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K. V. Anand

K. V. Anand (April 30, 1966-)

K. V. Anand is an Indian cinematographer, film director and former photo journalist, working mainly in the South Indian film industry. After a short period as a journalist, he became a cinematographer in the early 1990s, working for about fifteen films in the Southern and Bollywood industries. Anand won the National Film Award for Best... Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Eve Arden

Eve Arden (April 30, 1908-November 12, 1990)

Eve Arden was an American actress. Her almost 60-year career crossed most media frontiers with both supporting and leading roles, but to younger audiences she may be best-remembered for playing the sardonic but engaging title character, a high school teacher, on 'Our Miss Brooks', and as the Rydell High School principal in both 'Grease' and 'Grease... Wikipedia
Mill Valley, California, US
Los Angeles, California, US
Adriana Asti

Adriana Asti (April 30, 1933-)

Adriana Asti is an Italian theatre, film and voice actress. Wikipedia
Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard (April 30, 1952-)

Jacques Audiard is a French film director and screenwriter; and the son of Michel Audiard, also a notable screenwriter and film director. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Jane Campion

Jane Campion (April 30, 1954-)

Elizabeth Jane Campion is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. Campion is the second of four women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and is also the first female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d'Or, which she received for directing the acclaimed film 'The Piano', for which she also won the Academy... Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand

Bill Clay (April 30, 1931-)

William Lacy "Bill" Clay, Sr. is an American politician from Missouri. As Congressman from Missouri's First District, he represented portions of St. Louis in the U.S. House of Representatives for 32 years. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
Gary Collins (actor)

Gary Collins (actor) (April 30, 1938-October 13, 2012)

Gary Ennis Collins was an American film and television actor and award-winning talk show host. Wikipedia
Venice, California, United States
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States

Alexander Lamb Cullen (April 30, 1920-December 28, 2013)

Alexander Lamb Cullen, OBE FREng FRS was a British electrical engineer. Wikipedia
London, United Kingdom
Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard (April 30, 1945-)

Annie Dillard is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek' won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the... Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst (April 30, 1982-)

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is a American actress, singer, and model with dual American and German citizenship. She made her film debut in 'Oedipus Wrecks', a short film directed by Woody Allen for the anthology 'New York Stories'. At the age of 12, Dunst gained widespread recognition playing the role of vampire Claudia in 'Interview with the Vampire',... Wikipedia
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.
Paul-André Fortier

Paul-André Fortier (April 30, 1948-)

Paul-André Fortier is a Canadian choreographer and dancer living in Montreal. He is a recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement. Wikipedia
Waterville, Quebec, Canada
Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss (April 30, 1777-February 23, 1855)

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and physical scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy and optics. Wikipedia
Braunschweig, Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire
Göttingen, Hannover
Kathi Goertzen

Kathi Goertzen (April 30, 1958-August 13, 2012)

Kathi Goertzen was a longtime co-news anchor of Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO-TV along with Dan Lewis and also the 5PM edition with Eric Johnson. She joined KOMO in June 1980, after the eruption of Mount St. Helens and did many special newscasts thereafter, including the fall of the Berlin Wall. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Paul Gross

Paul Gross (April 30, 1959-)

Paul Michael Gross, OC is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer and writer born in Calgary, Alberta. He is known for his lead role as Constable Benton Fraser in the television series 'Due South' as well as his 2008 war film 'Passchendaele', which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. During 'Due South' ' s final season, Gross acted... Wikipedia
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Harini

Harini (April 30, 1979-)

Harini is an Indian film playback singer and classical singer, who sings mainly in Tamil films. She has also sung in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada language films, whilst working with many leading film composers. She is married to another playback singer Tippu. Wikipedia
Chennai, India
Tim Hawes

Tim Hawes (April 30, 1965-)

Tim Hawes is an English born songwriter, record producer and music publisher who has achieved in excess of ten million record sales including five number one singles. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Ivor Novello award for songwriting. Hawes is known for his work with the Spice Girls, Five, Hear'Say, Sugababes, Mutya Buena, Monrose, Aaron... Wikipedia
Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Carolyn Dawn Johnson (April 30, 1971-)

Carolyn Dawn Johnson is a Canadian Juno Award winning country music singer-songwriter. Johnson co-wrote Chely Wright's 1999 single, "Single White Female," which reached number one on the 'Billboard' Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in September 1999. Johnson was signed, in 2000, to record label Arista Nashville. Wikipedia
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Philipp Kirkorov

Philipp Kirkorov (April 30, 1967-)

Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov PAR is a Russian pop singer. Wikipedia
Varna

Zygmunt Kubiak (April 30, 1929-March 19, 2004)

Zygmunt Kubiak was a Polish writer, essayist, translator, propagator of the antique culture, and professor at the University of Warsaw. Wikipedia
Simon Kuznets

Simon Kuznets (April 30, 1901-July 8, 1985)

Simon Smith Kuznets was a Jewish-American economist, statistician, demographer, and economic historian who won the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development." Wikipedia
Pinsk
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jean-Baptiste de La Salle

Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (April 30, 1651-April 7, 1719)

