March 30 Birthdays in History - March 30 Deaths - March 30 Events
1980 Liriel Higa, born in Los Angeles, California, rhythmic gymnast 1996 Olympics
1979 Norah Jones, born in Brooklyn, New York, musician, singer, jazz artist album, 'Come Away with Me', won five Grammy awards, sold more than 40 million albums worldwide
1978 Wendy Christina Roberts, Miss South Carolina Teen USA, 1996
1976 Chris Canty, cornerback for the New England Patriots
1976 Toby Gowin, punter for the Dallas Cowboys
1974 Martin Love, cricketer, high scoring Queensland batsman, Australia 1995
1973 Caroline Ramagos, Miss Mississippi USA, 1996
1973 Kareem Streete-Thompson, born in Ithaca, New York, 100m/long jumper
1973 Melinda Penn, Miss British virgin islands Universe, 1997
1973 Rodney Thomas, running back for the Tennessee Oilers
1972 Brenden Stai, NFL guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1972 Matt Joyce, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle, Cardinals, Seahawks, Claymores
1972 Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe, 1989
1971 Mari Holden, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1970 George Coghill, WLAF safety for the Scottish Claymores
1970 Mark Consuelos, born in Zaragosa, Spain, actor, Mateo Santos-All My Children
1970 Secreteriat, race horse, triple crown, 1973
1970 Shane Bertsch, born in Denver, Colorado, Nike golfer, 1994 Permina Basin Open-14th
1969 Marco Foddis, pop drummer, Pestilence
1969 Mark Astley, Calgary, NHL defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres
1968 Celine Dion, born in Quebec, Canada, singer, I'm Your Woman
1968 Donna D'Errico, born in Dothan, Alabama, playmate, Sep, 1995
1967 Ian Ziering, born in West Orange, New Jersey, actor, Steve Sanders-Beverly Hills 90210
1967 Julie Richardson, born in Auckland New Zealand, tennis star, 1992 Futures-Canberra
1965 Karel Novacek, born in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia, tennis star, 1994 Hilversum
1965 Piers Morgan, born in England, editor of tabloids, the Daily Mirror, News of the World, judge on television show, 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'America's Got Talent'
1964 Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center for the Calgary Flames
1964 Dave Ellett, Cleveland, NHL defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs
1964 Tracy Chapman, U.S. singer and songwriter, Freedom Now, I Got a Fast Car
1963 Jenny Lidback, born in Lima, Peru, LPGA golfer, 1995 du Maurier Ltd Classic
1963 Lomas Brown, NFL tackle, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals
1962 M C Hammer, Stanley Kirk Burrell, born in Oakland California, rapper, Hammer Time
1960 William D. Johnson, U.S. alpine skier
1959 Daniel Seifried, born in Kitchener Ontario, Canadia Tour golfer, 1981 Thunder Bay
1958 Joseph Paul Sindelar, born in Ft. Knox, Kentucky, PGA golfer, BC Open-1985, 87
1957 Elena V. Kondakova, born in Moscow, Russia, cosmonaut, STS-84
1957 Paul Reiser, born in New York City, actor, My 2 Dads, Diner, Aliens, Mad About You
1957 Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut, Soyuz TM 20, STS-84
1955 Randy Wanwarmer, born in Denver, vocalist, Just When I Needed You Most
1951 John Gosden, born in Sussex, England, racehorse trainer, trained Nannina, winner, 2005 Filles' Mile and 2006 Coronation Stakes, and 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic
1950 Dave McCurdy, born in Canadian, Texas, Representative-D-Oklahoma 1981 - 1995
1950 Eugene Bowen, composer, Wonder's Edge
1950 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist, Fixx
1950 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish Actor
1949 Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer, director and writer
1949 Sue Cook, British broadcaster
1948 Dave Ball, rocker, Procul Harum
1948 Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist, Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy
1948 Justin Deas, born in Pennsylvania, actor, Dream Lover, Montana, Intimate Strangers
1948 M. A. King, FBA, economist
1948 Nigel Jones, born in Chelenham, England, politician, Liberal Democrat, Member of Parliament for Cheltenham 1992 - 2005
1945 Eric Clapton, born in Ripley, England, singer/guitarist, Tears in Heaven
1944 Gerrit Komrij, Dutch poet/essayist, Happy Schizo
