December 30 Birthdays in History - December 30 Deaths - December 30 Events
1984 LeBron James, born in Akron, Ohio, professional basketball player, nicknamed, 'King James', number one pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, won gold at 2008 Olympics
1983 Rachel and Ross Trudeau, twins of Jane Pauley and Gerry Trudeau
1982 Kristin Kreuk, Canadian Actress
1980 Eliza Dushku, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actress, This Boy's Life, True Lies, Journey
1976 Rhoshii Wells, born in Austin, Texas, middleweight boxer 1996 Olympics bronze
1976 Solveig Lilja Gudmundsdottir, Miss Iceland Universe 1997
1975 Tiger Woods, born in Cypress, California, pro golfer, highest paid pro athlete, most successful golfer of all time
1973 Don Reid, NBA guard and forward, Detroit Pistons
1973 Robert Walker, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1973 Ato Boldon, born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, athlete, world's fastest human sprinter, 4-time World Champion and Olympic medalist
1973 Jason Behr, American Actor
1972 Kerry Collins, NFL quarterback for the Carolina Panthers
1972 Loren Meyer, NBA center, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks
1972 Maureen Flannigan, actress, Evie-Out of This World
1971 Scotty Lewis, WLAF defensive end for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1971 Steve Hardin, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle, Ind Colts, Rhein Fire
1971 Sylvester Wright, NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
1971 Thomas Strzalkowski, Krakow Poland, U.S. fencer-sabre 1996 Olympics
1970 Grant Carter, CFL defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1970 Gus Nketia, Auckland New Zealand, 100m sprint 1996 Olympics
1970 Kevin Salvadori, NBA center for the Sacramento Kings
1970 Robert Hall, WLAF wide reciever for the Amsterdam Admirals
1969 Anthuan Maybank, Georgetown, South Carolina, 200m/400m runner
1969 Jeff Thomason, NFL tight end, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1969 Michelle McGann, West Palm Beach, Florida, golfer, 1995 Sara Lee Classic
1969 Jay Kay, English Musician
1968 Kevin Dahl, Regina, NHL defenseman for the Calgary Flames
1968 Sean Higgins, NBA guard and forward, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trailblazers
1967 Colleen Miller, Winnipeg Manitoba, rower 1996 Olympics
1965 Brad McNamara, cricketer, NSW all-rounder
1965 David Baker, Sheffield England, U.K. cyclist
1965 Tony Jones, WLAF receiver, Amsterdam Admirals, Frankfurt Galaxy
1964 Kimberly Taylor, Cindy, model/Penthouse Pet 1990
1964 Kris Tschetter, born in Detroit, Michigan, LPGA golfer, 1992 Northgate Computer
1963 Alessandra Mussolini, Naples Italy, actress, Ferragosto OK
1963 Johnny van 't Schip, Dutch soccer star, Ajax, Genua
1963 Milan Srejber, Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1963 Robert Jenkins, NFL tackle for the Oakland Raiders
1962 Paul Crowder, rocker, The Adventures-Sea of Love
1961 Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner 1996 Olympics
1961 Sean Hannity, American Writer
1961 Douglas Coupland, Canadian Writer
1960 Addy Bucek, Australian 470 class yachter, Olympics-9-92, 96
1960 Heather Wilson, American Politician
1959 Tracey Ullman, born in Slough, England, singer and actress, Tracey Ullman Show
1958 Brandon Clark, New York City, actor, Sean-The Fitzpatricks
1958 Steven L Smith, Phoenix Arizona, astronaut, STS-68, 82
1957 Matt Lauer, born in New York City, New York, television host, Today Show co-anchor, television journalist
1957 Patricia Kalember, Schnectady, New York, actress, Georgie Whitsig-Sisters
1957 Margaret Spellings, American Public Servant
1956 "Cherie" Samba, Mbimba N'zinga, Zaire painter, Pitie la prostituee
1956 Patricia Kalember, actress, Sisters
1956 Sheryl Lee Ralph, actress, Moesia, Designing Women
1956 Suzy Bogguss, born in Aledo, Illinois, singer, I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
1953 Daniel T Barry, Norwalk, Connecticut, PhD/MD/astronaut, STS-72
1952 Larry Bartlett, photographic printer
1952 Somtow Sucharitkul, SP Somtow, Thailand, science fiction author, Utopia Hunters
1951 Nancy LaMott, born in New York City, New York, singer, cabaret genre, album 'Ask Me Again' ranked 12th in Billboard Magazine's Top Jazz Albums chart, performed twice for President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton
1950 Yunus I Mahomed, South African attorney/leader, UDF
1950 Bjarne Stroustrup, Danish Scientist
1949 Bruce Davidson, equestrian 3-day, 1996 Olympics silver
1948 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer, son of Lala 124 on debut vs. New Zealand 1976
1947 Jeff Lynne, rocker, ELO-Telephone Line, Travelling Wilburys
1947 Michael Burns, Mineola LI, actor, Barnaby West-Wagon Train
1947 Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader, South Africa Democratic Party
1945 Davy Jones, born in Manchester, England, singer, Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville
1945 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot
1945 Preston Andrew Trombly, composer
1945 Lloyd Kaufman, American Director
1943 Rolf Gehlhaar, born in Breslau, Poland, composer, known for computer-controlled composition, sound installations using Sound Space system
1942 Fred Ward, SD California, actor, Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox
1942 Michael Nesmith, born in Houston, rocker, Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville
1942 Robert Quine, born in Akron, Ohio, guitarist, guitar soloist, worked with Matthew Sweet, Marianne Faithfull, style combines jazz, rock, blues
1940 James Burrows, TV producer/director, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers
1939 Doeke Eisma, sociologist/Dutch MP, D66
1939 Kim Weston, American Musician