John Baptist de La Salle was a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic church and the patron saint of teachers. Wikipedia
Reims, Champagne, Kingdom of France
Saint-Yon, Normandy, Kingdom of France
Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman (April 30, 1926-)

Cloris Leachman is an American actress of stage, film, and television. She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award. She co-starred in the 1971 film 'The Last Picture Show' for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Wikipedia
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

Craig Lucas (April 30, 1951-)

Craig Lucas is an American playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, musical actor, and film director. Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia
James Marsh (director)

James Marsh (director) (April 30, 1963-)

James Marsh is a British film and documentary director best known for his work on 'Man on Wire', which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and 'The Theory of Everything' the multi-award winning biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking released in 2014. Wikipedia
Truro, Cornwall
Mike Matusow

Mike Matusow (April 30, 1968-)

Michael Matusow is an American professional poker player, residing in Henderson, Nevada. Matusow's nickname of "The Mouth" reflects his reputation for trash-talking at the poker table. He is also known for sometimes ruining hours or days of good play with a single misjudgment. Wikipedia

Max Merritt (April 30, 1941-)

Max Merritt is a New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and guitarist who is renowned as an interpreter of soul music and R&B. As leader of Max Merritt & The Meteors his best known hits are "Slippin' Away", which reached #2 on the 1976 Australian singles charts, and "Hey, Western Union Man" which reached #13. Merritt rose to prominence in New Zealand... Wikipedia
Christchurch, New Zealand
Sergey Nikolsky

Sergey Nikolsky (April 30, 1905-November 9, 2012)

Sergey Mikhailovich Nikolsky was a Russian mathematician. He was born in Talitsa, which was at that time located in Perm Governorate, Russian Empire. He had been an Academician since November 28, 1972. He also had won many scientific prizes. At the age of 92 he was still actively giving lectures in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In... Wikipedia
Talitsa, Perm Guberniya, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia
Larry Niven

Larry Niven (April 30, 1938-)

Laurence van Cott Niven — known as Larry Niven — is an American science fiction writer. His best-known work is 'Ringworld', which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. The Science Fiction Writers of America named him the 2015 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, USA
Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik (April 30, 1973-)

Naomi Novik is an American writer. She is best known for her 'Temeraire' fantasy/alternate history series of eight novels. Her first book, 'His Majesty's Dragon', won the 2007 Compton Crook Award for best novel in the science fiction and fantasy category. She was nominated for a Hugo Award for best novel in 2007. Wikipedia
New York

Bob Pirie (April 30, 1916-January 22, 1984)

Robert Charles Pirie was a Canadian champion swimmer who competed internationally during the 1930s. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, United States
John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom (April 30, 1888-July 3, 1974)

John Crowe Ransom was an American educator, scholar, literary critic, poet, essayist and editor. He is considered to be a founder of the New Criticism school of literary criticism. As a faculty member at Kenyon College, he was the first editor of the widely regarded 'Kenyon Review'. Highly respected as a teacher and mentor to a generation of... Wikipedia
Pulaski, Tennessee
Gambier, Ohio
Luise Rinser

Luise Rinser (April 30, 1911-March 17, 2002)

Luise Rinser was a prolific German writer, best known for her novels and short stories. Wikipedia
Pitzling, Landsberg am Lech
Unterhaching, Munich, Germany
Theodore Schultz

Theodore Schultz (April 30, 1902-February 26, 1998)

Theodore William "Ted" Schultz was an American economist, who was the 1979 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Wikipedia
Arlington, South Dakota
Evanston, Illinois
Claude Shannon

Claude Shannon (April 30, 1916-February 24, 2001)

Claude Elwood Shannon was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Wikipedia
Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Robert Tarjan

Robert Tarjan (April 30, 1948-)

Robert Endre Tarjan is an American computer scientist and mathematician. He is the discoverer of several graph algorithms, including Tarjan's off-line least common ancestors algorithm, and co-inventor of both splay trees and Fibonacci heaps. Tarjan is currently the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at... Wikipedia
Pomona, California
Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas (April 30, 1961-)

Isiah Lord Thomas III is a retired American basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association. The 12-time NBA All-Star was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Thomas has also been a professional and... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier (April 30, 1956-)

Lars von Trier is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective – an avant-garde filmmaking movement – although his own films have taken a variety of approaches. Known as a provocateur, his work has frequently divided critical opinion. Nevertheless, Trier is widely regarded as one of the most... Wikipedia
Copenhagen, Denmark
Michael Waltrip

Michael Waltrip (April 30, 1963-)

Michael Curtis Waltrip is a professional race car driver, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, racing commentator, and published author. He is the younger brother of three-time NASCAR champion and racing commentator Darrell Waltrip. Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500; having won the race in 2001 and 2003. He is also a pre-race analyst... Wikipedia
Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Elmo Williams

Elmo Williams (April 30, 1913-)

James Elmo Williams is an American film and television editor, producer, director, and executive. His work on the film 'High Noon' received the Academy Award for Film Editing. In 2006, Williams published 'Elmo Williams: A Hollywood Memoir'. Wikipedia
Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, United States

Michael Wright (actor) (April 30, 1956-)

Michael Wright is an American film and television actor, who is best known for his role as Eddie Kane Jr. in the 1991 Robert Townsend film 'The Five Heartbeats'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York