1943 Bob Blewett, cricketer, father of Greg South Australia batsman 1975-79
1943 Jay Traynor, rocker, Jay and The Americans
1942 George Esson, Chief Constable, Dumfries and Galloway
1942 Graeme Edge, born in England, rock drummer, Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams
1941 Brendan O'Friel, CEO, Prison Governors Association
1941 Robert C. Smith, born in Trenton, New Jersey, Representative-R-New Hampshire, 1985 - 1990, Senator-R-New Hampshire 1990- 2003
1941 Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor, Essex U
1941 Sven Hamrin, born in Sweden, road race cycler, 1964 Olympics bronze
1940 Astrud Gilberto, born in Brazil, singer, Girl From Ipanema
1940 Jerry Lucas, born in Middletown, Ohio, NBA center, 1960 Olympics gold, New York Knicks
1940 Norman Gifford, cricketer, respected England slow left-armer 1964-73
1937 J S Jennings, CEO, Shell Transport and Trading Co
1937 Jay W. Macintosh, born in Gainesville, Georgia, actress, Sons and Daughters
1937 Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth
1937 Warren Beatty, born in Richmond, Virginia, actor, Bonnie and Clyde,Shampoo, Dick Tracy
1936 Mark Burns, British director, Juggernaut
1936 Richard Baker, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Zen teacher, Dharma Sangha
1935 Gordon Mumma, born in Framingham, Massachusetts, composer, musician, co-founder, the Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1935 John Charles Eaton, composer
1934 Simon Mackay, born in Scotland, born Simon Mackay, Baron Tanlaw of Tanlawhill in the County of Dumfries, Lord Tannlaw, crossbench member of the House of Lords, director or family company Inchape
1933 Jean-Claude Brialy, born in Aumale, Algeria, actor, Circle of Love, Cousins
1932 A J Zuckerman, Dean, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
1932 Ted Morgan, American Writer
1931 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut
1931 Harold Burrage, U.S. singer and pianist, Hi Yo Silver
1931 Sandor Szokolay, composer
1930 Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson, born in England, life peer as Baron Browne-Wilkinson, studied at Lancing College and Magdalen College, Oxford, former head of the Privy Council and Vice-Chancellor of the High Court
1930 David Staple, joint President, Council of Churches for British and Ireland
1930 John Astin, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actor, I'm Dickens He's Fenster, Addams Family
1930 Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist
1929 Richard Dysart, born in Brighton, Massachusetts, actor, Leland MacKenzie-LA Law
1929 Shirley Stoler, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Frankenhooker, 7 Beauties
1928 Diether de la Motte, composer
1928 Richard Trant, British general
1928 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author, Riotous Assembly, Want
1927 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster
1927 Peter Marshall, born in Huntington, West Virginia, TV game show host, Hollywood Squares
1927 Wally Grout, cricketer, great Aussie wicket-keeper
1926 John Heddle Nash, singer
1926 Rayner Goddard, born in England, Lord Goddard, Baron Goddard, judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, known for his strict conservative rulings
1926 Ray McAnally, born in Ireland, actor, My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian
1926 Werner Torkanowsky, born in Berlin, Germany, conductor, New Orleans Symph
1925 John Wells, born in England, politician, Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Maidstone, educated at Eton College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford
1924 Milko Kelemen, composer
1923 Herbert Asmodi, writer
1922 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
1922 J F Coates, naval architect
1922 Peter Jona Korn, composer
1921 Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire
1921 Kan Ishii, born in Tokyo, Japan, composer, famous for Symphonia Ainu, inspired by national primitivism, wrote orchestral and vocal music for film and stage, including music for science-fiction film Gorath
1921 Oto Ferenczy, composer
1920 Turhan Bey, born in Vienna, Austria, actor, Dragon Seed, Ali Baba and 40 Thieves
1919 McGeorge Bundy, born in Boston, national security adviser, John F. Kennedy
