Died On January 30th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 30. The list includes people like Mahatma Gandhi, Charles I of England, John Bardeen, Francis Poulenc, Orville Wright. Famous personalities featured on this list, include inventors, novelists, composers and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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Orville Wright
(Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane)
Orville Wright
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Birthdate: August 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: 1948

Orville Wright was an aviation pioneer who alongside his brother, Wilbur, built and flew the world's first successful motor-operated airplane, the Wright Flyer, a heavier-than-air aircraft. The three-axis control system developed by the brothers remains standard on fixed-wing aircraft of all kinds. Orville also served on the board of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

 2 
Coretta Scott King
(Civil-Rights Activist and the Wife of Martin Luther King Jr)
Coretta Scott King
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States
Died: 2006

The American civil rights activist was an ideal foil for her famous husband Martin Luther King Jr. in promoting racial equality. The author and singer led the Women's Movement and fought for the rights of the LGBT community. She was also known for mobilising African-Americans during the 1960 US presidential election. She founded the King Centre, a not-for-profit organization.

 3 
Mahatma Gandhi
(Indian Freedom Fighter who Employed Non-violent Resistance & Known as 'Father of the Nation')
Mahatma Gandhi
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, India
Died: 1948

An Indian lawyer and anti-colonial nationalist, Mahatma Gandhi was a major figure in India’s fight for independence from British rule. He is renowned for his employment of non-violent resistance and civil disobedience methods. Despite his popularity, he had numerous detractors as well and was assassinated in 1948. He is widely considered the Father of the Nation in India.

 4 
Gerald Durrell
(Founder of the 'Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust' and the 'Jersey Zoo')
Gerald Durrell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jamshedpur, India
Died: 1995
Naturalist, author, TV presenter, and zookeeper Gerald Durrell, the youngest brother of author Lawrence Durrell, was the founder of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo. His memoirs were made into the series My Family and Other Animals and The Durrells. He was also a skilled Illustrator.
 5 
Ferdinand Porsche
(Automotive Engineer and Founder of the ‘Porsche AG’)
Ferdinand Porsche
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 3, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: ratislavice nad Nisou, Liberec, Czechia
Died: 1951

Ferdinand Porsche was an Austrian-German automotive engineer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular car companies in the world, Porsche AG. He is also credited with creating the Lohner-Porsche mixed hybrid, the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle. During World War II, Porsche was a prominent contributor to the German war effort.

 6 
Charles I of England
(King of England, Scotland & Ireland from 1625 to 1649)
Charles I of England
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Birthdate: November 19, 1600
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Scotland
Died: 1649

Charles I, the King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 to 1649, was said to be authoritarian and was in constant battle with the Parliament over the issue of royal prerogative. The friction led to a civil war from 1642 to 1645 between him and the English and Scottish Parliaments. He was defeated and executed in 1649 for treason.

 7 
Chelsie Kryst
(Beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2019.)
Chelsie Kryst
13
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan, United States
Died: 2022
 8 
John McIntire
8
Birthdate: June 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: 1991
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
John Barry
(Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Film score composer)
John Barry
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: York
Died: 2011
 10 
Sidney Sheldon
(Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film director, Actor, Television producer, Author)
Sidney Sheldon
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 2007
 11 
Chita Rivera
(American Actress and Singer)
Chita Rivera
1
Birthdate: January 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2024
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 12 
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
(Heir Apparent of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, Who Died by a Suicide Pact With His Mistress)
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Laxenburg castles, Austria
Died: 1889

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria was heir apparent to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The only son of Elisabeth in Bavaria and Emperor Franz Joseph I, Rudolf died at the age of 30 at the Mayerling hunting lodge in an assumed suicide pact with his lover Mary Vetsera. The incident has inspired several works of art, such as cinema.

 13 
John Bardeen
(American Physicist, Engineer and the Only Person to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics Twice)
John Bardeen
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1991

American engineer, physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen is the only person who received the Nobel Prize in Physics twice. He shared the first Nobel with William Shockley and Walter Brattain in 1956 for inventing the transistor, and the second with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer in 1972 for proposing the BCS theory, a microscopic theory of superconductivity.

