Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 23 Birthdays

1141 – Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165)
1185 – Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
1464 – Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1505)
1484 – Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician and scholar (d. 1558)
1500 – Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565)
1516 – Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
1598 – Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (d. 1653)
1621 – William Penn, English admiral and politician (d. 1670)
1628 – Johannes Hudde, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1704)
1715 – Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer (d. 1797)
1720 – Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1797)
1744 – Princess Charlotte Amalie Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön (d. 1770)
1746 – Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
1791 – James Buchanan, American politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)
1792 – John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
1794 – Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)
1805 – Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz, German philosopher (d. 1879)
1813 – Stephen A. Douglas, American politician (d. 1861)
1813 – Frédéric Ozanam, Italian-French historian and scholar (d. 1853)
1814 – Maria Brontë, eldest daughter of the Brontë family (d. 1825)
1823 – Abdülmecid I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1861)
1853 – Winthrop M. Crane, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)
1857 – Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (d. 1919)
1858 – Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1858 – Ethel Smyth, English composer (d. 1944)
1860 – Justinian Oxenham, Australian public servant (d. 1932)
1861 – Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, English field marshal (d. 1936)
1861 – John Peltz, American baseball player (d. 1906)
1865 – Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)
1867 – Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
1872 – Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, English pianist (d. 1951)
1876 – Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian and author (d. 1925)
1880 – Michel Fokine, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1942)
1882 – Albert Coates, English composer and conductor (d. 1953)
1887 – Jenő Törzs, Hungarian actor (d. 1946)
1888 – Georges Vanier, Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (d. 1967)
1889 – Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (d. 1942)
1891 – Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1953)
1893 – Frank Borzage, American actor and director (d. 1952)
1894 – Cow Cow Davenport, American singer and pianist (d. 1955)
1895 – Johnny Hyde, Russian-American talent agent (d. 1950)
1895 – Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author and director (d. 1982)
1897 – Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)
1897 – Folke Jansson, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1965)
1897 – Lester B. Pearson, Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
1899 – Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American author (d. 1977)
1899 – Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
1899 – Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (d. 1982)
1900 – Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1959)
1900 – Joseph Green, Polish-American actor and director (d. 1996)
1901 – E.B. Ford, English biologist and geneticist (d. 1988)
1902 – Halldór Laxness, Icelandic author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1903 – Guy Simonds, Canadian general (d. 1974)
1904 – Cliff Bricker, Canadian runner (d. 1980)
1904 – Louis Muhlstock, Canadian painter (d. 2001)
1904 – Duncan Renaldo, Romanian-American actor (d. 1985)
1907 – Lee Miller, American photographer and model (d. 1977)
1907 – Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor, designed the Wotruba Church (d. 1975)
1908 – Myron Waldman, American animator and director (d. 2006)
1910 – Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)
1911 – Ronald Neame, English-American director, cinematographer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1913 – Diosa Costello, Puerto Rican-American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1915 – Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer, academic, and businessman (d. 2000)
1916 – Yiannis Moralis, Greek painter (d. 2009)
1917 – Dorian Leigh, American model (d. 2008)
1918 – Maurice Druon, French author (d. 2009)
1919 – Oleg Penkovsky, Russian colonel (d. 1963)
1920 – Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, English businessman
1921 – Cleto Bellucci, Italian archbishop (d. 2013)
1921 – Janet Blair, American actress (d. 2007)
1921 – Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
1922 – Marjorie Cameron, American actress and occultist (d. 1995)
1922 – Jack May, English actor (d. 1997)
1923 – Dolph Briscoe, American politician, 41st Governor of Texas (d. 2010)
1923 – Avram Davidson, American author (d. 1993)
1923 – Antonino Rocca, Italian-American wrestler (d. 1977)
1924 – Chuck Harmon, American baseball player and scout
1924 – Bobby Rosengarden, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2007)
1926 – J.P. Donleavy, American-born Irish author and playwright
1926 – Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (d. 1990)
1926 – Richard Laws, English mammalogist and academic (d. 2014)
1928 – Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (d. 2014)
1929 – George Steiner, French-American philosopher, author, and critic
1930 – Michael Bowen, Gibraltarian-English archbishop
1930 – Alan Oppenheimer, American actor
1932 – Halston, American fashion designer (d. 1990)
1932 – Jim Fixx, American runner and author (d. 1984)
1933 – Annie Easley, American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist (d. 2011)
1934 – George Canseco, Filipino composer (d. 2004)
1935 – Bunky Green, American saxophonist and educator
1936 – Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter (Traveling Wilburys) (d. 1988)
1937 – Victoria Glendinning, English author and critic
1937 – David Mills, English cricketer (d. 2013)
1938 – S. Janaki, Indian singer
1939 – Jorge Fons, Mexican director and screenwriter
1939 – Bill Hagerty, English journalist
1939 – Lee Majors, American actor
1939 – Ray Peterson, American singer (d. 2005)
1940 – Michael Copps, American politician
1940 – Dale Houston, American singer (d. 2007)
1940 – Michael Kadosh, Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1941 – Jacqueline Boyer, French singer and actress
1941 – Paavo Lipponen, Finnish journalist and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Finland
1941 – Michael Lynne, American film producer, co-founded New Line Cinema
1941 – Ed Stewart, English radio and television host
1942 – Sandra Dee, American model and actress (d. 2005)
1943 – Gail Goodrich, American basketball player
1943 – Tony Esposito, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1943 – Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter
1943 – Delano Meriwether, American runner and physician
1943 – Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (d. 1993)
1944 – Jean-François Stévenin, French actor
1946 – Richard Mottram, ENglish civil servant
1947 – Robert Burgess, English sociologist and academic
1947 – Glenn Cornick, English bass player (Jethro Tull and Paris) (d. 2014)
1947 – Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Member of Parliament for Mid Ulster constituency (1969-74), later Irish republican and socialist activist
1947 – Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (d. 2014)
1948 – Pascal Quignard, French author
1948 – Serge Thériault, Canadian actor
1949 – Paul Collier, English economist and academic
1949 – David Cross, English violinist (King Crimson)
1949 – Joyce DeWitt, American actress
1950 – Rowley Leigh, English chef and journalist
1952 – Narada Michael Walden, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1953 – James Russo, American actor
1954 – Tony Atlas, American bodybuilder and wrestler
1954 – Stephen Dalton, English air marshal
1954 – Lucinda Jenney, American actress
1954 – Michael Moore, American director, producer, and activist
1955 – Judy Davis, Australian actress
1955 – Fumi Hirano, Japanese voice actress
1955 – Tony Miles, English chess player (d. 2001)
1955 – Urmas Ott, Estonian journalist (d. 2008)
1955 – Mike Smith, English radio and television host (d. 2014)
1957 – Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer, and art director
1957 – Jan Hooks, American actress (d. 2014)
1957 – Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer
1958 – Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic composer and producer
1958 – Gene Scheer, American songwriter
1958 – Ryan Walter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960 – Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
1960 – Steve Clark, English guitarist and songwriter (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)
1960 – Barry Douglas, Irish pianist and conductor
1960 – Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961 – Dirk Bach, German actor (d. 2012)
1961 – Terry Gordy, American wrestler (d. 2001)
1961 – George Lopez, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
1961 – Pierluigi Martini, Italian race car driver
1962 – John Hannah, Scottish actor and producer
1962 – Shaun Spiers, English businessman and politician
1963 – Paul Belmondo, French race car driver
1964 – Gianandrea Noseda, Italian conductor
1965 – Tommy DeCarlo, American singer-songwriter (Boston)
1966 – Matt Freeman, American bass player (Operation Ivy, Rancid, Social Distortion, Basic Radio, Downfall, and Devils Brigade)
1966 – Lembit Oll, Estonian chess player (d. 1999)
1966 – Jim Stynes, Irish-Australian footballer (d. 2012)
1967 – Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball player
1967 – Kim Hee-ae, South Korean actress
1967 – Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
1968 – Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein of Jordan
1968 – Princess Zein bint Al Hussein of Jordan
1968 – Ken McRae, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1968 – Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, carried out the Oklahoma City Bombing (executed 2001)
1969 – Martin López-Zubero, American-Spanish swimmer
1969 – Arthur Phillips, American author
1969 – Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
1969 – Byron Thames, American actor
1969 – Richard Wolstencroft, Australian director and producer
1970 – Sadao Abe, Japanese actor and singer (Group Tamashii)
1970 – Scott Bairstow, Canadian actor
1970 – Dennis Culp, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (Five Iron Frenzy and Brave Saint Saturn)
1970 – Andrew Gee, Australian rugby player and manager
1970 – Hans Välimäki, Finnish chef
1971 – Uli Herzner, German-American fashion designer
1971 – Charmaine Sinclair, English porn actress and model
1972 – Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet
1972 – Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer, actress, and fashion designer
1972 – Sonya Smith, American-Venezuelan actress
1972 – Peter Dench, English photojournalist
1973 – Patrick Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player
1974 – Carlos Dengler, American bass player (Interpol)
1974 – Michael Kerr, New Zealand-German rugby player
1974 – Barry Watson, American actor
1975 – Jónsi, Icelandic singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sigur Rós and Jónsi & Alex)
1975 – Bobby Shaw, American football player
1976 – Gabriel Damon, American actor
1977 – John Cena, American wrestler, actor, and rapper
1977 – Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
1977 – Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 – John Oliver, English-American comedian and actor
1977 – Kal Penn, American actor, producer, and civil servant
1977 – Lee Young-Pyo, South Korean footballer
1978 – Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopian runner
1979 – Wu Di, Chinese renju player
1979 – Barry Hawkins, English snooker player
1979 – Jaime King, American actress
1979 – Joanna Krupa, Polish-American model and reality show participant
1979 – Samppa Lajunen, Finnish skier
1979 – Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer-songwriter (The Rasmus)
1980 – Sally Bretton, English actress
1980 – Yana Gupta, Czech model and actress
1981 – Seka Aleksić, Serbian singer, actress, and fashion designer
1981 – Sean Henn, American baseball player
1981 – Chris Sharma, American rock climber
1981 – Lady Gabriella Windsor, English daughter of Prince Michael of Kent
1983 – Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player
1983 – Aaron Hill, American actor
1983 – Miloš Karadaglić, Montenegrin classical guitar player
1984 – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player
1985 – Taio Cruz, English singer-songwriter and producer
1985 – Angel Locsin, Filipino actress and producer
1986 – Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater
1986 – Alysia Montaño, American runner
1986 – Jessica Stam, Canadian model
1987 – Michael Arroyo, Ecuadorian footballer
1987 – John Boye, Ghanaian footballer
1987 – Emily Fox, American basketball player and cup stacker
1987 – Bo'az Ma'uda, Israeli singer-songwriter
1988 – Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer
1988 – Prince Buaben, Ghanaian footballer
1988 – Molly Burnett, American actress and singer
1988 – Steph Houghton, English footballer
1988 – Erica Mer, American actress
1988 – Signe Ronka, Canadian figure skater and actress
1988 – Lenka Wienerová, Slovak tennis player
1989 – Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player
1990 – Dev Patel, English actor
1990 – Matthew Underwood, American actor
1990 – Pikky Ya France, Namibian cricketer
1991 – Nathan Baker, English footballer
1991 – Caleb Johnson, American singer
1992 – Syd tha Kyd, American singer, DJ, and producer (Odd Future and The Internet)
1994 – Patrick Olsen, Danish footballer
1996 – Charlie Rowe, English actor
1997 – Alex Ferris, Canadian actor

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