Famous Birthdays on 23rd May

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1052 King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

King of France King Philip I
King of France
King Philip I
  • 1100 Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
  • 1598 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized
  • 1606 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)
  • 1617 Elias Ashmole, antiquary
  • 1620 Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1644 Thomas Eisenhut, composer
  • 1696 Johann Caspar Vogler, composer
  • 1707 Carl von Linné, Stenbrohult Småland, Swedish scientist and Father of Taxonomy (d. 1778)

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1707 Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and the Father of Taxonomy (d. 1778)

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • 1710 Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
  • 1718 William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer
  • 1729 Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
  • 1734 Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)
  • 1735 Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author
  • 1737 Louis Francois Chambray, composer
  • 1741 Andrea Lucchesi, composer
  • 1753 Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer
  • 1754 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon)
  • 1756 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer
  • 1759 Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer
  • 1790 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1794 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer
  • 1795 Charles Barry, architect
  • 1799 Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)
  • 1810 [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary (NY Tribune)
  • 1812 Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)
  • 1813 Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1820 James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)
  • 1820 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891)
  • 1824 Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1828 Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)
  • 1832 Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
  • 1834 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
  • 1837 James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1843 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer
  • 1844 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1921)
  • 1848 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WW I)
  • 1848 Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator
  • 1851 Antoni Stolpe, composer
  • 1862 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
  • 1864 Louis Glass, composer
  • 1865 Epitácio Pessoa, President of Brazil (d. 1942)
  • 1866 Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist/criminalologist
  • 1871 Sigurd Lie, composer
  • 1873 Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)
  • 1875 Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
  • 1879 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • 1882 James Gleason, writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York
  • 1883 Douglas Fairbanks, actor (The Mark of Zorro/3 Musketeers/Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1884 Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  • 1887 Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1888 Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
  • 1888 Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)
  • 1889 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • 1889 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
  • 1890 Herbert Marshall, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes), born in London, England
  • 1890 Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer
  • 1891 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
  • 1896 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)
  • 1898 Joseph Hazen, lawyer
  • 1898 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
  • 1901 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • 1902 Mark Lothar, composer
  • 1903 Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • 1906 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • 1907 Kenneth Allen, engineer
  • 1907 Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant

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1908 John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1908 Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)
  • 1909 Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat
  • 1910 Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], bandleader (Come'on my House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter
  • 1910 Hugh Casson CH, architect
  • 1910 Scatman Crothers, [Benjamin], Terre Haute IN, actor (Zapped, Shining)
  • 1910 Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
  • 1911 Boris Kremenliev, composer
  • 1911 Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)

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1911 Betty Nuthall, Surbiton England, tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1912 David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
  • 1912 John Payne, American actor (Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1912 Marius Goring, actor (Herr Palitz-Holocaust), born in Isle of Wight, England
  • 1912 Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)
  • 1913 Ian Graeme, major-general
  • 1914 Alec Dickson, founder (VSO)
  • 1914 Barbara Ward, economist/writer (Only One Earth)
  • 1914 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)
  • 1914 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
  • 1915 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • 1916 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • 1916 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • 1917 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Bulent Arel, composer
  • 1918 Bumps Blackwell, rocker
  • 1918 Denis Compton, cricketer (England batsman 1938-56 & Arsenal forward)
  • 1919 Betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family)
  • 1919 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary
  • 1919 Ruth Fernandez, Ponce, Puerto Rico, singer (When you Return), politician, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
  • 1920 Sid Melton, American actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921 Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)
  • 1921 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • 1921 Loren Tindall, OK, actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost)
  • 1921 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • 1921 Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
  • 1922 Dennis Compton, author/crickleter
  • 1923 Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)
  • 1923 Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)
  • 1924 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)
  • 1924 Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
  • 1924 V N Swamy, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1955, DNB, 0-45)
  • 1925 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Mac Wiseman, American musician
  • 1928 Nigel Davenport, Cambridge England, actor (Without a Clue, Masada), (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)
  • 1928 Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)
  • 1928 Jeannie Carson, English actress and comedian
  • 1928 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • 1929 Ulla Jacobson, Swedish actress (One Summer of Happiness)
  • 1930 Richard Anuszkiewicz, Erie, Pa, painter
  • 1930 Friedrich Achleitner, German poet
  • 1931 Barbara Barrie, actress (Breaking Away, Barney Miller), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 James Lester, MP
  • 1932 John Lyons, Cambridge England, Master (Trinity Hall)
  • 1933 Bruce A Peterson, US test pilot (M2, HL-10)
  • 1933 Gerrit J M Braks, Dutch minister of agriculture & land & fishing (CDA)
  • 1933 Joan Henrietta Collins, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch), born in London, England
  • 1934 Malcolm Gill, deputy head (Bank for Intl Settlements)
  • 1934 Robert A Moog, inventor (Moog Synthesizer)
  • 1935 Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
  • 1935 Lord Grenfell, head of External affairs European office, world bank
  • 1936 Charles Kimbrough, actor (Murphy Brown)
  • 1936 Douglas John Gorman, businessman
  • 1936 Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer
  • 1936 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • 1937 John Mazza, horse trainer
  • 1938 John R Miller, (Rep-R-WA, 1985- )
  • 1938 Peter Preston, editor (Guardian)
  • 1939 Ron Stevens, horse trainer
  • 1939 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1941 Jackson Hill, composer
  • 1941 General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)
  • 1942 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • 1942 Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • 1942 Zalman King, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (d. 2012)
  • 1943 John Newcombe, Australia, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1967, 70, 71)
  • 1943 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
  • 1943 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • 1944 Giles Smith, TV journalist
  • 1944 Olga Maitland, MP
  • 1944 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
  • 1945 Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1945 Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
  • 1945 Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)
  • 1945 Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
  • 1946 Tom Dorris, horse trainer
  • 1946 Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
  • 1946 H. Paul Shuch, American SETI scientist
  • 1947 Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
  • 1947 Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  • 1947 Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
  • 1948 Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
  • 1949 Alan Garcia Perez, pres of Peru (1985-90)
  • 1950 Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951 Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)
  • 1951 Judy Rodman, Riverside California, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
  • 1951 Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • 1952 "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)
  • 1952 Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)
  • 1952 James Mankey, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1952 Anne-Marie David, French singer
  • 1955 John Stevens, MEP
  • 1956 Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician
  • 1956 Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby footballer
  • 1956 Buck Showalter, American baseball player and manager
  • 1957 Jimmy McShane, Pop singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy)
  • 1957 Mark Arnold, American actor
  • 1958 Shelly West, Cleve OH, country singer (Red Hot, West by West)
  • 1958 Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)

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1958 Drew Carey, American actor & comedian (Drew-Drew Carey Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey
  • 1958 Mitch Albom, American writer
  • 1958 François Feldman, French singer
  • 1959 Linden Ashby, actor (Mortal Kombat)
  • 1959 Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1961 Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1961 Kevin Romine, baseball player
  • 1962 Karen Duffy, [Duff], MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • 1964 Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 1964 Staci Greason, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1964 Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1965 James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1965 Lilian Drescher, Venezuela, tennis star
  • 1965 Woorkeri Venkat Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder)
  • 1965 Tom Tykwer, German film director