On August 30:
1797 English author Mary Shelley was born.
1835 the city of Melbourne was founded.
1836 the city of Houston was founded.
1871 Nobel prize winning chemist Ernest Rutherford was born at Brightwater, near Nelson.
1908: US Actor Fred MacMurray was born.
1912 Nancy Wake, New Zealand born British secret agent.
1930 US entrepreneur Warren Buffet was born.
1937 Bruce McLaren, racing car driver, designer, engineer and inventor, was born.
1943 French skier Jean-Claude Killy was born.
1946 US actor Peggy Lipton was born.
1972 US actor Cameron Diaz was born.
Sourced from NZ History Online and Wikipedia.