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Brooke Astor

Brooke Astor (March 30, 1902-August 13, 2007)

Roberta Brooke Russell Astor also known as Mrs Vincent Astor was an American philanthropist, socialite and writer who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which had been established by her third husband, Vincent Astor, son of John Jacob Astor IV and great-great grandson of America's first multi-millionaire, John Jacob Astor. She is... Wikipedia
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA

Luis Bacalov (March 30, 1933-)

Luis Enríquez Bacalov is an Argentinian-Italian composer of film scores. Early on in his career, he composed scores for Spaghetti Western films. In the early 1970s, he collaborated with Italian progressive rock bands. Bacalov has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Original Score, winning it in 1996 for 'Il Postino'. Bacalov has composed... Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty (March 30, 1937-)

Henry Warren Beaty, known professionally as Warren Beatty is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director. He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for 'Reds'. Beatty is only... Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Janet Browne

Janet Browne (March 30, 1950-)

Elizabeth Janet Browne is a British historian of science, known especially for her work on the history of 19th century biology. She taught at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London, before returning to Harvard. She is currently Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Wikipedia
Sydney Chaplin (actor)

Sydney Chaplin (actor) (March 30, 1926-March 3, 2009)

Sydney Earl Chaplin was an American actor. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Rancho Mirage, California
Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman (March 30, 1964-)

Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories". She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist. Wikipedia
Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton (March 30, 1945-)

Eric Patrick Clapton, is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked... Wikipedia
Ripley, Surrey, England
Robbie Coltrane

Robbie Coltrane (March 30, 1950-)

Robbie Coltrane is a Scottish actor, comedian and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the 'Harry Potter' films, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films 'GoldenEye' and 'The World Is Not Enough' and as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series 'Cracker' during the 1990s. Wikipedia
Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Justin Deas (March 30, 1948-)

Justin Deas is an American actor. He is known for his role as Tom Hughes #10 on 'As the World Turns', his role as Keith Timmons on 'Santa Barbara', and for his role as Buzz Cooper Sr. on 'Guiding Light'. He held the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards in the acting categories for six Emmys until 2012 when Anthony Geary surpassed him, garnering... Wikipedia
Connellsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Celine Dion

Celine Dion (March 30, 1968-)

Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and occasional actress. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990, she released the English-language... Wikipedia
Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada
Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853-July 29, 1890)

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes, and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Van Gogh drew as a child but did not paint until his late twenties; he completed many... Wikipedia
Groot-Zundert, Netherlands
Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Ernst Gombrich

Ernst Gombrich (March 30, 1909-November 3, 2001)

Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, OM, CBE was an Austrian-born art historian who became a naturalised British citizen in 1947 and spent most of his working life in the United Kingdom. He was the author of many works of cultural history and art history, most notably 'The Story of Art', a book widely regarded as one of the most accessible introductions... Wikipedia
Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris (March 30, 1930-)

Rolf Harris is an Australian entertainer whose career encompassed work as a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, comedian, actor, painter and television personality. Harris's career as a popular entertainer was ended by his conviction and imprisonment for sexual offences. Wikipedia
Bassendean, Perth, Australia
Ted Heath (bandleader)

Ted Heath (bandleader) (March 30, 1902-November 18, 1969)

George Edward "Ted" Heath was a British musician and big band leader. Wikipedia
Wandsworth, South London, England
Virginia Water, Surrey, England

Dave Hole (March 30, 1948-)

Robert David "Dave" Hole is an Australian slide guitarist known for his style of playing rock and roll and blues music. In 1990 he issued 'Short Fuse Blues' which brought him to the attention of United States label, Alligator Records. Two of his albums have appeared on 'Billboard' Top Blues Albums, 'Steel on Steel' peaked at No. 13 and 'Ticket to... Wikipedia
Heswall, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Sergey Ilyushin

Sergey Ilyushin (March 30, 1894-February 9, 1977)

Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin was a Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design bureau. Wikipedia
Vologda Governorate, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Norah Jones

Norah Jones (March 30, 1979-)

Geetali Norah Jones Shankar, widely known as Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She is a daughter of an American, Sue Jones, and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar. She is Anoushka Shankar's half-sister. Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Eddie Jordan

Eddie Jordan (March 30, 1948-)

Edmund Patrick "Eddie" Jordan, also known as "EJ" is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman, entrepreneur, musician and mentor. He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. He is currently the lead analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Gerrit Komrij

Gerrit Komrij (March 30, 1944-July 5, 2012)

Gerrit Jan Komrij was a Dutch poet, novelist, translator, critic, polemic journalist and playwright. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s writing poetry that sharply contrasted with the free-form poetry of his contemporaries. He acquired a reputation for his prose in the late 1970s, writing acerbic essays and columns often critical of writers,... Wikipedia
Winterswijk, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.

Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. (March 30, 1920-July 23, 2007)

Daniel Edward Koshland, Jr. was an American biochemist. He reorganized the study of biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and was the editor of the leading US science journal, 'Science', from 1985 to 1995. He was a Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. Wikipedia
New York City
Walnut Creek, California
Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche (March 30, 1958-)

Maurice LaMarche is a Canadian voice actor and former stand-up comedian. He is best known for voicing The Brain in 'Animaniacs' and its spin-off as well as his Emmy-winning performances in 'Futurama', and Mortimer Mouse in 'Mickey Mouse Works', 'House of Mouse' and 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse'. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jenny Lidback (March 30, 1963-)

Jenny Lidback is a professional golfer. Wikipedia
Lima, Peru
Jerry Lucas

Jerry Lucas (March 30, 1940-)

Jerry Ray Lucas is a former basketball player, who is now a memory education expert. In 1996, the NBA's 50th anniversary, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in National Basketball Association history. He was named to 'Sports Illustrated's five-man College All-Century Team in 1999. Wikipedia
Middletown, Ohio
Peter Marshall (entertainer)

Peter Marshall (entertainer) (March 30, 1926-)

Ralph Pierre LaCock, better known by his stage name Peter Marshall, is an American television and radio personality, singer, and actor. Wikipedia
Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.
MC Hammer

MC Hammer (March 30, 1962-)

Stanley Kirk Burrell, known professionally as M.C. Hammer, is an American rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the late 1990s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for hit records, flashy dance movements, choreography and... Wikipedia
Oakland, California, U.S.
Ray McAnally

Ray McAnally (March 30, 1926-June 15, 1989)

Ray McAnally was an Irish actor. He was the winner of four BAFTA awards in the late 1980s: twice for Best Supporting Actor, and twice for Best Actor in the television category. Wikipedia
Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland
County Wicklow, Ireland

Ted Morgan (writer) (March 30, 1932-)

Ted Morgan is a French-American biographer, journalist, and historian. Wikipedia
Geneva, Switzerland

Yōko Ogawa (March 30, 1962-)

Yōko Ogawa is a Japanese writer. Wikipedia
Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Carl Pantin (March 30, 1899-January 14, 1967)

Carl Frederick Abel Pantin FRS was a British zoologist. He was educated at Tonbridge School and Christ's College, Cambridge. Wikipedia
Samson Raphaelson

Samson Raphaelson (March 30, 1894-July 16, 1983)

Samson Raphaelson was a leading American playwright, screenwriter and short-story author in the first half of the 20th century. Over a single weekend he transformed his short story “Day of Atonement” into his first play, 'The Jazz Singer'. Following its successful run on Broadway, Warner Brothers studios made it into the first successful talking... Wikipedia
New York City, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser (March 30, 1957-)

Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, television personality and writer, author and musician. He is most widely known for his role in the 1990s TV sitcom 'Mad About You'. He is ranked 77th on Comedy Central's 2004 list of the "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time". The name of Reiser's production company, Nuance Productions, is inspired by one... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Jeanne Robinson

Jeanne Robinson (March 30, 1948-May 30, 2010)

Jeanne Robinson was an American-born Canadian choreographer, dancer, teacher and co-writer of three award-winning science-fiction novels, 'The Stardance Saga'. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe (March 30, 1928-June 6, 2013)

Thomas Ridley Sharpe was an English satirical novelist, best known for his 'Wilt' series, as well as 'Porterhouse Blue' and 'Blott on the Landscape,' which were both adapted for television. Wikipedia
Holloway, London
Llafranc, Catalonia, Spain
Konstantin Staniukovich

Konstantin Staniukovich (March 30, 1843-May 20, 1903)

Konstantin Mikhailovich Staniukovich or Stanyukovich was a Russian writer, remembered today mostly for his stories of the Russian Imperial Navy. Wikipedia
Sevastopol, Russia
Naples, Italy
Samantha Stosur

Samantha Stosur (March 30, 1984-)

Samantha "Sam" Jane Stosur is an Australian professional tennis player, well known for her powerful serve, which is among the best in women's tennis. As of the 5th August, Stosur is currently ranked World No. 11 by the WTA. She is a former World No. 1 in doubles, a ranking which she held for 61 weeks. Stosur is also a former World No. 4 in singles. Wikipedia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Sergei Vasilenko (March 30, 1872-March 11, 1956)

Sergei Nikiforovich Vasilenko was a Russian and Soviet composer and music teacher whose compositions showed a strong tendency towards mysticism. Wikipedia
Henry Wotton

Henry Wotton (March 30, 1568-December 1639)

Sir Henry Wotton was an English author, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and 1625. He is often quoted as saying, "An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Wikipedia
Bocton Hall