Historical Figures Born in 1930

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 339

  • Jan 1 Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)
  • Jan 3 Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright
  • Jan 5 Edward Galven Givens Jr., Major USAF/astronaut, born in Quanah, Texas (d. 1967)
  • Jan 6 Denis Pitts, English journalist
  • Jan 11 Ron Mulock, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Jennifer Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 13 Roman Cieślewicz, Polish French artist, graphic designer, born in Lwów, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer, born in Blair, Oklahoma (d. 2006)
  • Jan 16 Norman Podhoretz, American neoconservative pundit (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin (92 years old)

Jan 20 American astronaut & fighter pilot (Gem 12, Ap 11), born in Montclair, New Jersey

  • Jan 21 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 23 Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet (Omeros), Nobel Prize for Literature 1992, born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 23 William Reid Pogue, American fighter pilot & astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • Jan 24 Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer (Bernard Matthews Farms), born in Brooke, England (d. 2010)
  • Jan 25 Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist, born in Dvorišče (d. 1944)
  • Jan 26 A N Solomons, British banking chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
  • Jan 26 Anne Macfarlane, Master (Court of Protection)
  • Jan 27 Esteban Edward Torres, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-99), born in Miami, Arizona (d. 2022)
  • Jan 27 Roger Sims, British MP
  • Jan 28 David Morris, British MEP
  • Jan 30 Frank O'Bannon, American politician (Governor of Indiana, 1997-2003), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2003)
  • Jan 30 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Feb 1 Mario Beaulieu, Canadian politician (Senator for Quebec, 1990-94), born in Plantagenet, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • Feb 1 Peter Tapsell, British Conservative Party politician (Member of Parliament, 1959-64 and 1966-2015), born in Hove, England (d. 2018)
  • Feb 1 Shahabuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh, 1996-2001), born in Pemal, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Bangladesh)
  • Feb 3 Gillian Ayres, British abstract painter and printmaker, born in Barnes, London (d. 2018)
  • Feb 8 Arlan Stangeland, American politician (Rep-R-MN, 1977-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 8 James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)
  • Feb 9 Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003)
  • Feb 11 Roy De Forest, American Painter (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Arlen Specter, American Senator (Republican-PA, 1981- 2011), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2012)
  • Feb 13 Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
  • Feb 14 Duncan Montgomery Stewart, principal (Lady Margaret Hall-Oxford)
  • Feb 15 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 16 Frederick "Fred" Cuming, British painter, born in London
  • Feb 17 Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), born in South Woodford, Essex
  • Feb 18 Gahan Wilson, American author and cartoonist known as the "Michelangelo of the Macabre", born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2019) [1]
  • Feb 18 Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
  • Feb 19 John Frankenheimer, American director (Birdman of Alcatraz), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 20 Bill Walker, British MP
  • Feb 21 Elizabeth Adams, American Beverly Hills madame and mentor to Heidi Fleiss, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1995) [1]
  • Feb 22 James McGarrell, American painter, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 22 Jules van Neerven, Dutch economist & editor (Limbourg Daily), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Feb 23 Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer (Black Venus)
  • Feb 25 Erica Pedretti, writer
  • Feb 25 Wendy Beckett, South African British nun and TV art critic, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • Feb 27 Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
  • Feb 27 Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Feb 28 Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
  • Feb 28 Leon Cooper, American physicist who co-developed the BCS theory of superconductivity (Nobel 1972), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Mar 2 Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 3 Heiner Geißler, German politician
  • Mar 3 Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
  • Mar 7 Antony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and husband of Princess Margaret, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Mar 7 Stanley Miller, American chemist (created 'primordial soup' experiment to show how life might have originated on earth), born in Oakland, California (d. 2007)
  • Mar 9 Harry Aarts, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • Mar 11 David Gentleman, designer/painter
  • Mar 12 Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • Mar 12 Robin Cavendish, English campaigner for the disabled, born in Middleton (d. 1994)
  • Mar 15 Zhores Alferov, Soviet-Russian physicist (2000 Nobel Prize in Physics), born in Vitebsk, Soviet Union (d. 2019)
  • Mar 17 James Irwin, American air force officer and NASA astronaut (Apollo 15, 8th person to walk on the moon), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Mar 22 Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator (President of Harvard University), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 22 Lynden Pindling, Bahamas 'Father of the Nation' Prime Minister of Bahamas (1967-92), born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Pat Robertson, American televangelist and media mogul (700 club, Presidential candidate-R-1989), born in Lexington, Virginia
  • Mar 26 Gregory Corso, American beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man), born in New York City (d. 2001)

Sandra Day O'ConnorSandra Day O'Connor (92 years old)

Mar 26 American 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- 2006), born in El Paso, Texas

  • Mar 27 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist and writer (Bird Watching), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Mar 28 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Mar 28 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • Mar 29 Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford (d. 1997)
  • Mar 30 Lord Browne-Wilkinson [Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson], Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (UK)

Helmut KohlHelmut Kohl (1930-2017)

