Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1930
January 1 - Ty Hardin, American film actor January 2 - Julius LaRosa, American singer January 3 - Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright January 3 - Robert Loggia, American actor January 4 - Sorrell Booke, American actor (d. 1994) January 6 - Vic Tayback, American actor (d. 1990) January 11 - Rod Taylor, Australian actor January 12 - Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player (d. 1974) January 12 - Glenn Yarborough, American singer January 13 - Liz Anderson, American singer January 13 - Frances Sternhagen, American actress January 15 - Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985) January 16 - Norman Podhoretz, US writer January 17 - Eddie LeBaron, American football player January 19 - Tippi Hedren, American actress January 20 - Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut January 23 - Derek Walcott, West Indian writer January 23 - Teresa Żylis-Gara, Polish singer January 25 - Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944) January 27 - Bobby Blue Bland, American singer January 29 - Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005) January 29 - John Junkin, English radio January 30 - Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992) January 30 - Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974) January 30 - Gene Hackman, American actor January 31 - Lynn Carlin, American actress January 31 - Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972) February 5 - John A. Gambling, American radio show host (d. 2004) February 8 - Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (d. 1987) February 9 - Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003) February 10 - Robert Wagner, American actor February 10 - E.L. Konigsburg, American author February 15 - Nico Minardos, American actor February 17 - Ruth Rendell, English writer February 19 - John Frankenheimer, American film director (d. 2002) February 20 - Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer February 22 - Marni Nixon, American singer February 26 - Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (d. 2005) February 27 - Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003) February 27 - Joanne Woodward, American actress February 28 - Bruce Dawe, Australian poet February 28 - Gavin MacLeod, American actor March 1 - Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980) March 2 - Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007) March 2 - John Cullum, American actor and singer March 5 - Del Crandall, American baseball player March 7 - Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon March 8 - Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996) March 9 - Ornette Coleman, American musician March 11 - Claude Jutra, Quebec film actor and director (d. 1986) March 12 - Vernon Law, American baseball player March 13 - Jan Howard, American singer March 13 - Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter March 16 - Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (d. 2001) March 17 - James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991) March 18 - Pat Halcox, British musician March 19 - Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist March 21 - James Coco, actor (d. 1987) March 22 - Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist March 24 - Agustín González, Spanish actor (d. 2005) March 24 - Steve McQueen, American actor (d. 1980) March 26 - Gregory Corso, American poet (d. 2001) March 26 - Sandra Day O'Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice March 28 - Robert Ashley, American composer March 28 - Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer March 30 - John Astin, American actor April 1 - Grace Lee Whitney, American actress April 3 - Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany April 3 - Wally Moon, American baseball player April 7 - Andrew Sachs, English actor April 9 - Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist April 10 - Claude Bolling, French jazz composer/pianist April 10 - Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006) April 10 - Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001) April 12 - Micha³ ¯yczkowski, Polish technician (d. 2006) April 14 - Bradford Dillman, American actor April 16 - Herbie Mann, American jazz flute player (d. 2003) April 18 - Clive Revill, New Zealand born actor April 19 - Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994) April 21 - Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989) April 24 - Jerome Callet, American musician April 24 - Richard Donner, American film director and producer April 25 - Paul Mazursky, American film director and writer April 26 - Roger Moens, Belgian athlete April 28 - Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983) April 29 - Jean Rochefort, French actor May 1 - Little Walter, American blues singer (d. 1995) May 4 - Roberta Peters, American soprano May 4 - Katherine Jackson, mother of the Jackson musical family May 7 - Totie Fields, American comedienne (d. 1978) May 8 - Heather Harper, Irish singer May 8 - Gary Snyder, American poet May 9 - Joan Sims, British actress (d. 2001) May 10 - Pat Summerall, American football player and broadcaster May 10 - Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004) May 11 - Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007) May 12 - Jesús Franco, Spanish film director May 13 - José Jiménez Lozano, Spanish writer May 16 - Betty Carter, American jazz singer (d. 1998) May 16 - Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (d. 2000) May 19 - Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (d. 1965) May 22 - John Barth, American writer May 22 - Kenny Ball, British musician May 23 - Friedrich Achleitner, German poet May 27 - John Barth, American novelist May 27 - William S. Sessions, American director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation May 30 - Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007) May 31 - Clint Eastwood, American film director and actor June 1 - John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966) June 1 - Edward Woodward, English actor June 2 - Pete Conrad, American astronaut (d. 1999) June 2 - Bob Lillis, baseball player June 3 - Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author (d. 1999) June 3 - Dakota Staton, American jazz singer (d. 2007) June 3 - Ben Wada, Japanese television producers June 4 - Morgana King, American actress June 5 - Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996) June 9 - Barbara, French singer (d. 1997) June 12 - Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976) June 12 - Jim Nabors, American actor June 12 - Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (d. 1993) June 15 - Marcel Pronovost, Canadian professional ice hockey player