On This Day

Famous Birthdays on April 23 (Part 2)

  • 1966 Jim Stynes [James], Hall of Fame Australian rules footballer (only foreigner to win Brownlow medal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1967 Brent Muscat, American hard rock musician (Faster Pussycat - "Wake Me When It's Over"), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1967 Melina Kanakaredes, American actress (Eleni Andros-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1967 Rhéal Cormier, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies; Boston Red Sox), born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 2021) [1]

Timothy McVeigh

1968 Timothy McVeigh, American Oklahoma City bomber and terrorist, born in Lockport, New York (d. 2001)

  • 1968 Aisha bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, twin of Princess Zein and sister of King Abdullah II, born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1968 Zein bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, twin of Princess Aisha and sister of King Abdullah II, born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1968 Stan Frazier, American drummer, record producer, and singer- songwriter (Sugar Ray, 1986-2012 - "Every Morning", born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1969 Martín López-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969 Nadeem Shahid, English cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1969 Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (1988 Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
  • 1969 Richard Wolstencroft, Australian filmmaker and founder of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1969 Manoj Bajpayee [Bajpai], Indian actor (Satya, Road), born in Narkatiaganj, Bihar
  • 1970 Cristiano Caratti, Italian tennis star (1987 Orange Bowl boys doubles), born in Acqui Terme, Italy
  • 1970 Scott Bairstow, Canadian actor (Lonesome Series: The Dove), born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1970 Dennis Culp, American singer and songwriter, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 Sadao Abe, Japanese actor (Team Medical Dragon), born in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 1971 Chuck Adams, Pacific Palisades California, tennis star (1989 USTA Boys), born in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 1972 Rachel Hetherington, Australian golfer (ANA Inspiration 2001 runner-up, 8 LPGA Tour titles), born in Port Macquarie, NSW
  • 1972 Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet, born in Mont-Joli, Quebec
  • 1972 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer and actress (Apuesta por un Amor), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1972 Sonya Smith, Venezuelan-American actress (Cara Sucia), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Derek Armstrong, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Patrick Poulin, Canadian NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Vanier, Quebec, Canada
  • 1974 Joey Kent, American football wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1974 Sam Madison, American football cornerback (Miami Dolphins), born in Thomasville, Georgia
  • 1974 Bret Anderson, Canadian football slot back (BC Lions), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1974 Carlos Dengler, American musician (Interpol), born in Queens, New York
  • 1974 Barry Watson, American actor (What About Brian), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • 1975 Jón Þór Birgisson, Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós)
  • 1976 Aaron Dessner, American songwriter, musician and producer (The National),

John Cena

1977 John Cena, American professional wrestler, rapper and actor (The Marine), born in West Newbury, Massachusetts

  • 1977 Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player, born in Willemstad, Curaçao
  • 1977 Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada

Kal Penn

1977 Kal Penn, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant, born in Montclair, New Jersey

  • 1977 Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer, born in Hongcheon, Gangwon, South Korea

John Oliver

1977 John Oliver, English comedian (The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), born in Birmingham, West Midlands

  • 1978 Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopian distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 2000, World C'ship gold 2001), born in Etya, Ethiopia
  • 1979 Barry Fratelli [Wallace], Scottish rock bassist (The Fratellis - Costello Music; Here We Stand), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1979 Yana Gupta, Czech actress and author (How To Love Your Body And Get The Body You Love), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • 1979 Jaime King, American model and actress (Bulletproof Monk), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1979 Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer and songwriter (The Rasmus), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1980 Taio Cruz [Adetayo Onile-Ere], British singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer ("Break Your Heart"), born in Brent, England
  • 1981 Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, born in St. Mary's Hospital, London
  • 1981 Sean Henn, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1981 Joanna Krupa, Polish-American supermodel and actress, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1981 Chris Sharma, American rock climber, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1983 Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player, born in Poprad, Czechoslovakia
  • 1983 Jennifer Heil, Canadian free style skier (Olympic gold 2006), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
  • 1984 Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess grandmaster (Women's World Chess Champion 2008-10), born in Perm, Russia
  • 1985 Angel Locsin, Filipina TV and movie actress (Mulawin), born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
  • 1986 Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater, born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • 1986 Jessica Stam, Canadian supermodel, born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
  • 1987 Emily Fox, American cupstacking champion, born in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • 1988 Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer, born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 1988 Alistair Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • 1989 Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player, born in Nuremberg, West Germany
  • 1990 Matthew Underwood, American actor (Zoey 101), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1990 Dev Patel, English actor (Slumdog Millionaire, Lion), born in London, England
  • 1995 Gigi Hadid [Jelena Noura Hadid], American fashion model, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1996 Josh Kiszka, American vocalist (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • 1996 Jake Kiszka, American guitarist (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Chloe Kim

2000 Chloe Kim, American snowboarder (Olympic Gold 2018), born in Torrance, California

  • 2018 Prince Louis of Cambridge, English son of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, born in London