On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1930 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 335 of 335

  • Aug 1 Jerry Frankel, American Broadway producer, born in Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • Aug 2 Ron de Lugo, American politician (Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands' at-large district 1981-95), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 2 Vali Myers, Australian painter, born in Canterbury, Sydney (d. 2003)
  • Aug 4 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • Aug 4 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, born in Stratford, East London (d. 1996)
  • Aug 4 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric, born in Mashhad, Iran

Person of interestNeil Armstrong

Aug 5 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Aug 5 Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia (1993-98), born in Ľubiša, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Aug 8 Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
  • Aug 8 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
  • Aug 10 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • Aug 11 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • Aug 12 Ronald James Herron, architect
  • Aug 12 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician

Person of interestGeorge Soros

Aug 12 George Soros [György Schwartz], Hungarian-American investor and political activist (Open Society Foundation), born in Budapest, Hungary

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros

  • Aug 14 Gerald Solomon, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Okeechobee, Florida (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14 Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
  • Aug 15 Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • Aug 17 James Gerald Gulliver, Scottish businessman (Argyll Foods), born in Campbeltown, Scotland (d. 1996)

Person of interestTed Hughes

Aug 17 Ted Hughes, English Poet and translator (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • Aug 18 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Aug 19 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
  • Aug 21 Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, born in Glamis Castle, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • Aug 23 Andy Ireland, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser and computer designer, born in Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • Aug 23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • Aug 24 Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, born in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • Aug 27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • Aug 27 John Watts, British army and Chief of Defense (Omani Armed Forces), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Aug 29 Marius van Amelsvoort, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive, born in Montreal, Québec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Warren Burger, American author (The Midas Touch)

Person of interestWarren Buffett

Aug 30 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Investor
Warren Buffett
  • Aug 31 Owen B Pickett, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1987-2001), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Sep 1 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)

  • Sep 3 Cherry Barbara Grimm [Lockett], New Zealand sci-fi author (Nearest Fire), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Weesp, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Sep 4 Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Sep 6 Andre Beullens, Flemish painter, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Sep 7 Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Sep 8 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, American Mexican media tycoon (Televisa), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Sep 8 Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Premier of South Vietnam (1965-67), born in Sơn Tây, Indochina (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Robert W. Firestone, American author and clinical psychologist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 10 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, Ghanian diplomat (first African Secretary-General of UNCTAD), born in Gold Coast (d. 1995),
  • Sep 13 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Sep 14 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 16 Ken Coates, British Labour politician and writer, born in Leek, Staffordshire (d. 2010)
  • Sep 17 Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), born in Hereford Texas (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner
  • Sep 17 Thomas P. Stafford, American Air Force officer and astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18), born in Weatherford, Oklahoma
  • Sep 17 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher, born in Yakima, Washington (d. 2009)
  • Sep 22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter
  • Sep 23 Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)
  • Sep 23 Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • Sep 24 John Young, American astronaut and 9th person to walk on the Moon (Gemini 3 & 10, Apollo 10 & 16, STS 1 & 9), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • Sep 24 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), born in Skarbanowo, Poland (d. 1998)
  • Sep 25 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1999)
  • Sep 27 Roger Birch, Chief Constable (Sussex)
  • Sep 28 Robin Buchanan, CEO (NHS Supplies Auth, Wessex Regional Health Auth)
  • Sep 29 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)
  • Sep 29 Morag Timbury, director (Central Public Health Laboratory)
  • Sep 29 Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)
  • Oct 1 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • Oct 2 Dave Barrett, 26th Premier of British Columbia (1972-75), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 5 Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14), born in Uzyn, Kiev Oblast, Soviet Union (d. 2009)
  • Oct 5 Reinhard Selten, German economist (Nobel Prize 1994). born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)

Person of interestHafez al-Assad

Oct 6 Hafez al-Assad, General and President of Syria (1971-2000), born in Qardaha, Alawite State, Syria (d. 2000)

