30 January


 Franklin D Roosevelt
Franklin D Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century. Born Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York. (d. 1945)


 Martita Hunt
Martita Hunt (30 January 1900 – 13 June 1969) was an Argentine-born English theatre and film actress. She had a dominant stage presence and played a wide range of powerful characters. She is best remembered for her performance as Miss Havisham in David Lean’s Great Expectations. Born Martita Edith Hunt in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (d. 1969)


 Percy Thrower
Percy Thrower MBE (30 January 1913 – 18 March 1988) was a British gardener, horticulturist, broadcaster and writer. He became nationally known through presenting various gardening programmes, starting in 1956. Born Percy John Thrower in Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire. (d. 1988)


 John Ireland
John Ireland (January 30, 1914 – March 21, 1992) was a Canadian actor and film director. He is best known for his roles in films like Red River and All the King’s Men. Born John Benjamin Ireland in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (d. 1992)


 John Profumo
John Profumo, 5th Baron Profumo, CBE (30 January 1915 – 9 March 2006), was a British politician whose career ended in 1963 after a sexual relationship with the 19-year-old model Christine Keeler in 1961. The scandal, which became known as the Profumo affair, led to his resignation from the Conservative government. Born John Dennis Profumo in Kensington, London. (d. 2006)


 Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson (born 30 January 1920) is an English film director, best known for directing the Second World War film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan’s Run (1976). Born Michael Joseph Anderson Sr in London, England.


 Dick Martin
Dick Martin (January 30, 1922 – May 24, 2008) was an American comedian and director. He was known for his role as the cohost of the sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1968-73. Born Thomas Richard Martin in Battle Creek, Michigan. (d. 2008)


 Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malone (January 29, 1924 – January 19, 2018) was an American actress. Her performance in Written on the Wind (1956) won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her film career reached its peak by the beginning of the 1960s, and she achieved later success with her television role as Constance MacKenzie on Peyton Place. Born Dorothy Eloise Maloney in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 2018)


 Olof Palme
Olof Palme (30 January 1927 – 28 February 1986) was a Swedish Social Democratic politician and statesman. Palme led the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1969 until his assassination in 1986, and was a two-term Prime Minister of Sweden. Born Sven Olof Joachim Palme in Stockholm, Sweden. (d. 1986)


 Hal Prince
Hal Prince (born January 30, 1928) is an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. He has garnered twenty-one Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year’s Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a Musical, and three special awards. Born Harold Smith Prince in Manhattan, New York.


 Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career that spanned nearly five decades, Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Actor in The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor in Unforgiven. He won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde, when he received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His major subsequent films include The French Connection (1971) and French Connection II (1975); The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Conversation (1974); Superman: The Movie (1978); Hoosiers (1986); and Mississippi Burning (1988), when he received his second Best Actor nomination. Born Eugene Allen Hackman in San Bernardino, California.


 Elsa Martinelli
Elsa Martinelli (born Elisa Tia; 30 January 1935 – 8 July 2017) was an Italian actress and fashion model. In 1956 she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival for playing the title role in Mario Monicelli’s Donatella. Born Elisa Tia in Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy. (d. 2017)


 Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, and a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and received the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship. She has starred in more than 35 productions in London’s West End and on Broadway, winning the 1984 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival for The Aspern Papers, and the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the revival of Long Day’s Journey into Night. She also received Tony nominations for The Year of Magical Thinking and Driving Miss Daisy. On screen, she has starred in scores of films and is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the title role in the film Julia (1977). Born in Greenwich, London, England.
 Boris Spassky
Boris Spassky (born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. Spassky played three world championship matches: he lost to Tigran Petrosian in 1966; defeated Petrosian in 1969 to become world champion; then lost to Bobby Fischer in a famous match in 1972. Born Boris Vasilievich Spassky in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.


 Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Born Richard Bruce Cheney in Lincoln, Nebraska.


 Steve Marriott
Steve Marriott (30 January 1947 – 20 April 1991) was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades. Marriott is remembered as a guitarist in mod rock bands Small Faces (1965-1969 and 1977-1978) and Humble Pie (1969-1975 and 1980-1981). Marriott was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Small Faces. Born Stephen Peter Marriott in Manor Park, London, England. (d. 1991)


 Phil Collins
Phil Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He was the drummer and singer of the rock band Genesis and is also a solo artist. Between 1982 and 1989, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career. His most successful singles from the period include “In the Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”, “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Two Hearts” and “Another Day in Paradise”. Born Philip David Charles Collins in Chiswick, London, England.


 Jeremy Gittins
Jeremy Gittins (born 30 January 1956) is an English actor who is known for his role as the Vicar in the highly successful BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances from 1990 to 1995. Born Philip Jeremy Gittins in Manchester, England.


 Brett Butler
Brett Butler (born January 30, 1958) is an American actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. She played the title role in the comedy series Grace Under Fire. Born Brett Anderson in Montgomery, Alabama.


 Darren Boyd
Darren Boyd (born 30 January 1971) is an English actor who starred in the Sky 1 series Spy, for which he won a BAFTA award. Born Darren John Boyd in Hastings, Sussex.


 Christian Bale
Christian Bale (born 30 January 1974) is a British actor. Bale received great commercial recognition for his starring role as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The Fighter (2010) earned him critical acclaim and a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Born Christian Charles Philip Bale in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
 Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman (born 30 January 1974) is an English actress. A three-time BAFTA TV Award winner, she won Best Female Comedy Performance for Twenty Twelve and Best Supporting Actress for Accused in 2013, before winning Best Actress in 2014 for her role as DS Ellie Miller in the ITV crime series Broadchurch. For her performance in the AMC/BBC miniseries The Night Manager, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Born Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman in Norwich, Norfolk, England.
 Jemima Khan
Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith (born 30 January 1974) is a British journalist and campaigner. She is an associate editor of New Statesman and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair. Born Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith in Westminster Hospital, London, England.


 Peter Crouch
Peter James Crouch (born 30 January 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Stoke City. He was capped 42 times by the England national team between 2005 and 2010, scoring 22 goals for his country in that time, and appearing at two World Cups. Born Peter James Crouch in Macclesfield, England.

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