1919 Ramsay Ames, actress, G-Men Never Forget, Ali Baba and 40 Thieves
1918 John Gray, FRS/marine biologist
1918 Joseph Allen, Jr., born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, Death of a Champion
1917 Els Aarne, born in Ukraine, Estonian composer, pianist, composed chamber music for violoncello and double bass, wrote two symphonies, studied with composer Heino Eller
1917 Herbert Anderson, actor, Henry-Dennis The Menace
1917 Rudolf Bruci, composer
1914 Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee, blues musician, Down and Out Blues
1913 Frankie Laine, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide
1913 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
1913 Richard Helms, CIA head, 1966-73
1913 Richard M. Helms, American Celebrity
1912 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar/naturalist
1912 Jack Cowie, cricketer, successful New Zealand fast bowler either side of WWII
1909 Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director, Warburg Institute
1908 Camille Schmit, composer
1908 Kurt Bruggemann, composer
1908 Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith, Chinese cricket bowler
1905 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper, 1928 Olympics gold
1904 Akarova, Marguerite Acarin, Belgian dancer, Les Biches
1903 Countee Cullen, U.S. poet, Color, Ballad of the Brown Girl
1903 Sol C Siegel, U.S., producer, High Society, Gentlemen prefer blondes
1899 Irving Thalberg, U.S. producer, MGM
1898 Joyce Carey, English actress, Black Windmill
1895 Jean Giono, French writer, World Chant
1894 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder, Ilyushin
1892 Erwin Panofsky, German and U.S. art historian
1892 Stefan Banach, Polish Mathematician
1891 Jan B. Cammans, Flemish actor, Brothers Karamazov
1888 Anna Q. Nilsson, born in Sweden, actress, Shenandoah, Uncle Tom's Cabin
1887 Albert P. Termote, Flemish/Dutch sculptor, Charles the Great
1886 Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician and mathematician
1883 Jo Davidson, U.S., sculptor, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman
1882 Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis
1880 Sean O'Casey, born in Ireland, playwright, 'Juno and the Paycock' and 'The Plough and the Stars'
1876 Clifford Whittingham Beers, U.S., mental hygiene pioneer
1872 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, composer
1865 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
1864 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist and politician
1853 Vincent Van Gogh, born in Zundert, Netherlands, Dutch painter
1844 Paul M Verlaine, France, lyric poet, Sagesse Bonbeur
1844 Paul Verlaine, French Poet
1842 Dr. Crawford Long, 1st physician to use ether as anesthetic
1842 John Fiske, Edmund Fisk Green, U.S. historian and philosopher
1836 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist and politician
1835 Bernhard Scholz, composer
1832 Roger Q. Mills, American Politician
1830 Auguste Tolbecque, composer
1830 Julius F A Bahnsen, German philosopher
1825 Samuel Bell Maxey, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1824 Innis Newton Palmer, Major General Union volunteers
1823 Joseph Farmer Knipe, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1820 Anna Sewell, English Writer
1815 Wincenty Studzinski, composer
1811 Angelo Catelani, Italian composer and conductor
1805 Adrien de La Fage, composer
1804 Salomon Sulzer, composer
1790 Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral Union Navy
1772 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, composer
1750 John Stafford Smith, composer
1746 Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher, Naked Maja
1727 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer/band leader, Farnace
1719 John Hawkins, born in England, wrote 1st history of music
1697 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
1687 Johann Balthasar Freisslich, composer
1681 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver
1674 Jethro Tull, agricultural writer, Basildon, baptised
1672 Peter I "the Great" Romanov, great tsar of Russia, 1682-1725
1432 Mehmed II, Sultan of Turkey, 1451 - 1481
1222 Nichiren, Japan, Buddhist priest and saint
1135 Maimonides, Moses Ben Maimon, Corodoba Spain, philosopher and physician