Who Was Born Today – October 30 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 30 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 30
1735 John Adams, second president of the United States who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris, ending the American Revolution.
1751 Richard Sheridan, playwright (The Rivals, The School for Scandal).
1839 Alfred Sisley, landscape painter.
1857 Gertrude Atherton, novelist.
1871 Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882 William F. “Bull” Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
1885 Ezra Pound, American poet who promoted Imagism, a poetic movement stressing free phrase rather than forced metric. He was imprisoned for his pro-Fascist radio broadcasts.
1896 Ruth Gordon, Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe–winning actress (Harold and Maude, Rosemary’s Baby).
1906 Hermann Fegelein, SS general of WWII who was brother-in-law to Adolf Hitler’s mistress Eva Braun.
1915 Fred W. Friendly, president of CBS News and co-creator of the documentary series See It Now, the program largely credited for bringing down Sen. Joe McCarthy.
1930 Clifford “Brpwnie” Brown, influential jazz trumpeter and composer (“Joy Spring,” “Daahoud”).
1936 Dick Vermeil, head coach of the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles (1976–1982), St. Louis Rams (1997–1999), and Kansas City Chiefs (2001–2005).
1939 Grace Slick, singer, songwriter; lead singer for the bands The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship.
1945 Henry Winkler, actor, director, producer; rose to fame as “The Fonz” on Happy Days TV series, a role that twice earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
1970 Tory Belleci, filmmaker and model maker known for his work on the Mythbusters TV series; also worked on two Star Wars films.

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