June 16 - Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian/American cinematographer June 17 - Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000) June 19 - Gena Rowlands, American actress June 20 - Paul Pender, American boxer June 21 - Mike McCormack, American professional football player June 24 - Claude Chabrol, French film director June 24 - William B. Ziff, Jr. June 25 - George Murdock, American actor June 25 - Mary Beth Peil, American singer June 29 - Viola Léger, Acadian-Canadian actress June 29 - Robert Evans, American film producer July 1 - Bobby Day, American singer (d. 1990) July 1 - Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American filmmaker (d. 2005) July 3 - Tommy Tedesco, American musician (d. 1997) July 4 - Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor July 4 - Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower July 7 - Henry (Hank) Mobley, American Jazz composer and saxophonist (d. 1986) July 9 - Roy McLean, South African cricketer (d. 2007) July 11 - Harold Bloom, American literary critic July 12 - Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor July 14 - Polly Bergen, American actress July 16 - Guy Béart, Egyptian-born French singer and songwriter July 18 - Burt Kwouk, English actor July 20 - Sally Ann Howes, English-born singer and actress July 21 - Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002) July 25 - Maureen Forrester, Canadian contralto July 25 - Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990) July 25 - Annie Ross, British jazz singer July 25 - Murray Chapple, Former New Zealand cricketer (d. 1985) July 28 - Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006) July 28 - Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (d. 1998) July 29 - Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer July 31 - Oleg Popov, Russian clown August 1 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002) August 1 - Lionel Bart, English song-writer (d. 1999) August 1 - Julie Bovasso, American actor and writer (d. 1991) August 5 - Neil Armstrong, American astronaut August 6 - Abbey Lincoln, American jazz singer August 12 - George Soros Hungarian-American financier and political activist, August 13 - Don Ho, American musician (d. 2007) August 13 - Bernard Manning, English comedian (d. 2007) August 13 - Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player (d. 1999) August 16 - Robert Culp, American actor August 16 - Frank Gifford, American football player and announcer August 16 - Tony Trabert, American former tennis player August 17 - Glenn Corbett, American actor (d. 1993) August 17 - Ted Hughes, English poet (d. 1998) August 18 - Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor August 19 - Frank McCourt, Irish-American author August 21 - Frank Perry, American film director (d. 1995) August 22 - Gilmar, Brazilian football player August 25 - Sean Connery, Scottish actor August 25 - Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (d. 2003) August 25 - Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor August 26 - Joe Solomon, West Indian cricketer August 28 - Windsor Davies, British actor August 28 - Ben Gazzara, American actor August 30 - Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1981) September 3 - Cherry Wilder, New Zealand author (d. 2002) September 7 - Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist September 8 - Mario Adorf, Swiss-born German actor September 8 - Robert W. Firestone, American clinical psychologist September 9 - Frank Lucas, Drug Lord September 11 - Renzo Montagnani, Italian actor (d. 1997) September 11 - Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player (d. 2002) September 13 - Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron September 14 - Allan Bloom, American academic (d. 1992) September 16 - Anne Francis, American actress September 17 - Edgar Mitchell, American astronaut September 17 - Thomas Stafford, American astronaut September 17 - Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist September 19 - Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (d. 2002) September 23 - Ray Charles, American musician (d. 2004) September 23 - Sehba Akhtar, Pakistani poet (d.1996) September 23 - Colin Blakely, British actor (d. 1987) September 24 - Józef Krupiñski, Polish poet (d. 1998) September 24 - Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (d. 1977) September 24 - John W. Young, American astronaut September 25 - Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999) September 26 - Joe Brown (climber), English climber September 29 - Colin Dexter, British author of Inspector Morse novels October 1 - Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver October 1 - Sir Richard Harris, Irish actor (d. 2002) October 1 - Philippe Noiret, French actor (d. 2006) October 5 - Anne Haddy, Australian actress (d. 1999) October 6 - Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer October 8 - Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (d. 1996) October 10 - Eugenio Castellotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1957) October 10 - Harold Pinter, English playwright October 10 - Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970) October 16 - Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress October 17 - Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003) October 17 - Jimmy Breslin, American newspaper columnist and author October 24 - J.P. Richardson, The Big Bopper October 28 - Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1) October 29 - Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (d. 2006) October 29 - Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992) October 29 - Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer October 30 - Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992) October 30 - Clifford Brown, American musician (d. 1956) October 31 - Michael Collins, American astronaut November 1 - A. R. Gurney, American playwright November 3 - Peggy McCay, American actress November 3 - Brian Robinson, British cyclist November 3 - Lois Smith, American actress November 4 - Doris Roberts, American actress November 4 - Dick Groat, American baseball player November 11 - Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004) November 12 - Ann Flood, American actress November 14 - Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder November 14 - Edward White, American astronaut (d. 1967) November 14 - Michael Robbins, British actor (d. 1992) November 14 - Monique Mercure, French Canadian actress November 14 - Shirley Crabtree, professional wrestler (d. 1997) November 15 - J. G. Ballard, British author November 16 - Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author November 16 - Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso November 17 - Bob Mathias, American