The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 30th.

  1. 526 - Theodoric the Great (b. 454)
  2. 1158 - King Sancho III of Castile (b. 1134)
  3. 1428 - Emperor Shoko of Japan (b. 1401)
  4. 1483 - King Louis XI of France (b. 1423)
  5. 1580 - Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (b. 1528)
  6. 1617 - Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (b. 1586)
  7. 1619 - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)
  8. 1751 - Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (b. 1661)
  9. 1856 - Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811)
  10. 1879 - John Bell Hood, American Confederate general (b. 1831)
  11. 1896 - Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian statesman (b. 1824)
  12. 1907 - Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (b. 1857)
  13. 1928 - Wilhelm Wien, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
  14. 1935 - Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist (b. 1873)
  15. 1938 - Max Factor, make-up artist and cosmetic manufacturer (b. 1877)
  16. 1940 - J.J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
  17. 1941 - Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (b. 1874)
  18. 1943 - Father Eustaquio van Lieshout, Dutch Catholic priest (b. 1890)
  19. 1946 - Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Russian fascist (executed) (b. 1907)
  20. 1946 - Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)
  21. 1949 - Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  22. 1961 - Charles Coburn, American actor (b. 1877)
  23. 1963 - Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  24. 1970 - Del Moore, American comedian (b. 1916)
  25. 1981 - Vera-Ellen, American actress (b. 1921)
  26. 1985 - Taylor Caldwell, English-born author (b. 1900)
  27. 1989 - Seymour Krim, American Journalist, Essayist, and Literary Critic (b. 1922)
  28. 1991 - Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1925)
  29. 1994 - Lindsay Anderson, English film director (b. 1923)
  30. 1995 - Fischer Black, American economist (b. 1938)
  31. 1995 - Sterling Morrison, American guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (b. 1942)
  32. 1999 - Raymond Poïvet, French comics artist (b. 1910)
  33. 2003 - Charles Bronson, American actor (b. 1921)
  34. 2003 - Donald Davidson, American philosopher (b. 1917)
  35. 2004 - Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (b. 1906).
  36. 2004 - Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (b. 1949)
  37. 2006 - Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor (b. 1916)
  38. 2006 - Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)