Famous Birthdays on 23rd January

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 228

  • 1350 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
  • 1574 Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
  • 1688 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1719 John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)
  • 1730 Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)

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1737 John Hancock, merchant/statesman, (1st to sign Declaration of Independence), (d. 1793), [o.s. 1936-01-12]

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • 1745 William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)
  • 1752 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
  • 1761 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
  • 1762 Christian A Vulpius, Germany, writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
  • 1783 Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)
  • 1785 Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad
  • 1786 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
  • 1809 Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter
  • 1813 Franz Commer, composer
  • 1816 Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician
  • 1820 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer
  • 1827 Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
  • 1828 Calvin Edward Pratt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • 1830 Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)

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1832 Edouard Manet, Paris, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • 1833 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1837 Amanda Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist
  • 1840 Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
  • 1843 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer
  • 1855 John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
  • 1857 Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity)
  • 1862 David Hilbert, Königsberg East Prussia, mathematician
  • 1865 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor (Black Haired Whore)
  • 1867 Herbert Bedford, composer
  • 1868 Juventino Rosas, composer
  • 1869 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
  • 1869 Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)
  • 1872 Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
  • 1878 Rutland Boughton, composer
  • 1884 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1885 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer
  • 1888 Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor
  • 1888 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1889 Franklin Pangborn, Newark, actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living)
  • 1889 Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)
  • 1891 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist
  • 1893 Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks)
  • 1894 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Patriot/Idiot)
  • 1896 Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
  • 1897 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
  • 1897 Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
  • 1897 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
  • 1898 Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
  • 1898 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
  • 1899 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • 1900 Mary Philips, CT, actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
  • 1900 Ralph Graves, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)
  • 1900 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
  • 1901 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
  • 1902 Benny Waters, saxophonist
  • 1903 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1904 Theodor Schaefer, composer
  • 1905 David Newell, Missouri, actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
  • 1905 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • 1906 Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
  • 1907 Dan Duryea, White Plains NY, actor (Pride of the Yankees)
  • 1907 Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • 1908 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
  • 1908 Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
  • 1909 Norman Fulton, composer
  • 1910 Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
  • 1911 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
  • 1912 Ank van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
  • 1914 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
  • 1915 Herma Bauma, Austria, javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1915 Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
  • 1916 Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • 1916 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
  • 1918 Gertrude Belle Elion, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • 1919 Ernie Kovacs, Trenton NJ, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show)
  • 1919 Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
  • 1919 Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • 1923 Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
  • 1923 Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1923 Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
  • 1924 Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Marty Paich, orchestra leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell), born in Oakland, California
  • 1927 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • 1928 Jeanne Moreau, Paris France, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim)
  • 1928 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1928 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
  • 1929 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • 1930 Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)
  • 1930 Ken Errair, rocker (Four Freshmen)
  • 1930 William Reid Pogue, Okemah Oklahoma, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Skylab 4), (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Bud Shuster, (Rep-R-PA, 1973- )
  • 1933 Arlene Golonka, actress (Millie-Mayberry RFD), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Chita Rivera, actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Joel Spiegelman, composer
  • 1934 Lou Antonio, actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1934 Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Jerry Kramer, Green Bay Packer, author (Instant Replay)
  • 1938 Anatoly Marchenko, Siberia, Soviet dissident
  • 1938 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1939 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist/saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1939 Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
  • 1939 Arlene Golonka, American actress
  • 1940 Johnny Russell, country singer
  • 1942 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
  • 1942 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • 1942 Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
  • 1942 Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • 1943 Gil Gerard, Little Rock Ark, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
  • 1943 William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
  • 1943 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
  • 1944 Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • 1944 Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
  • 1944 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
  • 1944 Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1945 Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
  • 1946 Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
  • 1946 Don Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon

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1946 Arnoldo Aleman, 81st President of Nicaragua (1997-2002), born in Managua

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman
  • 1947 Thomas R Carper, (Rep-D-DE, 1983- )
  • 1947 Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
  • 1947 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Anita Pointer, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949 Robert Cabana, Minneapolis, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88)
  • 1950 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950 Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
  • 1950 Richard Dean Anderson, Minneapolis, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS)
  • 1950 Richard Gilliland, Fort Worth Tx, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland)
  • 1950 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
  • 1950 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
  • 1951 Margaret Johnson Bailes, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1952 Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
  • 1953 Lamont Robin Zander, rocker (Cheap Trick)
  • 1953 Pat Haden, Westbury, NY, NFL quarterback (LA Rams)
  • 1953 Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles

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1953 Pavlo Lazarenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine (1996-97), born in Karpivka

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • 1954 Edward Ka-spel, English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
  • 1954 Franco De Vita, Venezuelan spanish singer (Extranjero), born in Caracas
  • 1954 Rick Finch, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • 1954 Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
  • 1955 Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1955 Robin Zander, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
  • 1957 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, princess
  • 1957 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
  • 1958 Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (Apr, 1981)
  • 1959 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1959 Tyrone Power Jr, actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
  • 1960 Misha Mck, American actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C), born in East Orange New Jersey
  • 1960 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
  • 1961 Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1961 Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
  • 1962 Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
  • 1962 Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
  • 1963 Gail O'Grady, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1963 Hakeem Olajuwon, Lagos, Nigeria, NBA center (Houston Rockets)

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 1963 Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)

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1964 Mariska Hargitay, American actress (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1965 Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker (Oly-14-92, 96)
  • 1966 Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1966 Scott Fortune, Newport Beach California, volleyballer (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96)
  • 1967 Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Oly-gold-1988)
  • 1968 Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo)
  • 1968 Petr Korda, Prague Czech, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati)
  • 1968 Todd Scott, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1969 Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
  • 1969 Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1969 Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
  • 1969 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
  • 1970 Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970 Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Mark Wohlers, Holyoke MA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1970 Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Richard Smehlik, Ostrava Cze, NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Oly-Gold-98)
  • 1970 Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion)
  • 1971 James Logan, WLAF linebacker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1971 Julie Foudy, SD California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Mark Grimmette, Ann Arbor Mich, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
  • 1971 Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter
  • 1971 Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and lyricist
  • 1972 Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)