1938 Joseph Bologna, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Citizen Cohn, My Favorite Year
1937 John Hartford, born in New York City, country singer, Gentle on My Mind
1937 Paul Stookey, singer/musician, Peter, Paul, and Mary
1937 Gordon Banks, English Athlete
1935 Bruno Canino, born in Naples, Italy, composer, pianist, chamber musician, accompanist, studied with Vincenzo Vitale, and in Milan with Bruno Bettinelli, music director of Biennale di Venezia, recordings include Bach Goldberg Variations
1935 Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher, Cy Young 1963, 1965, 1966, perfect-1967
1935 Omar Bongo, born in Lewai, French Equatorial Africa, now Bongoville, Gabon, El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, Albert-Bernard Bongo, statesman, Gabonese Democratic Party, President of Gabon at age 31
1934 Barry Briggs, New Zealand auto maker, World Champion 1957, 58, 64, 66
1934 Russ Tamblyn, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Win Place or Steal, Twin Peaks
1934 Del Shannon, American Musician
1932 John Hillerman, Denison, Texas, actor, Magnum PI, Blazing Saddles
1931 Charles A. Bassett II, Dayton Ohio, Captain USAF/astronaut
1931 Skeeter Davis, Mary Penick, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, singer, End of World
1930 Jerome Theisen, benedictine
1929 Barbara Nichols, Jamaica, New York, actress, Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly
1929 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host, For a Postcard in the Front Row
1928 Bo Diddley, born in Mississippi, acclaimed as a founder of American rock and roll, singer, guitarist, songwriter
1928 Jack Lord, New York City, actor, Steve McGarrett-Hawaii 5-0, God's Little Acre
1927 Bernard Barrow, New York City, actor, Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving
1927 M Lawrence Antouin, college president, Emeritis
1926 Stanley Tracey, composer
1923 Sara A. Lidman, Swedish author, Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi
1921 Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader
1921 Rashid Karami, Lebanon, 10 time PM: 1955..87 of Lebanon
1920 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist
1920 Michael Allinson, born in London, England, George Washington
1919 David Valentine Willcocks, composer
1919 Dick Spooner, England, cricket wicketkeeper, Godfrey Evans' shadow
1919 Jo Van Fleet, Oakland, actress, Gunfight at OK Corral, East of Eden
1918 W. Eugene Smith, U.S. photographer, Saipan, Walk to Paradise Garden
1918 Al Purdy, Canadian Poet
1917 Nancy Coleman, Everett, Washington, actress, Edge of Darkness
1914 Bert Parks, Jacobson, born in Atlanta, Georgia, TV host, Miss America
1913 Svend Simon Schultz, composer
1911 Jeanette Nolan, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Richard Boone Show, Virginian
1910 Dennis Morgan, actor, Cattle Town, Canyon Pass, Waterfront
1910 Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer, Faja Lobbi
1910 Paul Frederic Bowles, U.S. composer/writer, Shelting Sky
1910 Paul Bowles, American Composer
1907 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, Dutch model/singer, Haghezangers
1907 Robert Grant Grant-Ferris, politician
1906 Carol Reed, motion picture director, 3rd Man
1906 Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe
1905 Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher
1904 Dmitri B Kabalevsky, St. Petersburg Russia, composer, In the Fire,
1899 Helge Ingstad, Norwegian Explorer
1898 Vincent Lopez, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Welcome Aboard
1896 Tom Keene, born in Rochester, New York, actor, Our Daily Bread
1895 August De Boodt, Belgian politician
1892 Jaromir Fiala, composer
1892 John Litel, Albany WI, actor, Virginia City, My Hero
1891 Antoine Pinay, French premier, 1952, minister of Foreign affairs
1889 Georg von der Vring, German painter/writer, Soldier Suhren
1887 Henry George Ley, composer
1884 Karl Heinrich David, composer
1884 Tojo Hideki, Japanese Prime Minister during WW II
1883 Lester Patrick, NHL pioneer
1883 Mary Forbes, Hornsey England, actress, Terror by Night
1880 Alfred Einstein, German/U.S. musicologist/nephew of Albert Einstein
1879 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Hindu philosopher/yogi, Maharshi Research Inst
1873 Alfred E. Smith, American Politician
1872 William A. Larned, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1901
1869 Adolphe Max, Belgian Rep, Lib
1869 Stephen Leacock, Canada, economist/humorist/professor
1867 Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist, died aboard Titanic
1865 Rudyard Kipling, Bombay, author, Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907
1864 Alessandro Longo, composer
1859 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer
1855 Heinrich Hart, German writer, Song of Humanity
1853 Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer
1851 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola
1848 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer
1847 John Peter Altgeld, German/U.S., Gov-Ill, pardoned Haymarket-anarchists
1828 Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1819 John White Geary, Major General Union volunteers
1819 Theodor Fontane, German writer, Effi Briest
1818 James Cantey, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1816 William Alexander Henry, Canadian Lawyer
1784 Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven
1775 Heinrich Carl Ebell, composer
1756 Pavel Vranicky, composer
1741 Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer
1678 William Croft, composer
1676 John Philips, English Poet
1644 Philips van Almonde, Dutch Zeeuws lt-admiral
1569 Georg Quitschreiber, composer
1566 Alessandro Piccinini, composer
39 Titus, 10th Roman emperor, 79-81, conqueror of Jerusalem