Famous Birthdays on July 23

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 241

  • 645 Yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683)
  • 1301 Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339)
  • 1339 Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers)
  • 1401 Francesco Sfoza, soldier
  • 1503 Anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547)
  • 1659 Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer
  • 1705 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)
  • 1734 Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730]
  • 1735 Johannes Herbst, composer
  • 1769 Alexey Nikolayevich Titov, composer
  • 1773 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer
  • 1775 Francois-Eugene Vidocq, French criminal and police detective
  • 1775 Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
  • 1777 Philipp Otto Runge, German painter (d. 1810)
  • 1793 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer
  • 1796 Franz Adolf Berwald, Sweden, composer
  • 1803 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer
  • 1806 Eduard Marxsen, composer
  • 1816 Charlotte Sanders Cushman, US, actress (Lady MacBeth)
  • 1822 Darius Nash Couch, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • 1823 Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
  • 1824 Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1906)
  • 1825 Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor
  • 1827 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway)
  • 1828 Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist
  • 1834 James "Cardinal" Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore
  • 1838 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, composer/violinist
  • 1841 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • 1849 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, born at Sztára Castle (d. 1924)
  • 1851 Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
  • 1853 William H Gillette, actor (Sherlock Holmes on stage)
  • 1856 Arthur H Bird, composer
  • 1856 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader
  • 1857 French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)
  • 1861 Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16)
  • 1864 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)
  • 1865 Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord (d. 1942)
  • 1865 Max Heindel, Danish Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic (d. 1919)
  • 1866 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • 1876 William Gillies Whittaker, composer
  • 1883 Alan Francis Brooke, 1st viscount Alanbrooke fieldmarshal [or Jul 4]
  • 1884 Albert Warner, US producer (Warner Bros)
  • 1884 Apolinary Szeluto, composer

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1884 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), born in Rorschach, Switzerland (d. 1950)

  • 1886 Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
  • 1886 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
  • 1886 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
  • 1886 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Raymond Chandler, Chic, mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely)
  • 1888 Gluyas Williams, SF, cartoonist (Fellows Citizen)
  • 1888 Milan Stoyadinovich, Serbia, fascist Yugoslavia PM (1935-39)
  • 1891 Maurus H Hulsman, Dutch priest/editor (Amigoe di Curacao)

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1892 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), born in Ejersa Goro, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1975)

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • 1892 Petros John Petridis, composer
  • 1893 Karl Menninger, psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic)
  • 1894 Arthur Treacher, Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show)
  • 1895 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1898 Mervyn "Red" Dutton, Manitoba, 2nd NHL pres (1943-46)
  • 1898 Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
  • 1901 Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Walter Burle Marx, composer
  • 1904 Adone Zecchi, composer
  • 1905 Erich Itor Kahn, Rimbach, Odenwald, German composer of Jewish descent
  • 1906 Clancy Cooper, actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains)
  • 1906 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
  • 1906 Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)
  • 1906 Vladimir Prelog, Sarajevo, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • 1907 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
  • 1908 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1978)
  • 1910 Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal
  • 1912 Michael Wilding, England, actor (Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong)
  • 1913 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Margaret-Time Express), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2010)
  • 1914 Alastair Down, CEO (Burmah Oil)
  • 1916 Ben Weber, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1916 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
  • 1917 Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)
  • 1917 John Stokes, British MP (C), born in Sandy, Bedfordshire (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Kurt Kreuger, St Moritz Switz, actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours)
  • 1918 Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Marcel Maeyer, [de Maeyer], Belgian sculptor/graphic artist
  • 1920 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • 1921 Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
  • 1921 Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
  • 1921 Jerome Rosen, composer
  • 1921 Peter Twiss, test pilot
  • 1922 Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
  • 1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)
  • 1923 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
  • 1924 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Donna Anderson, Akiak AK, actress (On the Beach
  • 1925 Gloria DeHaven, musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Pierre Baugniet, Belgium, pairs ice skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1926 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), born in Brumo, Zlín Region (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • 1927 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1928 Leon Fleisher, pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1928 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
  • 1928 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
  • 1931 Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
  • 1931 Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
  • 1931 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori Queen (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter
  • 1932 Alistair Graham, headmaster (Mill Hill School)
  • 1933 Bert Convy, actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Richard Rogers, English architect
  • 1934 Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
  • 1935 Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
  • 1935 Hein Heinsen, Danish artist
  • 1936 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988- ), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1936 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
  • 1937 Dave Webster, Led his football team to a National Championship in 1958
  • 1937 Bruce Surtees, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Ronny Cox, Cloudcroft Mass, actor (St Elsewhere)
  • 1938 Götz George, German actor
  • 1940 Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
  • 1940 Gary Stites, rock vocalist (Lonely For You)
  • 1941 Richie Evans, 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion (died at Martinsville in 1985)
  • 1942 John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • 1942 Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • 1942 Myra Hindley, English murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1942 Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician
  • 1943 Tony Joe White, rocker
  • 1943 Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Dino Danelli, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944 Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)
  • 1945 Harold W Hennep, Arubians/Dutch dancer/actor (Plus Echo)
  • 1946 Andy MacKay, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away), born in London, England
  • 1946 Keith Ferguson, blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 1947 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1947 Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
  • 1947 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver
  • 1948 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
  • 1949 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • 1950 Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)
  • 1950 Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
  • 1950 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1950 Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
  • 1950 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • 1951 Edie McClurg, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951 Terry Davis, American actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)

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1953 Graham Gooch, English cricket captain, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1955 Marisa DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
  • 1957 Harry Stefanki, Mento Park Cal, tennis star
  • 1957 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
  • 1958 Kenneth J Green, Danbury CT, PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open)
  • 1958 Lydia Cornell, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1959 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker
  • 1960 Al Perez, American professional wrestler
  • 1961 Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
  • 1961 Martin Gore, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)

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1961 Woody Harrelson, American actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers), born in Midland, Texas

  • 1961 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author
  • 1962 Eriq La Salle, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1962 Terry-Jo Myers, Ft Myers FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic)
  • 1963 Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • 1964 Greg Best, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1964 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
  • 1965 Brett Faryniarz, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1965 Slash, [Saul Hudson], rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine), born in London, England
  • 1966 Micheal Williams, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1967 Nicole Jagerman, Netherlands, tennis star

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1967 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball), born in Fairport, New York (d. 2014)

  • 1968 Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
  • 1968 Beth Ehlers, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968 Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1968 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
  • 1968 Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1968 Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1968 Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
  • 1968 Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
  • 1969 Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1969 Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1969 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portugal, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1969 Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Sam Waters, Camp Springs Md, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
  • 1970 Charisma Carpenter, American actress (Angel), born in Las Vegas,Nevada
  • 1970 Thea Dorn, German writer
  • 1971 Aimee Rinehart, Miss Missouri USA (1996)
  • 1971 Alison Krauss, Decatur Ill, country singer (2 Highways)
  • 1971 Dalvin DeGrate, American singer
  • 1971 Christopher Lee, Singaporean actor and model
  • 1972 Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
  • 1972 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1973 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)