Famous Birthdays on June 30

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 208

  • 1468 Johann the Steadfast, Elector of Saxony (1525-32), born in Meissen, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1532)
  • 1470 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98) who invaded Italy, born in Château d'Amboise, France (d. 1498)
  • 1503 John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1532-47), born in Torgau, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1554)
  • 1641 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1719)
  • 1669 Mauritius Vogt, German composer, born in Königshofen, Bavaria (d. 1730)
  • 1685 Dominikus Zimmermann, Bavarian Baroque architect and painter (Liebfrauenkirche), born in Gaispoint, Germany (d. 1766)
  • 1685 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera), born in Barnstaple, England (d. 1732)
  • 1722 Jiří Antonín Benda, Czech composer and violinist, born in Benátky nad Jizerou, Bohemia (d. 1795)
  • 1723 Christian Ernst Graf, Dutch composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1804)
  • 1743 Niels Schiørring, Danish musician and composer, born in Favrskov Municipality, Denmark (d. 1798)
  • 1748 Jean-Dominique, comte de Cassini, French astronomer, born in Paris (d. 1845)
  • 1755 Paul-François-Jean-Nicolas, French politician of the French Revolution, born in Fox-Amphoux, France (d. 1829)
  • 1768 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, First Lady of the United States (1817-25) as the wife of the fifth President James Monroe, born in NYC, New York (d. 1830)
  • 1789 Horace Vernet, French painter of battles and Orientalist subjects, born in Paris (d. 1863)
  • 1791 Félix Savart, French surgeon and physicist (law of Biot & Savart), born in Mézières, France (d. 1841)
  • 1803 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), born in Clifton, Somerset, England (d. 1849)

  • 1807 Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German philosopher and writer (Auch einer), born in Ludwigsburg, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1810 Stanko Vraz [Jakob Frass], Slovenian-Croatian poet (illyrism), born in Cerovec in Lower Styria, Austrian Empire (d. 1851)
  • 1817 Joseph Dalton Hooker, British botanist and director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, born in Halesworth, Suffolk (d. 1911)
  • 1818 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)
  • 1819 William A. Wheeler, American politician (19th Vice President of the United States), born in Malone, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1823 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer and dramatist (2 Tudors), born in 's-Graveland, North Holland (d. 1906)
  • 1823 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Parsi entrepreneur and founder of the first textile mills in India, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1901)
  • 1833 Willie Park Sr., Scottish golfer (British Open 1860, 63, 66, 75), born in Wallyford, East Lothian (d. 1903)
  • 1843 Ernest Mason Satow, British diplomat and scholar, born in Clapton, London, England (d. 1929)
  • 1846 Ricardo Drigo, Italian composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1930)
  • 1847 Jacob Theodoor Cremer, Dutch tobacco magnate and administrator for the Deli Company in Sumatra, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1856 Gerrit Kalff, Dutch professor (history of Dutch writers), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1860 Gyula Andrássy, Jr., Hungarian politician (Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (1918-20)), born in Tőketerebes, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1868 C. V. France, British actor (The Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail), born in Bradford, England (d. 1949)
  • 1879 Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1884 Georges Duhamel, French author (Vie et aventures de Salavin, 5 vol.), born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1890 Gertrude McCoy, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), born in Sugar Valley, Georgia (d. 1967)
  • 1890 Horace Chapman, South African cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1941)
  • 1891 Man Mountain Dean [Frank Simmons Leavitt], American professional wrestler, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1891 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler, born in Nekoosa, Wisconsin (d. 1966)
  • 1892 László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1892 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner, Wooden Crosses,, Pastoral Symphony), born in Philippeville, Constantine, France (d. 1963)
  • 1892 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader, born in Duisburg-Ruhrort, Prussia, German Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Harold Laski, English economist and Labour Party leader (1945-46), born in Manchester, England (d. 1950)
  • 1893 Walter Ulbricht, German politician (Head Of State, German Democratic Republic), born in Leipzig, Saxony, German Empire (d. 1973)

  • 1898 George Chandler, American actor (Fury, Lassie, The Fatal Glass of Beer), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1899 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, born in Studénka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1899 Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 1990)
  • 1900 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)

