Famous Birthdays on 23rd August

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  • 686 Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)
  • 1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
  • 1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
  • 1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
  • 1623 Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)
  • 1724 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
  • 1727 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
  • 1740 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
  • 1741 Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (d. 1788)
  • 1751 Louis-Francois Beffara, lexicographer
  • 1754 Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined

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1769 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, born in Montbéliard, France (d. 1832)

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • 1773 Jakob F Fries, German philosopher
  • 1783 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (d. 1852)
  • 1785 Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")
  • 1805 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (d. 1893)
  • 1809 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)
  • 1814 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (d. 1877)
  • 1818 Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1893)
  • 1829 Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
  • 1832 Alexander Chambers, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1888)
  • 1836 Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (d. 1902)
  • 1843 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (d. 1932)
  • 1846 Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)
  • 1847 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)
  • 1849 William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
  • 1852 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, born in London (d. 1883)
  • 1852 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia. (d. 1913)
  • 1854 Moritz Moszkowski, composer
  • 1864 Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece (1910-15, 28-32)
  • 1867 Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)
  • 1869 Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)
  • 1869 James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, SF mayor (1912-31), MUNI backer
  • 1875 William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
  • 1875 Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)
  • 1879 Alfreds Kalnins, composer
  • 1880 Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
  • 1881 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • 1883 Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (d. 1953)
  • 1884 Will Cuppy, American humorist (d. 1949)
  • 1884 Ogden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1927-1932 (d. 1937)
  • 1885 Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist
  • 1886 Gottfried Rudinger, composer
  • 1887 Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright (Fatherland)
  • 1889 A Lichtenstein, writer
  • 1893 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), born in Sydney (d. 1944)
  • 1894 Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)
  • 1894 James La Guma, Bloemfontein, South African political activist and trade unionist
  • 1900 Ernst Krenek, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1900 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1901 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman
  • 1901 John Sherman Cooper, (Sen-Ky)
  • 1903 Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator
  • 1903 William Primrose, violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1905 Leonard Constant Lambert, composer (King Pest), born in London, England
  • 1908 Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)
  • 1908 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour)
  • 1908 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP
  • 1908 Hannah Frank, Scottish Artist and Sculptor
  • 1909 Syd Buller, England First Class Cricketer and English test umpire (d. 1970)
  • 1910 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)
  • 1911 Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
  • 1911 Carl Dolmetsch, director (Haslemere Festival)
  • 1911 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1912 Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)
  • 1912 Jara Ribnikar, writer
  • 1912 Lord Kissin, president (GPG)
  • 1913 Bob Crosby, Bing's brother, orchestra leader (Bob Crosby Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1913 Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
  • 1913 Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
  • 1917 Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
  • 1918 Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje)
  • 1919 James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)
  • 1919 Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO (Rothmans International)
  • 1920 Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)
  • 1921 Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
  • 1921 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
  • 1922 Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)
  • 1922 Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
  • 1922 George Kell, baseball player
  • 1922 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Pierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer
  • 1923 Humphrey Fisher, TV producer
  • 1923 Kenneth Rickards, cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs)
  • 1923 Richard Adler, composer/songwriter (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
  • 1923 Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Denis Sargan, econometrician
  • 1924 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
  • 1924 Ephraim Kishon, writer
  • 1924 Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia
  • 1925 Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
  • 1925 Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
  • 1926 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
  • 1927 Houari Boumedienne, president of Algeria (1965-78)
  • 1927 John Hoskyns, director-general (Institute of Directors)
  • 1927 Martial Solal, composer
  • 1928 Gerd Natschinski, composer
  • 1928 Marian Seldes, American actress, born in Manhattan, New York City, (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Peter Thompson, golfer
  • 1930 Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )
  • 1930 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • 1930 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
  • 1930 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)

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1930 Vera Miles, American actress (Psycho), born in Boise City, Oklahoma

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles
  • 1931 Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense
  • 1932 Mark Russell, political satirist/pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932 Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
  • 1933 Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
  • 1933 Pete Wilson, (Sen-R-CA, 1983-88/Gov-R-Ca 1991- )
  • 1933 Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

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1934 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • 1934 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, NFL QB (Eagles, Redskins)
  • 1934 Lojze Lebic, composer
  • 1934 Sonny Jurgensen, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins)/sportscaster
  • 1935 Brendan Jackson, British air marshal
  • 1935 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • 1935 Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)
  • 1936 Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters)
  • 1936 Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001)
  • 1938 Roger Greenaway, composer
  • 1938 Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
  • 1939 Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
  • 1939 Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles
  • 1940 Richard Sanders, actor (Les Nessman -WKRP), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65)
  • 1941 Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer

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1942 Nancy Richey Gunther, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 1942 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
  • 1943 Bobby Diamond, actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Dale Campbell-Savours, MP (Lab)
  • 1943 Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security
  • 1943 Nelson DeMille, American novelist
  • 1944 Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92)
  • 1944 Lena Tabori, model/daughter of Viveca Lindfors, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1945 Rayfield Wright, American football player

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1946 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • 1947 Rex Allen Jr, country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Terje Rypdal, composer
  • 1947 Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)
  • 1947 David Robb, British actor
  • 1948 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • 1948 Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
  • 1948 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
  • 1948 Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend
  • 1949 Christopher Blake, actor (Alexa)
  • 1949 Geoff Capes, shot putter
  • 1949 John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
  • 1949 Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
  • 1949 Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1949 Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
  • 1949 Shelley Long, actress (Diane-Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1949 Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949 Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • 1951 Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor), born in Durant, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1951 Mark Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
  • 1951 Queen Noor, of Jordan
  • 1951 Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
  • 1952 Cathy St George, Norfolk Va, playmate (Aug, 1982)
  • 1952 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • 1952 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952 Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
  • 1953 Bobby Gubby, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • 1953 Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • 1956 David A Wolf, MD/astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1956 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)
  • 1956 Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician
  • 1956 Skipp Sudduth, American actor
  • 1957 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • 1958 Julio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history
  • 1959 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
  • 1960 Helen Rees, director (Design Museum)
  • 1960 Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
  • 1960 Chris Potter, Canadian actor
  • 1961 Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1961 Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • 1962 Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • 1962 Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1962 Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician
  • 1963 Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1963 Richard Illingworth, cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- )
  • 1964 Cam Emerson, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1964 Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist
  • 1964 Kong Hee, Singaporean, Founder and Senior Pastor of the City Harvest movement in Asia
  • 1964 Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1965 Anne Minter, Austratia, tennis star
  • 1965 Roger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1966 Laura Richmond, Fort Dix NJ, playmate (Sep, 1988)
  • 1966 Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1967 Karen Noble, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1967 Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • 1967 Nancy Jane Cox, Campbellsville Kentucky, Miss Kentucky-America-1991
  • 1968 Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington NY, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit-3rd)
  • 1968 Cortez Kennedy, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1968 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Amanda Hope, playmate (Jul, 1992), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1969 Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)