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Krishna Abhishek

Krishna Abhishek (May 30, 1983-)

Krushna Abhishek is an Indian film actor and a comedian. He got appreciation for his work in movie 'Bol Bachchan 'He is also a dancer in numerous dance reality shows, including, 'Nach Baliye', Its Entertainment and 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. As a stand up comedian, he made name after he participated in successive 'Comedy Circus' seasons, 'Comedy Circus... Wikipedia
Hannes Alfvén

Hannes Alfvén (May 30, 1908-April 2, 1995)

Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén was a Swedish electrical engineer, plasma physicist and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on magnetohydrodynamics. He described the class of MHD waves now known as Alfvén waves. He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved to research and teaching in the fields of plasma... Wikipedia
Norrköping, Sweden
Djursholm, Sweden
Alfred Austin

Alfred Austin (May 30, 1835-June 2, 1913)

Alfred Austin DL was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896, after an interval following the death of Tennyson, when the other candidates had either caused controversy or refused the honour. It was claimed that he was being rewarded for his support for the Conservative leader Lord Salisbury in the General Election of 1895. Austin’s... Wikipedia
Headingley, England, UK
Ashford, Kent, England, UK
Julius Axelrod

Julius Axelrod (May 30, 1912-December 29, 2004)

Julius Axelrod was an American biochemist. He won a share of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1970 along with Bernard Katz and Ulf von Euler. The Nobel Committee honored him for his work on the release and reuptake of catecholamine neurotransmitters, a class of chemicals in the brain that include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and, as was... Wikipedia
New York City
Bethesda, Maryland

Jocelyne Bourassa (May 30, 1947-)

Jocelyne Bourassa, CM is a former Canadian professional golfer on the LPGA Tour who had a distinguished amateur career. Wikipedia
Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada
Gianrico Carofiglio

Gianrico Carofiglio (May 30, 1961-)

Gianrico Carofiglio is a novelist and former anti-Mafia judge in the Italian city of Bari. His debut novel, 'Involuntary Witness', published in 2002 and translated into English in 2005 by Patrick Creagh, was published by the Bitter Lemon Press and has been adapted as the basis for a popular television series in Italy. The subsequent novels were... Wikipedia

John Cocke (May 30, 1925-July 16, 2002)

John Cocke was an American computer scientist recognized for his large contribution to computer architecture and optimizing compiler design. He is considered by many to be "the father of RISC architecture." Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Valhalla, New York

Ray Cooney (May 30, 1932-)

Raymond George Alfred Cooney, OBE is an English playwright and actor. His biggest success, 'Run for Your Wife', ran for nine years in London's West End and is its longest-running comedy. He has had 17 of his plays performed there. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen (May 30, 1903-January 9, 1946)

Countee Cullen was an American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Wikipedia

Solomon W. Golomb (May 30, 1932-)

Solomon Wolf Golomb is an American mathematician, engineer and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, best known for his works on mathematical games. Most notably he invented Cheskers in 1948 and coined the name. He also fully described polyominoes and pentominoes in 1953. He has specialized in problems of... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland
Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman (May 30, 1909-June 13, 1986)

Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing". Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Tim Gould

Tim Gould (May 30, 1964-)

Tim Gould is a former professional racing cyclist specialising in cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing. Wikipedia
Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green (May 30, 1974-)

CeeLo Green is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, television music competition judge, and actor. Initially, he came to prominence as a member of the southern hip hop group Goodie Mob, and as part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley with Danger Mouse. Subsequently he embarked on a solo career, partially spurred by YouTube popularity.... Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith (May 30, 1912-May 14, 1980)

Hugh Emrys Griffith was a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 'Ben-Hur' and received an additional Oscar nomination for the same category in 'Tom Jones'. Wikipedia
Marian-glas, Anglesey, Wales
London, England
Gustav Leonhardt

Gustav Leonhardt (May 30, 1928-January 16, 2012)

Gustav Leonhardt was a renowned Dutch keyboard player, conductor, musicologist, teacher and editor. He was a leading figure in the movement to perform music on period instruments. He professionally played many instruments, including the harpsichord, pipe organ, claviorganum, clavichord and fortepiano. He also conducted orchestras and choruses. Wikipedia
s-Graveland, North Holland
Amsterdam, Holland
Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel (May 30, 1971-)

Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress and singer. She rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical 'Rent', a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation of the musical. She received a Tony Award nomination in 1996 for her performance in 'Rent'. In 2004, she won the Tony Award for Best... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, United States
Julie Atlas Muz

