Famous Birthdays on October 23

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63 BC Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Roman general (Battle of Actium) (or 64 BC), born in an uncertain location but possibly in Arpino, Istria or Asisium (d. 12 BC)

Roman General Marcus Agrippa
Roman General
Marcus Agrippa
  • 1503 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)
  • 1516 Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)
  • 1543 Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist
  • 1634 Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden (d. 1715)
  • 1654 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer
  • 1698 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)
  • 1705 Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)
  • 1713 Peter Burmannus Secundus [Pieter Burman the Younger], Dutch classicist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1778)
  • 1715 Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Saint Petersburg, tsar of Russia (1727-30)
  • 1762 Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)
  • 1766 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • 1767 H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer
  • 1771 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1773 Pietro Generali, composer
  • 1788 Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman's Aid Society of Boston)
  • 1790 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
  • 1794 Joseph Panny, composer
  • 1796 Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857)
  • 1797 John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)
  • 1801 Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer
  • 1805 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
  • 1805 John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)

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1813 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer, born in Sabrodt

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1815 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889)
  • 1817 Pierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer (d. 1875)
  • 1819 Isac Baker Woodbury, composer
  • 1820 James Monroe Goggin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1828 Turner Ashby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1835 Adlai Stevenson, (D) 23rd VP (1893-97)

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1844 Louis Riel, Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba and leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies, born in Red River Colony, Rupert's Land, British North America (d. 1885)

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1844 Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros & Psyche)
  • 1844 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), born in Walmer, Kent (d. 1930)
  • 1846 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer
  • 1851 Guillaume Couture, composer
  • 1852 Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer
  • 1865 Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)
  • 1868 Rama V, [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910)
  • 1868 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • 1869 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer

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1869 John Heisman, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman
  • 1870 Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)
  • 1873 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • 1875 Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)
  • 1876 Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1880 Una O'Connor, actress (David Copperfield), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • 1885 Lawren Harris, Canadian painter (d. 1970)
  • 1888 Onésime Gagnon, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • 1892 Gummo [Milton] Marx, American actor and comedian (Marx Brothers) (d. 1977)
  • 1893 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Peau d'Ane)
  • 1893 Ernest Julius Öpik, Kunda, Estonian Astronomer and Astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos
  • 1894 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1896 André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)
  • 1899 Lilyan Tashman, actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1900 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (England's Bodyline captain)
  • 1902 Otmar Nussio, composer
  • 1902 Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist
  • 1903 Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer
  • 1904 Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer
  • 1905 Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1906 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (Olympic-gold-1924), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906 Miriam Gideon, composer
  • 1908 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Saint Petersburg, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation)
  • 1910 Hayden Rorke, American actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1910 Sally O'Neil, actress (Beggar's Holiday, Moth), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1914 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Robert Bray, American actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West), born in Kalispell, Montana (d. 1983)
  • 1918 James Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)
  • 1918 Peggy Moran, actress (Double Date, Horror Island)
  • 1919 Manolis Andronicos, Bursa, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece
  • 1920 Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
  • 1922 Coleen Gray, American actress (Apache Drums), born in Staplehurst, Nebraska (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
  • 1923 Frank Sutton, American actor (Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), born in Clarksville, Tennessee
  • 1923 Ned Rorem, composer and author (Sky Music), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1925 Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
  • 1925 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer/conductor (Never on Sunday)
  • 1925 Nanni Loy, film director
  • 1927 Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Roxy)
  • 1927 Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher (Conversations with the Devil)
  • 1927 Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • 1928 Alexander Tanev, composer
  • 1928 Bella Darvi, [Bayla Wegier], Sosnowiec Poland, actress (Racers)
  • 1928 Patrick Peter Sacco, composer
  • 1930 Gerard Blain, actor (Hatari), born in Paris, France
  • 1931 Diana Dors, [Fluck], Swindon England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming)
  • 1931 Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Dimitra Arliss, actress (Rich Man Poor Man II)
  • 1932 Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
  • 1935 Jimmy Dale, Canadian orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1935 Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)
  • 1935 Zbigniew Rudzinski, composer
  • 1936 Barry Sinclair, cricketer (21 Tests for NZ in the 60's, 3 centuries)
  • 1936 Philip Kaufman, director (Right Stuff, Henry & June)
  • 1938 John Heinz, (Sen-R-PA, 1977- )
  • 1938 Jordan Christopher, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1939 Charlie Foxx, US songwriter/soul singer (Mockingbird)
  • 1939 Ellie Greenwich, rocker
  • 1940 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)

