Famous Birthdays on July 30

  • 1511 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)
  • 1549 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
  • 1641 Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
  • 1747 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer
  • 1751 Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister
  • 1763 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
  • 1793 Josepf Francois Snel, composer
  • 1809 Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (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)
  • 1817 Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer

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

  • 1818 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
  • 1824 Eugenio Terziani, composer
  • 1825 Chaim Aronson, inventor and academic (d. 1893)
  • 1831 Helene P Blavatsky, founder (Theosophist Cooperation)
  • 1837 Elon John Farnsworth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Green Oak, Michigan (d. 1863)
  • 1838 Eugen Richter, German parliament member (Liberal)
  • 1855 James Edward Kelly, American sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
  • 1856 Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith)
  • 1857 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)
  • 1859 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • 1859 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina

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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/sociologist
  • 1872 Clémentine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte V, born in Royal Castle of Laeken, Brussels (d. 1955)
  • 1875 James William Tate, composer
  • 1880 Robert Rutherford McCormick, American editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
  • 1881 Smedley Butler, American Marine general (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
  • 1886 Johan Algot Haquinius, composer
  • 1887 Felix A Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity)
  • 1887 Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
  • 1888 Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter
  • 1890 Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)
  • 1892 Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
  • 1893 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (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/writer (Fascism is War!)
  • 1898 Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), born in Castleford (d. 1986)
  • 1899 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • 1899 Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)
  • 1899 John Woods Duke, composer
  • 1901 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1904 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
  • 1906 L'udovit Rajter, composer
  • 1906 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, born in La Habana (d. 1977)
  • 1909 Cyril Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress)
  • 1910 Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer
  • 1913 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)

  • 1914 Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
  • 1916 Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Eddy Grove, American actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player
  • 1919 Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
  • 1921 Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
  • 1921 Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs
  • 1921 Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, composer
  • 1922 Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
  • 1923 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist/leader of PKI (1951-65)
  • 1923 John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner
  • 1924 Christopher Shaw, composer
  • 1924 William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
  • 1925 Antoine Duhamel, composer
  • 1925 Jacques Sernas, Lithuania, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy)
  • 1926 Peter T Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money) (d. 1991)
  • 1927 Richard Johnson, British actor (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 Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress
  • 1929 Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
  • 1929 Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
  • 1930 Thomas Sowell, author/activist
  • 1930 Tony Lip, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Joan Vohs, actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina), born in St Albans, New York
  • 1933 Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934 Andre Prevost, composer
  • 1934 Ben Piazza, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1934 Bud Selig, owner (Milwaukee Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner
  • 1936 George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
  • 1936 Istvan Zelenka, composer
  • 1936 John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
  • 1936 Ralph Taeger, Richmond Hill NY, actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo)
  • 1936 Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, composer
  • 1936 Infanta Pilar of Spain
  • 1938 Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1938 Hervé de Charette, French politician
  • 1939 Eleanor Smeal, leader (National Organization for Women)
  • 1939 Peter Bogdanovich, director and producer (Last Picture Show), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1940 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
  • 1940 Patricia Schroeder, (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973- )
  • 1940 Reva Rose, singer/actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Pat Schroeder, American politician
  • 1941 Count Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
  • 1941 Paul Anka, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1943 Henri-François Gautrin, Quebec politician
  • 1944 Frances de la Tour, actress (Bejeweled, Wombling Free)
  • 1944 Teresa Cahill, opera singer
  • 1945 David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
  • 1945 Patrick Modiano, French novelist
  • 1946 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
  • 1946 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)

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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, Baytown TX, actress (Oh Calcutta)
  • 1947 William Atherton, Ct, actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44)
  • 1947 Jonathan Mann, AIDS activist (d. 1998)
  • 1948 Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
  • 1949 Joyce Jones, US singer (1st Choice)
  • 1949 Duck Baker, American guitarist
  • 1950 Frank Stallone, American Sylvestor's brother/actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer
  • 1953 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
  • 1954 Ken Olin, actor (Hill St Blues, Michael-30 Something), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955 Rat Scabies [Chris Miller], British rock drummer (the Damned), born in Surrey, England
  • 1956 Anita Hill, professor of law, Clarence Thomas' nemesis
  • 1956 Delta Burke, actress (Suzanne-Designing Women), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1956 Phil Fearon, rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You)
  • 1956 Soraida Martinez, American Painter, Creator of Verdadism.
  • 1957 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist
  • 1957 Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls)
  • 1957 Mark Tymchyshyn, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1957 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 1957 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
  • 1958 Daley Thompson, Decathalete (Olympic gold 1980, 1984), born in London, England
  • 1958 Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter (Wild Things, Wuthering Heights), born in Plumstead, England
  • 1958 Richard Burgi, actor (Chad Rollo-Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1959 Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)

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

  • 1961 Laurence Fishburne, actor (Red Heat, School Daze), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1961 Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1962 Andy Green, UK, 1st to break sound barrier on land
  • 1962 Monique Gabrielle, actress (Flashdance, Night Shift), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1962 Tom Pagnozzi, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1962 Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov, Rus lt-colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21)
  • 1962 Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive
  • 1963 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 92), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Ingrid Butts, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963 Lisa Kudrow, American actress (Phoebe Buffay on Friends), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Monique Gabrielle, actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Vivica A. Fox, American actress
  • 1964 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
  • 1964 Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
  • 1965 Tex Axile, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • 1965 Tim Munton, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • 1968 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
  • 1968 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
  • 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)

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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-96)
  • 1972 Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1972 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96), 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

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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 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

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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
  • 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