1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday.
Year in topic
January 29 - Bobby Bland, blues singer
March 3 - Heiner Geißler, German politician
March 6 - Lorin Maazel, French-born American conductor
March 7 - Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon
March 19 - Ornette Coleman, musician
March 22 - Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
March 22 - Pat Robertson, Americn televangelist
March 24 - Steve McQueen, American actor, film director, and producer (d. 1980)
March 26 - Sandra Day O'Connor, U.S. Supreme Court justice
March 27 - David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)
March 30 - John Astin, actor
March 30 - Rolf Harris, entertainer
March 30 - Peter Marshall, game show host
April 3 - Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany
April 10 - Claude Bolling, French jazz pianist and composer
April 15 - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
April 21 - Silvana Mangano, actress (d. 1989)
April 22 - Georges Schoeters , Belgian-born activist
April 25 - Paul Mazursky, director and writer
April 29 - Jean Rochefort, French actor
May 4 - Roberta Peters, American soprano
May 8 - Heather Harper, Irish soprano
May 10 - Pat Summerall, American football player and broadcaster
May 15 - Jasper Johns, painter
May 19 - Lorraine Hansberry, playwright (d. 1965)
May 21 - Malcolm Fraser, twenty-second Prime Minister of Australia
May 22 - John Barth, American writer
May 22 - Harvey Milk, politician, civil rights activist (d. 1978)
May 31 - Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, and producer
June 12 - Jim Nabors, American actor, musician, and comedian
June 17 - Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000).
June 22 - Yuri Artyukhin, cosmonaut (d. 1998)
June 27 - Ross Perot, American billionaire and politician
July 2 - Carlos Menem, President of Argentina
July 4 - George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees
July 11 - Harold Bloom, American literary critic
July 25 - Maureen Forrester, Canadian contralto
August 1 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist
August 5 - Neil Armstrong, astronaut, first person to walk on the moon
August 12 - George Soros, Hungarian-born American businessman
August 17 - Ted Hughes, English poet (d. 1998)
August 21 - Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, sister of Queen Elizabeth II (d. 2002)
August 25 - Sir Sean Connery, Scottish actor
September 3 - Cherry Wilder, author
September 7 - Baudouin I of Belgium
September 25 - Shel Silverstein, author, poet, humorist (d. 1999)
September 26 - Fritz Wunderlich, tenor (d. 1966)
September 30 - Ray Charles, singer, musician (d. 2004)
October 1 - Sir Richard Harris, actor (d. 2002)
October 5 - Pavel Popovich, cosmonaut
October 8 - Toru Takemitsu, composer (d. 1996)
October 10 - Harold Pinter, playwright
October 11 - Sam Johnson, American politician
October 28 - Bernie Ecclestone, Formula 1 racing tycoon
October 30 - Timothy Findley, Canadian author
November 14 - Edward White, American astronaut (d. 1967)
November 16 - Chinua Achebe, Nigerian writer
December 1 - Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
December 11 - Jean-Louis Trintignant, actor
December 21 - Adebayo Adedeji, professor
February 23 - Horst Wessel, Nazi ideologue, composer
February 27 - Ahmad Shah Qajar, former Persian Shah of the Qajar dynasty
March 8 - William Howard Taft, President of the United States, Chief Justice of the United States
March 19 - Arthur James Balfour, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
March 24 - Eugeen Van Mieghem, painter
April 2 - Empress Zawditu of Ethiopia
April 21 - Robert Bridges, English poet (b. 1844)
May 13 - Fridtjof Nansen, explorer
June 5 - Pascin, the "Prince of Montparnasse"
July 7 - Arthur Conan Doyle, British author and creator of Sherlock Holmes.
August 15 - Florian Cajori, historian of mathematics.
August 29 - William Archibald Spooner, British scholar and Anglican priest
September 24 - William A. MacCorkle, governor of West Virginia
October 26 - Harry Payne Whitney , businessman, horse breeder
November 4 - Buddy Bolden, jazz musician (b. 1877)
December 9 - Andrew "Rube" Foster, pioneer of Negro League baseball
December 9 - Laura Muntz Lyall, Canadian impressionist painter
Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet and novelist. (b. 1866)
Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848)
Heads of state in 1930
Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, King of Italy ( 1900 - 1946).
Albert I of Belgium, King of Belgium ( 1909 - 1934).
George V of the United Kingdom, King of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India ( 1910 - 1936).
Christian X of Denmark, King of Denmark and Iceland ( 1912 - 1947).
Miklós Horthy, Regent of Hungary ( 1920 - 1944).
Mikhail Kalinin, President of the Soviet Union ( 1922 - 1946).
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, President of Turkey ( 1923 - 1938).
Paul von Hindenburg, Reich President of Germany ( 1925 - 1934).
Hirohito, ( Showa Emperor of Japan) ( 1926 - 1989).
Zog of Albania, King of Albania ( 1928 - 1939).
Herbert Clark Hoover, President of the United States ( 1929 - 1933).
Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia ( 1930 - 1936, 1941 - 1974).
Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil ( 1930 - 1945, 1950 - 1954).
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