Is January 30th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 30th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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January 30th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 30th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Italian landscape painter Bernardo Bellotto (Capriccio of the Capitol, Capriccio with the Colosseum, The Piazza della Signoria in Florence, The Scuola of San Marco and View of the Grand Canal at San Stae) was born on January 30, 1720.
Walter Johannes Damrosch, Prussian operatic composer (Cyrano de Bergerac, Danny Deever, The Man Without a Country and The Scarlet Letter) and symphonic conductor, was born on January 30, 1862. Walter Damrosch was the son of conductor Leopold Damrosch.
Patrick Heron, British Abstract painter (January 1973, June Horizon, Red Still Life and Ultramarine with Lime), was born on January 30, 1920.
American theatrical producer Harold Smith Prince was born on January 30, 1928. Harold Smith Prince directed many popular Broadway musicals, including Cabaret, Candide, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, Showboat and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
American portrait painter Joseph Whiting Stock (Baby in Wicker Basket, Girl with Reticule and Rose, John and Louisa Stock and Mary and Francis Wilcox) was born on January 30, 1815.
January 30th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Canadian professional hockey player Larry Carriere (Atlanta Flames, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks) as born on January 30, 1952.
American professional baseball player Walter (Walt) Dropo (Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Redlegs and Detroit Tigers) was born on January 30, 1923.
David Allen (Yox) Johnson, American professional baseball player (Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Yomiuri Giants), was born on January 30, 1965.
Charles Lenard (Charlie) Neal, American professional baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets), was born on January 30, 1931.
American professional basketball player Paul Neumann (Philadelphia Nationals, Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco Warriors and Syracuse Nationals) was born on January 30, 1938.
Brian Ogilvie, Canadian professional hockey player (Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues), was born on January 30, 1952.
Alfred Schlappi, Swiss bobsledder and Olympic gold medalist (1924), was born on January 30, 1898.
Russian-French chessmaster Boris Vasilievich Spassky was born on January 30, 1937.
William Payne Stewart, American professional golfer, was born on January 30, 1957.
January 30th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
American author Richard Brautigan (Trout Fishing in America) was born on January 30, 1935.
Michael Dorris, American anthropologist and author (The Broken Cord and A Yellow Raft in Blue Water), was born on January 30, 1945. Michael Dorris married poet Louise Erdrich.
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman, American historian, author (A Distant Mirror, The Guns of August, Practicing History, Stilwell and the American Experience in China and The Zimmermann Telegram) and Pulitzer Prize winner (1962 and 1971), was born on January 30, 1912.
January 30th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Brett (Butler) Anderson, American comedienne, actress (Grace Under Fire) and author (Knee Deep in Paradise), was born on January 30, 1958.
Welsh actor Christian Bale (3:10 to Yuma, American Psycho, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Empire of the Sun, Little Women, The Machinist, Mary Mother of Jesus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Portrait of a Lady, Shaft and Velvet Goldmine) was born on January 30, 1974.
Norma Jean Beasler, American country music singer (“Dusty Road, “The Game of Triangles” and “Let’s Go All the Way”) and television personality (The Porter Wagoner Show), was born on January 30, 1938.
Norma Jean (Jeanne Pruett) Bowman, American country music singer (“Back to Back,” “I’m Your Woman” and “Satin Sheets”) and television personality (Grand Ole Opry), was born on January 30, 1937.
Martyn Jerel (Marty Balin) Buchwald, American rock singer (Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship), was born on January 30, 1943.
American actor Norbert Leo Butz (Dan in Real Life, Lonesome Dove – Comanche Moon, Noon Blue Apples, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five and West of Here) was born on January 30, 1967.
Tammy Cochran, American country music singer (“Angels in Waiting,” “I Cry,” “If You Can,” “Life Happened,” “Love Won’t Let Me,” “The Ride of Your Life,” “So What,” “What Kind of Woman Would I Be” and “Where I Am”), was born on January 30, 1972.
Philip David Charles (Phil) Collins, British keyboardist, drummer, singer (Genesis), songwriter (“Against All Odds – Take a Look at Me Now,” “Another Day in Paradise,” “Easy Lover,” “A Groovy Kind of Love,” “One More Night,” “Separate Lives,” “Sussudio,” “Two Hearts” and “You Can’t Hurry Love”), actor (Buster, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Frauds, A Hard Day’s Night and Oliver) and Academy Award winner (1999), was born on January 30, 1951.
American actor (Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, Alien 3, Cat’s Eye, Cookie’s Fortune, Crocodile Dundee 2, Cry the Beloved Country, Honeydripper, The L Word, The Murder of Mary Phagan, The Practice, Roc, Runaway, Secret Window, Threshold, A Time to Kill and Without a Trace) and television director (The Corner and Sleeper Cell) Charles Stanley Dutton was born on January 30, 1951. Charles Dutton married actress Debbie Morgan.
American jazz and swing trumpeter Roy David (Little Jazz) Eldridge was born on January 30, 1911.
Tammy Lee Grimes, American singer (“The Big Hurt,” “Father O’Conner,” “Home Sweet Heaven,” “I Really Loved Harold,” “Nobody Needs Your Love More Than I Do” and “You’d Better Love Me”), actress (America, Arthur Arthur, Backstreet Justice, Can’t Stop the Music, A Modern Affair, Mr. North, The Runner Stumbles and Slaves of New York), radio personality (CBS Radio Mystery Theater) and television personality (The Tammy Grimes Show), was born on January 30, 1934. Tammy Grimes was married to actors Christopher Plummer and Jeremy Slate. Her daughter is actress Amanda Plummer.
Eugene Allen (Gene) Hackman, American actor (Behind Enemy Lines, Bonnie and Clyde, The Conversation, Crimson Tide, The Firm, The French Connection, Get Shorty, Hawaii, Heist, Hoosiers, Mississippi Burning, The Poseidon Adventure, Postcards from the Edge, The Royal Tenenbaums, Runaway Jury, Superman and Unforgiven), author (Justice for None and Wake of the Perdido Star) and Academy Award winner (1971 and 1992), was born on January 30, 1930.
Canadian actor John Benjamin Ireland (55 Days at Peking, The Adventurers, All the King’s Men, The Cheaters, Farewell My Lovely, Fast and the Furious, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Hannah Lee, I Saw What You Did, Little Big Horn, Marilyn: The Untold Story, Messenger of Death, My Darling Clementine, Railroaded, Red River, Salon Kitty, Spartacus, Vengeance Valley and A Walk in the Sun) was born on January 30, 1914. John Ireland married actresses Joanne Dru and Elaine Sheldon.
German pianist Horst Jankowski (“A Walk in the Black Forest”) was born on January 30, 1936.
Josh Kelley, American rock and country music guitarist, keyboardist, singer and songwriter (Lady Antebellum), was born on January 30, 1980.
American soul trumpeter and keyboardist William King (The Commodores) was born on January 30, 1949.
Bernie Leighton, American jazz pianist, was born on January 30, 1921. Bernie Leighton appeared in the 1986 motion picture Hannah and Her Sisters. He played with many jazz stars, including Tony Bennett, Bud Freeman, Benny Goodman, Neil Hefti, Billie Holiday, James Moody, Leo Reisman, Raymond Scott, Artie Shaw, Dave Tough and Bob Wilber.
Dorothy Eloise (Dorothy Malone) Maloney, American actress (Artists and Models, Basic Instinct, Battle Cry, Beach Party, The Big Sleep, The Falcon and the Co-Eds, The Last Sunset, The Last Voyage, Man of a Thousand Faces, Peyton Place, Rich Man Poor Man, The Tarnished Angels, Too Much Too Soon, Warlock and Written on the Wind) and Academy Award winner (1956), was born on January 30, 1925. Dorothy Malone married actor Jacques Bergerac.
British rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Stephen Peter (Steve) Marriott (Humble Pie and Small Faces) was born on January 30, 1947.
American comedian and television personality Thomas Richard (Dick) Martin (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In) was born on January 30, 1922.
American actor Wayne James (David Wayne) McMeekan (Adam’s Rib, The Andromeda Strain, As Young as You Feel, Batman, Dallas, Ellery Queen, The Golden Girls, The Good Life, House Calls, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Last Angry Man, M, The Tender Trap, The Three Faces of Eve, Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie and We’re Not Married) was born on January 30, 1914.
Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Atonement, The Bostonians, Camelot, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Cradle Will Rock, Crime and Punishment, Girl Interrupted, Howard’s End, Isadora, Julia, A Man for All Seasons, Mary Queen of Scots, Mission Impossible, Mrs. Dalloway, Murder on the Orient Express, Nip/Tuck, Peter the Great, Playing for Time, Romeo and Juliet, A Rumor of Angels, Smilla’s Sense of Snow and Venus) and Academy Award winner (1977), was born on January 30, 1937. Daughter to actor Sir Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave is the mother of actresses Joely Richardson and Natasha Richardson and sister to actress Lynn Redgrave.
American pop singer Joe Terranova (Danny and the Juniors) was born on January 30, 1941.
Jake Thomas, American singer (“Her Name Is Jane”) and actor (Aces and Eights, Artificial Intelligence: AI , Body & Soul, Center of the Universe, Hefner: Unauthorized, If Tomorrow Comes, Lizzie McGuire, The Rules of Engagement, Sixteen to Life, Soccer Dog: European Cup and Trick or Treat), was born on January 30, 1990.
Wilmer Antonio Valderrama, American actor (Four Corners, El Muerto, Omba Makamba, Party Monster, Summer Catch, That 70s Show and La Torcedura), voice-over artist (Clifford’s Really Big Movie and Handy Manny) and television personality (Yo Momma), was born on January 30, 1980.
Jody Watley, American R&B pianist, singer and songwriter (Shalamar), was born on January 30, 1959.
January 30th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Max Theiler, British-American microbiologist and Nobel Prize winner (1951), was born on January 30, 1899.
January 30th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, King of Jordan, was born on January 30, 1962.
Bulgarian czar Boris III was born on January 30, 1894.
Richard Bruce (Dick) Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States (under 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush), 17th U.S. Secretary of Defense (under 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush), U.S. Congressman (R-WY), 7th White House Chief of Staff (under 38th U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, was born on January 30, 1941.
Livia Drusilla, Empress of the Roman Empire (to Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar), was born on January 30, 58 B.C.
French President Felix Faure was born on January 30, 1841.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, was born on January 30, 1882. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only U.S. President ever to serve more than two terms of office. He died nearly three months into his fourth term.
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