Famous People Born in 1923

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 601

  • Jan 1 Chalmers Goodlin, US test pilot (XS-1)
  • Jan 1 Milton Jackson, US, vibraphonist (Milt of Bags)
  • Jan 1 Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992)
  • Jan 3 Dragutin Gostuski, composer
  • Jan 3 Charles Tingwell, Australian actor
  • Jan 4 Flavio Testi, composer
  • Jan 5 Robert L Bernstein, publisher (Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 5 Sam [Samuel] Phillips, Florence Alabama, record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career)
  • Jan 6 Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
  • Jan 6 Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 7 Charles Russell Woolen, composer
  • Jan 7 Hugh Kenner, Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
  • Jan 8 Giorgio Tozzi, basso, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 8 Iva Michiels, [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
  • Jan 8 Johnny Wardle, cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's)
  • Jan 8 Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer
  • Jan 8 Larry Storch, comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
  • Jan 10 Ingeborg Drewitz, writer
  • Jan 11 Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)
  • Jan 12 Ira Hayes, American soldier (d. 1955)
  • Jan 13 Danil Shafran, cellist
  • Jan 13 Jack Watling, actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), born in London, England
  • Jan 15 Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
  • Jan 15 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
  • Jan 16 Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • Jan 16 Roy Lanham, Western guitar player (Sons of the Pioneers), born in Corbin Kentucky
  • Jan 16 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • Jan 16 Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
  • Jan 16 Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
  • Jan 17 Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
  • Jan 17 Carol Raye, Australian actress
  • Jan 19 Jean Stapleton, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family) (d. 2013), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 19 Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
  • Jan 20 Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer
  • Jan 20 Slim Whitman, American singer, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 21 Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
  • Jan 21 Lola Flores, singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), born in Cadiz, Spain
  • Jan 22 Diana Douglas, actress (The Cowboys), born in Devonshire Bermuda (d. 2015)
  • Jan 22 Friedrich Zehm, composer
  • Jan 22 Leslie Bassett, classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), born in Hanford, California (d. 2016)
  • Jan 23 Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
  • Jan 23 Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Jan 23 Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
  • Jan 24 Simeon ten Holt, composer
  • Jan 25 Eva Zeller, German writer, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • Jan 25 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
  • Jan 25 Shirley Mason, American psychiatric patient (Commonly known as "Sybil") (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26 Anne Jeffreys, NC, actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital)
  • Jan 29 Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital) (d. 1981)
  • Jan 31 Eddie Ryder, actor (Slick Jones-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Joanne Dru, Logan WV, actress (Guestwood Ho, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)

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Jan 31 Norman Mailer, Long Branch NJ, NYC mayoral candidate/novelist (Naked & the Dead), (d. 2007)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • Feb 2 Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
  • Feb 2 Bonita Granville, actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2 James Dickey, poet/actor (Deliverance), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 2 [Mary Elizabeth] Liz Smith, journalist and gossip columnist (WNBC, NY Daily News), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 2 Peter Fowler, physicist
  • Feb 3 Alys Robi, Quebec singer
  • Feb 4 Conrad Bain, Alberta Canada, actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 5 Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer
  • Feb 5 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Feb 5 Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, born in Basin, Wyoming (d. 2016)
  • Feb 6 Maurice Le Roux, composer
  • Feb 7 George H H Lascelles, English earl of Harewood/leader (Covent Garden)
  • Feb 7 Keefe Brasselle, actor (Be Our Guest), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • Feb 7 Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • Feb 8 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner

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Feb 9 Brendan Behan, author/poet (Hostage), born in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Feb 9 Kathryn Grayson, NC, vocalist/actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate)
  • Feb 9 Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
  • Feb 10 Cesare Siepi, Milan Italy, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • Feb 11 Baroness Sharples, made a life peer after the assassination of her husband (Sir Richard Sharples)
  • Feb 11 Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
  • Feb 12 Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director (Romeo & Juliet), born in Florence
  • Feb 12 James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 12 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), born in New York City (d. 1998)
  • Feb 12 Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi
  • Feb 12 James Chichester-Clark, Irish politician, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1969-71), born in Moyola Park, Londonderry (d. 2002)
  • Feb 13 Chuck Yeagar, US test pilot (1st man to break sound barrier)
  • Feb 13 Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 13 Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
  • Feb 14 Derrick Holden-Brown, CEO (Allied-Lyons)
  • Feb 14 Jay Herbert, golfer (1960 PGA winner)
  • Feb 15 Justice Drake, British justice
  • Feb 15 Keene Curtis, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Magician, Amanda's)
  • Feb 15 Yelena Bonner, Moscow, soviet disident/wife of Andre Sakharov
  • Feb 17 Alden Winship Clausen, Hamilton Ill, banker (President of World Bank)
  • Feb 18 Allan Melvin, actor (Brady Bunch, Barney-All in Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 19 Donald Lybbert, composer
  • Feb 20 Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
  • Feb 21 Lucille Bremer, Amsterdam, New York, American actress/dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies)
  • Feb 21 Zvi Zeitlin, Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, violinist/prof (Eastman School)
  • Feb 23 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
  • Feb 23 Dante Lavelli, AAFC/NFL end wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
  • Feb 23 Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
  • Feb 24 David Soyer, American cellist
  • Feb 25 Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • Feb 27 Dexter Gordon, US, tenor saxophonist/actor (Connection)
  • Feb 27 Viktor Kalabis, composer
  • Feb 28 Charles Durning, Highland Falls NY, actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 1 Bonita Granville, actress/producer (Perry Mason)
  • Mar 1 Duncan White, Ceylon, 400m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1948)
  • Mar 1 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • Mar 2 Don Taylor, cricketer (NZ 3 Tests, Auck stands w/Sutcliffe in Wisden)
  • Mar 2 Robert H Michel, (Rep-R-IL, 1957- )
  • Mar 2 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in New York, NY
  • Mar 3 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 3 Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Mar 4 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 4 Piero J d'Inzeo, France, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • Mar 6 Ed McMahon, American TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 6 Erhard Karkoschka, composer
  • Mar 6 Raymond "Bill" Hoffenberg, college president (Wolfson at Oxford)
  • Mar 8 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
  • Mar 8 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • Mar 9 James Buckley, (Sen-R-NY)
  • Mar 9 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, born in Pau, French Basque country (d. 2016)
  • Mar 9 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • Mar 11 A Louise Brough Clapp, Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)
  • Mar 11 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • Mar 11 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • Mar 11 Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • Mar 11 Terry Alexander, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes), born in London, England
  • Mar 12 Hjalmar Andersen, Norway, 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (Oly-gold-1952), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 12 Norbert Brainin, violinist
  • Mar 12 Walter M Schirra Jr, Hackensack NJ, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7)
  • Mar 12 Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 13 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States (d. 1989)
  • Mar 15 George Vogel, race horse trainer
  • Mar 15 Laurence A Tisch, CEO (Loews Corp), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • Mar 18 Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
  • Mar 19 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • Mar 19 Tige Andrews, Bkln, actor (Capt Adam Greer-Mod Squad)
  • Mar 19 Henry Morgentaler, Canadian gynecologist
  • Mar 20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 21 Mort Lindsey, orchestra leader (Merv Griffin Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 21 Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-The FBI), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Mar 21 Shri Mataji Nirmala Srivastava, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
  • Mar 22 Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant
  • Mar 22 Cor N van Dis Jr, Dutch MP (SGP, 1971-94)
  • Mar 22 Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)
  • Mar 23 Arnie Weinmeister, AAFC, NFL def tackle (NY Yankees, Giants)
  • Mar 24 Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war
  • Mar 24 Murray Hamilton, Washington NC, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • Mar 25 Lee Hale, choral director (The Entertainers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Mar 25 Wim Van Est, [Locomotief/Pletmolen], Dutch cyclist
  • Mar 25 Bonnie Guitar, American singer
  • Mar 26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 26 Clifton Williams, Traskwood Arkansas, band master (Sinfonians)
  • Mar 26 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • Mar 26 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • Mar 27 Louis Simpson, Jamaican/US poet (Good News of Death), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Shūsaku Endō, writer ("Silence"), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 27 Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orch)
  • Mar 29 Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer
  • Mar 30 Herbert Asmodi, writer
  • Mar 30 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
  • Mar 31 Donald Argee Barksdale, Berkley Cal, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Mar 31 Lawrie Miller, NZ cricketer (opening bat in 13 Tests)
  • Apr 1 Bobby Jordan, NY, actor (Bowery Champs, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild)
  • Apr 2 Hugh Overton, British diplomat
  • Apr 2 Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
  • Apr 2 Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
  • Apr 2 Gloria Henry, American actress
  • Apr 3 Jan Sterling, American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 3 John Smith, English large landowner/financier/MP (C)
  • Apr 4 Manon H E Alving, Dutch actress (Short American)
  • Apr 4 Nancy Francy, director (Claire's Knee)
  • Apr 5 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist
  • Apr 5 Michael V Gazzo, Hillside NJ, actor (Cookie, Fear City)

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Apr 5 Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnamese President (1965-75), born in Phan Rang, Vietnam (d. 2001)

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Apr 5 Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)
  • Apr 8 Edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)
  • Apr 8 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (Don Jose-Carmen)
  • Apr 8 George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • Apr 9 Bruno Kiefer, composer
  • Apr 9 Dann Cahn, film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • Apr 10 Floyd M Simmons, actor/decathlete (Olympic-bronze-1948, 52)
  • Apr 10 John Watkins, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57)
  • Apr 12 Ann Miller, [Lucille Ann Collier], Cherino, Tex, dancer (On the Town)
  • Apr 12 E C Meade, British chartered accountant
  • Apr 13 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Apr 14 William Darling, journalist
  • Apr 14 Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golf player
  • Apr 15 Douglas Wass, CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company)

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Apr 17 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa (d. 1991)

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • Apr 17 Lindsay Anderson, Bangalore India, director (Thursday's Children)
  • Apr 17 Lloyd Biggle Jr, US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly)
  • Apr 17 Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer
  • Apr 17 Solly Hemus, American baseball player
  • Apr 18 Beryl Platt [Baroness Platt of Writtle], British Engineer, politician and CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm)
  • Apr 18 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)
  • Apr 20 Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)
  • Apr 20 Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
  • Apr 21 Andrea Domburg, Dutch actress, (Theo d'Or Prize, Keetje Tippel)
  • Apr 21 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • Apr 22 Betty Page, Kingsport Tn, playmate (Jan, 1955)/model (Dark Angel)
  • Apr 22 Hugh Lloyd, actor (Punch & Judy Man, Dunroamin' Rising)