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • Oct 10 Adlai Stevenson III, American politician (U.S. Senator from Illinois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 10 Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Oct 10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1970)
  • Oct 11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 13 Piet Clase, South African politician (Minister of Education), born in Bothaville, South Africa

Person of interestMobutu Sese Seko

Oct 14 Mobutu Sese Seko, Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), born in Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1997)

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Oct 15 FM-2030 [Fereidoun M. Esfandiary], Iranian-American author and transhumanist (Are You a Transhuman?), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2000)
  • Oct 17 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 17 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 18 Frank C. Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89), born in Scanton, Pennsyslvania (d. 2018)
  • Oct 19 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, born in Frome, England (d. 1996)
  • Oct 21 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
  • Oct 24 Johan Galtung, Norwegian polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 24 Sultan Ahmad Shah, 7th King of Malaysia (1979-84), born in Pekan, Pahang, Federated Malay States, British Malaya (d. 2019)
  • Oct 26 John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), born in Barnsley, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 29 Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 2002)
  • Oct 31 Michael Collins, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 1 A. R. Gurney, American playwright (The Dining Room), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 2 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist
  • Nov 3 Philip M Crane, (Rep-R-IL, 1969- )
  • Nov 3 William H Dana, pilot (X-15)
  • Nov 3 D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • Nov 5 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

  • Nov 7 Peter Woods, British journalist and newsreader, born in Romford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 7 Rudy Boschwitz, American politician (U.S. Senator from Minnesota 1978-91), born in Berlin, Weimar Germany
  • Nov 8 Edmund Happold, British structural engineer (founder of Buro Happold), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., African-American chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1981-88), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1988)
  • Nov 11 Kenneth Fleetwood, English fashion designer (Hardy Amies, dressed Queen Elizabeth II), born in Wigan, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (many-worlds-interpretation of quantum physics), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1982)
  • Nov 12 Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)
  • Nov 13 Fred Harris, American politician (Sen-D-Okla, 1964-73), born in Walters, Oklahoma
  • Nov 13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Nov 14 Edward H White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 14 Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao
  • Nov 14 Dame Elisabeth Frink, Thurlow, Suffolk, English sculptor and printmaker
  • Nov 14 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, born in Oléron, France (d. 2017)
  • Nov 15 J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)
  • Nov 15 Olene Walker, politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Nov 16 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestChinua Achebe

Nov 16 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Nov 16 Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, born in Corleone, Sicily, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dundalk, County Louth (d. 1995)
  • Nov 22 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • Nov 22 Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)
  • Nov 23 William E Brock, (Sen-D)/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)
  • Nov 26 Berthold Leibinger, German entrepreneur (Trumpf) and philanthropist, born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Nov 27 James M Taylor, Stamps ARK, USAF/astronaut
  • Nov 27 Vladimir Maksimov, Russian writer and dissident, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 29 Shirley Porter, English politician
  • Nov 30 G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, Watergate felon and radio host, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 30 William H Dana, test pilot (X-15), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 1 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)

  • Dec 2 Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Dec 8 John Morressy, American sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 8 Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, born in Islington, London (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Clayton K Yeutter, American trade negotiator and Republican National chairman, born in Eustis, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • Dec 15 Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace), born in Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland
  • Dec 16 Bill Young, American politician (Congress, 1993-2013), born in Harmarville, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

Person of interestBob Guccione

Dec 17 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse, Omni), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • Dec 21 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches
  • Dec 22 Larry Stevenson [Richard], American skateboard innovator (kicktail), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 25 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1986)
  • Dec 27 Meg Greenfield, US politician(?)
  • Dec 27 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
  • Dec 30 Patrick Bowles, American writer and translator, born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 1999)
  • Dec 30 Jerome Theisen, American Abbot Primate of the Benedictine order of monks, born in Loyal, Wisconsin (d. 1995)