 14 
Huntz Hall
(Actor)
Huntz Hall
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Birthdate: August 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1999
 15 
Francis Poulenc
(French Composer and Pianist Known for His Works: ‘Trois mouvements perpétuels’, ‘Les biches’ and ‘Concert champêtre’)
Francis Poulenc
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1963

French composer Francis Poulenc was most self-taught, as he was not encouraged to join a music school by his pharmaceutical manufacturer father. Part of the legendary “Les Six” of French music, Poulenc was also a skilled pianist. He is also remembered for the opera Les dialogues des Carmélites.

 16 
Jeremy Beadle
(Television host)
Jeremy Beadle
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2008
 17 
Granville Woods
(Inventor)
Granville Woods
3
Birthdate: April 23, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 1910

Granville Woods was 10 when he began working at a machine shop, while continuing his studies at a night school. He grew up to become a steam locomotive engineer and earned the nickname the Black Edison for his countless inventions, most of which were related to electrical systems for railways.

 18 
Professor Longhair
(pianist, street artist,musician, singer)
Professor Longhair
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bogalusa
Died: 1980
 19 
Osceola
(An Influential Leader of the Seminole People in Florida)
Osceola
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1804 AD
Birthplace: Talisi, Mississippi Territory, United States
Died: 1838

Osceola led the Seminole tribe of Native Americans in their resistance against the U.S. attempt of moving them out of Florida and into the land west of Mississippi. He was eventually deceived by a fake truce attempt, captured, and transported to Fort Moultrie, where he passed away.

 20 
Pierre Boulle
(French Novelist Best Known for His Works: 'The Bridge Over the River Kwai' And 'Planet of the Apes')
Pierre Boulle
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Died: 1994

Pierre Boulle was a French novelist best remembered for writing such novels as Planet of the Apes and The Bridge over the River Kwai, which were adapted into highly successful and award-winning films. Planet of the Apes inspired the creation of popular themed toys and animated series. His works have also inspired several French films like Le Point de mire.

 21 
Johnnie Johnson
(Pilot)
Johnnie Johnson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, England
Died: 2001
 22 
Milos Milos
(Serbian-born American Stunt Double and Actor)
Milos Milos
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Birthdate: July 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Knjazevac, Serbia
Died: 1966

Milos Milos was a Serbian-born American stunt double, actor, and bodyguard for Alain Delon. He is best remembered for his portrayal of a naval officer in the American comedy film The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. Milos Milos also played the titular role in the 1966 American horror film Incubus before committing suicide at the age of 24.

 23 
Jack MacGowran
(Stage actor, Film actor)
Jack MacGowran
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Birthdate: October 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1973
 24 
Betsy Ross
(Woman Who Made The First American Flag)
Betsy Ross
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1752
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1836
 25 
Edward A. Carter Jr.
(Soldier)
Edward A. Carter Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1963
 26 
Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
(Edgar Allan Poe's Wife)
Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1822 AD
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: 1847
 27 
Inge Morath
(Austrian Photographer)
Inge Morath
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: 2002
 28 
Ernst Heinrich Heinkel
(Aeronautical engineer)
Ernst Heinrich Heinkel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 24, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grunbach, Germany
Died: 1958
 29 
Georges de La Tour
(Painter)
Georges de La Tour
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Birthdate: March 13, 1593
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vic-sur-Seille
Died: 1652
 30 
Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
(Duke)
Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Penzing, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1953
 31 
Bob Thiele
(American Record Producer and Composer)
Bob Thiele
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sheepshead Bay, New York, United States
Died: 1996
 32 
Peter II of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (1727 - 1730))
Peter II of Russia
3
Birthdate: October 23, 1715
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1730
Peter II Alexeyevich, the only son of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich, ruled as the emperor of Russia from 1727 to 1730. He became a Tsar as a child but died an untimely death due to small pox at 14, on the day that he had planned to marry Ekaterina Dolgorukova.
 33 
Emperor Komei
(Emperor)
Emperor Komei
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: 1867

The 121st tennō, or emperor, of Japan, Emperor Kōmei, had a tumultuous reign, which witnessed Japan being pushed to open to the Western world. He was the last Japanese emperor with multiple nengō, or era names. He was known for imposing an order of killing and persecuting foreign traders and officials.

