30 May


1846

 Peter Carl Fabergé
Peter Carl Fabergé, also known as “Karl Gustavovich Fabergé” ((30 May 1846 – 24 September 1920), was a Russian jeweller, best known for the famous Fabergé eggs, made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (d. 1920)

1896

 Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. He is popular for his films from a wide range of genres such as Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), The Thing from Another World (1951), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Rio Bravo (1959). Born Howard Winchester Hawks in Goshen, Indiana. (d. 1977)

1899

 Irving Thalberg
Irving Thalberg (May 30, 1899 – September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was responsible for such films as Grand Hotel, China Seas, Camille, Mutiny on the Bounty and The Good Earth. Born Irving Grant Thalberg in Brooklyn, New York. (d. 1936)

1908

 Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and comic actor. Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, the Tasmanian Devil and many of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon short films. Born Melvin Jerome Blank in San Francisco, California. (d. 1989)

1909

 Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the “King of Swing”. Born Benjamin David Goodman in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 1986)

1912

 Hugh Griffith
Hugh Emrys Griffith (30 May 1912 – 14 May 1980) was a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ben-Hur (1959) and received an additional Oscar nomination for the same category in Tom Jones (1963). Born Hugh Emrys Griffith in Marian-glas, Anglesey, Wales. (d. 1980)
 Joseph Stein
Joseph Stein (May 30, 1912 – October 24, 2010) was an American playwright best known for writing the books for such musicals as Fiddler on the Roof and Zorba. Born in New York City, New York. (d. 2010)

1927

 Clint Walker
Clint Walker (born May 30, 1927), is a retired American actor. He is perhaps best known for his cowboy role as “Cheyenne Bodie” in the ABC/Warner Brothers western television series, Cheyenne. Born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, Illinois.

1932

 Ray Cooney
Ray Cooney, OBE (born 30 May 1932) is an English playwright and actor. His biggest success, Run for Your Wife, ran for nine years in London’s West End and is its longest-running comedy. He has had 17 of his plays performed there. Born Raymond George Alfred Cooney in London.

1934

 Alexey Leonov
Alexey Leonov (born 30 May 1934) is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut and Air Force Major General. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity (EVA), exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. Born Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov in Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, USSR.

1936

 Keir Dullea
Keir Dullea (born May 30, 1936) is an American actor best known for the character of astronaut David Bowman, whom he portrayed in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Born in Cleveland, Ohio.

1939

 Michael J. Pollard
Michael John Pollard (born May 30, 1939) is an American actor best known for playing the character C.W. Moss in the 1967 crime film Bonnie and Clyde. Born Michael John Pollack, Jr. in Passaic, New Jersey.

1943

 Charles Collingwood
Charles Henry Collingwood (born 30 May 1943), is a British actor. He is best known for playing the role of Brian Aldridge in the long-running BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers since March 1975. Born Charles Henry Collingwood in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

1945

 Norman Eshley
Norman Eshley (born 30 May 1945) is an English actor best known for his television roles. He is possibly best known for his role in the sitcom George and Mildred (1976–79) as the snobbish, right-wing real estate agent Jeffrey Fourmile. Born in Bristol, England.

1953

 Colm Meaney
Colm J. Meaney (born 30 May 1953) is an Irish actor widely known for playing Miles O’Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Born in Dublin, Ireland.

1958

 Ted McGinley
Ted McGinley (born May 30, 1958) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Jefferson D’Arcy on the television sitcom Married… with Children. Born Theodore Martin McGinley in Newport Beach, California.

1961

 Harry Enfield
Harry Enfield (born 30 May 1961) is a BAFTA award-winning English comedian, actor, writer and director. Enfield (with Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke) created a group of nationally recognised characters, such as Stavros, a Greek kebab shop owner, Loadsamoney, Tim Nice-But-Dim, The Scousers, Smashie and Nicey, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, Annoying Kid Brother, and Mr Cholmondley-Warner and Grayson. Born Henry Richard Enfield in Horsham, Sussex, England.

1963

 Helen Sharman
Helen Sharman, OBE PhD (born 30 May 1963), is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Born Helen Patricia Sharman, in Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
 Sally Dynevor
Sally Dynevor (born 30 May 1963) is an English actress, known for her long-running role as Sally Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, which she has played since 1986 Born Sally Whittaker in Middleton, Lancashire, England.
 Tracey Childs
Tracey Childs (born 30 May 1963) is an English actress, best known for playing Lynne Howard in the 1980s drama series Howards’ Way. More recently, she has appeared in the award-winning ITV series Broadchurch. Born in London, England.

1971

 Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel (born May 30, 1971) is an American actress and singer. She received a Tony Award nomination in 1996 for her performance in Rent. In 2004, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for originating the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked. In the 2007 Disney film Enchanted she played the role of Nancy and was the voice of Elsa in Frozen providing vocals on the Academy Award winning song “Let it Go.” Born Idina Kim Mentzel in Syosset, New York.

1973

 Leigh Francis
Leigh Francis (born 30 April 1973) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and voice artist, best known for creating Channel 4’s Bo’ Selecta! and portraying Keith Lemon in several ITV and ITV2 shows including Celebrity Juice, Keith Lemon’s LemonAid and Through the Keyhole. Born in Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

1974

 Cee Lo Green
CeeLo Green (born May 30, 1974), is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and businessman. Green came to initial prominence as a member of the southern hip hop group Goodie Mob and later as part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley. His most popular hit was Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 worldwide hit “Crazy”. Born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway in Atlanta, Georgia.

1977

 Rachael Stirling
Rachael Stirling (born 30 May 1977) is an English stage, film and television actress. She is a two-time Olivier nominee for her stage work. She played Nancy Astley in the BBC drama Tipping the Velvet, and Millie in the ITV series The Bletchley Circle. Born Rachael Atlanta Stirling in London, England,.

1980

 Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard, MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English footballer. He spent the majority of his career playing for Premier League club Liverpool, with most of that time as their captain. Born Steven George Gerrard in Whiston, Merseyside, England.

1983

 Jennifer Ellison
Jennifer Ellison (born 30 May 1983) is an English actress, glamour model, television personality, dancer and singer. Ellison is perhaps best known for playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera Brookside until 2003. Born Jennifer Lesley Ellison in Liverpool, England.

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