Julie Atlas Muz (May 30, 1973-)

Julie Atlas Muz is a New York City-based performance artist, dancer, burlesque artist, stage director, and actress. In 2012, she married Englishman Mat Fraser. Wikipedia

Sabit Orujov (May 30, 1912-April 20, 1981)

Sabit Atayevich Orujev was Azerbaijani Soviet politician, Deputy Prime-minister of Azerbaijan SSR, Deputy Minister of Oil Extracting Industry of USSR, Minister of Gas Industry of USSR and member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Wikipedia

Eddy Ouwens (May 30, 1946-)

Eddy Ouwens, also known as Danny Mirror, is a Dutch musician and record producer. Wikipedia

Tonya Pinkins (May 30, 1962-)

Tonya Pinkins is an American television, film and theater actress and author known for her portrayal of Livia Frye on the soap opera 'All My Children' and for her roles on Broadway. She has been nominated for three Tony Awards, and has won the Obie, 2 Lortel Awards, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, AUDLECO, Garland, LA Drama Critic's, Clarence... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Resul Pookutty

Resul Pookutty (May 30, 1971-)

Resul Pookutty is an Indian film sound designer, sound editor and mixer. He, along with Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp won the oscars, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for the film 'Slumdog Millionaire'. He has worked in Hollywood, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam films. Wikipedia
Anchal, Kollam, Kerala, India
K. S. Ravikumar

K. S. Ravikumar (May 30, 1958-)

K. S. Ravikumar is an Indian film director and actor, primarily working in Tamil cinema. In a career spanning around 25 years, he has directed some of the most recognisable and well-known Tamil films of all time and is considered one of the most popular film makers in Tamil cinema. He has directed numerous films ranging from comedy and drama to... Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Paresh Rawal

Paresh Rawal (May 30, 1950-)

Paresh Rawal is an Indian film actor, thespian and politician known for his works notably in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. He is currently a member of the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Wikipedia
Ahmedabad, India
Gale Sayers

Gale Sayers (May 30, 1943-)

Gale Eugene Sayers, also known as "The Kansas Comet", is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for seven seasons during the 1960s and early 1970s. He played college football for the University of Kansas, and was twice recognized as an All-American. He was a first-round pick... Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Franklin J. Schaffner

Franklin J. Schaffner (May 30, 1920-July 2, 1989)

Franklin James Schaffner was an American film director best known for such films as 'Planet of the Apes', 'Patton', 'Nicholas and Alexandra', 'Papillon', and 'The Boys from Brazil'. Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan
Santa Monica, California, USA
Joseph Stein

Joseph Stein (May 30, 1912-October 24, 2010)

Joseph Stein was an American playwright best known for writing the books for such musicals as 'Fiddler on the Roof' and 'Zorba'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
New York City, New York

Julian Symons (May 30, 1912-November 23, 1994)

Julian Gustave Symons was a British crime writer and poet. He also wrote social and military history, biography and studies of literature. Wikipedia
Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín (May 30, 1955-)

Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. Wikipedia
Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland

M. G. Vassanji (May 30, 1950-)

Moyez G. Vassanji, CM is a novelist and editor, who writes under the name M. G. Vassanji. A citizen of Canada, Vassanji's identity spans three continents: North America, Africa, and Asia. Wikipedia

Bernie West (May 30, 1918-July 29, 2010)

Bernie West was an American television writer best known for his work in situation comedies such as 'All in the Family', its spinoff 'The Jeffersons', and 'Three's Company'. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, US
Beverly Hills, California, US

Ken Weston (May 30, 1947-April 13, 2001)

Ken Weston was an English sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound and was nominated for another in the same category. He worked on over 50 films between 1974 and 2001. Wikipedia
Finsbury Park, London, England
Wimbledon, Surrey, England

Jerome Wiesner (May 30, 1915-October 21, 1994)

Jerome Bert Wiesner was a professor of electrical engineering, chosen by President John F. Kennedy as chairman of his Science Advisory Committee. Educated at the University of Michigan, he was associate director of the university's radio broadcasting service and provided electronic and acoustical assistance to the National Music Camp at... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Watertown, Massachusetts
Shōtarō Yasuoka

Shōtarō Yasuoka (May 30, 1920-January 26, 2013)

Shōtarō Yasuoka was a Japanese writer. Wikipedia
Kōchi, Japan
Tokyo, Japan