Friday, March 23, 2012

March 23 Birthdays

* 1430 – Margaret of Anjou, queen consort of Henry VI of England (d. 1482)
* 1599 – Thomas Selle, German baroque composer (d. 1663)
* 1638 – Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1731)
* 1645 – William "Captain" Kidd, Scottish sailor (d. 1701)
* 1699 – John Bartram, American botanist (d. 1777)
* 1723 – Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771)
* 1732 – Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
* 1750 – Johannes Matthias Sperger, Austrian contrabassist and composer (d. 1812)
* 1754 – Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)
* 1769 – William Smith, English geologist and cartographer (d. 1839)
* 1769 – Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
* 1823 – Schuyler Colfax, American politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)
* 1826 – Léon Minkus, German/Czech composer and violinist (d. 1917)
* 1831 – Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
* 1834 – Julius Reubke, German composer (d. 1858)
* 1858 – Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1941)
* 1862 – Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
* 1868 – Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
* 1869 – Calouste Gulbenkian, Armenian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1955)
* 1871 – Heinrich Schroth, German actor (d. 1945)
* 1874 – J. C. Leyendecker, German American Illustrator (d. 1951)
* 1878 – Franz Schreker, Austrian composer (d. 1934)
* 1880 – Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
* 1881 – Roger Martin du Gard, French writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1958)
* 1881 – Hermann Staudinger, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
* 1882 – Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
* 1887 – Juan Gris, Spanish artist (d. 1927)
* 1887 – Josef Čapek, Czech writer (d. 1945)
* 1887 – Prince Felix Yusupov, Russian assassin of Rasputin (d. 1967)
* 1893 – Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
* 1893 – G. D. Naidu (Gopalaswamy Doraiswamy Naidu), Indian Inventor & Engineer (Edison of India) (d. 1974)
* 1895 – Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
* 1895 – Dane Rudhyar, French-US author, composer, astrologer (d. 1985)
* 1899 – Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
* 1900 – Erich Fromm, German-born psychoanalyst (d. 1980)
* 1904 – H. Beam Piper, American science fiction author (d. 1964)
* 1905 – Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
* 1905 – Joan Crawford, American actress (d. 1977)
* 1907 – Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1992)
* 1910 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (d. 1998)
* 1912 – Wernher von Braun, German-born physicist and engineer (d. 1977)
* 1914 – Milbourne Christopher, American illusionist (d. 1984)
* 1915 – Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II figure (d. 1991)
* 1919 – Carl Graffunder, architect
* 1920 – Neal Smith, former United States Congressman
* 1920 – Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
* 1921 – Donald Campbell, British car and motorboat racer (d. 1967)
* 1922 – Marty Allen, American comedian and actor
* 1922 – Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor, director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
* 1924 – Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
* 1925 – David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
* 1927 – Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (d. 2011)
* 1929 – Sir Roger Bannister, English runner
* 1931 – Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (d. 2005)
* 1931 – Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess player
* 1932 – Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1933 – Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist
* 1934 – Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
* 1934 – Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
* 1934 – Mark Rydell, American film and television director
* 1935 – Barry Cryer, British writer and comedian
* 1937 – Craig Breedlove, American land speed record holder
* 1937 – Robert Gallo, American physician
* 1938 – Dave Pike, American jazz musician
* 1939 – Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
* 1941 – Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
* 1942 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
* 1943 – George P. Lee, former general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and convicted sex offender (d. 2010)
* 1943 – Lee May, American baseball player
* 1943 – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
* 1944 – Michael Nyman, British minimalist composer
* 1944 – Tony McPhee, English singer and guitarist (The Groundhogs)
* 1945 – Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
* 1945 – David Grisman, American bluegrass musician
* 1947 – Barbara Rhoades, American actress
* 1948 – David Olney, American musician
* 1949 – Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)
* 1949 – Roland Lee, American artist
* 1950 – Anthony De Longis, American actor
* 1950 – Corinne Clery, French actress
* 1951 – Ron Jaworski, American football player and analyst
* 1951 – Phil Keaggy, American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist and songwriter (Glass Harp)
* 1952 – Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
* 1953 – Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
* 1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer
* 1953 – Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Indian entrepreneur
* 1954 – Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
* 1954 – Kenneth Cole, American fashion designer
* 1955 – Moses Malone, American basketball player
* 1955 – Petrea Burchard, American actress
* 1956 – José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician
* 1957 – Teresa Ganzel, American actress
* 1957 – Amanda Plummer, American actress
* 1957 – Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
* 1957 – Lucio Gutierrez, Ecuadorian politician
* 1958 – Bengt-Åke Gustafsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
* 1958 – Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
* 1958 – El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
* 1958 – Michael Sorich, American voice actor, writer and director
* 1959 – Catherine Keener, American actress
* 1959 – Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)
* 1959 – Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
* 1960 – Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
* 1961 – Steve Holmes, Romanian/German pornographic actor
* 1961 – Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
* 1962 – Steve Redgrave, British rower
* 1963 – Míchel (José Miguel González Martín), Spanish footballer
* 1964 – Hope Davis, American actress
* 1964 – John Pinette, American comedian
* 1965 – Sarah G. Buxton, American actress
* 1965 – Richard Grieco, American actor and singer
* 1965 – Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
* 1965 – Gary Whitehead, American poet
* 1966 – Marin Hinkle, American actress
* 1967 – David Ford, Canadian kayaker
* 1968 – Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, the Bad & the Queen)
* 1968 – Mitch Cullin, American novelist
* 1968 – Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
* 1968 – Michael Atherton, English cricketer
* 1971 – Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian model
* 1971 – Karen McDougal, American model
* 1971 – Gail Porter, Scottish television presenter
* 1971 – Alexander Selivanov, Russian ice hockey player
* 1971 – Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1972 – Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
* 1972 – Judith Godrèche, French actress and author
* 1973 – Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
* 1973 – Wim Eyckmans, Belgian racing driver
* 1973 – Jason Kidd, American basketball player
* 1976 – Jayson Blair, American journalist and author
* 1976 – Chris Hoy, British track cyclist
* 1976 – Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle trials rider
* 1976 – Michelle Monaghan, American actress
* 1976 – Jeremy Newberry, American football player
* 1976 – Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player
* 1976 – Keri Russell, American actress
* 1976 – Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian race car driver
* 1977 – Miklos Perlus, Canadian voice actor
* 1978 – Perez Hilton, American blogger and television persona
* 1978 – Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer
* 1978 – Nicholle Tom, American actress, twin sister of listed below
* 1978 – David Tom, American actor, twin brother of listed above
* 1979 – Mark Buehrle, American baseball player
* 1979 – Natalia Hadjiloizou, Belarusian/Cypriot swimmer
* 1979 – Misty Hyman, American swimmer
* 1979 – Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player
* 1980 – Russell Howard, English comedian
* 1980 – Itay Tiran, Israeli actor
* 1981 – Erin Crocker, American race car driver
* 1981 – Giuseppe Sculli, Italian footballer
* 1981 – Tony Peña, Jr., Dominican baseball player
* 1982 – José Raúl Contreras, Chilean footballer
* 1982 – Andrea Musacco, Italian footballer
* 1983 – Jerome Thomas, English footballer
* 1985 – Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
* 1986 – Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer
* 1986 – Steven Strait, American actor
* 1986 – Patrick Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1987 – Alan Toovey, Australian footballer
* 1988 – Michal Neuvirth, Czech ice hockey player
* 1990 – Princess Eugenie of York
* 1990 – Jaime Alguersuari, Spanish racing driver
* 1992 – Kyrie Irving, Australian-American basketball player
* 1992 – Vanessa Morgan, Canadian actress and singer
* 1995 – Jan Lisiecki, Canadian pianist
* 1997 – Aidan Davis, English dancer

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