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Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (November 16, 1930-March 21, 2013)

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel 'Things Fall Apart' was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Wikipedia
Nneobi, Nigeria
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin (January 20, 1930-)

Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a former U.S. Air Force officer and a Command Pilot. Wikipedia
Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
Zhores Alferov

Zhores Alferov (March 15, 1930-)

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov is a Belarusian, Soviet and Russian physicist and academic who contributed significantly to the creation of modern heterostructure physics and electronics. He is the inventor of the heterotransistor and the winner of 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is also a Russian politician and has been a member of the Russian State... Wikipedia
Vitebsk, BSSR, Soviet Union
Alberto Arbasino

Alberto Arbasino (January 22, 1930-)

Alberto Arbasino is an Italian writer and essayist. Wikipedia
Voghera, Lombardy, Italy
Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930-August 25, 2012)

Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he earned his bachelor's degree at Purdue University and... Wikipedia
Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Hafez al-Assad

Hafez al-Assad (October 6, 1930-June 10, 2000)

Hafez al-Assad was a Syrian statesman, politician and general who served as President of Syria from 1971 to 2000, and Prime Minister from 1970 to 1971. He served as Secretary of the Syrian Regional Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and Secretary General of the National Command of the Ba'ath Party from 1971 to 2000 and as Minister of... Wikipedia
Qardaha, French Mandate of Syria
Damascus, Syria
Robert Aumann

Robert Aumann (June 8, 1930-)

Robert John Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He also holds a visiting position at Stony Brook University and is one of the founding members of the Stony Brook Center... Wikipedia
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Kjell Bækkelund

Kjell Bækkelund (May 6, 1930-May 13, 2004)

Kjell Bækkelund was a Norwegian classical pianist, born in Oslo. He was known as a child prodigy. Wikipedia

Anand Bakshi (July 21, 1930-March 30, 2002)

Anand Bakshi was a popular Indian poet and lyricist. Wikipedia
Rawalpindi, British India (now Pakistan)
Mumbai, India
K. Balachander

K. Balachander (July 9, 1930-December 23, 2014)

Kailasam Balachander was an Indian director, producer, writer, actor, playwright, stage conductor, and comedian who worked mainly in the Tamil film industry. He was well known for his distinct film-making style, and the Indian film industry knew him as a master of unconventional themes and hard-hitting subject matters of contemporary time.... Wikipedia
Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
M. Balamuralikrishna

M. Balamuralikrishna (July 6, 1930-)

Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna is an Indian Carnatic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer and actor. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards Indian Art. He was made Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005. Wikipedia
Sankaraguptam, Andhra Pradesh
J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard (November 15, 1930-April 19, 2009)

James Graham "J. G." Ballard was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Wikipedia
Shanghai, China
London, England, UK
Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart (August 1, 1930-April 3, 1999)

Lionel Bart was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for 'Oliver!' Bart was born Lionel Begleiter in East London, the youngest of seven surviving children of Galician Jews, Yetta and Morris Begleiter, a master tailor. He grew up in Stepney. His father worked as a tailor in a... Wikipedia
Stepney, London
London

John Barth (May 27, 1930-)

John Simmons Barth is an American novelist and short-story writer, known for the postmodernist and metafictional quality of his work. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Maryland, United States

Philippe Beaussant (May 6, 1930-)

Philippe Beaussant is a French musicologist and novelist, an expert on French baroque music, on which he has published widely. He is the founder of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, of which he was the artistic adviser of 1987 to 1996. He has also been a producer of musical programs for Radio France since 1974. His biography of... Wikipedia
Gary Becker

Gary Becker (December 2, 1930-May 3, 2014)

Gary Stanley Becker was an American economist. He was professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago and at the Booth School of Business. He made important contributions to the family economics branch of economics. Neoclassical analysis of family within the family economics is also called new home economics. Wikipedia
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Lazar Berman

Lazar Berman (February 26, 1930-February 6, 2005)

Lazar Naumovich Berman was a Soviet Russian classical pianist. Wikipedia
Leningrad, Russia
Florence, Italy
Hector Bianciotti

Hector Bianciotti (March 18, 1930-June 12, 2012)

Hector Bianciotti was an Argentine-born French author and member of the Académie française. Wikipedia
Córdoba Province, Argentina
Paris, France
Bobby Bland

Bobby Bland (January 27, 1930-June 23, 2013)

Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland, née Brooks, also known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer. Wikipedia
Rosemark, Tennessee, United States
Germantown, Tennessee, United States

Derek Bok (March 22, 1930-)

