Famous Birthdays on 23rd February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 250

  • 1417 Pope Paul II [Pietro Barbo], Venice, Republic of Venice, Pope (1464-71)
  • 1583 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
  • 1614 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
  • 1615 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
  • 1633 Samuel Pepys, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs), born in London, England
  • 1646 Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
  • 1648 Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
  • 1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)

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1685 George Frideric Handel, Halle Germany, baroque composer and (Messiah, Water Music)

  • 1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
  • 1723 Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)
  • 1729 Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
  • 1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
  • 1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
  • 1743 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)
  • 1776 John Walter II, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47), born in London, England
  • 1787 Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)
  • 1792 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor
  • 1811 George Washington Hewitt, composer
  • 1817 George Watts, painter, born in London, England
  • 1818 Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept
  • 1824 Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
  • 1824 Lewis Cass Hunt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1831 Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)
  • 1834 Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis
  • 1838 Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1840 Carl Menger, Austrian economist
  • 1842 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
  • 1848 Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer
  • 1850 César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)
  • 1863 Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)
  • 1865 Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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1868 William E B Du Bois, Great Barrington Massachusetts, civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1869 Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)
  • 1873 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer
  • 1873 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
  • 1874 Konstantin Päts, Estonian PM (1921-23, 1932-33), dictator (1933-40)
  • 1875 Jozef E Stokvis, journalist/Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • 1876 Agnes M Royden, writer
  • 1876 Wadi' Sabra, composer
  • 1878 Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and art theorist (d. 1935)
  • 1879 Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
  • 1879 Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist
  • 1880 Edgar Istel, composer
  • 1881 Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher
  • 1882 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
  • 1883 Karl Jaspers, Oldenburg Germany, existentialist philosopher
  • 1884 Frank Cellier, Surbiton England, actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade)
  • 1884 Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
  • 1886 Albert Edward Sammons, composer
  • 1886 Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
  • 1887 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer
  • 1889 Cyril Delevanti, England, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis, Black Eye)
  • 1889 Frederik M baron of Asbeck, Dutch lawyer (League of Nations)

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1889 Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone with the Wind"), (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1889 Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
  • 1891 Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Kathleen Harrison, actress (Fast Lady, Big Money, West 11)
  • 1895 Richard Goolden, actor (School for Husbands), born in London, England
  • 1898 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
  • 1899 Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Norman Taurog, American film director (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Elinor Remick Warren, composer
  • 1901 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
  • 1901 Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • 1903 Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)
  • 1904 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • 1904 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • 1905 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • 1907 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
  • 1908 William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
  • 1909 Frank Ward, cricketer (Australian leggie late 30s)
  • 1911 G. Mennen Williams, Michigan Supreme Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1911 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
  • 1913 Charles Leonard, US, pentathelete (Olympic-1936)
  • 1913 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1914 Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
  • 1914 Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • 1915 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), born in Fresno, California (d. 1979)
  • 1915 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
  • 1916 George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1916 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • 1916 William Walsh, academic
  • 1917 Kenneth Tobey, actor (Chuck-Whirlybirds) [or Mar 23]
  • 1918 Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
  • 1918 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Johnny Carey, soccer star
  • 1919 Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • 1920 David Wright, poet
  • 1920 Hall Overton, Bangor Michigan, composer (Enchanted Pear Tree)
  • 1920 Lord St Levan
  • 1920 Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
  • 1923 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
  • 1923 Dante Lavelli, AAFC/NFL end wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1923 Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
  • 1924 Lejaren Hiller, composer
  • 1925 Ian Smith, cricket leg-spinner (S Afr 1947-58 avg 64.08)
  • 1925 Louis Stokes, politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
  • 1927 Ivan Hrusovsky, composer
  • 1928 Duke of Beaufort
  • 1928 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A)
  • 1929 Eduard W "Ed" Bauer, [Eddy Evers], Dutch actor (Bluejackets)
  • 1929 Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
  • 1929 Richard Moryl, composer
  • 1930 Gerry Davis, writer
  • 1930 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1930 Imre Gyongyossy, filmmaker
  • 1930 Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer (Black Venus)
  • 1930 Johnny Seven, actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist and sculptor (Great American Nudes) (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Majel Barrett, American actress
  • 1933 Donna J Stone, poet
  • 1933 Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 1934 Lady Digby
  • 1937 David Ward, president (Law Society)
  • 1937 Lord Tugendhat, British politician (Conservative party)
  • 1937 Tom Osborne, college football coach
  • 1938 Diane Varsi, San Mateo California, actress (Peyton Place)
  • 1938 Sylvia Chase, St Paul Minn, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
  • 1939 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • 1939 Josef Feistmantl, Austria, lugeist (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1939 Majel Barrett, Columbus Ohio, actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek)
  • 1940 Jermyn P Brooks, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
  • 1940 Peter Fonda, actor (Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip)
  • 1941 Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal (George Watson's College)
  • 1941 Robin Bynoe, cricketer (WI opening batsman in 4 Tests 1959-67)
  • 1941 Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • 1942 Beau Boulter, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • 1942 Colin Sanders, founder (Solid State Logic)
  • 1942 John Lewis, Head Master (Eton College)
  • 1943 Bobby Wayne Mitchell, Chatham VA, PGA golfer (1971 Cleveland Open)
  • 1943 Fred Biletnikoff, NFL wide receiver
  • 1943 Jada Rowland, actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 James Cousins, British MP
  • 1944 Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Mike Maxfield, rocker (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1944 Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
  • 1944 John Sandford, American novelist
  • 1945 Frank Murray, police Officer
  • 1946 Rusty Young, California, rock steel guitarist (Poco- In the Heat of the Night)
  • 1947 Anton Mosimann, chef
  • 1947 Colin Sanders, British computer engineer (Solid State Logic)
  • 1947 Geoff Cope, cricketer (England off-spinner 1977-78)
  • 1947 Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)
  • 1947 John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1947 Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
  • 1948 Bill Alexander, theatre director
  • 1948 Doug Moench, American comic book writer
  • 1949 Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1949 Larry Demps, US R&B vocalist (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)

