Died On August 30th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 30. The list includes people like Charles Bronson, J. J. Thomson, Seamus Heaney, Naguib Mahfouz, Bart Cummings. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, physicists, novelists and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Charles Bronson
(American Actor Best Known for Playing the Role of Police Officers, Gunfighters and Vigilantes)
Charles Bronson
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Birthdate: November 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2003

American actor, Charles Bronson, had a tough-guy on screen persona and is best known for numerous action and vigilante movies. The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen and Hard Times are some of his notable films. Death Wish was his most popular film and it led to four sequels starring him. He worked from the 1950s to 1990s.

 2 
Mikhail Gorbachev
(Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union)
Mikhail Gorbachev
41
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privol'noe, Russia
Died: 2022

Born into a poor peasant family, Mikhail Gorbachev went on to become one of the most influential figures of the Soviet Union. He served in various positions, most notably as the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He is regarded as one of the most prominent personalities of the 20th century.

 3 
Glenn Ford
(One of the Most Prominent Actors During Hollywood's Golden Age)
Glenn Ford
17
Birthdate: May 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quebec, Canada
Died: 2006

Glenn Ford was a Canadian-American actor. One of the most bankable stars of classical Hollywood cinema, Ford remained a crowd-puller throughout the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Five of his movies have been chosen by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry. Off-stage, Glenn Ford was a notorious womanizer and had relationships with several actresses, including Marilyn Monroe.

 4 
Wes Craven
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Wes Craven
11
Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2015
 5 
Valerie Harper
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rhoda Morgenstern’ on the Sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’)
Valerie Harper
10
Birthdate: August 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Suffern, New York, United States
Died: 2019
Valerie Harper is best remembered as Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, with the role winning her four Emmys. She also hosted Nova and was seen as Valerie Hogan in the sitcom Valerie. She also earned a Tony nomination for the play Looped.
 6 
Richard Jordan
(Actor)
Richard Jordan
6
Birthdate: July 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1993
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
J. J. Thomson
(British Physicist Who is Credited With the Discovery of the Electron)
J. J. Thomson
19
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1940

J. J. Thomson was a British physicist credited with the discovery of the electron, the first subatomic particle to be discovered. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1906 for his work on the conduction of electricity in gases. In 1884, he was appointed Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge. 

 8 
Seamus Heaney
(Poet, Playwright & Translator Who Received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Seamus Heaney
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castledawson, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died: 2013

Seamus Heaney was an Irish poet, translator, and playwright. One of the most respected poets of his generation, Heaney was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. He also won other prestigious awards, such as the Eric Gregory Award. Several years after his death, Seamus Heaney is still considered one of the main contributors to poetry in Ireland.

 9 
John Bell Hood
(Confederate General)
John Bell Hood
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1831
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owingsville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1879
 10 
Louise Hay
(Writer)
Louise Hay
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2017
 11 
Louis XI of France
(King of France from 1461 to 1483)
Louis XI of France
0
Birthdate: July 3, 1423
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: 1483
Louis XI succeeded Charles VII as the king of France. His diplomatic skills earned him the nickname The Universal Spider. Legend has it that he had once told his vassals "I am France," and rightly so, as he had a major contribution in unifying France following the Hundred Years' War.
 12 
William Talman
(Actor)
William Talman
2
Birthdate: February 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1968
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Killer Kowalski
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Killer Kowalski
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: 2008
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 14 
John Thompson
(Basketball Coach)
John Thompson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 15 
Naguib Mahfouz
(Novelist)
Naguib Mahfouz
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 2006

Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz had previously worked in the Egyptian civil service. Initially a short story writer, he later wrote novels such as Al-Thulāthiyyah, or The Cairo Trilogy. His novel Children of the Alley was banned for its religious references and led him to be stabbed by Islamists.

 16 
Franco Columbu
(Italian Bodybuilder and Actor)
Franco Columbu
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ollolai, Italy
Died: 2019
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Charles Coburn
(Actor Known for His Movies 'The Devil and Miss Jones', 'The More the Merrier' and 'The Green Years')
Charles Coburn
0
Birthdate: June 19, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: 1961
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Abraham Zapruder
(Tailor)
Abraham Zapruder
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kovel
Died: 1970
 19 
Rollie Massimino
(Basketball coach)
Rollie Massimino
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hillside, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2017
 20 
Guy Burgess
(Spy, Journalist)
Guy Burgess
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Devon
Died: 1963
 21 
Věra Čáslavská
(Czechoslovak Artistic Gymnast Considered the Greatest in Czech History)
Věra Čáslavská
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 2016

Věra Čáslavská was a Czechoslovak artistic gymnast who won 22 international titles, including 11 European Championships, four World Championships, and seven Olympic gold medals. The most decorated gymnast in Czech history, Čáslavská is the only gymnast to have won at least one Olympic gold in each individual event. In 1998, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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Theodoric the Great
(King of the Ostrogoths (471–526))
Theodoric the Great
1
Birthdate: 0454 AD
Birthplace: Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria
Died: 0526
 23 
Max Factor Sr.
(American makeup designer)
Max Factor Sr.
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: 1938

Known for his pioneering contribution to the make-up industry in Hollywood and for his revolutionary products such as Supreme Greasepaint, Max Factor Sr. was a Polish Jew, who moved to the US in the early 1900s. He founded his own brand of cosmetics, popularized the word “make-up,” and won an honorary Academy Award.

 24 
Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
(Princess)
Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1800
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: 1831
 25 
Denniz Pop
(He co-founded the recording studio Cheiron Studios in Stockholm in 1992)
Denniz Pop
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tullinge, Sweden
Died: 1998
 26 
Ad Reinhardt
(Abstract Painter)
Ad Reinhardt
1
Birthdate: December 24, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: 1967
 27 
Philly Joe Jones
(American drummer)
Philly Joe Jones
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: 1985
 28 
Pope Alexander III
(Head of the Roman Catholic Church from 1159 to 1181)
Pope Alexander III
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1105 AD
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
Died: 1181

Pope Alexander III served as the chief of the Roman Catholic Church and therefore the ruler of the Papal States from 1159 until his death in 1181. A native of Siena, Alexander was chosen as the pope after a contested election.

 29 
Donald Davidson
(Philosopher and professor who focused on philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and action theory.)
Donald Davidson
1
Birthdate: March 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2003
 30 
Mohammad-Ali Rajai
(Prime minister)
Mohammad-Ali Rajai
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Qazvīn, Iran
Died: 1981

Mohammad-Ali Rajai was the second president of Iran, in office for just a few weeks in August 1981 before his untimely death. Before this, he served as prime minister under Abolhassan Banisadr. A teacher by profession, he became actively involved in the Iranian Revolution and joined politics. He was assassinated on 30 August 1981. 

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Dara Shikoh
(EWas the eldest son and heir-apparent of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan)
Dara Shikoh
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1615
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ajmer, Rajputana, Mughal Empire
Died: 1659
 32 
Ric Drasin
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Ric Drasin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Raphael Semmes
(Confederate naval officer)
Raphael Semmes
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland
Died: 1877
 34 
Victoria Santa Cruz
(Choreographer)
Victoria Santa Cruz
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: 2014
 35 
Margaret Ward
(Saint)
Margaret Ward
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Congleton, Cheshire, England
Died: 1588
 36 
Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy
(Duke of Savoy Who Recovered Most of the Territories Previously Lost to Spain and France)
Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1528
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chambéry, France
Died: 1580

A 16th-century Duke of Savoy, Emmanuel Philibert, also known as Testa di ferro, was the only child of Charles III, Duke of Savoy. An able soldier, he is remembered for recovering most of the territories his father had lost to Spain and France. He also stressed on Italian as the official language.

 37 
Alain Corneau
(Film Director)
Alain Corneau
0
Birthdate: August 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Meung-sur-Loire, France
Died: 2010
 38 
Bart Cummings
(Horse Trainer)
Bart Cummings
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: 2015

Bart Cummings was an Australian racehorse trainer. Dubbed the Cups King, Cummings won the prestigious Melbourne Cup a record 12 times. One of the most successful and respected racehorse trainers in Australia, Cummings was regarded as a cultural icon in his country during his lifetime. In 1991, Bart Cummings was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

 39 
J. Lee Thompson
(Film director, Stage actor, Screenwriter)
J. Lee Thompson
0
Birthdate: August 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: 2002
 40 
Andrea Gabrieli
(Italian composer)
Andrea Gabrieli
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1533 AD
Birthplace: Venice
Died: 1585
 41 
Harold Gatty
(Australian Aviation Pioneer and Navigator Who Set the World Record for Circumnavigation of the Globe)
Harold Gatty
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Campbell Town, Australia
Died: 1957

Harold Gatty was an Australian aviation pioneer and navigator. He is best remembered for his flight alongside Wiley Post in 1931, which set the world record for circumnavigation of the globe. Harold Gatty was Wiley Post's navigator during the record-setting aerial circumnavigation, which took them over eight days to complete.

 42 
John C. H. Lee
(American Army Engineer)
John C. H. Lee
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
Died: 1958

An army engineer, John C. H. Lee eventually became a lieutenant-general and presided over the ComZ during World War II. He also prepared the US troops for the Normandy Invasion. However, critics often accused him of leading a lavish lifestyle, splurging on hotels and food, amid war.

 43 
John Ross
(Navy Officer)
John Ross
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1777
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Balsarroch, Scotland
Died: 1856
 44 
Tim Mickelson
(American Rower and Olympic Medalist)
Tim Mickelson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Deerfield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2017
 45 
Paul Lazarsfeld
(Austrian-American Sociologist)
Paul Lazarsfeld
0
Birthdate: February 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1976

Paul Felix Lazarsfeld was a sociologist who founded the Bureau of Applied Social Research at Columbia University. A founding figure of empirical sociology in the 20th-century, Lazarsfeld made significant advances in statistical survey analysis, latent structure analysis, panel methods, and contextual analysis. He is also credited with co-founding mathematical sociology. Lazarsfeld also trained several younger sociologists like Barney Glaser.

 46 
Richard Mansfield
(British Actor-Manager Best Known for His Performances in Shakespeare Plays, Gilbert and Sullivan Operas)
Richard Mansfield
0
Birthdate: May 24, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1907

Richard Mansfield was a German-born English actor-manager. He is best remembered for his work in Gilbert and Sullivan operas and Shakespeare plays. Mansfield is renowned for playing a psychopathic killer; such was his performance in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that he was suspected in Jack the Ripper case as the complainant believed that Mansfield was homicidal.

 47 
Jean Tinguely
(Swiss Sculptor Best Known for His Kinetic Art Sculptural Machines (Métamatics))
Jean Tinguely
1
Birthdate: May 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland
Died: 1991

Part of the Nouveau Réalisme art movement, Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely developed a form of kinetic art known as metamatics, which consisted of self-destructing sculptures. Homage to New York, installed at the Museum of Modern Art was one of his best-known works. He ridiculed man’s dependence on technology through his works.

 48 
Sava Šumanović
(Painter)
Sava Šumanović
1
Birthdate: January 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vinkovci, Croatia
Died: 1942
 49 
Wilhelm Wien
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)
Wilhelm Wien
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 13, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gaffken near Fischhausen, Province of Prussia
Died: 1928

Wilhelm Wien was a German physicist famous for deducing what became known as Wien's displacement law. He is also credited with formulating an expression for the black-body radiation He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1911 for his work on heat radiation.

 50 
Joseph H. Lewis
(Film Director)
Joseph H. Lewis
0
Birthdate: April 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2000