Derek Curtis Bok is an American lawyer and educator and the former president of Harvard University. He is the son of Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Curtis Bok and Margaret Plummer Bok; the grandson of 'Ladies' Home Journal' editor Edward W. Bok and Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist, founder of the Curtis Institute of Music; the cousin of... Wikipedia
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin (October 17, 1930-)

Jimmy Breslin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and author. He currently writes a column for the New York Daily News' Sunday edition. He has written numerous novels, and columns of his have appeared regularly in various newspapers in his hometown of New York City. He served as a regular columnist for the Long Island, NY newspaper... Wikipedia
Jamaica, New York

Bill Brittain (December 16, 1930-December 16, 2011)

William E. "Bill" Brittain was an American writer. He is best known for work set in the fictional New England village of Coven Tree, including 'The Wish Giver', a Newbery Honor Book. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, USA
Weaverville, North Carolina, USA
Harold Brodkey

Harold Brodkey (October 25, 1930-January 26, 1996)

Harold Brodkey, born Aaron Roy Weintraub was an American writer, and novelist. He was the father of Temi Rose, born "Ann Emily Brodkey". Wikipedia
Staunton, Illinois
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett (August 30, 1930-)

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska

Wesley Burrowes (April 15, 1930-)

Wesley Burrowes is an Irish playwright and screenwriter. Originally from Northern Ireland, he is now a resident of the Republic of Ireland. He is best known as the chief scriptwriter on 'The Riordans' and 'Glenroe', two of the most successful drama series produced by RTÉ Television. Wikipedia
Bangor, County Down, Ireland

Harry Butler (March 25, 1930-)

William Henry "Harry" Butler AO CBE is an Australian naturalist and environmental consultant. He is a populariser of science and natural history for both child and adult audiences and, as conservation consultant to the Barrow Island oilfield and many other projects, has played a major role in environmental conservation and restoration in Australia.... Wikipedia
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar (August 6, 1930-March 8, 2004)

Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar was an Indian physicist who won the Royal Medal in 1994. He was the founder-president of the International Liquid Crystal Society. Wikipedia
Calcutta
Ray Charles

Ray Charles (September 23, 1930-June 10, 2004)

Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer, who is sometimes referred to as "The Genius". Wikipedia
Albany, Georgia, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Basu Chatterjee

Basu Chatterjee (January 10, 1930-)

Basu Chatterjee is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Through the 1970s and 80s, he became associated with what came to be known as middle cinema or middle-of-the road cinema, with film makers like Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Bhattacharya, whom he assisted in 'Teesri Kasam'. Like them, his films also dealt with light-hearted stories of... Wikipedia
Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Boozoo Chavis

Boozoo Chavis (October 23, 1930-May 5, 2001)

Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis was a zydeco musician – music created by French speaking Creoles of South-West Louisiana. He was active from 1954 until his death during which time he largely sang and played the accordion. Chavis was also a prolific writer of zydeco songs. Many of his songs have become standards of the zydeco repertoire, in spite of,... Wikipedia

Russell Christopher (March 12, 1930-November 9, 2014)

Russell Christopher was an American operatic baritone who specializes in comprimario roles. He studied at the University of Michigan where he was a member of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club. His voice teachers included Philip Duey and Raymond McDermot. He made his professional opera debut in 1959 as the Emperor in Giacomo Puccini's... Wikipedia
Carolinas Medical Center; Pineville, North Carolina

Michael Codron (June 8, 1930-)

Sir Michael Victor Codron CBE is a British theatre producer, known for his productions of the early work of Harold Pinter, Christopher Hampton, David Hare, Simon Gray and Tom Stoppard. He has been honoured with a Laurence Olivier Award for Lifetime Achievement, and owns the Aldwych Theatre in the West End, London. Wikipedia
London, England
Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930-June 11, 2015)

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, a term he invented with the name of an album. Coleman's timbre was easily recognized: his keening, crying sound drew heavily on blues music. He was awarded a MacArthur... Wikipedia
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
New York City, New York, United States

Christopher Collier (historian) (January 29, 1930-)

Christopher Collier is an American historian and fiction writer. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Michael Collins (astronaut)

Michael Collins (astronaut) (October 31, 1930-)

Michael Collins is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was 'Gemini 10', in which he and command pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two EVAs. His second spaceflight was as... Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Sean Connery

Sean Connery (August 25, 1930-)

Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He was knighted by Elizabeth II in July 2000, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in the US. Wikipedia
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Leon Cooper

Leon Cooper (February 28, 1930-)

Leon N Cooper is an American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, who with John Bardeen and John Robert Schrieffer, developed the BCS theory of superconductivity. He is also the namesake of the Cooper pair and co-developer of the BCM theory of synaptic plasticity. Wikipedia
New York City

