Famous Birthdays on 23rd April

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  • 1170 Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190)
  • 1185 King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
  • 1464 Johanna van Valois, Queen of France
  • 1464 Robert Fayrfax, composer
  • 1484 Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)
  • 1500 Alexander Ales [Alesius], Scottish theologian of the school of Augsburg, born in Edinburgh (d. 1565)
  • 1516 Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
  • 1564 William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, English Poet and playwright, traditionally regarded as his birthdate
  • 1598 Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, naval commander
  • 1621 William Penn, English admiral (d. 1670)
  • 1623 Jan Adam Reincken, composer
  • 1628 Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (d. 1704)
  • 1629 John Commelin, director (Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam)
  • 1649 Andreas Kneller, composer
  • 1676 King Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751)
  • 1697 George Baron Anson, British admiral/explorer
  • 1708 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)
  • 1715 Johann Friedrich Doles, composer
  • 1720 Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1797)
  • 1725 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (d. 1755)
  • 1728 Samuel Wallis, explorer (Wallis Island)
  • 1735 Ildephons Haas, composer
  • 1746 Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
  • 1747 Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer
  • 1756 Alexander Reinagle, composer
  • 1775 Joseph Mallord Turner, England, landscape painter (Shipwreck)

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1791 James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • 1791 W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter/cartoonist
  • 1792 John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
  • 1794 Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)
  • 1803 Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian minister of Justice
  • 1804 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium)
  • 1809 Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer
  • 1810 Thomas Wright, historian
  • 1812 Louis-Antoine Julien, conductor
  • 1813 Stephen Arnold Douglas, (Little giant), US senator (Lincoln debates)
  • 1813 Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar (Society of Saint Vincent de Paul) (d. 1853)
  • 1818 James Anthony Froude, historian
  • 1818 John Gill Shorter, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1872)
  • 1821 Pierre Dupont, song writer
  • 1823 Abd-ul-Mejid, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1861)
  • 1827 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer
  • 1828 Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902)
  • 1838 Alfred J Verwee, Flemish painter
  • 1852 Edwin Markham, US, poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937)
  • 1853 Winthrop M. Crane, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)
  • 1857 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza)
  • 1858 Max Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) father of Quantum Physics
  • 1861 Edmund Henry Hynman, 1st viscount Allenby of Megiddo/Fieldmarshal
  • 1865 Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)
  • 1867 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher/writer (For the Young Ones)
  • 1872 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (d. 1951)
  • 1876 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (d. 1925)
  • 1877 Arthur Farwell, composer
  • 1879 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), born in Heidelberg (d. 1941)
  • 1881 Claude Carter, South African slow lefty cricketer (1912-22)
  • 1881 Otakar Sini, composer
  • 1882 Albert Coates, St Petersburg Russia, conductor/composer (Eagle)
  • 1882 Max [G M J] Winders Maximilien, Belgium, architect (WW II)
  • 1888 Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and diplomat (d. 1967)
  • 1889 Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher
  • 1890 Donald Nichols Tweedy, composer
  • 1890 Marcel L'Herbier, French director/screenwriter (El Dorado)
  • 1891 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • 1892 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer
  • 1892 R Huelsenbeck, writer
  • 1893 Frank Borzage, Salt Lake City, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo)
  • 1894 Basil Sydney, England, actor (Hamlet, Jassy, Simba, Farmer's Wife)
  • 1894 George Renevant, actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), born in Paris, France
  • 1894 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955)
  • 1895 Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
  • 1896 Margaret Kennedy, novelist
  • 1897 Harold French, director (Encore)/actor
  • 1897 John Wengraf, actor (12 to Moon, Pride & Passion), born in Vienna, Austria

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1897 Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel 1957), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • 1897 Lucius du Bignon Clay, US, general (WW II)/gov (West Germany)
  • 1898 Edwin E Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov)
  • 1899 Vladimir Nabokov, St Petersburg, Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)
  • 1900 Ary Verhaar, composer
  • 1900 Henry Barraud, composer
  • 1900 Joseph Green, filmmaker
  • 1900 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1901 E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1903 Guy Simonds, youngest general officer in the Canadian army (d 1974)
  • 1904 Duncan Renaldo, Spain, actor (Cisco Kid)
  • 1904 Leslie French, actor/singer (More than a Miracle)
  • 1905 Lord Carew, Ireland, judge (dressage)
  • 1906 Marcel Hillaire, actor (Adv in Paradise), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1906 Maria Arnoldo, [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer
  • 1907 Lee (Elizabeth) Miller, Poughkeepsie New York, American photographer
  • 1908 Frederick Hawkins, dancer
  • 1908 Herbert Telley, British actuary
  • 1908 Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006)
  • 1909 Thomas Padmore, senior civil servant
  • 1911 Ronald Neame, director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure)
  • 1911 Simone Simon, France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
  • 1913 Jan Meyerowitz, composer
  • 1914 Andrew Martin, Lord-Lt (Lechestershire England)
  • 1914 John Hubbard, Indiana Harbor Indiana, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie)
  • 1914 Mitsu Suzuki, teacher of tea ceremony at SF Zen Center
  • 1915 Arnold Hall, CEO (Hawker Siddeley Group)
  • 1916 Bud Wilkinson, college football coach (Oklahoma)
  • 1917 Jacob Kistemaker, nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge)
  • 1917 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer
  • 1918 Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
  • 1918 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Dorian Leigh, model, sister of Suzy Parker, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1919 Talivaldis Kenins, composer
  • 1919 Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet double-agent
  • 1920 Eric Yarrow, CEO (Clydesdale Bank)
  • 1920 Louis Barron, composer
  • 1921 Janet Blair, Altoona Pa, actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family)
  • 1921 Warren Spahn, left-handed pitcher (Boston/Milwaukee Braves)
  • 1922 Boy [Segundo JA] Ecury, Aruba, resistance fighter
  • 1922 Diarmuid Downs, auto engineer
  • 1923 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923 James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)
  • 1923 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer
  • 1923 Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler
  • 1923 Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas
  • 1924 Arthur Frackenpohl, Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
  • 1924 Colin Welch, columnist/critic
  • 1924 James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
  • 1924 Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
  • 1924 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player
  • 1926 James P Donleavy, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926 Richard Laws, Master (St Edmunds College Cambridge)
  • 1927 Russell Smith, composer
  • 1928 Bill Cotton, CEO (Noel Gay TV)
  • 1928 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet

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1928 Shirley Temple, American actress, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat, born in Santa Monica, California

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • 1929 George Steiner, professor (English)
  • 1930 Alan Oppenheimer, actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Michael Bowen, RC Archbishop (Southwark)
  • 1932 Halston, [R Halston Frowick], fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame)
  • 1932 Jim Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running)
  • 1933 Roger Wittevrongel, Flemish painter
  • 1935 Bunky Green, American musician
  • 1936 Elias, [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter
  • 1936 Estelle Harris, actress (Estelle Castanza-Seinfeld)
  • 1936 John D'Arcy, cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour)
  • 1936 Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter
  • 1936 Roy Orbison, rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1937 Barry Shepherd, cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's)
  • 1937 Don Massengale, Jackson TX, PGA golfer (1966 Bing Crosby Celebrity)
  • 1937 Victoria Glendinning, author (Edith Sitwell A Unicorn Among Lions)
  • 1938 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker
  • 1938 Russell Hillhouse, under-sect Scottish Office
  • 1938 Steven D Symms, (Sen-R-ID, 1981- )
  • 1939 David Birney, actor (Brigette Loves Bernie, St Elsewhere), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1939 Ray Peterson, singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1939 William Hagerty, editor (People)
  • 1939 Lee Majors, [Harvey Lee Yeary], Wyandotte Mich, TV actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy)
  • 1940 Richard Monaco, US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)
  • 1940 Michael Copps, American Federal Government official
  • 1941 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Hal Daub, (Rep-R-NB, 1981- )
  • 1941 Jacqueline Boyer, French singer
  • 1941 Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland 1995-2003
  • 1941 Michael Lynne, American film executive
  • 1941 Ray Tomlinson, computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), born in Amsterdam , New York (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Sandra Dee, [Zuck], actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1943 Carmen von Thyssen, Barcelona Spain, Baroness
  • 1943 Herve Villechaize, France, "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)
  • 1943 Hugh Davies, composer
  • 1943 Tony Esposito, Ontario, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1943 [Gerardus] Bob van Toll, actor/interpreter/director (Pastorale 1943)
  • 1944 Niklaus Schilling, Basel Germany, director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold)
  • 1947 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Ireland, political activist [or 1940]
  • 1947 Saskia, [Trudy van den Berg], singer (S & Serge, Spinning Wheel)
  • 1947 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Richard Day, engineer/development expert
  • 1948 Tessa Wyatt, actress (Beast in the Cellar, Wedding Night)
  • 1948 Pascal Quignard, French author
  • 1948 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1949 Blair Brown, actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1949 John Miles, vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
  • 1949 Joyce DeWitt, Wheeling WV, actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company)
  • 1951 Loek M L H A Hermans, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1952 Lionel Johnston, actor (Sons & Daughters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1952 Narada, [Michael Walden], Mich, rocker (Don't Want Nobody Else)
  • 1952 Terry Moor, Hartford Conn, tennis star
  • 1952 Tony Maselli, (fictional character on "Who's the Boss")
  • 1953 Fred Upton, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1953 James Russo, actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York

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1954 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1955 Captain Sensible, [Ray Burns], UK, rock bassist (Women & Capts 1st)
  • 1955 Judy Davis, Perth Australia, actress (Husbands & Wives)
  • 1955 Mike Smith, British DJ
  • 1955 Su Ingle, British TV hostess
  • 1955 Tony Miles, chess player
  • 1956 Peter Teravainen, Plymouth MA USA, Australian golfer
  • 1957 Jan Hooks, Decatur Georgia, comedienne actress (SNL, Designing Women)
  • 1957 Kathleen Lynch, Motueka NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1957 Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer
  • 1958 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer
  • 1959 Terri Luckhurst, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Joseph Martin Mudd, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express)