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1949 Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77), born in Quebec City, Québec

Astronaut Marc Garneau
Astronaut
Marc Garneau
  • 1949 Maureen Hicks, British MP
  • 1949 Terry "Tex" Comer, bassist/guitarist
  • 1950 Neil Jordan, Sligo Ireland, novelist (Dream of a Beast, Past)
  • 1950 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England
  • 1951 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1951 Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)
  • 1951 Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1952 Brad Whitford, Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun)
  • 1953 Sallie L Baliunas, astrophysicist
  • 1953 Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
  • 1954 Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
  • 1955 Howard Jones, rock pianist/vocalist (Things Can Only Get Better)
  • 1958 David Sylvian, vocal/guitar (Sylvian Sylvian, Japan-Adolescent Sex)
  • 1958 Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (April, 1981)
  • 1958 Ria Brieffies, Dutch vocalist (Dolly Dots)
  • 1959 John Arthur Wilson, Ceres CA, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-4th)
  • 1960 Cindy Figg-Currier, Mt Pleasant MI, golfer (1994 Brit Open-6th)
  • 1960 Gloria von Thurm un Taxis, Munich German FR, Princess
  • 1960 Maria Gloria von Schoenberg-Glauchau, wife of prince Thurn un Taxis
  • 1960 Naruhito, crown prince of Japan
  • 1960 Alan Griffin, Australian politician
  • 1962 Melinda Mays, Augusta Ga, playmate (Feb, 1983)
  • 1962 Michael Wilton, rock guitarist (Queensrijche-Warning)
  • 1963 Bobby Bonilla, outfielder (NY Mets, Balt Orioles, Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Debbie Kruck, Danbury CT, Ms Fitness USA (1994)
  • 1963 Reza Abdoh, theatre director
  • 1963 Robert Collins, keyboard player
  • 1963 Radosław Sikorski, Polish politician
  • 1964 Byron Evans, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1964 Dana Katherine Scully, fictional character (The X-Files)
  • 1964 John Norum, rocker
  • 1965 Helena Sukova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (1985 US Open's Double)
  • 1965 Kristin Davis, actress (Melrose Place)
  • 1965 Sylvie Guillem, France, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
  • 1965 Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer
  • 1966 John Druce, Peterborough, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers, LA Kings)
  • 1966 Marc Price, actor/comedian (Skippy-Family Ties)
  • 1967 Gord Murphy, Willowdale, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1967 Pam Blundell, fashion designer
  • 1967 Steven C Stricker, Edgerton WI, PGA golfer (1994 Northern Telecom-2nd)
  • 1967 Tamsin Greig, English actress
  • 1967 Chris Vrenna, American musician, producer and sound engineer Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker
  • 1968 Stephanie Seymour, SD California, actress/model (Sunny Side Up)
  • 1969 Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer, born in Hawera
  • 1969 Marc Wauters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1970 Niecy Nash, American actress