F. Albert Cotton (April 9, 1930-February 20, 2007)

Frank Albert Cotton was an American chemist. He was the W.T. Doherty-Welch Foundation Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University. He authored over 1700 scientific articles. Cotton was recognized for his research on the chemistry of the transition metals. Wikipedia
Philadelphia PA
College Station TX
Del Crandall

Del Crandall (March 5, 1930-)

Delmar Wesley Crandall is a former professional baseball catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career with the Boston & Milwaukee Braves. Considered one of the National League's top catchers during the 1950s and early 1960s, he led the league in assists a record-tying six times, in fielding percentage four times and in... Wikipedia
Ontario, California
John Cullum

John Cullum (March 2, 1930-)

John Cullum is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in many stage musicals and dramas, including 'On the Twentieth Century' and 'Shenandoah', winning the Tony Awards for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for each. He earned his first Tony nomination as lead actor in a musical in 1966 for 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever' in which he... Wikipedia
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Chuck Daly

Chuck Daly (July 20, 1930-May 9, 2009)

Charles Jerome "Chuck" Daly was an American basketball head coach. He led the Detroit Pistons to consecutive National Basketball Association Championships in 1989 and 1990, and the Dream Team to the men's basketball gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He had a 14-year NBA coaching career. Wikipedia
St. Marys, Pennsylvania, United States
Jupiter, Florida, United States
Georgiy Daneliya

Georgiy Daneliya (August 25, 1930-)

Georgiy Daneliya is a Soviet/Georgian/Russian film director, who became known throughout the Soviet Union for his "sad comedies". Wikipedia
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR
Adam Darius

Adam Darius (May 10, 1930-)

Adam Darius is an American dancer, mime artist, writer and choreographer. As a performer, he has appeared in over 85 countries across six continents. As a writer, he has published 18 books and written 22 plays. Adam Darius currently lives in Espoo, Finland. Wikipedia
James E. Darnell

James E. Darnell (September 9, 1930-)

James Edwin Darnell Jr. is an American biologist who made significant contributions to RNA processing and cytokine signaling and is author of the cell biology textbook 'Molecular Cell Biology'. Wikipedia
Columbus, Mississippi

Colin Dexter (September 29, 1930-)

Norman Colin Dexter, OBE is an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as a television series from 1987 to 2000. Wikipedia
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Edsger W. Dijkstra

Edsger W. Dijkstra (May 11, 1930-August 6, 2002)

Edsger Wybe Dijkstra was a Dutch computer scientist. He received the 1972 Turing Award for fundamental contributions to developing programming languages, and was the Schlumberger Centennial Chair of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until 2000. Wikipedia
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nuenen, Netherlands
Mildred Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus (November 11, 1930-)

Mildred Dresselhaus, known as the "queen of carbon science", is an institute professor and professor of physics and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, United States

Martin Duberman (August 6, 1930-)

Martin Bauml Duberman is an American historian, biographer, playwright, and gay rights activist. Wikipedia
Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood (May 31, 1930-)

Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's 'Dollars' trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five 'Dirty Harry' films throughout the 1970s and 1980s.... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Taina Elg

Taina Elg (March 9, 1930-)

Taina Elg is a Finnish-American actress and dancer. She has appeared on stage, television and in film. Wikipedia
Helsinki, Finland
Vilma Espín

Vilma Espín (April 7, 1930-June 18, 2007)

Vilma Lucila Espín Guillois was a Cuban revolutionary, feminist, and chemical engineer. She was married to Raúl Castro, the current Cuban President, who is the brother to former Cuban President Fidel Castro. Espín had four children and seven grandchildren. Her daughter, Mariela Castro, currently heads the Cuban National Center for Sex Education,... Wikipedia
Santiago de Cuba
Havana, Cuba
Timothy Findley

Timothy Findley (October 30, 1930-June 21, 2002)

Timothy Irving Frederick Findley, OC, O.Ont was a Canadian novelist and playwright. He was also informally known by the nickname Tiff or Tiffy, an acronym of his initials. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Brignoles, France
Jesús Franco

Jesús Franco (May 12, 1930-April 2, 2013)

Jesús "Jess" Franco was a Spanish film director, writer, composer, cinematographer and actor. Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain
Málaga, Spain

Jerome Isaac Friedman (March 28, 1930-)

Dr. Jerome Isaac Friedman, Ph.D is an American physicist, Institute Professor and Professor of Physics, 'Emeritus, 'at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a 1990 Physics Nobel Laureate along with Dr. Henry Kendall and Dr. Richard Taylor, for work showing an internal structure for protons later known to be quarks. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Gábor Gabos (January 4, 1930-August 27, 2014)

Gábor Gabos was a Hungarian pianist. Wikipedia
Juan Gelman

Juan Gelman (May 3, 1930-January 14, 2014)

