Birthdays in History in January 1923

  • Jan 1 Chalmers Goodlin, US test pilot (XS-1)
  • Jan 1 Milton Jackson, US, vibraphonist (Milt of Bags)
  • Jan 1 Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992)
  • Jan 5 Robert L Bernstein, American publisher (Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 6 Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
  • Jan 6 Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 7 Hugh Kenner, Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
  • Jan 8 Giorgio Tozzi, basso, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 8 Iva Michiels, [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
  • Jan 8 Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer
  • Jan 8 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
  • Jan 10 Ingeborg Drewitz, writer
  • Jan 12 Ira Hayes, American soldier (d. 1955)
  • Jan 15 Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
  • Jan 15 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
  • Jan 16 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • Jan 16 Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
  • Jan 19 Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
  • Jan 21 Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
  • Jan 23 Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
  • Jan 25 Eva Zeller, German writer, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • Jan 25 Shirley Mason, American psychiatric patient (Commonly known as "Sybil") (d. 1998)
  • Jan 29 Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital) (d. 1981)

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Jan 31 Norman Mailer, American novelist (Naked & the Dead, The Executioner's Song), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

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