Person of interestWillie Sutton

1901 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1904 Glenda Farrell, American actress (Golddiggers of 1935), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 1971)
  • 1905 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), born in Fresno, California (d. 1966)
  • 1906 Tribhuwan Bir Bikram Shah, King of Nepal (1911-55), born in Kathmandu, Nepal (d. 1955)
  • 1906 Ralph Allen, English footballer, born in Newburn, England (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), born in San Diego, California (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian nationalist and military leader, born in Krakovets, Galicia, Austria–Hungary (d. 1950)
  • 1908 Charles Camproux, French linguistic and author (Bestiari), born in Marseilles, France (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Lucino Tinio Sacramento, Filipino composer, born in Licab, Nueva Ecija, Philippines (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Monica Maurice, industrialist and Managing Director and Chairman of the Wolf Safety Lamp Company, Sheffield, born in Hucknall, England (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Winston Graham, British writer (Poldark novels), born in Manchester (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Juan Bosch, 43rd President of the Dominican Republic (1962-63) and writer, born in La Vega, Dominican Republic (d. 2001)
  • 1911 Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), born in Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Virginia D. Smith, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska), born in Randolph, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • 1912 Dan Reeves, American NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1912 Madhaviah Krishnan, Indian naturalist and wildlife photographer, born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Tibor de Machula, Hungarian-Dutch cellist, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (d. 1982)
  • 1912 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer, born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Harry Wismer, American sports broadcaster and team owner (NY Titans), born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1967)
  • 1913 Alfonso López Michelsen, 24th President of Colombia (1974-78), born in Bogotá, D.C., Colombia (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Natko Devčić, Croatian composer, born in Glina, Croatia (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Francisco da Costa Gomes, President of Portugal’s ruling military junta (1974-76), born in Chaves, Portugal (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946)), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Lena Horne, American actress and singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1917 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, born in Ingelmunster, Belgium (d. 1980)

Person of interestSusan Hayward

1917 Susan Hayward, American actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward
  • 1918 Stuart Foster, American singer (Galen Drake Show), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1919 Lee Krieger, American actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1967)
  • 1919 Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon and known as "Father of the Modern Day Hot-Air Balloon.", born in Bristow, Iowa (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Sam Moskowitz, American writer and historian of science fiction, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Zeno Colò, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Abetone, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1920)
  • 1921 Gordon Reynolds, English organist and master of the Choristers at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Jim Levitch, horse trainer
  • 1925 Will Gay Bottje, American omposer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • 1926 Paul Berg, American biochemist (development of recombinant DNA techniques, Nobel Chemistry 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • 1927 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1927 Joe Skeen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Frank Marcus, German playwright and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Doyle Holly, American comedian and musician (Buckaroos), born in Perkins, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1930 June Valli, American singer (Your Hit Parade), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1930 Mac Benson, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1931 James Loughran, British conductor, born in Glasgow
  • 1931 Hans Gruijters, Dutch mayor (co-founder of D66-Lelystad), born in Helmond, Netherlands
  • 1931 June Thorburn, British actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1967)
  • 1931 Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, born in Antwerp (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Martin Mailman, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1933 M. J. K. Smith, English cricketer (England captain mid-60s), born in Westcotes, Leicestershire, England
  • 1933 Lea Massari, Italian actress (Anna-L'avventura), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • 1934 Harry Blackstone, Jr., American stage magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion), born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • 1935 [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, born in Tel Aviv, Israel (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Nancy Dussault, American actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1936 Pauls Dambis, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1936 Tony Musante, American actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Assia Djebar [Fatma-Zohra Imalhayène], Algerian writer and filmmaker, born in Iol, Algeria (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Tom Frost, American rock climber (founder gear & apparel company Patagonia), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Billy Mills, 10k (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1938 Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi), born in Hilversum, North Holland, Netherlands
  • 1938 William Mervin Mills, 10K runner (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1938 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), born in Drama, Greece(d. 1999)
  • 1939 Eleanor Smeal, American cofounder of the Feminist Majority Foundation and president (National Organization for Women), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • 1939 Lindembergue Cardoso, Brazilian composer, born in Livramento de Nossa Senhora, State of Bahia, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1939 John Fortune [John C. Wood], English satirist and comedian (Bremner, Bird and Fortune), born in Bristol, England (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer and songwriter, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2007)

