Famous Birthdays on 23rd December

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245 Zenobia, Palmyra, Syria, Queen of Palmyra, (d. 274)

Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria Zenobia
Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria
Zenobia
  • 1173 Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)
  • 1513 Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)
  • 1544 Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)
  • 1548 Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)
  • 1582 Severo Bonini, composer
  • 1597 Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"
  • 1613 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (d. 1676)
  • 1621 Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (d. 1678)
  • 1621 Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)
  • 1644 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer
  • 1689 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer
  • 1699 Joseph Gibbs, composer
  • 1709 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer
  • 1714 Johann Siebenkas, composer
  • 1716 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer
  • 1722 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Turinge, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten
  • 1732 Richard Arkwright, inventor (spinning frame)
  • 1743 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)
  • 1749 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer
  • 1750 Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)
  • 1758 Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York
  • 1763 John Davy, composer
  • 1777 Aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25)
  • 1780 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
  • 1790 Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics
  • 1795 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)
  • 1804 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)

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1805 Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844)

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • 1808 Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
  • 1812 William Hauser, composer
  • 1815 Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat
  • 1818 David Addison Weisiger, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1819 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
  • 1822 Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (d. 1875)
  • 1823 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer
  • 1827 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)
  • 1828 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
  • 1830 Adam Minchejmer, composer
  • 1843 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)
  • 1845 Emmanuel-Persillier Lachapelle, dr (found Notre Dame Hosp Montreal)
  • 1845 Gustave Ador, union president of Austria (1919)
  • 1854 Henry B. Guppy, British botanist (d. 1926)
  • 1855 Alan Gray, composer
  • 1858 Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)
  • 1860 Harriet Monroe, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1862 Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
  • 1864 Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
  • 1867 Sarah Breedlove, Delta Louisiana, (Madam C. J. Walker), daughter of slaves & 1st US female self-made millionaire (hair straightner)

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1867 Madame C. J. Walker, Louisiana, cosmetic mogul (Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company), (d. 1919)

Cosmetics Mogul Madame C. J. Walker
Cosmetics Mogul
Madame C. J. Walker
  • 1878 Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (d. 1972)
  • 1883 Hubert M E Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45)
  • 1885 Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
  • 1886 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
  • 1887 Eric Blore, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad), born in London, England
  • 1887 John Cromwell, Toledo OH, actor/director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage)
  • 1888 Friedrich Wolf, writer
  • 1891 Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (d. 1956)