Juan Gelman was an Argentine poet. He published more than twenty books of poetry between 1956 and his death in early 2014. In 2007, Gelman was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the most important in Spanish literature. His works celebrate life but are also tempered with social and political commentary and reflect his own painful experiences with the... Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mexico City, Mexico
Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford (August 16, 1930-)

Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford is a former American football player and American sportscaster. Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California
Ilya Glazunov

Ilya Glazunov (June 10, 1930-)

Ilya Glazunov, contemporary Russian artist from Saint Petersburg, born June 10, in 1930. Wikipedia
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (December 3, 1930-)

Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement 'La Nouvelle Vague', or "New Wave". Wikipedia
Paris, France

Ken Gordon (<a href="/born/year/1930" title="Celebrities Born in 1930">1930</a>-)

Kenneth "Ken" Gordon is a Trinidadian businessman and former politician. Wikipedia

Ennio Guarnieri (October 12, 1930-)

Ennio Guarnieri is an Italian cinematographer. Wikipedia
Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman (January 30, 1930-)

Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman is an American actor and novelist. Wikipedia
San Bernardino, California, U.S.
Peter Hall (director)

Peter Hall (director) (November 22, 1930-)

Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall, CBE is an English theatre and film director. Hall founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and directed the National Theatre. He has also been prominent in defending public subsidy of the arts in Britain. Wikipedia
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Richard Harris

Richard Harris (October 1, 1930-October 25, 2002)

Richard St John Harris was an Irish actor, singer, theatrical producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in 'This Sporting Life', and King Arthur in the 1967 film 'Camelot' and the subsequent 1981 revival of the show. He played an aristocrat and prisoner in 'A Man Called Horse', a... Wikipedia
Limerick, County Limerick, Irish Free State
London, England
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

Kyoko Hayashi (<a href="/born/year/1930" title="Celebrities Born in 1930">1930</a>-)

Kyōko Hayashi is a Japanese author. Wikipedia
Volker Heine

Volker Heine (September 19, 1930-)

Volker Heine FRS is a New Zealand-British physicist. Wikipedia
Buck Henry

Buck Henry (December 9, 1930-)

Henry Zuckerman, credited as Buck Henry, is an American actor, writer, film director, and television director. He has been nominated for an Academy Award twice, in 1968 for Best Adapted Screenplay for 'The Graduate' and in 1979 for Best Director for 'Heaven Can Wait'. Wikipedia
New York City
Barbara Hesse-Bukowska

Barbara Hesse-Bukowska (February 8, 1930-)

Barbara Hesse-Bukowska was a Polish pianist. Her family had a long-standing musical history, as her father was a violinist and conductor, her mother was a pianist and teacher, and her grandfather was a piano tuner. Her mother was her first teacher. Her subsequent teachers included Czesław Aniołkiewicz and, at the Warsaw Conservatory, Maria... Wikipedia
Łódź, Poland
Geoffrey Holder

Geoffrey Holder (August 1, 1930-October 5, 2014)

Geoffrey Lamont Holder was a Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, dancer, painter, singer, and Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer. He was known for his height, "hearty laugh" and heavily accented bass voice. Wikipedia
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
New York, New York, U.S.
Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes (August 17, 1930-October 28, 1998)

Edward James "Ted" Hughes, OM was an English poet and children's writer. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death. Wikipedia
Mytholmroyd, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
London, England
James Irwin

James Irwin (March 17, 1930-August 8, 1991)

James Benson "Jim" Irwin, was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth human lunar landing. He was the eighth person to walk on the Moon and the first, and youngest, of those astronauts to die. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, U.S.
Glenwood Springs Colorado, U.S.
Lalgudi Jayaraman

Lalgudi Jayaraman (September 17, 1930-April 22, 2013)

Lalgudi Gopala Iyer Jayaraman was an Indian Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer. Wikipedia
Chennai
Chennai

Sue Johanson (March 16, 1930-)

Sue Johanson, CM is a Canadian writer, public speaker, registered nurse, sex educator, and media personality. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns (May 15, 1930-)

Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker. Wikipedia
Augusta, Georgia, United States

Henri B. Kagan (December 15, 1930-)

Henri Boris Kagan is currently an Emeritus Professor at the Université Paris-Sud in France. He is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of asymmetric catalysis. His discoveries have had far-reaching impacts on the pharmaceutical industry. Wikipedia
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine
Takeshi Kaikō

Takeshi Kaikō (December 30, 1930-December 9, 1989)