Apr 3 German chancellor (West Germany, 1982-90, unified Germany, 1990-98), born in Ludwigshafen, Weimar Republic

  • Apr 3 Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), born in Lakeland, Florida (d. 1998)
  • Apr 3 Max Frankel, American journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds), born in Gera, Germany
  • Apr 8 Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
  • Apr 8 Julien Van Remoortere [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist), born in Beveren, Belgium (d. 2018)
  • Apr 8 Mary Moore, English principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford) (d. 2017)
  • Apr 9 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist, born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist, born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • Apr 10 Dolores Huerta, American civil rights activist (co-founded United Farm Workers), born in Dawson, New Mexico
  • Apr 10 Hugh Morton, Baron Morton of Shuna, Scottish lawyer and judge, born in Mukden, Manchuria, China (d. 1995)
  • Apr 11 Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Apr 11 Bill Hefner, American politician, Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, born in Elora, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • Apr 11 Clive Exton, British scriptwriter and playwright, born in Islington, London
  • Apr 11 James Ferman, American director and secretary (British Board of Film Classification), born in New York (d. 2002)
  • Apr 11 Joseph Burnett-Stuart, CEO (Robert Fleming Holdings)
  • Apr 11 Nicholas F. Brady, American politician and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1988-93), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Louw de Graaf, Dutch Assistant Secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
  • Apr 12 Manuel Neri, American sculptor (life-size figurative sculptures), born in Sanger, California
  • Apr 12 Patrick Edmund Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, Irish peer and public servant, born in London
  • Apr 13 Jeremiah Harman, British Judge "the kicking Judge", born in Kensington, London
  • Apr 14 George Gekas, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1983-2003), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 15 Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU), born in Lingelihle, Eastern Cape (d. 1994)

Vigdís FinnbogadóttirVigdís Finnbogadóttir (92 years old)

Apr 15 4th President of Iceland (1980-96) and the world's 1st woman democratically elected president, born in Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Apr 21 Don Tyson, American businessman, founder of Tyson Foods, born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • Apr 23 Michael Bowen, British Roman Catholic Archbishop (Southwark), born in Gibraltar
  • Apr 25 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 28 James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 30 Raoul de Keyser, Flemish painter, born in Deinze, Belgium (d. 2012)
  • May 1 Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles (R, 1993-2001), born in NYC, New York
  • May 2 Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist, born in Teramo (d. 2016)
  • May 3 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2014)
  • May 4 Katherine Jackson [Kattie B Screws], American matriarch of the Jackson family, born in Clayton, Alabama
  • May 5 Michael J. Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1967)
  • May 7 Totie Fields [Sophie Feldman], American comedienne, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • May 8 Alex Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices, born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • May 8 Gary Snyder, American beat poet (Turtle Island - Pulitzer Prize, 1975; Rip Rap and Cold Mountain Poems), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 10 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)
  • May 10 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • May 11 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • May 11 Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
  • May 11 Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Caribbean poet (Born to Slow Horses) and academic, born in Bridgetown, Barbados (d. 2020)
  • May 11 M J Hamlin, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Dundee University)
  • May 11 Stanley L Elkin, American writer/professor (Living End), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 11 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • May 13 Mike Gravel, American politician (US Senator (D) - Alaska, 1969-81), and peace activist (Pentagon Papers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • May 13 Vernon Shaw, President of Dominica (1998-2003) (d. 2013)
  • May 14 Edward Regan, American Republican politician and Comptroller of New York (1979-93), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • May 14 Phillipo Seed, social work academic
  • May 15 Jasper Johns, painter/sculptor (Green Target), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • May 16 Desmond Langley, British army officer and Governor of Bermuda, born in London (d. 2008)
  • May 16 Don Conicannon, government minister
  • May 18 Barbara Goldsmith, American author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • May 18 Don Leslie Lind, American USN Commander, and pilot, and NASA astronaut (STS-51-B), born in Midvale, Utah
  • May 18 Fred[erick Thomas] Saberhagen, American sci-fi author (Book of Swords)
  • May 18 Warren Rudman, American politician (Sen-R-NH, 1980-93), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • May 19 Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (A Raisin in the Sun), and writer (To Be Young Gifted And Black), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1965)
  • May 20 Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)

Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser (1930-2015)

May 21 Australian Prime Minister (Liberal, 1975-83), born in Toorak, Victoria

  • May 21 Stanley Wells, English scholar of Shakespeare (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham), born in Hull, England
  • May 22 Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch politician (State Secretary for the Interior 1986-94), born in Sneek, Netherlands (d. 2008)

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk (1930-1978)

May 22 American politician, gay activist and first openly gay person elected to public office, born in Woodmere, New York

