Tiger Woods' Birthday: Everything You Wanted to Know (And Plenty You Didn't)

Tiger Woods tees off, but probably not on his birthday
Tiger Woods' birthday is December 30. His date of birth is December 30, 1975.

He was born Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, Calif., the son of Earl Woods Sr. and Kultida "Tida" (Punsawad) Woods. Tiger is the only child of Earl and Tida (although Earl had several children from an earlier marriage).

The zodiac sign for December 30 is Capricorn. The astrological symbol is the Goat (isn't that appropriate). In the Chinese zodiac, Tiger was born under the sign of the rabbit.

The month of December carries three birthstones: zircon, tanzanite and turquoise, each of them a shade of blue.

December 30 is the 364th day of the year, except in leap years when it is No. 365. It is the fifth day of Kwanzaa, the sixth day of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Historical Events on Tiger Woods' Birthday

What other major events have happened on December 30? Here's a small selection:
  • 1460: At the Battle of Wakefield, part of the Wars of the Roses, the 3rd Duke of York is killed and the Lancastrian side wins the battle.
  • 1813: In the War of 1812, British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York.
  • 1853: The United States completes the Gadsden Purchase, acquiring land from Mexico.
  • 1896: The first hat trick in Stanley Cup history is completed by Ernie McLea of the Montreal Victorias.
  • 1916: Rasputic, mystic and advisor to the Russian Tsar, is murdered.
  • 1922: The USSR is formed.
  • 1972: The United States calls a halt to heavy bombing of North Vietnam in the Vietnam War.
  • 2006: Former Iraq president Saddam Hussein is executed.

Famous People Who Share Tiger Woods' Birthday

Other notables born on December 30 include:

Roman Emperor Titus (AD 39), English author Rudyard Kipling (1865), humorist Stephen Leacock (1869), Japanese General Tojo (1884), movie director Carol Reed (1906), composer Paul Bowles (1910), actress Jeanette Nolan (1911), beauty pageant host Bert Parks (1914);

Scottish actor Ian MacNaughton (1925), singer/musician Bo Diddley (1928), actor Joseph Bologna (1934), singer Del Shannon (1934), baseball legend Sandy Koufax (1935), soccer legend Gordon Banks (1937), Monkees member Michael Nesmith (1942), another Monkees member Davy Jones (1945);

Musician and singer Jeff Lynne (1947), television journalist Meredith Vieira (1953), television journalist Matt Lauer, actress and comedian Tracy Ulmann (1959), disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson (1961), "escort service" operator Heidi Fleiss (1965), professional golfer Michelle McGann (1969);

Olympic sprinter and sportscaster Ato Boldon (1973), NBA basketball player Kenyon Martin (1977), actress Eliza Dushku (1980), basketball legend LeBron James (1984), pop singer Ellie Goulding (1986), NFL quarterback Carson Wentz (1992).

Photo credit: By U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess/Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons

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