 34 
Fritz Bayerlein
(Military personnel)
Fritz Bayerlein
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: 1970
 35 
Carl Djerassi
(American Chemist and Writer Best Known for His Contribution to the Development of Oral Contraceptive Pills)
Carl Djerassi
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2015

Known as the father of the pill, Carl Djerassi is best remembered for chemically synthesizing a steroid mimic of the hormone progesterone, which paved the way for the production of contraceptive pills.  That apart, he made important contributions to the synthesis of antihistamines, pest control, mass spectrometry etc. Also a successful author, he wrote several non-fictions, novels, dramas and poems.

 36 
Sam Steele
(Canadian Police Official and Soldier)
Sam Steele
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1848
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Purbrook, Bracebridge, Canada
Died: 1919
 37 
Zahir Raihan
(Novelist)
Zahir Raihan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Feni District, Bangladesh
Died: 1972

Zahir Raihan was a noted Bangladeshi short story writer, novelist and filmmaker. Director of Jeebon Theke Neya (1970) and Stop Genocide (1971) he also participated in the 1969 mass uprising and was possibly killed in 1972 by the opponent of Liberation War.

 38 
Taikichiro Mori
(The Founder of 'Mori Building Company' and Richest Man in the World During 1991-92)
Taikichiro Mori
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1993

Initially an economics professor, Taikichiro Mori later became a billionaire real-estate developer. After quitting academics, he built a real-estate empire in Tokyo, named the Mori Building Company. He surpassed Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world, with a fortune worth $16 billion, in 1992.

 39 
Alexandra of Yugoslavia
(Queen)
Alexandra of Yugoslavia
1
Birthdate: March 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 1993
 40 
O. Winston Link
(Photographer)
O. Winston Link
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: December 16, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2001
 41 
Mike Francis
(Singer)
Mike Francis
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 2009
 42 
Mary Howitt
(Writer)
Mary Howitt
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1799
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coleford, United Kingdom
Died: 1888
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
Fyodor Rostopchin
(Statesman)
Fyodor Rostopchin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1763
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oryol Governorate
Died: 1826
 44 
Boris Blacher
(Composer)
Boris Blacher
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niu-ch’ang, China
Died: 1975
 45 
F. R. Scott
(Canadian Poet)
F. R. Scott
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada
Died: 1985
F. R. Scott, was a Canadian poet and intellectual whose work spans law, literature, and politics. Canada's top literary prize, the Governor General's Award, was bestowed upon him twice. Scott was part of the Montreal Group of poets and helped shape modernist poetry in Canada. Besides poetry, he was known for his political activism, and his authority on constitutional law.
 46 
Jorn Donner
(The First Finn to Receive an Academy Award)
Jorn Donner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 2020

Jorn Donner was a Finnish writer, film producer, director, actor, and politician. He is best remembered for producing the 1982 period drama film Fanny and Alexander, which won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, making Jorn Donner the first and only Finn to date to receive an Oscar. He is also known for his novel Father and Son.

 47 
William FitzEmpress
(Count of Poitiers)
William FitzEmpress
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1136
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Argentan, France
Died: 1164
 48 
Prosper Guéranger
(Monk)
Prosper Guéranger
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 4, 1805
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sable-sur-Sarthe, France
Died: 1875
 49 
Frank Nelson Doubleday
(Business Person)
Frank Nelson Doubleday
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 8, 1862
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1934
 50 
Guy Doleman
(Actor)
Guy Doleman
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Birthdate: November 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton, New Zealand
Died: 1996

Guy Doleman was a New Zealand-born actor who achieved popularity in the United States, Britain, and Australia. He is best remembered for his portrayal of Count Lippe in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. Guy Doleman was also active in the Australian theatre and radio scene.