  • May 22 LaSalle Leffall Jr., American surgeon, medical educator, and 1st black president of the American Cancer Society (1978), and the American College of Surgeons (1995), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2019)
  • May 22 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • May 23 Friedrich Achleitner, German poet
  • May 23 Richard Anuszkiewicz, American artist 'new wizard of op', born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • May 24 Ivor Richardson, New Zealand judge (NZ Court of Appeals), born in Ashburton, New Zealand (d. 2014)
  • May 24 Robert Bateman, Canadian naturalist, painter, teacher, and environmentalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 25 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • May 27 John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)
  • May 27 William S. Sessions, American director of FBI (1987-93), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • May 28 Edward Seaga, PM (Jamaica)
  • May 30 Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • May 30 Robert Ryman, American painter
  • May 31 William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)
  • Jun 1 John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
  • Jun 2 Charles Pete Conrad Jr, USN/astro (Gem 5 11, Ap 12, Skylab 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 3 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American sci-fi author (Storm Queen), born in Albany, New York (d. 1999)
  • Jun 5 Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)
  • Jun 5 Robert Buchanan, British archaeologist and founder of Bath University (d. 2020)
  • Jun 8 Bo Gunnar Widerberg, Swedish director (Elvira Madigan), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • Jun 8 Marcel Léger, Canadian politician, born in Montreal (d. 1993)
  • Jun 8 Michael Codron, British theatrical producer, born in London
  • Jun 8 Robert Aumann, German-Israeli mathematician (The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jun 9 Carlos Vilar, Argentine sailor (Snipe World Championships gold 1948, 51), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Jun 9 Lin Carter, American sci-fi author (Thongor of Lemuria), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Jun 9 Ragnhild Alexandra [Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen], Norwegian princess, born in the Royal Palace, Oslo, Norway (d. 2012)
  • Jun 11 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), born in Orenburg Oblast, Russia (d. 1993)
  • Jun 11 Charles Rangel, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1971-2017), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Jun 12 Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Jun 13 Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and Cold War spy for NATO, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2004)
  • Jun 14 Charles McCarry, American author and former CIA spy (The Tears of Autumn), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Jun 19 Bryan Kneale, British sculptor
  • Jun 20 John Waine, bishop (Chelmsford)
  • Jun 20 Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish artist
  • Jun 21 Gerald Kaufman, British Labour MP, born in Leeds (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 Patricia Lindop, British radiobiologist and physician, born in Brentford, Middlesex (d. 2018)
  • Jun 21 Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London), born in London
  • Jun 23 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jun 24 Herbert C Klein, American businessman, and politician (US House of Representatives (D) - New Jersey, 1993-95), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jun 24 William B. Ziff Jr., American magazine publishing executive, (Modern Bride, Popular Electronics, PC Magazine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Jun 25 Hugo Gabriel Gryn, British Reform rabbi, born in Berehovo, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)

Ross PerotRoss Perot (1930-2019)

Jun 27 American businessman (Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems), billionaire and presidential candidate (1992, 1996), born in Texarkana, Texas

  • Jun 28 Itamar Franco, 33rd President of Brazil (1992-94), born in Brazilian territorial waters, Atlantic Ocean (d. 2011)
  • Jun 30 Sadequain, Pakistani artist, painter, calligrapher and artist, born in Amroha, British India (d. 1987)
  • Jun 30 Thomas Sowell, American economist and social theorist, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Jul 1 Andreas JAI Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Schipluiden/Leiderdorp)
  • Jul 1 Margaret A. Brewer, American soldier and first female General officer in US Marine Corps, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 Carlos Menem, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (1989-99), born in Anillaco, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Jul 4 Yury Tyukalov, Soviet rower (Olympic 1952,56 Gold), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • Jul 6 Françoise Mallet-Joris, Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2016)
  • Jul 6 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, born in Bublitz (d. 2013)
  • Jul 11 Harold Bloom, American literary critic, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jul 15 Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
  • Jul 15 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
  • Jul 15 Stephen Smale, American mathematician
  • Jul 16 Michael Bilirakis, American politician, Republican U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, born in Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • Jul 20 Yuri Petrovich Artyukin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
  • Jul 24 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Khotimsk, Mogilyov Oblast (d. 1998)
  • Jul 24 Charles Hambro, English banker, multi-millionaire and CEO (Hambros) (d. 2002)
  • Jul 25 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist, born in Łuniniec, Poland (d. 1990)
  • Jul 26 Sarah A. Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, British Conservative politician, born in Dublin
  • Jul 27 Ronald Dearing, British civil servant and chairman (British Post Office), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2009)
  • Jul 27 Shirley Williams, British politician (Labour Party; Social Democratic Party; Liberal Democrat), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • Jul 28 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Oleg Popov, Russian clown and circus artist, born in Vyrubovo, Moscow (d. 2016)
  • Aug 1 Jerry Frankel, American Broadway producer, born in Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • Aug 1 Károly Grósz, Hungarian communist politician, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Aug 1 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist and anthropologist, born in Denguin, France (d. 2002)

About 1930

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Feb 10, 1929 - Jan 29, 1930),
Horse (Jan 30, 1930 - Feb 16, 1931)