Birthdays in History on January 30

  • 133 Didius Julianus [Marcus Severus Didius Julianus], Roman Emperor, born in Milan, Italy (d. 193)
  • 1615 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, born in Varina Farms, Virginia (d. 1675)
  • 1617 William Sancroft, 79th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England (d. 1693)
  • 1624 Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (About Virtue), born in Antwerp (d. 1669)
  • 1628 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham England, born in London (d. 1687)
  • 1661 Charles Rollin, French historian, born in Paris (d. 1741)
  • 1687 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • 1708 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist and cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1770)
  • 1720 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist, born in Finspång, Sweden (d. 1778)
  • 1754 John Lansing Jr., American lawyer and statesman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1829)
  • 1775 Walter Savage Landor, English poet and writer (Imaginary Conversations), born in Warwick, England (d. 1864)
  • 1781 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • 1797 Edwin Vose Sumner, American Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1814 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French-Belgian glass painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, American politician, Major General (Union Army), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1822 John Basil Turchin [Ivan Vasyliovych Turchin], Russian-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • 1829 Alfred Cummings, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1910)
  • 1832 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, born in Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain (d. 1897)
  • 1835 Oliver Edwards, American inventor and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1904)
  • 1841 Alfred Townsend George, American Civil War journalist, born in Georgetown, Delaware (d. 1914)
  • 1841 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (1895-99), born in Paris (d. 1899)
  • 1844 Moritz von Bissing, German gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), born in Ober Bellmannsdorf, Prussia (d. 1917)
  • 1846 Francis H. Bradley, British idealist philosopher (Appearance and Reality), born in Clapham, Surrey, England (d. 1924)
  • 1865 Samuel Pierre l'Honoré Naber, Dutch rear-admiral and librarian, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1936)
  • 1873 Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter, born in Lyon, France (d. 1939)
  • 1878 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (Truth and Justice), born in Vetepere, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1940)

Person of interestFranklin D. Roosevelt

1882 Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), born in Hyde Park, New York (d. 1945)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1885 John Henry Towers, American naval aviator, born in Rome, Georgia (d. 1955)
  • 1889 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 1937)
  • 1892 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1957)
  • 1894 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1943)
  • 1894 Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet) (d. 1953)
  • 1899 Max Theiler, South African-American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Earl of Huntingdon, mural painter
  • 1901 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • 1903 G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)

Person of interestEmilio G. Segrè

1905 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1989)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1909 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)
  • 1910 C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Sir Alexander Ogston, British surgeon (discovered Staphylococcus), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1929)
  • 1912 Barbara Tuchman, American historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • 1912 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Percy Thrower, English radio host
  • 1913 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo" and "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century," born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1941)
  • 1914 Louis Osman, artist architect goldsmith medallist/craftsman
  • 1915 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
  • 1915 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)

  • 1918 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • 1919 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • 1920 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • 1924 Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)

Person of interestDouglas Engelbart

1925 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer Scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • 1927 Olof Palme, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1929 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )
  • 1930 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
  • 1931 Jack Bowman, Chief Constable (Tayside)
  • 1931 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), born in Sydney (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Stewart B McKinney, (Rep-R-CT, 1971- )
  • 1931 John Crosbie, Canadian politician
  • 1931 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author
  • 1932 Kazuo Inamori, Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co)
  • 1933 Bob Muddimer, CEO (Ranks Hovis McDougall)
  • 1933 Louis Rukeyser, financial whiz (Wall Street Week)
  • 1935 Richard Brautigan, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1935 John George Hughes, British academic and 9th bishop of Kensington (1987-1994), born in England (d. 1994)
  • 1935 Martin Taylor, former vice-chairman, Hanson
  • 1936 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • 1938 Marcel P. A. van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
  • 1938 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Frank R Wolf, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )

Person of interestDick Cheney

1941 Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • 1941 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1942 Christopher Howes, Crown Estate Second Commissioner
  • 1944 John Thornton, English chocolate factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1945 Michael Dorris, writer
  • 1946 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC
  • 1947 Les Barker, English poet
  • 1948 Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • 1949 William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)

Person of interestPeter Agre

1949 Peter Agre, American biologist and Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • 1953 Fred Hembeck, Yaphank, New York, American cartoonist
  • 1955 Judith Tarr, American sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)
  • 1958 Brett Butler, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962 Abdullah II of Jordan, King of Jordan (1999-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1962 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist

Person of interestFelipe VI

1968 Felipe VI [Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia], King of Spain (2014-), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI
  • 1969 Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality TV show star
  • 1974 Jemima Khan, English socialite
  • 1985 Aaadietya Pandey, Indian astrologer
  • 2005 Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II, of Jordan, born in Amman, Jordan