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1940 Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century - 1281 goals in 1363 games), born in Três Corações, Minas Gerais

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • 1941 Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)
  • 1941 Igor Smirnov, Moldovan politician
  • 1941 Mel Winkler, American actor
  • 1942 Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

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1942 Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

  • 1944 Warren Burton, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Kim Larsen, Danish singer
  • 1946 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • 1946 Miklos Nemeth, Hungary, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1946 Mel Martinez, American politician
  • 1947 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland (d. 2003)
  • 1948 Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
  • 1948 Brian Ross, American journalist
  • 1948 Tony Anselmo, American animator and cartoon voice actor
  • 1949 Michael 'Wurzel' Burston, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1949 Nick Tosches, American writer
  • 1950 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
  • 1951 Michael Rupert, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1951 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • 1951 Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
  • 1952 Pierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005)
  • 1954 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
  • 1956 Betsy Nagelsen, tennis star, born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1956 Darrell Pace, archer (Oly-2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1956 Dwight Yoakam, country singer (Honky Tonk Man), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • 1957 Louann Fernald playmate (Jun, 1979), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957 Sue Ertl, American LPGA golfer, born in Ionia, Michigan
  • 1958 Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author

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1959 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1959 Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)
  • 1960 Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist
  • 1960 Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author
  • 1961 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  • 1961 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • 1961 Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
  • 1962 Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • 1962 Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1962 Daria Scagliola, Italian/Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
  • 1962 Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)
  • 1962 Jaime Yzaga, Peru, tennis star
  • 1962 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1963 David Bedard, 3m springboard diver (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Katherine Hushaw, Anaheim Ca, playmate (Oct, 1986)
  • 1965 Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)
  • 1965 Augusten Burroughs, American writer
  • 1966 Alex Zanardi, Italian race car driver
  • 1967 Jaime Yzaga, Lima Peru, tennis star
  • 1967 Michael Philbrick, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Dale Crover, American musician (Melvins, The Men of Porn, Altamont)
  • 1968 Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star (1993 Futures)
  • 1968 Kendall Gammon, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Maggie Philgence, St Lucia Castries VI, WPVA (Oly Fest-gold-91)
  • 1969 Brooke Theiss, California, actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil)
  • 1969 Kristine Bailey, Livonia Mich, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
  • 1970 Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster
  • 1971 Alai Kalaniuvalu, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Daryl Price, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972 Patrise Alexander, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Tiffeny Milbrett, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1973 Blaine McElmurry, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973 Mac Cozier, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 Shawn Wooden, free safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Sjoerd Sanders, soccer player (PSV/MVV)
  • 1974 Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand discus thrower (Olympics 96), born in Auckland
  • 1974 Dani Tyler, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974 Kaleena Kiff, actress (Patti-Love Sidney), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1974 Sander Westerveld, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1974 Derek Landy, Lusk, Ireland, author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • 1975 Keith Van Horn, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • 1975 Odalys García, Cuban actress
  • 1975 Jessicka, American artist
  • 1976 Julie Howard, Brantford ON, 100m/200m backstroker (Olympics-27-92, 96)
  • 1976 Cat Deeley, English model and television personality
  • 1976 Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor and comedian (Deadpool), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1978 Steve Harmison, English cricketer
  • 1978 Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
  • 1978 Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
  • 1979 Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
  • 1979 Jorge Solís, Mexican professional boxer
  • 1980 Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1980 Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver
  • 1981 Ben Francisco, American baseball player
  • 1982 Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer
  • 1983 Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer
  • 1983 Josh Strickland, American entertainer
  • 1984 Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
  • 1985 James Kotecki, American political blogger
  • 1985 Miguel [Miguel Pimentel], American singer, born in Los Angeles
  • 1986 Briana Evigan, American actress
  • 1986 Jake Robinson, English footballer
  • 1986 Jessica Stroup, American Actress
  • 1986 Emilia Clarke, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in London
  • 1987 Faye Hamlin, Swedish singer (Play)
  • 1988 Nicolaj Agger, Danish football player