Birthdays in History on July 23

  • 645 Yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683)
  • 1301 Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339)
  • 1339 Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers)
  • 1401 Francesco Sfoza, soldier
  • 1503 Anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547)
  • 1659 Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer
  • 1705 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)
  • 1775 Francois-Eugene Vidocq, French criminal and police detective
  • 1775 Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
  • 1777 Philipp Otto Runge, German painter (d. 1810)
  • 1822 Darius Nash Couch, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • 1823 Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
  • 1824 Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1906)
  • 1827 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway)
  • 1828 Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist
  • 1834 James "Cardinal" Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore
  • 1841 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • 1856 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader
  • 1857 French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)
  • 1861 Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16)
  • 1864 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)
  • 1865 Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord (d. 1942)
  • 1865 Max Heindel, Danish Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic (d. 1919)
  • 1883 Alan Francis Brooke, 1st viscount Alanbrooke fieldmarshal [or Jul 4]
  • 1884 Albert Warner, US producer (Warner Bros)
  • 1886 Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
  • 1886 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
  • 1886 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
  • 1886 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Raymond Chandler, Chic, mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely)
  • 1888 Gluyas Williams, SF, cartoonist (Fellows Citizen)
  • 1888 Milan Stoyadinovich, Serbia, fascist Yugoslavia PM (1935-39)
  • 1891 Maurus H Hulsman, Dutch priest/editor (Amigoe di Curacao)

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1892 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), born in Ejersa Goro, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1975)

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • 1893 Karl Menninger, psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic)
  • 1894 Arthur Treacher, Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show)
  • 1898 Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
  • 1906 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
  • 1906 Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)
  • 1906 Vladimir Prelog, Sarajevo, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • 1907 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
  • 1910 Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal
  • 1913 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2010)
  • 1914 Alastair Down, CEO (Burmah Oil)
  • 1916 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
  • 1917 Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)
  • 1917 John Stokes, British MP (C), born in Sandy, Bedfordshire (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Marcel Maeyer, [de Maeyer], Belgian sculptor/graphic artist
  • 1921 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • 1921 Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
  • 1921 Peter Twiss, test pilot
  • 1922 Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
  • 1923 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)
  • 1924 Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
  • 1926 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), born in Brumo, Zlín Region (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • 1927 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1928 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
  • 1931 Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
  • 1931 Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
  • 1931 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori Queen (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Alistair Graham, headmaster (Mill Hill School)
  • 1933 Richard Rogers, English architect
  • 1934 Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
  • 1935 Hein Heinsen, Danish artist
  • 1936 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988- ), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1937 Dave Webster, Led his football team to a National Championship in 1958
  • 1937 Bruce Surtees, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Myra Hindley, English murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1942 Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician
  • 1943 Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)
  • 1947 Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
  • 1948 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
  • 1950 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • 1964 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
  • 1970 Thea Dorn, German writer
  • 1971 Aimee Rinehart, Miss Missouri USA (1996)

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1973 Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton), born in San Francisco, California

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
  • 1976 Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player