Famous Birthdays on 23rd March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 268

  • 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, Pirate Legend From 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)
  • 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 Leon Minkus, composer
  • 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, Wirsitz Germany, rocket expert (I Aim at the Stars)

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, singer (Let's Dance, Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 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, architect
  • 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, composer
  • 1937 Robert Gallo, American physician
  • 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, rocker
  • 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, Paris France, actress (Moonraker, Yor)
  • 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, Phila '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, Toledo Ohio, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory)
  • 1957 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1958 Serena Grandi, [Fagioli], Bologna Itay, actress (Miranda)
  • 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
  • 1966 James Saxon, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)