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Day History: October-30

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Famous Birthdays


39 - [[Julia the Elder]] -Roman daughter of Augustus (d. 14)

1218 - [[Emperor Chūkyō]] -of Japan (d. 1234)

1513 - [[Jacques Amyot]] -French bishop (d. 1593)

1624 - [[Paul Pellisson]] -French historian and author (d. 1693)

1668 - [[Sophia Charlotte of Hanover]] -(d. 1705)

1735 - [[John Adams]] -American lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the United States (d. 1826)

1748 - [[Martha Jefferson]] -American wife of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1782)

1751 - [[Richard Brinsley Sheridan]] -Irish-English poet, playwright, and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1816)

1762 - [[André Chénier]] -Turkish-French poet and playwright (d. 1794)

1786 - [[Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé]] -Canadian author (d. 1871)

1799 - [[Ignace Bourget]] -Canadian bishop (d. 1885)

1839 - [[Alfred Sisley]] -French-English painter (d. 1899)

1857 - [[Georges Gilles de la Tourette]] -French-Swiss physician and neurologist (d. 1904)

1861 - [[Antoine Bourdelle]] -French sculptor and painter (d. 1929)

1871 - [[Buck Freeman]] -American baseball player (d. 1949)

1871 - [[Paul Valéry]] -French poet and philosopher (d. 1945)

1873 - [[Francisco I. Madero]] -Mexican businessman and politician, 33rd President of Mexico (d. 1913)

1881 - [[Elizabeth Madox Roberts]] -American poet and author (d. 1941)

1882 - [[Oldřich Duras]] -Czech chess player and composer (d. 1957)

1882 - [[William Halsey, Jr.]] -American admiral (d. 1959)

1882 - [[Günther von Kluge]] -Polish-German field marshal (d. 1944)

1885 - [[Ezra Pound]] -American poet and critic (d. 1972)

1886 - [[Zoë Akins]] -American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1958)

1887 - [[Sukumar Ray]] -Indian-Bangladeshi author, poet, and playwright (d. 1923)

1888 - [[Louis Menges]] -American soccer player, soldier, and politician (d. 1969)

1888 - [[Konstantinos Tsiklitiras]] -Greek high jumper (d. 1913)

1893 - [[Charles Atlas]] -Italian-American bodybuilder (d. 1972)

1893 - [[Roland Freisler]] -German soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1945)

1894 - [[Jean Rostand]] -French biologist and philosopher (d. 1977)

1894 - [[Peter Warlock]] -English composer and critic (d. 1930)

1895 - [[Gerhard Domagk]] -German pathologist and bacteriologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)

1895 - [[Dickinson W. Richards]] -American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

1896 - [[Ruth Gordon]] -American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1896 - [[Kostas Karyotakis]] -Greek poet and educator (d. 1928)

1896 - [[Harry Randall Truman]] -American soldier (d. 1980)

1896 - [[Antonino Votto]] -Italian conductor (d. 1985)

1897 - [[Rex Cherryman]] -American actor (d. 1928)

1897 - [[Agustín Lara]] -Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1970)

1898 - [[Bill Terry]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)

1900 - [[Ragnar Granit]] -Finnish-Swedish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

1905 - [[Johnny Miles]] -English-Canadian runner (d. 2003)

1906 - [[Giuseppe Farina]] -Italian race car driver (d. 1966)

1906 - [[Hermann Fegelein]] -German general (d. 1945)

1906 - [[Alexander Gode]] -German-American linguist and translator (d. 1970)

1907 - [[Sol Tax]] -American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)

1908 - [[Patsy Montana]] -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)

1908 - [[U. Muthuramalingam Thevar]] -Indian politician (d. 1963)

1908 - [[Peter Smith (cricketer)|Peter Smith]] -English cricketer (d. 1967)

1909 - [[Homi J. Bhabha]] -Indian-French physicist and academic (d. 1966)

1910 - [[Luciano Sgrizzi]] -Italian-Monacan organist and composer (d. 1994)

1911 - [[Ruth Hussey]] -American actress (d. 2005)

1913 - [[Hans Berndt]] -German footballer (d. 1988)

1914 - [[Richard E. Holz]] -American minister and composer (d. 1986)

1914 - [[Leabua Jonathan]] -Basotho politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (d. 1987)

1914 - [[Anna Wing]] -English actress (d. 2013)

1915 - [[Léon-Joseph Chavalliaud]] -French sculptor (d. 1923)

1915 - [[Fred W. Friendly]] -American journalist and producer (d. 1998)

1915 - [[Jane Randolph]] -American-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2009)

1916 - [[Leon Day]] -American baseball player (d. 1995)

1917 - [[Bobby Bragan]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2010)

1917 - [[Nikolai Ogarkov]] -Russian field marshal (d. 1994)

1917 - [[Maurice Trintignant]] -French race car driver (d. 2005)

1919 - [[David Werdyger]] -Polish-American singer (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Jane White]] -American actress and singer (d. 2011)

1923 - [[Gloria Oden]] -American poet and academic

1925 - [[Tommy Ridgley]] -American singer (d. 1999)

1926 - [[Jacques Swaters]] -Belgian race car driver (d. 2010)

1927 - [[Joe Adcock]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)

1928 - [[Daniel Nathans]] -American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

1929 - [[Olga Zubarry]] -Argentinian actress (d. 2012)

1930 - [[Néstor Almendros]] -Spanish-American director and cinematographer (d. 1992)

1930 - [[Christopher Foster (economist)|Christopher Foster]] -English economist and academic

1930 - [[Clifford Brown]] -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1956)

1930 - [[Don Meineke]] -American basketball player (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Vince Callahan]] -American lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)

1931 - [[David M. Wilson]] -Manx archaeologist, historian, and curator

1932 - [[Barun De]] -Indian historian and author (d. 2013)

1932 - [[Louis Malle]] -French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1933 - [[Col Campbell]] -New Zealand gardener and television host (d. 2012)

1934 - [[Frans Brüggen]] -Dutch flute player and conductor (d. 2014)

1935 - [[Robert Caro]] -American journalist and author

1935 - [[Agota Kristof]] -Hungarian-Swiss author (d. 2011)

1935 - [[Jim Perry (baseball)|Jim Perry]] -American baseball player

1935 - [[Michael Winner]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1936 - [[Polina Astakhova]] -Ukrainian gymnast and trainer (d. 2005)

1936 - [[Dick Vermeil]] -American football player and coach

1937 - [[Claude Lelouch]] -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1938 - [[Morris Lurie]] -Australian author and playwright (d. 2014)

1939 - [[Jean Chapman]] -English author

1939 - [[Harvey Goldstein]] -English statistician and academic

1939 - [[Leland H. Hartwell]] -American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1939 - [[Eddie Holland]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1939 - [[Grace Slick]] -American singer-songwriter and model (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and The Great Society (band)|The Great Society)

1940 - [[Ed Lauter]] -American actor (d. 2013)

1941 - [[Marcel Berlins]] -French-English lawyer, journalist, and academic

1941 - [[Aleksandr Dulichenko]] -Russian-Estonian linguist and academic

1941 - [[Theodor W. Hänsch]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1941 - [[Otis Williams]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Temptations)

1941 - [[Bob Wilson (footballer, born 1941)|Bob Wilson]] -English footballer and sportscaster

1942 - [[Sven-David Sandström]] -Swedish composer and historian

1943 - [[Joanna Shimkus]] -Canadian-American actress

1943 - [[David Triesman, Baron Triesman]] -English union leader and politician

1945 - [[Henry Winkler]] -American actor, director, and producer

1946 - [[Robert L. Gibson]] -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1946 - [[Anthony Shorrocks]] -English economist, author, and academic

1946 - [[Chris Slade]] -Welsh drummer (Asia (band)|Asia, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, AC/DC, and Uriah Heep (band)|Uriah Heep)

1947 - [[Glenn Andreotta]] -American soldier (d. 1968)

1947 - [[Timothy B. Schmit]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Eagles (band)|Eagles and Poco)

1947 - [[Herschel Weingrod]] -American screenwriter and producer

1948 - [[Richard Alston (choreographer)|Richard Alston]] -English dancer and choreographer

1948 - [[Rusty Goffe]] -English actor

1948 - [[Garry McDonald]] -Australian actor and screenwriter

1951 - [[Trilok Gurtu]] -Indian drummer and songwriter (Oregon (band)|Oregon and Tabla Beat Science)

1951 - [[Harry Hamlin]] -American actor

1951 - [[Poncho Sanchez]] -American singer and conga player

1953 - [[Pete Hoekstra]] -Dutch-American politician

1953 - [[Charles Martin Smith]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1954 - [[Mahmoud El Khatib]] -Egyptian footballer

1954 - [[Mario Testino]] -Peruvian-English photographer

1955 - [[Heidi Heitkamp]] -American lawyer and politician, 28th Attorney General of North Dakota

1956 - [[Juliet Stevenson]] -English actress

1957 - [[Shlomo Mintz]] -Israeli violinist and conductor

1957 - [[Kevin Pollak]] -American actor, producer, and game show host

1958 - [[Olav Dale]] -Norwegian saxophonist and composer (Bergen Big Band) (d. 2014)

1958 - [[Joe Delaney]] -American football player (d. 1983)

1958 - [[Stefan Dennis]] -Australian actor and singer

1958 - [[Ramona d'Viola]] -American cyclist and photographer

1959 - [[Michael Fiedler]] -German footballer

1959 - [[Vincent Lagaf']] -French actor, singer, and game show host

1960 - [[Charnele Brown]] -American actress and singer

1960 - [[Diego Maradona]] -Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

1961 - [[Scott Garrelts]] -American baseball player

1961 - [[Giorgos Papakonstantinou]] -Greek economist and politician, Ministry of Finance (Greece)|Greek Minister of Finance

1961 - [[Larry Wilmore]] -American comedian and television host

1962 - [[Courtney Walsh]] -Jamaican cricketer

1963 - [[Michael Beach]] -American actor and producer

1963 - [[Rebecca Heineman]] -American video game designer and programmer

1963 - [[Andrew Solomon]] -American-English journalist and author

1963 - [[Kristina Wagner]] -American actress

1964 - [[Adnan Al Talyani]] -Emirati footballer

1964 - [[Humayun Kabir Dhali]] -Bangladeshi journalist and author

1964 - [[Howard Lederer]] -American poker player

1965 - [[Gavin Rossdale]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Bush (band)|Bush and Institute (band)|Institute)

1966 - [[Abu Musab al-Zarqawi]] -Jordanian terrorist (d. 2006)

1967 - [[Brad Aitken]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1967 - [[Karim el-Mejjati]] -Moroccan terrorist (d. 2005)

1967 - [[Leonidas Kavakos]] -Greek violinist and conductor

1968 - [[Emmanuelle Claret]] -French biathlete (d. 2013)

1968 - [[Jack Plotnick]] -American actor, director, and producer

1968 - [[Ken Stringfellow]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Posies, The Orange Humble Band, and White Flag (band)|White Flag)

1969 - [[Stanislav Gross]] -Czech lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (d. 2015)

1969 - [[Masanori Hikichi]] -Japanese composer

1969 - [[Vangelis Vourtzoumis]] -Greek basketball player

1970 - [[Ben Bailey]] -American comedian, actor, and game show host

1970 - [[Tory Belleci]] -American visual affects designer and television host

1970 - [[Christine Bersola-Babao]] -Filipino journalist and actress

1970 - [[Nia Long]] -American actress

1970 - [[Maja Tatić]] -Serbian singer

1970 - [[Ekaterini Voggoli]] -Greek discus thrower

1971 - [[Fredi Bobic]] -Slovenian-German footballer and manager

1971 - [[Tzanis Stavrakopoulos]] -Greek basketball player

1971 - [[Suzan van der Wielen]] -Dutch field hockey player

1973 - [[Edge (wrestler)|Edge]] -Canadian wrestler and actor

1973 - [[Silvia Corzo]] -Colombian lawyer and journalist

1973 - [[Michael Oakes]] -English footballer and manager

1975 - [[Xhavit Bajrami]] -Albanian-Swiss kick-boxer

1975 - [[Ian D'Sa]] -English-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Billy Talent)

1975 - [[Marco Scutaro]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1975 - [[Maria Thayer]] -American actress

1976 - [[Stephanie Izard]] -American chef

1976 - [[Stern John]] -Trinidadian footballer

1976 - [[Ümit Özat]] -Turkish footballer and manager

1976 - [[Maurice Taylor]] -American basketball player

1978 - [[Martin Dossett]] -American football player

1978 - [[Matthew Morrison]] -American singer-songwriter and actor

1978 - [[Daniel Poulter]] -English politician

1978 - [[Amanda Swafford]] -American model

1978 - [[Derren Witcombe]] -New Zealand rugby player and cricketer

1979 - [[Jason Bartlett (baseball)|Jason Bartlett]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Yukie Nakama]] -Japanese actress and singer

1980 - [[Sarah Carter]] -Canadian actress and singer

1980 - [[Jon Foo]] -English actor and martial artist

1980 - [[Choi Hong-man]] -South Korean wrestler and mixed martial artist

1980 - [[Kareem Rush]] -American basketball player

1980 - [[Rich Alvarez]] -Filipino-Japanese basketball player

1981 - [[Joshua Jay]] -American magician and author

1981 - [[Jun Ji-hyun]] -South Korean actress

1981 - [[Ayaka Kimura]] -Japanese singer and actress (Coconuts Musume and Petitmoni)

1981 - [[Shaun Sipos]] -Canadian actor

1981 - [[Ian Snell]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Ivanka Trump]] -American model and businesswoman

1982 - [[Stalley]] -American rapper

1982 - [[Andy Greene]] -American ice hockey player

1982 - [[Manny Parra]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Trent Edwards]] -American football player

1983 - [[Iain Hume]] -Scottish-Canadian footballer

1983 - [[Maor Melikson]] -Israeli footballer

1984 - [[Eva Marcille]] -American model and actress

1984 - [[Dave Mooney|David Mooney]] -Irish footballer

1984 - [[Isaac Ross]] -New Zealand rugby player

1984 - [[Tyson Strachan]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Ragnar Klavan]] -Estonian footballer

1986 - [[Thomas Morgenstern]] -Austrian ski jumper

1986 - [[Keisuke Sohma]] -Japanese actor

1987 - [[Ali Riley]] -New Zealand footballer

1988 - [[Janel Parrish]] -American actress and singer

1989 - [[Seth Adkins]] -American actor

1989 - [[Ashley Barnes]] -Austrian-English footballer

1989 - [[Nastia Liukin]] -Russian-American gymnast and actress

1989 - [[Vanessa White]] -English singer-songwriter and dancer (The Saturdays)

1990 - [[Suwaibou Sanneh]] -Gambian sprinter

1992 - [[MC Daleste]] -Brazilian rapper (d. 2013)

1992 - [[Tequan Richmond]] -American actor and rapper

1992 - [[Camila Silva]] -Chilean tennis player

1993 - [[Marcus Mariota]] -American football player

1996 - [[Mizuki Fukumura]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume and Shugo Chara Egg!)

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