrise, Boyhood), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestLaurence Fishburne

1961 Laurence Fishburne, American actor (The Matrix, CSI, Apocalypse Now), born in Augusta, Georgia

  • 1961 Reggie Roby, American NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1962 Andy Green, British Royal Air Force and 1st to break sound barrier on land, born in Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
  • 1962 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1962 Vladimir Dezhurov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21), born in Yavas, Mordovia, Soviet Union
  • 1962 Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Ingrid Butts, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Denver, Colorado

Person of interestLisa Kudrow

1963 Lisa Kudrow, American actress (Phoebe Buffay on Friends), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Lisa Kudrow
Actress
Lisa Kudrow
  • 1963 Monique Gabrielle, American actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Vivica A. Fox, American actress (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1964 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager, born in Göppingen, West Germany
  • 1964 Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-American film director (Madonna: Truth or Dare), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1965 Tex [Anthony] Axile, English rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in Crawley, Sussex, England
  • 1965 Tim Munton, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • 1966 Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1968 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1968 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
  • 1968 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • 1969 Duane Bock, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open), born in Southampton, New York
  • 1969 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • 1969 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Simon Baker, Australian actor
  • 1970 Ed Hawthorne, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Joe Montford, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Tom McManus, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Werner Hippler, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Person of interestChristopher Nolan

1970 Christopher Nolan, English film director (Inception, Interstellar), born in London, England

  • 1971 Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1971 Carl Vaughn, NFL/CFL Defensive Back (Redskins and Argos)
  • 1971 Sagi Kalev, Bodybuilder
  • 1971 Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1971 Christine Taylor, American actress
  • 1972 Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1972 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1973 Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
  • 1973 Cara Jackson, Chandler Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1996)
  • 1973 Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1973 Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor

Person of interestHilary Swank

1974 Hilary Swank, American actress (Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
  • 1974 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1974 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
  • 1975 Tifini Hale, Palm Springs California, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
  • 1975 Graham Nicholls, English artist
  • 1975 Annie Parisse [Anne Marie Cancelmi], American actress (Law & Order, As the World Turns), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1976 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • 1977 Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Jaime Pressly, American actress
  • 1977 Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)
  • 1978 James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant
  • 1979 Diva Zappa, American artist and daughter of Frank, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1979 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
  • 1980 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
  • 1980 Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
  • 1980 James Anderson, English cricketer
  • 1980 Justin Rose, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1981 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1981 Juan Smith, South African rugby player

Person of interestHope Solo

1981 Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women's national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo
  • 1982 Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress (Chuck, The Handmaid's Tale), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1983 Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
  • 1984 Gabrielle Christian, American actress
  • 1984 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
  • 1985 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer
  • 2002 Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal