Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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)
1752 – Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1832)
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)
1846 – Hermann Clemenz, Estonian chess player (d. 1908)
1855 – John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
1857 – Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian seismologist (d. 1936)
1862 – David Hilbert, German mathematician (d. 1943)
1870 – Ole Sæther, Norwegian rifle shooter (d. 1946)
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 – Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
1884 – George McManus American cartoonist (d. 1954)
1894 – Jyotirmoyee Devi, Indian Writer (d.1988)
1896 – Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1985)
1896 – Alf Hall, South African cricketer (d. 1964)
1897 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian independence fighter
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 (Quintette du Hot Club de France) (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
1926 – Bal Thackeray, Indian politician (d. 2012)
1927 – Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
1927 – Jack Quinlan, American broadcaster (d. 1965)
1928 – Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
1928 – Jeanne Moreau, French actress
1929 – Myron Cope, American sports announcer (d. 2008)
1929 – Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kiev Patriarch
1929 – John Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
1930 – Derek Walcott, West Indies writer, Nobel laureate
1930 – Teresa Żylis-Gara, Polish singer
1933 – Chita Rivera, Puerto Rican actress and dancer
1934 – Pierre Bourgault, Canadian 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)
1941 – Jock R. Anderson, Australian agricultural economist
1942 – Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
1942 – Herman Tjeenk Willink, Dutch politician,
1943 – Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
1943 – Gil Gerard, American actor
1944 – Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor
1945 – Mike Harris, Canadian politician, former Premier of Ontario
1946 – Arnoldo Alemán, President of Nicaragua
1946 – Don Whittington, American businessman, car and 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 – Michael R. Matz, American equestrian player
1951 – David Patrick Kelly, American actor and musician
1951 – Chesley Sullenberger, American pilot, captain of US Airways Flight 1549
1952 – Omar Henry, South African cricketer
1953 – John Luther Adams, American composer
1953 – Alister E. McGrath, British theologian and scientist
1953 – Antonio Villaraigosa, American politician, 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, Singaporean fugitive
1962 – Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
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 – Thomas Adler, German footballer
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 cricketer
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, American actor, singer, and musician
1976 – Nigel McGuinness, English wrestler
1977 – Kamal Heer, Punjabi singer and musician
1979 – Larry Hughes, American basketball player
1979 – Dawn Porter, British television presenter
1979 – Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player
1981 – Sarai, American rapper, songwriter, and actress
1981 – Rob Friend, Canadian footballer
1981 – Julia Jones, American actress
1982 – Patrick Levis, American actor
1982 – Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
1984 – Robbie Farah, Australian rugby league footballer
1984 – Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
1985 – Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
1985 – Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
1986 – Anne Foy, British children's television presenter
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
1990 – Martyn Waghorn, English footballer
1994 – Wesley Jobello, French footballer

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