Born in 1930

Jan 1 Alexander E. Shilov a Russian chemist.
Jan 1 Maurizio Mannelli an Italian water polo player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Jan 1 Henryk Kukier a Polish boxer.
Jan 1 Yanis Kanidis a Greek-Russian physical education teacher.
Jan 1 Frederick Wiseman an American filmmaker, documentarian, and theatrical director.
Jan 1 Gaafar Nimeiry the President of Sudan from 1969 to 1985.
Jan 1 Ty Hardin a former American actor best known as the star of the 1958-1962 ABC western television series Bronco.
Jan 1 Jean-Pierre Duprey a French poet and sculptor, one of the modern examples of an accursed poet.
Jan 2 Julius La Rosa an Italian-American traditional popular music singer, who worked in both radio and television beginning in the 1950s.
Jan 3 Eddie Egan a New York City Police Department detective whose exploits were the subject of a book and movie, both entitled The French Connection. He and his partner, Sonny Grosso, with other New York City Police Department detectives, broke up an organized crime ring in 1961, seizing 112 pounds of heroin, which was a record amount at the time. The investigation was the subject of a book by Robin Moore and the subsequent motion picture released in 1971
Jan 3 Marcel Dubé a Canadian playwright. He has produced over 300 works for radio, television and the stage. His concerns for the preservation and sanctity of the French language in Quebec was a primary focus of his career
Jan 3 Barbara Stuart an American actress.
Jan 3 Mara Corday a showgirl, model, actress, Playboy Playmate and a 1950s cult figure.
Jan 3 Robert Loggia an American actor and director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagged Edge
Jan 4 Sorrell Booke an American actor who performed on stage, screen, and television. He is best known for his role as the corpulent, corrupt politician Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard
Jan 4 Rosemary Prinz a stage and television actress. She is most known for her work in the early era of the American soap opera
Jan 4 Herbert O. Sparrow a Canadian politician.
Jan 4 Don Shula a former American football cornerback and coach.
Jan 5 Al Masini an American television producer.
Jan 6 W. Wallace Cleland William Wallace Cleland , often cited as W. Cleland, was a University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry professor. His research focused on enzyme reaction mechanism and enzyme kinetics, especially multiple-substrate enzymes. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1985
Jan 6 Professor Tanaka an American professional wrestler, professional boxer, college football player, soldier, actor, and Martial Artist who, in fighting rings, was also known as Professor Toru Tanaka, or simply, Professor Tanaka.
Jan 6 Vic Tayback an American actor.
Jan 7 Jack Greene an American country musician. Nicknamed the "Jolly Greene Giant" due to his height and deep voice, Greene was a long time member of the Grand Ole Opry. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Greene is best known for his 1966 hit "There Goes My Everything." The song dominated the Country music charts for nearly two months in 1967 and earned Greene "Male Vocalist of the Year", "Single of the Year", "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" honors from the Country Music Association. Greene had a total of five #1 Country hits and three others that reached the Top Ten. Billboard magazine named Greene one of the Top 100 "Most Played Artists"
Jan 7 Justin Keating an Irish Labour Party politician, broadcaster, journalist, lecturer and veterinary surgeon. In later life he was president of the Humanist Association of Ireland
Jan 7 Eddie LeBaron a former American football quarterback in the 1950s and early 1960s in the National Football League.
Jan 7 Elliott Kastner an American film producer.
Jan 8 Éva Novák-Gerard a former swimmer from Hungary, and the younger sister of Ilona Novák, who was also a famous swimmer for her native country.
Jan 9 Igor Netto a Soviet–Russian footballer, considered one of the greatest Soviet players ever. He started out playing on the left of defense but, due to his offensive mentality, dribbling and technical abilities turned into a dynamic central midfielder. His versatility and footballing intelligence allowed him to play a number of positions across defense and midfield
Jan 9 Pavel Kolchin a Soviet cross-country skier who competed during the 1950s and 1960s, training at Dynamo in Moscow. He was born in Yaroslavl
Jan 9 Carl-Ludwig Wagner a German politician of the.
Jan 10 Elaine Devry an American actress.
Jan 10 Francisco Urondo an Argentine writer and member of the Montoneros guerrilla organization.
Jan 10 Roy E. Disney a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt Disney founded. At the time of his death he was a shareholder , and served as a consultant for the company and Director Emeritus for the Board of Directors. He is perhaps best known for organizing the ousting of two top Disney executives: first, Ron Miller in 1984, and then Michael Eisner in 2005
Jan 11 Rod Taylor an Australian actor of film and television. He has appeared in over 50 films, including leading roles in The Time Machine, Seven Seas to Calais, The Birds, Sunday in New York, Young Cassidy, Dark of the Sun, The Liquidator, and The Train Robbers
Jan 11 Witold Skaruch a Polish character actor and director. He appeared in films, television shows and miniseries from 1953 until 2009
Jan 11 Lula Mae Hardaway a songwriter and the mother of blind soul musician Stevie Wonder. She spent most of her adult life in Saginaw, Michigan, but from 1975 lived in Los Angeles
Jan 11 Seamus O'Connell an English amateur footballer who played in the Scottish Football League for Queens Park and in the Football League for Middlesbrough, Chelsea and Carlisle United during the 1950s.
Jan 11 Ron Mulock an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.
Jan 12 Jennifer Johnston an Irish novelist. She has won a number of awards including the Whitbread Book Award for The Old Jest in 1979 and a Lifetime Achievement from the Irish Book Awards. The Old Jest, a novel about the Irish War of Independence was later made into a film called The Dawning, starring Anthony Hopkins, produced by Sarah Lawson and directed by Robert Knights
Jan 12 Glenn Yarbrough an American folk singer. He was the lead singer with The Limeliters between 1959 and 1963, and had a prolific solo career, recording on various labels
Jan 12 Tim Horton a Canadian professional ice hockey player, a defenceman for 24 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres. Also a successful businessman, Horton was a co-founder of the Tim Hortons coffeeshop chain
Jan 13 Meesai Murugesan a veteran actor and musician who appeared in Tamil-language films. He starred in more than 100 films and has done supporting roles in various films
Jan 13 Marian Konieczny a Polish sculptor.
Jan 13 William P. Lawrence a decorated United States Navy vice admiral and naval aviator who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1978 to 1981
Jan 13 Frances Sternhagen an American actress. Sternhagen has appeared on and off Broadway, in movies, and on TV since the 1950s
Jan 13 Harold Furth an Austrian-American physicist.
Jan 14 Edgar Hovhannisyan an Armenian composer, Professor of Composition at the Yerevan State Conservatory, People's Artist of the USSR.
Jan 14 Johnny Grande a member of Bill Haley's backing band, The Comets.
Jan 14 Kenny Wheeler a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player, based in the U.K. from the 1950s onwards.
Jan 15 Eddie Graham an American professional wrestler. He was also the promoter and booker for Championship Wrestling from Florida and President of the NWA in the 1970s. His son, Mike Graham, was also a professional wrestler. Eddie Graham was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee