People died on 30 April

(18 found)

Peter Mayhew
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Peter W. Mayhew
Also Known As:
Chewbacca
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 19 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 2 inches (218.44 cm)

Brief Facts:

Role of Chewbacca in movies Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Naturalized as US citizen 2013. Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Earle Bruce
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Earle Bruce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, team Ohio State University. Head coach, teams University of Tampa, Iowa State University, Ohio State University, University of Northern Iowa, Colorado State University, Cleveland Thunderbolts, St. Louis Stampede, Iowa Barnstormers, Columbus Destroyers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ben E. King
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Earl Nelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Drifters. Songs Stand by Me, Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment, Spanish Harlem, There Goes My Baby.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Drifters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Drifters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of group The Drifters.

Nigel Terry
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Nigel Terry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Stage and film actor. Movies Excalibur, The Lion in Winter, Troy, Blackbeard.

Billy Neighbors
football

Real/Birth Name:
William Wesley Neighbors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams University of Alabama, Boston Patriots, Miami Dolphins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tom Poston
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Poston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Suzanne Pleshette, until he died.
Older than Suzanne Pleshette by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series To Tell the Truth, Mork & Mindy, The Bob Newhart Show. Movies Rabbit Test, Christmas with the Kranks.

Gordon Scott
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon M. Werschkul
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Vera Miles by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Tarzan's Hidden Jungle.

Curly Chalker
musician, jazz, country

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Lee Chalker
Nickname(s):
The King of Chords
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pedal steel guitarist. TV show Hee Haw.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Beatmaster V
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Drummer, group Body Count. Album Born Dead. Died of leukemia.

Guy Williams
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Armand Joseph Catalano
Nickname(s):
Armando
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Zorro, Lost in Space, Bonanza. Death date could have been any time between April 30 and May 6 of 1989.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry2 August 2002

Muddy Waters
singer, folk, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Balanchine
ballet, choreographer, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Giorgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze
Also Known As:
Георгий Мелитонович Баланчивадзе
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Maria Tallchief by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Georgian father. Co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Agnes Moorehead
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Agnes Robertson Moorehead
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Bewitched. Movies Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6604 Delmar Boulevard

Everett N. Case
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Everett Norris Case
Nickname(s):
Gray Fox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach team North Carolina State for 18 years.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Adolf Hitler
despot, invader

Real/Birth Name:
Adolf Schickelgruber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fascist dictator of Germany in World War II. Tried to conquer Europe. Responsible for deaths of millions of Jews and Gypsies and others.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bessie Coleman
aviator, stunts, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Coleman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license. Died when she fell out of an airplane that went into a spin and crashed. She was not the pilot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Casey Jones
famous

Real/Birth Name:
John Luther Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed locomotive engineer. Subject of a poem Casey Jones.

Robert FitzRoy
military, scientist, inventor, writer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Robert FitzRoy
Nickname(s):
Hot Coffee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A fourth great-grandson of Charles II of England. Entered the Royal Navy at age 14. Became commander of the HMS Beagle, travelling with Charles Darwin. Later named governor of New Zealand. Began studies of meteorology, inventing several types of barometers. Became Vice-Admiral. Suicide by cutting his throat with a razor, due to depression.
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