Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23 Birthdays

# 1350 – Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
# 1688 – Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
# 1719 – John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)
# 1737 – John Hancock, American patriot (d. 1793)
# 1745 – William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)
# 1783 – Stendhal, French writer (d. 1842)
# 1786 – Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
# 1809 – Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1884)
# 1813 – Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (d. 1895)
# 1828 – Saigō Takamori, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
# 1832 – Édouard Manet, French artist (d. 1883)
# 1840 – Ernst Abbe, German physicist (d. 1905)
# 1855 – John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
# 1857 – Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian seismologist (d. 1936)
# 1862 – David Hilbert, German mathematician (d. 1943)
# 1872 – Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
# 1872 – Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
# 1876 – Otto Diels, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1954)
# 1881 – Luisa Casati, Artist's patroness, muse and fashion icon (d. 1957)
# 1884 – George McManus American cartoonist (d. 1954)
# 1884 – Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
# 1896 – Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1985)
# 1896 – Alf Hall, South African cricketer (d. 1964)
# 1897 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian independence fighter (d. 1945)
# 1897 – Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
# 1897 – Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
# 1898 – Sergei Eisenstein, Russian film director (d. 1948)
# 1898 – Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
# 1898 – Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
# 1899 – Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
# 1900 – William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
# 1903 – Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
# 1907 – Dan Duryea, American actor (d. 1968)
# 1907 – Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
# 1910 – Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist (d. 1953)
# 1912 – Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (d. 2009)
# 1913 – Jean-Michel Atlan, French painter (d. 1960)
# 1913 – Wally Parks, American racing executive, founder of the NHRA (d. 2007)
# 1915 – Arthur Lewis, British economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
# 1915 – Potter Stewart, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1985)
# 1916 – David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
# 1916 – Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
# 1918 – Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
# 1919 – Frances Bay, Canadian actress (d. 2011)
# 1919 – Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist
# 1919 – Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)
# 1919 – Bob Paisley, English football player and manager. (d. 1996)
# 1920 – Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (d. 2010)
# 1923 – Cot Deal, American baseball player and coach
# 1923 – Walter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
# 1924 – Frank Lautenberg, American politician
# 1924 – Bal Thackeray, founder and president of Indian political party Shiv Sena
# 1927 – Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
# 1927 – Jack Quinlan, Chicago Cubs Broadcaster (d. 1965)
# 1928 – Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
# 1928 – Jeanne Moreau, French actress
# 1929 – Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kiev Patriarch
# 1929 – John Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
# 1929 – Myron Cope, American sports announcer
# 1930 – Derek Walcott, West Indian writer, Nobel laureate
# 1930 – Teresa Żylis-Gara, Polish singer
# 1933 – Chita Rivera, Puerto Rican actress and dancer
# 1934 – Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
# 1935 – Bob Moses, American civil rights activist
# 1936 – Jerry Kramer, American football player
# 1938 – Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
# 1938 – Georg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor
# 1939 – Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
# 1939 – Arlene Golonka, American actress
# 1940 – Joe Dowell, American singer
# 1940 – Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
# 1942 – Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
# 1943 – Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
# 1943 – Gil Gerard, American actor
# 1944 – Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor
# 1945 – Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
# 1946 – Arnoldo Alemán, ex-president of Nicaragua
# 1946 – Don Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon
# 1947 – Thomas R. Carper, American politician, senior senator of Delaware
# 1947 – Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
# 1948 – Anita Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
# 1950 – Richard Dean Anderson, American actor
# 1950 – Danny Federici, American musician (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) (d. 2008)
# 1950 – John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
# 1951 – Chesley Sullenberger, Captain of US Airways Flight 1549, a flight that successfully ditched into the Hudson River
# 1952 – Omar Henry, South African cricketer
# 1953 – John Luther Adams, American composer
# 1953 – Alister E. McGrath, British theologian and scientist
# 1953 – Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
# 1953 – Robin Zander, American singer (Cheap Trick)
# 1954 – Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter
# 1954 – Edward Ka-Spel, English musician (Legendary Pink Dots)
# 1957 – Princess Caroline of Monaco
# 1957 – Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
# 1959 – Clive Bull, English radio talk show host
# 1960 – Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
# 1960 – Jean-François Sauvé, Canadian ice hockey player
# 1961 – Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
# 1962 – Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
# 1962 – Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
# 1963 – Gail O'Grady, American actress
# 1964 – Mariska Hargitay, American actress
# 1964 – Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana
# 1964 – Mario Roberge, Canadian ice hockey player
# 1965 – Louie Clemente, American drummer (Testament)
# 1966 – Haywoode Workman, American basketball player
# 1967 – Naim Süleymanoğlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
# 1968 – Petr Korda, Czech tennis player
# 1969 – Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
# 1969 – Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
# 1969 – Brendan Shanahan, Canadian ice hockey player
# 1970 – Tracey Cherelle Jones, American actress
# 1970 – Brendan O'Connor, Irish journalist, satirist
# 1970 – Spyridon Vasdekis, Greek long jumper
# 1971 – Scott Gibbs, Welsh rugby player
# 1971 – Kevin Mawae, American football player
# 1971 – Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and lyricist
# 1971 – Adam Parore, New Zealand wicketkeeper (cricket)
# 1972 – Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor
# 1972 – Lisa Snowdon, British model and TV presenter
# 1972 – Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
# 1973 – Lanei Chapman, American actress
# 1973 – Tomas Holmström, Swedish ice hockey player
# 1974 – Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi)
# 1974 – Joel Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
# 1974 – Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
# 1974 – Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player
# 1974 – Richard T. Slone, British artist
# 1974 – Tiffani Thiessen, American actress
# 1975 – Phil Dawson, American football player
# 1975 – Tito Ortiz, American UFC fighter
# 1976 – Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player
# 1976 – Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress and singer
# 1976 – Tony Lucca, actor, singer and musician
# 1976 – Nigel McGuinness, English professional wrestler
# 1977 – Kamal Heer, Punjabi singer and musician
# 1979 – Larry Hughes, American basketball player
# 1979 – Dawn Porter, British television presnter
# 1979 – Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player
# 1981 – Rob Friend, Canadian footballer
# 1981 – Julia Jones, Native American actress
# 1982 – Patrick Levis, American actor
# 1982 – Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
# 1984 – Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
# 1985 – Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
# 1985 – Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
# 1986 – Anne Foy, British children's television presenter
# 1986 – Benjamin Griesert, German footballer
# 1986 – José Enrique Sánchez, Spanish footballer
# 1986 – Steven Taylor, English footballer
# 1987 – Felicia Brandström, Swedish singer
# 1988 – Alan Power, Irish footballer
# 1989 – April Pearson, British actress

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