Famous People Born in 1923 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 608

  • Apr 22 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), (d. 2006)

Person of interestBettie Page

Apr 22 Bettie Page, American pinup model considered the 'Queen of Pinups' and the 'Dark Angel', born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2008)

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • Apr 23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • Apr 23 James Kirkup, English travel writer, poet and novelist (African in Greenland), born in England (d. 2009)
  • Apr 23 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer
  • Apr 23 Antonino Rocca, Italian-Argentine professional wrestler, born in Treviso, Veneto, Italy (d. 1977)
  • Apr 23 Dolph Briscoe, American businessman and 41st Governor of Texas (1973-79), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Apr 24 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Apr 25 Albert King [Nelson], American blues guitarist and singer (BB King & Friends, Blues Alive), born in Indianola, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • Apr 25 Anita Björk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), born in Tällberg, Sweden (d. 2012
  • Apr 25 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer, 13th Astronomer Royal (1982-90)
  • Apr 25 Melissa Hayden, Canadian ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • Apr 26 Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
  • Apr 28 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million, Wheels), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • Apr 28 Wolfgang Steffen, composer
  • Apr 28 William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Apr 29 Irvin Kershner, director (Never Say Never Again), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 29 Maxine Audley, British actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Apr 30 Alan Wharton, cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13)
  • Apr 30 George Byatt, playwright
  • Apr 30 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • May 1 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • May 1 Frank Brian, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1951, 1952), born in Zachary, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • May 2 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • May 3 Ralph Hall, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1981-2005), born in Fate, Texas
  • May 3 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, born in Volos, Greece (d. 2015)
  • May 4 Edward "Ed" Cassidy, American musician (Spirit), born in Harvey, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 4 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author, born in Antelias, Lebanon (d. 1986)
  • May 4 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), born in Oldham (d. 2012)
  • May 5 Godfrey Quigley, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney), born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1994)
  • May 5 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • May 6 Elizabeth Sellars, Scottish actress (Chalk Garden, A Voyage Round My Father), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 6 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist
  • May 7 Anne Baxter, American actress, and singer (The Razor's Edge, All About Eve), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 1985)
  • May 7 Pete Domenici, American politician, U.S. Senator from New Mexico (1973-2009), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 2017)
  • May 7 Jim Lowe, American DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • May 9 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • May 10 John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
  • May 10 Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Joan Moriarty, Brigadier matron-in-chief/dir (Army Nursing Services)
  • May 11 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
  • May 12 Ewart G Abner, record company executive
  • May 12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • May 12 Lord Laing, English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire
  • May 13 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)
  • May 14 Diane Arbus [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • May 14 Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
  • May 15 Richard Avedon, American photographer (1957 ASMP award)
  • May 15 John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
  • May 15 Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), born in Indore, British India (d. 2003)
  • May 16 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)

  • May 17 Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)
  • May 17 Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)
  • May 17 Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)
  • May 18 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • May 20 Edith Fellows, American actress (Pennies From Heaven, She Married Her Boss), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • May 20 Hugh Beach, British General
  • May 20 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • May 21 Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame), born in Akron, Ohio
  • May 21 Bettye Danoff, LPGA golfer
  • May 21 Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter
  • May 21 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
  • May 22 Aline Griffith, American-born Spanish aristocrat, Countess of Romanones, spy and author, born in New York, United States (d. 2017)
  • May 23 Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)
  • May 23 Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)
  • May 24 Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
  • May 24 Siobhán McKenna [Cionnaith], Irish stage actress (Saint Joan, The Chalk Garden), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1986)
  • May 24 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • May 25 John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
  • May 26 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2008)
  • May 26 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • May 26 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of the National Farmers Organization (1955-79), born in Whitesville, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • May 26 Roy Dotrice, British actor (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Amadeus) and narrator (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands (d. 2017)

Person of interestHenry Kissinger

May 27 Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (1973-77) and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • May 27 Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
  • May 27 Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
  • May 27 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Graz Austria, Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • May 28 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • May 28 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • May 29 Earl of Morley, Lord Lt (Devon)
  • May 29 Richard Worsley, quarter master General
  • May 29 "The Senator" Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist (The Dave Brubeck Quartet), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 30 James "Jimmy" Lydon, American actor (Twice Blessed, Life with Father), born in Harrington Park, New Jersey
  • May 31 Rainier III, Monaco, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005)
  • May 31 Wolfgang Lesser, composer
  • Jun 2 Del Simmons [James Joseph Simonian], American saxophonist (Captain Beefheart) (d. 2011)
  • Jun 2 Lloyd Shapley, Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize Game Theory), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jun 3 Michael Jaffe, director (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge England)
  • Jun 3 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 John Lea, British vice-admiral
  • Jun 4 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)
  • Jun 5 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
  • Jun 6 V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Giorgio Belladonna, Italian bridge champion, born in Rome (d. 1995)
  • Jun 7 Jules Deschênes, Canadian Quebec Superior Court judge, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Alice Coleman, geographer (UK Land Use Survey)
  • Jun 8 Jean Maxwell-Scott, Lady-in-Waiting (Princess Alice Duchess Gloucester), born in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (d. 2004)
  • Jun 8 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Jun 8 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 10 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • Jun 11 Gerard Vaughan, British psychiatrist and politician (Conservative), born in Portuguese East Africa (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Marta Pan, Hungarian-French sculptor (Great spiral), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2008)
  • Jun 14 Donald Smith, cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957)
  • Jun 14 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club)
  • Jun 14 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • Jun 15 Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2012)

Person of interestErroll Garner

Jun 15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • Jun 16 Ake Hermanson, composer
  • Jun 16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in Grudziądz (d. 2003)
  • Jun 16 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, AAFC, NFL halfback, end (LA Rams)
  • Jun 18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • Jun 20 Marcus Bakker, Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Jun 21 John Compton, American actor (Shannon-D.A.'s Man), born in Lynchburg, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Jun 22 Jimmy Cameron, cricketer (brother of John WI batsman 1948-49)
  • Jun 22 Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), born in Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • Jun 23 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jun 24 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • Jun 25 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Jun 25 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • Jun 25 Sam Francis, American painter, born in San Mateo, California (d. 1994)
  • Jun 25 Tony Parker, British oral historian, born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1996)
  • Jun 25 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Jun 26 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer), born in Derby, England (d. 2009)
  • Jun 26 Barbara Graham, American criminal convicted of murder, born in Oakland, California (d. 1955)
  • Jun 28 Lloyd Labeach, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Jun 28 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
  • Jun 29 Chou Wen-Chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), born in Yantai, Shandong, China
  • Jun 29 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)
  • Jul 1 Constance Ford, American model and actress (Burden Hunt, Another World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jul 2 Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Polish poet referred to as the 'Mozart of Poetry' (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Sue Ryder, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw & Cavendish, British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 2000)
  • Jul 3 Bankole Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, born in Sierra Leone (d. 1994)
  • Jul 3 William Mills, painter (d. 1997)
  • Jul 4 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 2013)
  • Jul 5 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), born in Everettville, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • Jul 5 Arno Motulsky, German-born founder of medical genetics, known as the "father of pharmacogenomics," born in Fischhausen, East Prussia, Weimar Germany (d. 2018)
  • Jul 6 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), born in Siluria, Alabama (d. 1970)
  • Jul 6 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • Jul 6 Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general/pres (1989-90), born in Karow, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Richard Lumley, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 7 Roberto Caamano, composer
  • Jul 8 Harrison Dillard, 100m runner (Olympic 4 gold-1948, 52), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Earl Hamner Jr., American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", born in Schuyler, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Jul 10 Jean Kerr, Irish-American novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Jul 10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (RamalKhuna), born in Examba, Karnataka (d. 1987)
  • Jul 10 John Bradley, United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi (see Iwo Jima), born in Antigo, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • Jul 10 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Jul 12 James E. Gunn, American sci-fi author (The Listeners, Station in Space, Immortal), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 13 Sudie Bond, American actress (Love Story, Johnny Dangerously), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1984)
  • Jul 14 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • Jul 14 Frances Lear, Larchmont NY, Woman's magazine publisher (Lears)
  • Jul 14 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)
  • Jul 15 [Joseph Rudolph] Philly Joe Jones, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Philadelphia (d. 1985)
  • Jul 16 Reg Prentice, British government minister, born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2001)
  • Jul 16 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • Jul 17 John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Héctor Tosar, Uruguayan pianist and composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2002)
  • Jul 18 Michael Medwin, British actor and producer (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jul 19 William A. Rusher, American lawyer and columnist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Jul 20 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 21 Henny Alma [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange), born in the Hague, Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Bob [Robert] Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas
  • Jul 22 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • Jul 22 Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
  • Jul 23 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Jul 23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)
  • Jul 23 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (d. 2001)

Person of interestEstelle Getty

Jul 25 Estelle Getty, American actress (The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • Jul 25 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
  • Jul 26 Peter Carey, permanent secretary (DTI)
  • Jul 26 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jul 27 Masutatsu Oyama, Japanese Kyokushin founder (d. 1994)
  • Jul 28 Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
  • Jul 28 Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
  • Jul 28 Michio Watanabe, politician
  • Jul 29 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • Jul 30 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist/leader of PKI (1951-65)
  • Jul 30 John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner
  • Jul 31 Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-American businessman and co-founder of Atlantic Records, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Aug 1 Yoshinao Nakada, composer

Person of interestShimon Peres

Aug 2 Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister (Labor), President (2007-14) and Nobel Peace Prize (1994), born in Wiszniewo, Poland (d. 2016)

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Aug 3 Anne Klein, fashion designer (Anne Klein II)
  • Aug 3 Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet
  • Aug 3 Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Christianity, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 4 Arthur Butterworth, composer
  • Aug 4 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • Aug 4 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer, born in Jaipur, India
  • Aug 5 Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)
  • Aug 5 Devan Nair, President of Singapore
  • Aug 6 Jack Parnell, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show), born in London, England
  • Aug 6 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Aug 6 William B Williams, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company), born in Babylon, New York
  • Aug 6 Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
  • Aug 9 Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch literary
  • Aug 10 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • Aug 10 Gillian Brown, diplomat