decathlete (d. 2006) November 24 - Bob Friend, baseball player November 30 - G. Gordon Liddy, American Watergate operative and talk radio host December 2 - David Piper, British race car driver December 3 - Jean-Luc Godard, French film director December 4 - Ronnie Corbett, Scottish actor December 4 - Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist December 7 - Hal Smith, American baseball player December 8 - Maximilian Schell, Austrian-born Swiss actor and film director December 9 - Buck Henry, American actor December 11 - Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress December 11 - Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor December 13 - Robert Prosky, American actor December 15 - Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer December 17 - Bob Guccione, American magazine publisher December 17 - Bob Mathias, American decathlete and congressman (d. 2006) December 17 - Armin Mueller-Stahl, German actor December 18 - Moose Skowron, American baseball player December 26 - Donald Moffat, English-born actor December 26 - Jean Ferrat, French singer and songwriter December 27 - Wilfrid Sheed, English-born American writer December 31 - Odetta, American singer
February 23 - Horst Wessel, Nazi ideologue and composer (b. 1907) March 2 - D. H. Lawrence, English writer (b. 1885) March 8 - Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865) March 12 - Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851) March 16 - Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish dictator (b. 1870) April 1 - Cosima Wagner, daughter of Franz Liszt and wife of Richard Wagner (b. 1837) April 2 - Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia, (b. 1876) April 3 - Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (b. 1847) April 14 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian writer (b. 1893) April 21 - Robert Bridges, English poet (b. 1844) April 22 - Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866) May 13 - Fridtjof Nansen, Nobel Peace Prize winner (b. 1861) June 13 - Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896) July 7 - Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer (b. 1859) July 15 - Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist and composer (b. 1845) July 28 - Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist August 20 - Charles Bannerman, Australian cricketer (b. 1851) August 25 - Frankie Campbell, American Boxer (b. 1904) August 26 - Lon Chaney, Sr. August 29 - William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844) September 15 - Milton Sills, American actor (b. 1882) October 5 - Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson October 10 - Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844) November 4 - Buddy Bolden, American musician (b. 1877)
January 6 - The first diesel-engine automobile trip is completed (from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York City). January 26 - The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) which occurred 20 years later. January 30 - The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR. January 31 - 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape. February 3 - The Communist Party of Vietnam is established. February 18 - While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto. February 18 - Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft. March 4 - Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people. March 8 - Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India. March 12 - Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march known as Dandi March to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt. March 13 - The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory. March 28 - Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara. March 29 - Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler. March 31 - The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years. April 4 - The Communist Party of Panama is founded. April 5 - In an act of civil disobedience, Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea and making salt. April 6 - Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire." Thus he starts the Salt Satyagraha. April 22 - The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding. April 28 - The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas. May 1 - The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named. May 4 - British police arrest Mahatma Gandhi and place him in Yeravda Central Prison. May 24 - Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight). May 27 - The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public. May 28 - The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens. June 9 - Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone. June 16 - Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR. June 17 - U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law. June 18 - Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute held. July 7 - Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam). July 30 - In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup. July 31 - The radio mystery program The Shadow is aired for the first time. August 16 - The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks. August 29 - The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland. September 6 - Democratically elected Argentine president Hip¨®lito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup. September 8 - 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape. September 12 - Wilfred Rhodes ends his 1110-game first-class career by taking 5 for 95 for H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI against the Australians. September 20 - Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios. September 27 - Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur. October 5 - British Airship R101 crashed in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage. October 23 - The first miniature golf tournament was completed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. October 24 - A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Dornelles Vargas is then installed as "provisional president." November 3 - Getúlio Dornelles Vargas becomes Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24. November 11 - Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator. November 18 - Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda. December 2 - Great Depression: US President Herbert Hoover goes before the United States Congress and asks for a US$150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. December 7 - W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show. December 29 - Sir Muhammad Iqbal's presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.