Who Was Born Today – August 30 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 30 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 30
1797 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, novelist best known for Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.
1871 Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893 Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as “The Kingfish.”
1918 Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
1919 Kitty Wells (Ellen Muriel Deason), first female singer to top the Country Music charts in US (“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels,” 1952).
1930 Warren Buffett, business magnate; listed as world’s wealthiest person in 2008.
1931 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st black mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT).
1943 Robert Crumb (R. Crumb), satiric “underground” cartoonist (Fritz the Cat), musician.
1944 Molly Ivins, American political humorist, newspaper columnist.
1956 Jayne Irving, TV broadcaster (Good Morning Britain).
1958 Anna Politkovskaya (Anna Mazepa), New York-born Ukrainian journalist, writer, human rights advocate best known for her reporting from Chechnya.
1960 Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese political-paramilitary group Hezbollah since 1992.
1960 US Army Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, receives posthumorous Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia.
1964 Gavin Fisher, mechanical engineer; chief designer of the Williams Formula One racing team (1997–2005).
1972 Cameron Diaz, model, award-winning actress (The Mask, There’s Something About Mary, Any Given Sunday).

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