Takeshi Kaikō was a prominent post-World War II Japanese novelist, short-story writer, essayist, literary critic, and television documentary writer. He was distinguished by his knowledge, intellect, sense of humor and conversational skills, and although his style has been criticized as wordy and obtuse, he was one of the more popular Japanese... Wikipedia
Osaka, Japan
Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Yoram Kaniuk

Yoram Kaniuk (May 2, 1930-June 8, 2013)

Yoram Kaniuk was an Israeli writer, painter, journalist, and theater critic. Wikipedia

Dick Kazmaier (November 23, 1930-August 1, 2013)

Richard William Kazmaier, Jr. was an American football player for Princeton University from 1949 through 1951 and winner of the 1951 Heisman Trophy. Wikipedia
Toledo, Ohio
Boston, Massachusetts

Justin Keating (January 7, 1930-December 31, 2009)

Justin Keating was an Irish Labour Party politician, broadcaster, journalist, lecturer and veterinary surgeon. In later life he was president of the Humanist Association of Ireland. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
County Kildare, Ireland
Allan King

Allan King (February 6, 1930-June 15, 2009)

Allan Winton King was a Canadian film director. Wikipedia
Vancouver, Canada
Toronto, Canada
E. L. Konigsburg

E. L. Konigsburg (February 10, 1930-April 19, 2013)

Elaine Lobl Konigsburg was an American writer and illustrator of children's books and young adult fiction. She is one of six writers to win two Newbery Medals, the venerable American Library Association award for the year's "most distinguished contribution to American children's literature." Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Falls Church, Virginia, USA

Virginia Lanier (October 28, 1930-October 27, 2003)

Virginia Rudd Lanier was an American mystery fiction writer, author of a series featuring bloodhound trainer Jo Beth Siddon. Wikipedia
Madison County, Florida
Fargo, Georgia

Edgar Lansbury (producer) (January 12, 1930-)

Edgar Lansbury is an award-winning British theatre, film, and television producer. Wikipedia
London

Nicole Marthe Le Douarin (August 20, 1930-)

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Lorient
Berthold Leibinger

Berthold Leibinger (November 26, 1930-)

Berthold Leibinger is a German engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is founder of the non-profit foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung and Associate of the German company Trumpf. Wikipedia

Tripuraneni Maharadhi (April 20, 1930-December 23, 2011)

Tripuraneni Maharadhi, was an Indian Telugu film, screenplay, dialogue and script writer, considered legendary by the film industry for his work in Telugu Cinema. He is also remembered for his political forays, as well as for the film 'Alluri Seetharama Raju'. Apart from being a dialogue, story and screenplay writer, he was also the de facto... Wikipedia
Andhra Pradesh, India
Frank Malzone

Frank Malzone (February 28, 1930-)

Frank James Malzone is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed slugger who played for the Boston Red Sox and California Angels. Wikipedia
Bronx, New York
Silvana Mangano

Silvana Mangano (April 21, 1930-December 16, 1989)

Silvana Mangano was an Italian actress. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Madrid, Spain
Bernard Manning

Bernard Manning (August 13, 1930-June 18, 2007)

Bernard John Manning was an English comedian and nightclub owner. Wikipedia
Ancoats, Manchester, England
North Manchester General Hospital, Crumpsall, Manchester, England
Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt (August 19, 1930-July 19, 2009)

Francis "Frank" McCourt was an Irish-American teacher and writer. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel 'Angela's Ashes', a tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of his childhood. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Manhattan, New York, USA

William S. McFeely (<a href="/born/year/1930" title="Celebrities Born in 1930">1930</a>-)

William Shield McFeely is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian. He retired as the Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities emeritus at the University of Georgia in 1997, and has been affiliated with Harvard University since 2006. Wikipedia
Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930-November 7, 1980)

Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. He was nicknamed "The King of Cool." His "anti-hero" persona, which he developed at the height of the Vietnam counterculture, made him one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in 'The Sand Pebbles'. His other popular films... Wikipedia
Beech Grove, Indiana, U.S.
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Carlos Menem

Carlos Menem (July 2, 1930-)

Carlos Saúl Menem is an Argentine politician who was President of Argentina from 1989 to 1999. He has been a Senator for La Rioja Province since 2005. Wikipedia
Anillaco, La Rioja

Monique Mercure (November 14, 1930-)

Monique Mercure is a Canadian actress. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec
Grover Mitchell

Grover Mitchell (March 17, 1930-August 6, 2003)

Grover Curry Mitchell was a jazz trombonist and bandleader. Wikipedia
Whatley, Alabama

Kiyohiro Miura (<a href="/born/year/1930" title="Celebrities Born in 1930">1930</a>-)