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1891 Cy Denneny, Farran's Point Ontario, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1893 Ann O'Neal, Missouri, actress (Nana-Professional Father)
  • 1894 Arthur Gilligan, cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
  • 1896 Alberto Hemsi, composer
  • 1896 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)
  • 1897 Julien Carette, Paris France, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom)
  • 1900 Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)
  • 1902 Norman Maclean, American author (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Fredi [Fredericka] Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan)
  • 1903 Michael Kalatozov, Russian producer (When the Cranes Fly)
  • 1905 Arn Bjornsson, composer
  • 1906 Ross Lee Finney, Wells Minnesota, composer (Landscapes Remembered)
  • 1907 Don McNeill, Galena Ill, host (Don McNeill TV Club)
  • 1907 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1907 Avraham Stern, Polish-born Zionist leader (d. 1942)
  • 1908 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
  • 1909 Barney Ross, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Don Cleverley, cricketer (two Tests for NZ 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
  • 1909 Maurice Denham, actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), born in Beckenham England (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
  • 1911 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1911 Niels Jerne, immunologist
  • 1913 Hans Henkemans, composer
  • 1913 Leo A Ketelaars, Dutch oratorio vocalist
  • 1914 Dezider Kardos, composer
  • 1916 Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter
  • 1918 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), born in Hamburg (d. 2015)
  • 1918 Jose Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
  • 1918 Kumar Pallana, Indian-born American actor
  • 1919 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Gerald S O'Loughlin, actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant
  • 1922 Micheline Ostermeyer, France, shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1923 James Stockdale, admiral (Vietnam)/Ross Perot's 1992 running mate
  • 1923 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster
  • 1923 Leonard Stern, producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Lucas M Mangope, 1st president of Bophuthatswana (1977-94)
  • 1923 Milt Okun, American orchestra leader (Starland Vocal Band Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923 Ruth Roman, actress (Sylvia-Knots Landing, Dallas), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1923 Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist
  • 1923 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  • 1923 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
  • 1924 Floyd Kalber, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1925 Harry Guardino, actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Dusan Kostic, composer
  • 1926 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • 1926 Robert Bly, US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)
  • 1927 Joseph Castaldo, composer
  • 1928 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
  • 1929 Dick Weber, pro bowler (16, 300 games)
  • 1929 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • 1931 Ronnie Schell, Richmond Cal, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World)
  • 1932 Tertius Metcalf, businessman
  • 1933 Akihito, emperor of Japan (1989- )
  • 1935 Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
  • 1935 Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
  • 1936 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1936 Claude Albert Coppens, composer
  • 1936 Frederic Forrest, Waxahachie TX, actor (Music Box, Lonesone Dove)
  • 1936 James Stacy, American actor (Fred-The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Karol Joseph Bobko, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Bob Kahn, American Internet pioneer
  • 1939 Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1940 Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
  • 1940 Jorma Kaukonen, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940 Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician
  • 1941 Elizabeth Hartman, Youngstown Ohio, actress (Walking Tall, Beguilled)
  • 1941 Tim Hardin, Eugene, Oregon, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
  • 1941 Ron Bushy, American musician
  • 1941 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)
  • 1942 Friedrich Schenker, composer
  • 1942 Jerry Koosman, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • 1943 Derek Small, rocker (Spinal Tap)
  • 1943 Harry Shearer, actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor/director (One Evening at Eva)
  • 1943 Ross Edwards, composer
  • 1943 Silvia Sommerlath, German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden (1973- )
  • 1943 Stephen Wallace, director (For Love Affair, Hunger, Mail Order Bride)
  • 1943 Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician
  • 1943 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1944 D J D Dees, pharmacist/Dutch minister of WVC (VVD)
  • 1944 U C Joshi, cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)
  • 1944 Wesley Clark, American military officer
  • 1945 Georges Aperghis, composer
  • 1945 Richard C Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1945 Ronald Bushy, rocker (Iron Butterfly-Ina gada davida)
  • 1946 Tony Craig, [Kulasa], actor (That Boy Next Door), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Susan Lucci, Scarsdale, New York, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess)
  • 1946 Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano
  • 1947 Bill Rodgers, marathon runner (Boston, NY)
  • 1948 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers)
  • 1948 Leslie Moonves, American television executive
  • 1949 Luther Grosvenor, rocker (Spooky Tooth)
  • 1949 Wally Edwards, cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974)
  • 1950 Michael C. Burgess, American politician
  • 1950 Ilchi Lee, Korean educator and author
  • 1951 Johnny Contardo, singer (Sha Na Na)
  • 1952 Hans Abrahamsen, composer
  • 1952 William Kristol, American political commentator
  • 1953 John Callahan, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
  • 1953 Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia
  • 1954 Brian Teacher, San Diego Cal, tennis star
  • 1956 Michele Alboretto, formula-1 racer (Ferrari)
  • 1956 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1957 Dan Bigras, Canadian singer
  • 1957 Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
  • 1958 Denise McConnell, Weisbaden Germany, playmate (March, 1979)
  • 1958 Joan Severance, actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958 Victoria Williams, American singer
  • 1959 Geoff Willis, British engineer
  • 1960 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
  • 1960 Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
  • 1961 Carol Smillie, British television personality
  • 1962 Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1962 Bertrand Gachot, Belgian racing driver
  • 1962 Kang Je-gyu, South Korean film director
  • 1963 Carol Peterka, Little Falls MN, team handball back court (Oly-92, 96)
  • 1963 Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1963 Keiji Muto, wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW)
  • 1963 Donna Tartt, American author
  • 1964 Andy Gabel, short track skater (Olympics-1994), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Petr Klima, Chaomutov Cze, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964 Eddie Vedder, Evanston, Illinois, American heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine)
  • 1966 Hans van Arum, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, Willem II)
  • 1967 Lamar Lathon, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer
  • 1967 Tim Fountain, British playwright
  • 1968 Quincy Jones III, Swedish-American musician
  • 1969 Rodney Culver, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Stephen Grant, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Martha Byrne, actress (Lily-As the World Turns), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1969 Greg Biffle, American racecar driver
  • 1969 Rob Pelinka, American sports agent
  • 1970 Kimberly Ann Cooley, Grand Forks ND, Miss America-ND (1996)
  • 1970 Raymont Harris, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Shannon Noelle DePuy, Miss Virg-America (1991-top 10), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1971 Corey Haim, actor (Silver Bullet, Lucas, License to Drive), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Pete Bercich, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Steve Stenstrom, quarterback (Chicago Bears)