Famous Birthdays on March 23

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  • 603 K'inich Janaab' Pakal [Sun Shield], Ajaw of the Maya city-state of Palenque (d. 683)

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1430 Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, born in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France (d. 1482)

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou
  • 1599 Thomas Selle, composer
  • 1638 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist

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1645 William Kidd, Scottish pirate legend, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1701)

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd
  • 1699 John Bartram, naturalist/explorer, father of American botany
  • 1723 Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771)
  • 1732 Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
  • 1736 Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (d. 1785)
  • 1749 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
  • 1749 Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
  • 1750 Johannes Matthias Sperger, composer
  • 1754 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)
  • 1761 John W de Winter, Dutch vice-admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
  • 1769 William Smith, geologist (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils)
  • 1769 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • 1795 Leopold Jansa, composer
  • 1801 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • 1808 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)
  • 1811 Camille Marie Stamaty, composer
  • 1811 Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer
  • 1818 Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1898)
  • 1821 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)
  • 1823 Schuyler Colfax, (R) 17th VP (1869-73)
  • 1825 Edward Lloyd Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1898)
  • 1826 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, born in Vienna (d. 1917)
  • 1831 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • 1834 Julius Reubke, composer
  • 1837 Joseph Wieniawski, composer
  • 1844 Eugene Gigout, composer
  • 1847 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
  • 1854 Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)
  • 1857 Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1858 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • 1862 Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
  • 1863 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh
  • 1864 Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer
  • 1868 Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
  • 1876 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1878 Franz Schrecker, Austrian composer (Der ferne Klang, Der Schatzgräber)
  • 1880 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
  • 1881 Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
  • 1881 Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
  • 1882 C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
  • 1882 Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1883 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
  • 1884 Glauco Velasquez, composer
  • 1887 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
  • 1887 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin
  • 1887 Juan Gris, Spain, cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)
  • 1887 Sidney Hillman, union leader (Sidney Hillman Foundation)
  • 1891 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer
  • 1893 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • 1895 Dane Rudhyar, composer
  • 1895 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • 1898 Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
  • 1898 Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
  • 1899 Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
  • 1900 Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
  • 1900 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
  • 1901 Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
  • 1901 Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
  • 1902 Philip Ober, Fort Payne Ala, actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie)
  • 1905 Paul Grimault, animator
  • 1905 Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
  • 1905 Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Joan Crawford, [Lucille Le Sueur], Texas, actress (Mildred Pierce)
  • 1906 George Posford, composer
  • 1907 Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
  • 1907 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
  • 1908 Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate

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1910 Akira Kurosawa, director (7 Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan, (d. 1998)

Film director, screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film director, screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1910 Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, German singer/actress (Der Pott)
  • 1911 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
  • 1911 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
  • 1911 Denis Wright, diplomat
  • 1911 Edward Warner, diplomat
  • 1911 Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • 1912 Alfred Schwarzmann, Germany, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1936)

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1912 Werner von Braun, German rocket scientist (I Aim at the Stars), born in Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland) (d. 1977)

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • 1914 Robert Gross, composer
  • 1915 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • 1915 Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
  • 1917 H C Allen, American historian
  • 1917 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Kenneth Tobey, actor (The Thing, Strange Invaders) [or Feb 23]
  • 1917 Patricia Burke, Milan Italy, actress (Forbidden)
  • 1919 Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
  • 1919 Carl Graffunder, mid-century modernist architect
  • 1920 Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
  • 1920 Geoffrey Bush, composer
  • 1920 James Brown, Desdemona Tx, actor (Lt Rip Masters-Rin Tin Tin)
  • 1920 Jimmy Edwards, comedy actor (Barnes)
  • 1920 Neal Smith, (Rep-D-IA, 1959- )
  • 1920 Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1921 Donald Malcome Campbell, Surrey UK, boat racer (1955 speed records)
  • 1921 Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • 1921 Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer
  • 1922 Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
  • 1922 Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles)
  • 1923 Arnie Weinmeister, AAFC, NFL def tackle (NY Yankees, Giants)
  • 1924 Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • 1924 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
  • 1925 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • 1925 David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
  • 1925 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Martha Wright, actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
  • 1927 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • 1928 11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1928 Alfred Morris, British MP
  • 1929 Albert H Crews, astronaut
  • 1929 Gerrit den Braber, Dutch composer/producer
  • 1929 James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Pyt Potter, Otley)
  • 1929 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Roger Bannister, England, 1st to run a 4 minute mile (May 6, 1954)
  • 1931 Norman F Lent, (Rep-R-NY, 1971- 93 ), (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Gorno-Altaysk, Russia, skier (Oly gld 1964), (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1933 Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • 1933 Monique van Vooren, Belgium, actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • 1933 Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1933 Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
  • 1934 Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)
  • 1934 Mark Rydell, actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • 1934 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
  • 1935 Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
  • 1937 Craig Breedlove, LA, auto-racing champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America)
  • 1937 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German composer
  • 1937 Robert Gallo, American physician
  • 1937 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Christopher Glenn, news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
  • 1938 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • 1939 Bert Berdis, Pitts, comedian (Tim Conway Show)
  • 1939 Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
  • 1939 Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
  • 1940 Brian Hastings, cricketer (NZ batsman in 70's)
  • 1940 Luis Gasca, American trumpeter, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1940 Tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers)
  • 1941 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • 1942 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • 1943 Gail Goodrich, NBA star (Lakers, Suns)
  • 1943 Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)
  • 1943 Lee May, former Major League Baseball player
  • 1943 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
  • 1944 Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)
  • 1944 Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)
  • 1944 George Scott, Greenville, MS, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • 1947 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
  • 1948 Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • 1948 R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • 1948 Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)
  • 1948 David Olney, American musician
  • 1949 Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • 1949 Ric Ocasek, Balt, rock vocalist (Cars-Double Life, Bye Bye Love)
  • 1949 Roland Lee, American Watercolor Artist
  • 1950 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • 1950 P R Scott, Headmaster (Bancroft's School, Woodford Green)
  • 1950 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • 1951 Dick Mast, Bluffton OH, Nike golfer (1990 Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • 1951 Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
  • 1952 Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
  • 1953 Chaka Khan, [Stevens], Great Lakes Il, rocker (Rufus-I am Every Woman)
  • 1953 Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, British MP
  • 1953 Louie Anderson, Minn, comedian (Ratboy, Wrong Guys)
  • 1953 Bo Diaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1954 Moses Malone, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Milw Bucks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Petersburg, Virginia, (d. 2015)
  • 1954 Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
  • 1955 Cindy Olavarri, Pleasant Hills California, cyclist (7-Eleven team)
  • 1955 Petrea Burchard, American actress
  • 1956 Andrew Mitchell, British MP
  • 1956 Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
  • 1956 José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician, president of the European Commission
  • 1957 Amanda Plummer, actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957 Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1957 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1958 Serena Grandi, [Fagioli], actress (Miranda), born in Bologna Italy
  • 1958 Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • 1958 El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
  • 1959 Catherine Keener, American actress
  • 1959 Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)
  • 1959 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1960 Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
  • 1960 Terry Sweeney, St Albans NY, writer/comedian (SNL)
  • 1960 Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • 1961 Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
  • 1962 Johan Steur, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1963 Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)
  • 1963 Kim Williams, Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland-26th)
  • 1964 John Pinette, American comedian, (d. 2014)
  • 1965 Dante Jones, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1965 Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965 Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street, Booker)
  • 1965 Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965 Gary Whitehead, American poet