Kiyohiro Miura is a Japanese writer. After attending the University of Tokyo he went to the United States for further education. He received his B.A. from San Jose State University in 1955 and his MFA from University of Iowa in 1958. His novel 'Chōnan no shukke' or 'My Young Son Becomes a Zen Monk' won the Akutagawa Prize in 1988. Wikipedia
Muroran, Hokkaido
Wally Moon

Wally Moon (April 3, 1930-)

Wallace Wade Moon, known popularly as Wally Moon is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. Moon played his 12-year career in the major leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Wikipedia
Bay, Arkansas
Armin Mueller-Stahl

Armin Mueller-Stahl (December 17, 1930-)

Armin Mueller-Stahl is a German film actor, painter, writer and musician. Wikipedia
Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor (March 26, 1930-)

Sandra Day O'Connor is an American jurist, who was a former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from her appointment in 1981 by Ronald Reagan until her retirement in 2006. She was the first woman to be appointed to the Court. Wikipedia
El Paso, Texas, United States

Claus Ogerman (April 29, 1930-)

Claus Ogerman is a German arranger/orchestrator, conductor, and composer, best known for his works with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra and Diana Krall. Wikipedia
Jorma Panula

Jorma Panula (August 10, 1930-)

Jorma Panula is a Finnish conductor, composer, and teacher of conducting. Wikipedia
Kauhajoki, Finland

Larry Peerce (April 19, 1930-)

Larry Peerce is an American film and TV director whose work includes the theatrical feature 'Goodbye, Columbus', the early rock and roll concert film 'The Big T.N.T. Show', 'One Potato, Two Potato', 'The Other Side of the Mountain', and Oscar nominee 'Two-Minute Warning'. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Andrey Petrov

Andrey Petrov (September 2, 1930-February 15, 2006)

Andrey Pavlovich Petrov was a Russian and Soviet composer. He was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1980. Andrey Petrov is known for his music for numerous classic Soviet films such as 'I Step Through Moscow', 'Beware of the Car', and 'Office Romance'. Wikipedia
Gordon Pinsent

Gordon Pinsent (July 12, 1930-)

Gordon Edward Pinsent, CC, FRSC is an iconic and award-winning Canadian actor, screenwriter, director and playwright. In a successful and prolific career spanning over 60 years in theatre, radio, television and film, he is best known for his roles in 'Away from Her', 'The Rowdyman', 'John and the Missus', 'A Gift to Last', 'Due South', 'The Red... Wikipedia
Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter (October 10, 1930-December 24, 2008)

Harold Pinter, CH, CBE was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include 'The Birthday Party', 'The Homecoming', and 'Betrayal', each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay... Wikipedia
Hackney, London, England
London, England
John Polkinghorne

John Polkinghorne (October 16, 1930-)

John Charlton Polkinghorne is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, writer and Anglican priest. A prominent and leading voice explaining the relationship between science and religion, he was professor of Mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood, becoming an... Wikipedia
Weston-super-Mare, England, UK

Robert Prosky (December 13, 1930-December 8, 2008)

Robert Prosky was an American actor and comedian. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell (February 17, 1930-May 2, 2015)

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. Wikipedia
South Woodford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom

Ted Ringwood (April 19, 1930-November 12, 1993)

Alfred Edward "Ted" Ringwood FRS was an Australian experimental geophysicist and geochemist, and the 1988 recipient of the Wollaston Medal. Wikipedia
Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930-December 5, 2009)

Emanuel James "Jim" Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry. Wikipedia
Yakima, Washington, United States
West Hills, Los Angeles, United States

David Rounds (October 9, 1930-December 9, 1983)

David Rounds was an American actor of stage and screen. He received both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award in 1980 for his role in Morning's at Seven. David played several reoccurring television roles, including Wendall in the 1981 sitcom "Alice" and as Christopher Spencer in the mini series "The Blue and The Grey". David served as a Lieutenant... Wikipedia
Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands (June 19, 1930-)

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage and television actress, best known for her career in the entertainment industry stretching over six decades. The four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner is best known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes in ten films, in two of which, 'Gloria'... Wikipedia
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Fred Saberhagen

Fred Saberhagen (May 18, 1930-June 29, 2007)

Fred Thomas Saberhagen was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his 'Berserker' series of science fiction short stories and S.F. novels. Wikipedia
Chicago, State of Illinois,
Albuquerque, State of New Mexico

Jeremy Sandford (December 5, 1930-May 12, 2003)

Christopher Jeremy Sandford was an English television screenwriter who came to prominence in 1966 with 'Cathy Come Home', his controversial entry in BBC1's 'The Wednesday Play' anthology strand, which was directed by Ken Loach. Later, in 1971, he wrote another successful one-off, 'Edna, the Inebriate Woman', for 'The Wednesday Play' successor... Wikipedia
London, England
Leominster, Herefordshire, England
Maximilian Schell

Maximilian Schell (December 8, 1930-February 1, 2014)

Maximilian Schell was an Austrian and Swiss film and stage actor, who also wrote, directed and produced some of his own films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1961 American film 'Judgment at Nuremberg', his second acting role in Hollywood. His parents were involved in the arts and he grew up surrounded by acting and literature.... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Innsbruck
Reinhard Selten

Reinhard Selten (October 5, 1930-)

Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten is a German economist, who won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is also well known for his work in bounded rationality, and can be considered as one of the founding fathers of experimental economics. Wikipedia
Breslau (Wrocław)

Edwin Sherin (January 15, 1930-)

Edwin Sherin is an American theatre and television director and producer. Sherin's wife is actress Jane Alexander and his stepson is the similarly dubbed Jace Alexander, with whom he has collaborated on the television legal drama/police procedural 'Law & Order' on thirty-two separate occasions. He has directed many episodes of the television drama... Wikipedia
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.

BeBe Shopp (<a href="/born/year/1930" title="Celebrities Born in 1930">1930</a>-)

BeBe Shopp, from Hopkins, Minnesota, was Miss America in 1948. Wikipedia
Don Shula

Don Shula (January 4, 1930-)

Donald Francis "Don" Shula is a former American football cornerback and coach. Wikipedia
Grand River, Ohio, United States

Ivan Silayev (October 21, 1930-)

Ivan Stepanovich Silayev is a former Soviet official who became a Russian politician following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He served as Premier of the Soviet Union through the offices of chairman of the Interstate Economic Committee and chairman of the Committee on the Operational Management of the Soviet economy from 6 September to 26... Wikipedia
Baktyzino, Russian SFSR
Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930-May 10, 1999)

Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Key West, Florida
Stephen Smale

Stephen Smale (July 15, 1930-)

Stephen Smale is an American mathematician from Flint, Michigan. His research concerns topology, dynamical systems and mathematical economics. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966, and spent more than three decades on the mathematics faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. Wikipedia
Flint, Michigan
George E. Smith

George E. Smith (May 10, 1930-)

George Elwood Smith is an American scientist, applied physicist, and co-inventor of the charge-coupled device. He was awarded a one-quarter share in the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit—the CCD sensor, which has become an electronic eye in almost all areas of photography". Wikipedia
White Plains, New York
Lois Smith

Lois Smith (November 3, 1930-)

Lois Smith is an American actress. She has played supporting roles in films including 'East of Eden', 'Five Easy Pieces', 'Resurrection', 'Fatal Attraction', 'Fried Green Tomatoes', 'Dead Man Walking', 'Tumbleweeds', 'Twister', and 'Please Give'. In television she has performed on series like 'The Americans', 'True Blood' and 'Desperate... Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (March 7, 1930-)

Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon is an English photographer and film maker. He was married to Princess Margaret, younger daughter of King George VI and younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Wikipedia
London, England, United Kingdom
Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder (May 8, 1930-)

Gary Snyder is an American man of letters. Perhaps best known as a poet, he is also an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist. He has been described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology". Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the American Book Award. His work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Buddhist... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California

Paul Soles (August 11, 1930-)

Paul Robert Soles is a Canadian actor and television personality. As a voice actor, he starred in series such as 'The Marvel Super Heroes' show and 'Spider-Man'. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim (March 22, 1930-)

Stephen Joshua Sondheim, born March 22, 1930, is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre. Sondheim has received an Academy Award; eight Tony Awards; eight Grammy Awards; a Pulitzer Prize, and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of 'The New York Times' as "now the... Wikipedia
New York City, United States
George Soros

George Soros (August 12, 1930-)

George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of worth of pounds, giving him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis. Soros is one of the thirty... Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary

Thomas Sowell (June 30, 1930-)

Thomas Sowell is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author. Wikipedia
Gastonia, North Carolina, USA
Thomas P. Stafford

Thomas P. Stafford (September 17, 1930-)

Thomas Patten "Tom" Stafford, is an American former Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He flew aboard two Gemini space flights; and in 1969 was the Commander of Apollo 10, the second manned mission to orbit the Moon and the first to fly a Lunar Module there. Wikipedia
Weatherford, Oklahoma, U.S.
George Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner (July 4, 1930-July 13, 2010)

George Michael Steinbrenner III was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. During Steinbrenner's 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned seven World Series titles and 11 pennants. His outspokenness and role... Wikipedia
Rocky River, Ohio, United States
Tampa, Florida, United States
Frances Sternhagen

Frances Sternhagen (January 13, 1930-)

Frances Hussey Sternhagen is an American actress. Sternhagen has appeared On- and Off-Broadway, in movies, and on TV since the 1950s. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C.

