Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30 Birthdays

* 1326 – Ivan II of Russia, Grand Duke of Muscovy (d. 1359)
* 1432 – Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1481)
* 1640 – John Trenchard, English politician (d. 1695)
* 1727 – Tommaso Traetta, Italian composer (d. 1779)
* 1746 – Francisco Goya, Spanish painter (d. 1828)
* 1750 – John Stafford Smith, English composer (d. 1836)
* 1811 – Robert Bunsen, German chemist (d. 1899)
* 1820 – Anna Sewell, British author (d. 1878)
* 1830 – Mihály Zsupánek Slovene writer, poet and soldier in Hungary (d. 1898? 1905?)
* 1844 – Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)
* 1853 – Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
* 1857 – Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
* 1863 – Mary Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (d. 1930)
* 1864 – Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (d. 1943)
* 1879 – Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
* 1880 – Sean O'Casey, Irish dramatist (d. 1964)
* 1882 – Melanie Klein, British psychoanalyst (d. 1960)
* 1892 – Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician (d. 1945)
* 1892 – Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
* 1892 – Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
* 1894 – Sergey Ilyushin, Russian aerospace engineer (d. 1977)
* 1895 – Jean Giono, French author (d. 1970)
* 1899 – Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Bengali writer (d. 1970)
* 1902 – Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
* 1902 – Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
* 1903 – Countee Cullen, American poet (d. 1946)
* 1903 – Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
* 1904 – Ripper Collins, American baseball player (d. 1970)
* 1905 – Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)
* 1907 – Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
* 1910 – Józef Marcinkiewicz, Polish mathematician (d. 1940)
* 1913 – Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
* 1913 – Richard Helms, American CIA director (d. 2002)
* 1913 – Frankie Laine, American singer (d. 2007)
* 1913 – Censu Tabone, President of Malta
* 1914 – Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (d. 1948)
* 1919 – McGeorge Bundy, American National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
* 1922 – Turhan Bey, Turkish actor
* 1923 – Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
* 1926 – Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish entrepreneur
* 1926 – Peter Marshall, American game show host
* 1926 – Werner Torkanowsky, German conductor (d. 1992)
* 1928 – Robert Badinter, French politician
* 1928 – Tom Sharpe, English satirical author
* 1929 – Richard Dysart, American actor
* 1930 – John Astin, American actor
* 1930 – Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson, former Lord of Appeal, UK
* 1930 – Rolf Harris, Australian artist and entertainer
* 1933 – Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and director (d. 2007)
* 1933 – George Morfogen, American actor
* 1934 – Hans Hollein, Austrian architect
* 1935 – Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
* 1935 – Willie Galimore, American football player (d. 1964)
* 1937 – Warren Beatty, American actor and director
* 1940 – Jerry Lucas, American basketball player
* 1940 – Hans Ragnemalm, Swedish professor of public law, and judge
* 1941 – Graeme Edge, British musician (Moody Blues)
* 1941 – Wasim Sajjad, President of Pakistan
* 1941 – Bob Smith, former American politician
* 1942 – Ruben Kun, Nauruan politician and former President of Nauru
* 1943 – Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)
* 1945 – Eric Clapton, British guitarist
* 1945 – Johnnie Walker, British DJ
* 1947 – Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist
* 1948 – Mervyn King, British economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003–present)
* 1948 – Eddie Jordan, former owner of Jordan Grand Prix
* 1949 – Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman (d. 2009)
* 1949 – Liza Frulla, Quebec politician
* 1949 – Ray Magliozzi, American radio personality
* 1950 – Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor and comedian
* 1951 – Yves Séguin, Quebec politician
* 1951 – Tina Monzon-Palma, Filipina broadcast journalist and news anchor
* 1952 – Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
* 1955 – Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (d. 2004)
* 1956 – Bill Butler, Scottish politician
* 1956 – Juanito Oiarzabal, Basque mountaineer
* 1956 – Shahla Sherkat, Iranian feminist journalist
* 1957 – Paul Reiser, American actor
* 1958 – Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor
* 1959 – Peter Hugh McGregor Ellis, New Zealand convicted child abuser
* 1959 – Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist
* 1959 – Andrew Bailey, Bank of England officer
* 1961 – Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
* 1962 – Mark Begich, American Senator from Alaska
* 1962 – Bil Dwyer, American actor
* 1962 – MC Hammer, American rap musician
* 1963 – Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
* 1963 – Panagiotis Tsalouchidis, Greek footballer
* 1964 – Tracy Chapman, American singer
* 1964 – Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
* 1964 – Dave Ellett, Canadian hockey player
* 1964 – Ian Ziering, American actor
* 1965 – Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
* 1966 – Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
* 1966 – Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
* 1967 – Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (d. 2008)
* 1967 – Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer
* 1967 – Richard Hutten, designer
* 1968 – Donna D'Errico, American actress and model
* 1968 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer
* 1971 – Mark Consuelos, American actor
* 1971 – Mari Holden, American cycle racer
* 1972 – Mili Avital, Israeli-American actress
* 1973 – Jan Koller, Czech footballer
* 1973 – Matthew Pritchard, Welsh stuntman
* 1973 – Ali Ahmed Qatari archer
* 1975 – Paul Griffen, New Zealand-born Italian rugby player
* 1975 – Bahar Soomekh, American actress
* 1976 – Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
* 1976 – Ty Conklin, American ice hockey player
* 1976 – Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
* 1978 – Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player
* 1979 – Anatoliy Tymoschuk Ukrainian footballer
* 1979 – Norah Jones, American musician
* 1979 – Simon Webbe, English singer
* 1980 – Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
* 1980 – Yalın, Turkish singer and songwriter
* 1981 – Jammal Brown, American football player
* 1981 – Andrea Masi, Italian rugby player
* 1982 – Jason Dohring, American actor
* 1982 – Mark Hudson, English footballer
* 1983 – Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer
* 1983 – Zach Gowen, American professional wrestler
* 1983 – Scott Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1983 – Davis Romero, Panamanian baseball player
* 1983 – Hebe Tien, Taiwanese singer (S.H.E)
* 1984 – Mario Ančić, Croatian tennis player
* 1984 – Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter
* 1984 – Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
* 1986 – Beni Arashiro, Japanese singer
* 1986 – Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer
* 1987 – Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Canadian hockey player
* 1987 – Trent Barreta, American professional wrestler
* 1988 – Thanasis Papazoglou, Greek footballer
* 1989 – Chris Sale, American baseball player
* 1990 – Allie Gonino, American actress
* 1990 – Cassie Scerbo, American actress
* 1990 – Lee Gi Kwang, Korean singer and dancer (BEAST)
* 1990 – Rodney Strasser, Sierra Leonean footballer
* 1994 – Sarah Solovay, American singer-songwriter

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