Birthdays in History on May 30

  • 1010 Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)

Person of interestAlexander Nevsky

1220 Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir, considered the key figure in medieval Rus (1252-63), born in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Vladimir-Suzdal (now Russia) (d. 1263)

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky
  • 1423 Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)
  • 1524 Selam II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74)
  • 1623 Wallerand Vaillant, painter/engraver, baptized
  • 1623 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (d. 1686)
  • 1653 Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany (d. 1676)
  • 1713 Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
  • 1718 Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, British politician (d. 1793)
  • 1719 Roger Newdigate, British politician (d. 1806)

Person of interestHenry Addington

1757 Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1801-04), born in London (d. 1844)

British Prime Minister Henry Addington
British Prime Minister
Henry Addington
  • 1800 Karl W Feuerbach, German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach)
  • 1812 John Alexander McClernand, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky (d. 1900)
  • 1814 Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • 1819 William McMurdo, British army officer (d. 1894)
  • 1820 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, French Canadian politician (d. 1890)

  • 1829 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert
  • 1830 Edward Winslow Hinks, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bucksport, Maine (d. 1894)
  • 1832 George Doherty Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1835 Alfred Austin, Leeds England, poet laureate of England (Garden)
  • 1845 Amadeus/Amadeo I, duke of Aosta and King of Spain (1870-73)
  • 1846 Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)
  • 1847 Alice Stopford Green, Irish historian and proponent of Irish independence, born in Kells, Ireland (d. 1929)
  • 1859 Pierre Marie Felix Janet, French psychologist/neurologist
  • 1867 Arthur Vining Davis, Sharon Mass, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57)
  • 1875 Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
  • 1881 Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (d. 1968)
  • 1886 Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)
  • 1887 Alexander Archipenko, Ukraine sculptor/lithographer
  • 1888 James A Farley, postmaster general (1932-38)
  • 1891 Iman J van den Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter
  • 1892 Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
  • 1894 Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch minister of Colonies (1942-45)
  • 1901 Cornelia Otis Skinner, Chic, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)
  • 1902 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • 1903 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1903 Ray Howard-Jones, artist
  • 1904 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr, President of Panama (1956-60)
  • 1906 Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959)
  • 1907 Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1907 Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)

  • 1912 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist
  • 1912 Joseph Stein, American dramatist and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1912 Julian Gustave Symons, writer
  • 1915 Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer
  • 1916 Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)
  • 1918 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (d. 2007)
  • 1919 René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
  • 1922 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • 1925 Eddy Bruma, Suriname politician
  • 1925 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • 1926 Christine Jorgensen, pioneer transsexual (born George William Jorgensen, Jr)
  • 1926 James Whitman McLamore, businessman
  • 1927 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American author (American Glass Animals)
  • 1928 John Keith Wright, English economist, Assistant Secretary of State (1971-84)
  • 1928 Agnès Varda, Belgium-born French director (Vagabond), born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • 1928 Pro Hart, Australian artist (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Robert Ryman, American painter
  • 1934 Alexei A Leonov, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod II, Soyuz 19), born in Siberia, USSR
  • 1937 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)
  • 1938 Wilfried de Pree, Dutch politician and theologian (PvdA)/theologist
  • 1942 Dan Miller, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1944 Lenny Davidson, rocker (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1946 Candy Lightner, American political activist/founder (MADD), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1950 Bertrand Delanoë, French politician
  • 1951 Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician

Person of interestBrian Kobilka

1955 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
Brian Kobilka
  • 1956 Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • 1957 Allison Roe, marathoner (NYC-1981), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1957 Hervé Leroux, French fashion designer and founder of Hervé Léger fashion house, born in Bapaume, France (d. 2017)
  • 1958 Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1958 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • 1959 Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician, born in Bruges, Belgium
  • 1959 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • 1962 Kevin Eastman, American comic book creator
  • 1963 Helen Patricia Sharman, Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • 1968 Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen found guilty relating to September 11, 2001 attacks
  • 1968 Kelley Armstrong, Canadian novelist (Women of the Otherworld), born in Sudbury, Ontario
  • 1970 Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
  • 1972 Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1975 Marissa Mayer, American technology executive (CEO of Yahoo, designed Google home page), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1978 Lyoto Machida, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1984 Matt Maguire, Australian rules footballer
  • 1986 Ashley Slaney, daughter of Olympians Mary Decker & Richard Slaney