Peter Stone (February 27, 1930-April 26, 2003)

Peter Hess Stone was an American writer for theater, television and movies. Stone is perhaps best remembered by the general public for the screenplays he wrote or co-wrote in the mid-1960s, 'Charade', 'Father Goose', and 'Mirage'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Manhattan, New York

Ruslan Stratonovich (May 31, 1930-January 13, 1997)

Ruslan Leont'evich Stratonovich was a Russian physicist, engineer, and probabilist and one of the founders of the theory of stochastic differential equations. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia (Soviet Union)
Moscow, Russia
Jack Straus

Jack Straus (June 16, 1930-1988)

Jack "Treetop" Straus was an American professional poker player. He is best known for winning the 1982 World Series of Poker Main Event. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Akira Suzuki (chemist)

Akira Suzuki (chemist) (September 12, 1930-)

Akira Suzuki is a Japanese chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, who first published the Suzuki reaction, the organic reaction of an aryl- or vinyl-boronic acid with an aryl- or vinyl-halide catalyzed by a palladium complex, in 1979. Wikipedia
Mukawa, Hokkaidō, Japan
Toru Takemitsu

Toru Takemitsu (October 8, 1930-February 20, 1996)

Toru Takemitsu was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory. Largely self-taught, Takemitsu possessed consummate skill in the subtle manipulation of instrumental and orchestral timbre. He is famed for combining elements of oriental and occident philosophy to create a sound uniquely his own, and for fusing opposites together... Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan
Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor (January 11, 1930-January 7, 2015)

Rodney Sturt "Rod" Taylor was an Australian actor of film and television. He appeared in over 50 films, including leading roles in 'The Time Machine', 'Seven Seas to Calais', 'The Birds', 'Sunday in New York', 'Young Cassidy', 'Dark of the Sun', 'The Liquidator', 'Darker Than Amber', and 'The Train Robbers'. Wikipedia
Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Los Angeles, U.S.
Jean-Louis Trintignant

Jean-Louis Trintignant (December 11, 1930-)

Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant is a French actor, screenwriter and director who has enjoyed international acclaim. He won the Best Actor Award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Best Actor Award at the César Awards 2013. Wikipedia
Piolenc, Vaucluse, France

Dorothy Uhnak (April 24, 1930-July 8, 2006)

Dorothy Uhnak [ˈjunæk] was an American novelist. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Greenport, New York
Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott (January 23, 1930-)

Derek Alton Walcott, OBE OCC is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is currently Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex. His works include the Homeric epic poem 'Omeros', which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement." In addition to having won the Nobel, Walcott has won many... Wikipedia
Castries, Saint Lucia

Alan Walker (musicologist) (April 6, 1930-)

Alan Walker, FRSC is an English-Canadian musicologist and university professor best known as a biographer and scholar of composer Franz Liszt. Wikipedia
England
Edward Higgins White

Edward Higgins White (November 14, 1930-January 27, 1967)

Edward Higgins "Ed" White II, was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. On June 3, 1965, he became the first American to "walk" in space. White died along with his fellow astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission at Cape... Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S.

Michael White (violinist) (May 24, 1930-)

Michael Walter White is an American jazz violinist. Wikipedia
Houston, TX
Robin Winks

Robin Winks (December 5, 1930-April 7, 2003)

Robin W. Winks was an American academic, historian, diplomat and writer. He was the Randolph Townsend Professor of History at Yale University and Master of Berkeley Residential College at Yale University. At the University of Oxford, he also served as Eastman Professor and as Harmsworth Professor. Wikipedia
Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman (January 1, 1930-)

Frederick Wiseman is an American filmmaker, documentarian, and theatrical director. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward (June 1, 1930-November 16, 2009)

Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE was an English actor and singer. Wikipedia
Croydon, Surrey, England
Truro, Cornwall, England
Joanne Woodward

Joanne Woodward (February 27, 1930-)

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in 'The Three Faces of Eve'. Wikipedia
Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.

Liliane Wouters (February 5, 1930-)

Liliane Wouters is a Belgian poet, playwright, translator, anthologist, and essayist. Wikipedia
Ixelles, Belgium
Amnon Yariv

Amnon Yariv (<a href="/born/year/1930" title="Celebrities Born in 1930">1930</a>-)

Amnon Yariv is an Israeli-American professor of applied physics and electrical engineering at Caltech, known for innovations in optoelectronics. Wikipedia
John Young (astronaut)

John Young (astronaut) (September 24, 1930-)

John Watts Young is a retired American astronaut, Naval officer, test pilot and aeronautical engineer, who became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California

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