  • 1941 John Jameson, English cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai), born in Bombay, British India
  • 1941 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), born in Hamlet, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1941 Micki Grant, American singer, composer and actress, 1st African American woman to direct on Broadway, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Mike Leander, English record producer, born in Walthamstow, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1941 Peter Pollock, South African cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
  • 1942 Robert Ballard, American explorer and discoverer (discovered Titanic wreck in 1985), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1943 Florence Ballard, American R&B singer (The Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1944 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944 Ron Swoboda, American baseball outfielder and sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1944 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist, physician and author (Life After Life), born in Porterdale, Georgia
  • 1946 Billy Brown, American rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1947 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux), born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • 1947 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1949 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, born in Hanoi, Vietnam (d. 1981)
  • 1949 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1950 Donna Jean Willmott, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1951 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper and singer (We Love Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2004)
  • 1951 Stanley Clarke, American rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Stephen S. Oswald, American NASA astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician, born in Cefalonia, Greece
  • 1952 David Garrison, American Broadway and television actor (Wicked), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 1953 Hal Lindes, American-English rocker (Dire Straits), born in Monterey, California
  • 1954 Bryn B Burrows, rock drummer (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1954 Ken Olin, American actor (Thirtysomething, Det Quinn-EZ Street), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Pierre Charles, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica, born in Grand Bay, Dominica (d. 2004)
  • 1954 Serzh Sargsyan, Armenian politician, President of Armenia (2008-18), born in Stepanakert, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1955 Mark MacDonald, horse trainer
  • 1956 [Philip] Adrian Wright, British composer and keyboard player (Human League-Only Human), born in Wakefield, England
  • 1956 David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1956 Ronald Winans, American gospel singer (Winans), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1957 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1958 Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish orchestral conductor (Giro), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1959 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics 24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1959 Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor (Full Metal Jacket), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Randy Ladouceur, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada
  • 1960 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles), born in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1961 Karolyn Kirby, American beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Julianne Regan, English-Irish rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
  • 1962 Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Russian stronaut (Mir 18, STS-71), born in Zubovo-Polyansk, Yavas, Mordovia

  • 1962 Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1963 Rupert Graves, English actor (Handful of Dust, Maurice, Sherlock), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • 1963 Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1965 Mitch Richmond, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1965 Steve Duchesne, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
  • 1965 Gary Pallister, English footballer (Manchester United), born in Ramsgate, Kent, England

Person of interestMike Tyson

1966 Mike Tyson, American boxer (youngest ever heavyweight champion 1986-90, 20 years, 4 months, 22 days), born in Brooklyn, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1966 Louie Aguiar, American NFL punter (KC Chiefs), born in Livermore, California
  • 1966 Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor (Guy de Lusignan-Kingdom of Heaven), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1967 Rudi Steyn, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995), born in Kimberley, South Africa
  • 1967 Sheila Hudson, American triple jumper (US record 1992), born in Wurzburg, Germany
  • 1968 Dan Peltier, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Clifton Park, New York
  • 1968 Philip Anselmo, American heavy metal musician (Pantera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969 Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 Ken Gernander, American NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Coleraine, Minnesota
  • 1969 Kristina Farrar Stookey, American 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Martha Vineyard, Massachusetts

Person of interestSanath Jayasuriya

1969 Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricket opening batsmen (MVP-1996 World Cup), born in Matara, Sri Lanka

  • 1970 Brian Bloom, American actor (As the World Turns), born in Merrick, New York
  • 1970 Mark Grudzielanek, American MLB infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Anette Michel, Mexican actress (La otra mitad del sol), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1971 Monica Potter, American actress (The Last House on the Left), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Garret Anderson, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Tyrone Davis, American NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Halifax, Virginia
  • 1972 James Martin, English celebrity chef (Saturday Kitchen), born in Malton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1973 Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973 Dodda Ganesh, Indian cricketer and pace bowler (Karnataka & India), born in Bengaluru, India
  • 1974 Melanie Lambert American ice skater
  • 1974 Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete

Person of interestRalf Schumacher

1975 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 1977 Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)
  • 1978 Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave
  • 1978 Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player
  • 1979 Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer
  • 1979 Rick Gonzalez, Hispanic-American actor
  • 1979 Travis Minor, National Football League Runningback
  • 1980 Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 Can Artam, Turkish racing driver
  • 1981 Matt Kirk, Canadian football Player
  • 1981 Karolina Sadalska, Polish kayaker
  • 1981 Ben Utecht, American football Player
  • 1982 Dan Jacobs, American guitarist (Atreyu)
  • 1982 Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • 1982 Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • 1982 Lizzy Caplan, American actress (Mean Girls, Marlena Diamond-Cloverfield), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1982 Willam Belli, American drag queen, model, reality television personality (Nip/Tuck, RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1983 Brendon James, British drummer (Thirteen Senses)
  • 1983 Marlin Jackson, American football player
  • 1983 Patrick Wolf, British musician
  • 1983 Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud)