Birthdays of Personalities on December 30

1644 :Philips van Almonde, Dutch Zeeuws lt-admiral
1774 :Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, Dutch historian/literary [or Dec 31]
1784 :Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven
1818 :James Cantey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1874
1819 :John White Geary, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1873
1819 :Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest)
1828 :Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1847 :John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists
1851 :Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola
1855 :Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)
1865 :Rudyard Kipling, Bombay, author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907)
1867 :Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist (died aboard Titanic)
1869 :Adolphe Max, Belgian Rep (Lib)
1869 :Stephen Leacock, Canada, economist/humorist/professor
1879 :Sri Ramana Maharshi, Hindu philosopher/yogi (Maharshi Research Inst)
1880 :Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist/nephew of Albert Einstein
1884 :Tojo Hideki, Japanese PM during WW II
1889 :Georg von der Vring, German painter/writer (Soldier Suhren)
1891 :Antoine Pinay, French premier (1952)/minister of Foreign affairs
1895 :August De Boodt, Belgian politician
1898 :Vincent Lopez, Bkln NY, orch leader (Welcome Aboard)
1905 :Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher
1906 :Carol Reed, motion picture director (3rd Man)
1906 :Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe
1907 :Christina E "Christine" Auwen, Dutch model/singer (Haghezangers)
1907 :Robert Grant Grant-Ferris, politician
1910 :Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer (Faja Lobbi)
1914 :Bert Parks, [Jacobson], Atlanta Ga, TV host (Miss America)
1918 :W Eugene Smith, US photographer (Saipan, Walk to Paradise Garden)
1920 :Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist
1920 :Michael Allinson, London England (George Washington)
1921 :Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader
1921 :Rashid Karami, Lebanon, 10 time PM: 1955..87 of Lebanon
1923 :Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)
1927 :M Lawrence Antouin, college president (Emeritis)
1928 :Bo Diddley, [Ellas Bates], Miss, rock `n' roll pioneer (Bo Diddley)
1929 :Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
1930 :Jerome Theisen, benedictine
1931 :Charles A Bassett II, Dayton Ohio, Captain USAF/astronaut
1931 :Richard Christ, writer
1931 :Skeeter Davis, [Mary Penick], Dry Ridge Ky, singer (End of World)
1934 :Barry Briggs, NZ auto maker (World Champion 1957, 58, 64, 66)
1935 :Omar [Albert B] Bongo, president of Gabon (1967- )
1935 :Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
1937 :John Hartford, NYC, country singer (Gentle on My Mind)
1937 :Paul Stookey, singer/musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary)
1939 :Del Shannon, [Charles Westover], Coopersville Mich, rocker (Runaway)
1939 :Doeke Eisma, sociologist/Dutch MP (D66)
1940 :James Burrows, TV producer/director (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)
1942 :Michael Nesmith, Houston, rocker (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville)
1942 :Robert Quine, rocker
1945 :Davy Jones, Manchester Eng, singer (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville)
1945 :John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot
1947 :Jeff Lynne, rocker (ELO-Telephone Line, Travelling Wilburys)
1947 :Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)
1950 :Yunus I Mahomed, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
1951 :Nancy LaMott, singer
1952 :Larry Bartlett, photographic printer
1952 :Somtow Sucharitkul, [SP Somtow], Thailand, sf author (Utopia Hunters)
1953 :Daniel T Barry, Norwalk Ct, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72)
1956 :"Ch‚rie" Samba (Mbimba N'zinga), Za‹re painter (Pitie la prostitu‚e)
1956 :Suzy Bogguss, Aledo Ill, singer (I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart)
1957 :Matt Lauer, TV host (Today Show)
1958 :Steven L Smith, Phoenix Arizona, astronaut (STS 68, 82)
1959 :Tracey Ullman, Slough England, singer/actress (Tracey Ullman Show)
1962 :Paul Crowder, rocker (The Adventures-Sea of Love)
1964 :Kimberly Taylor, [Cindy], model/Penthouse Pet (1990)
1965 :David Baker, Sheffield England, UK cyclist
1965 :Tony Jones, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 :Anthuan Maybank, Georgetown SC, 200m/400m runner
1970 :Grant Carter, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1970 :Robert Hall, WLAF wide reciever (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 :Scotty Lewis, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1976 :Solveig Lilja Gudmundsdottir, Miss Iceland Universe (1997)
1978 :Dikla Hamdy, Miss Israel Universe (1997)
1983 :Rachel & Ross Trudeau, twins of Jane Pauley & Gerry Trudeau



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