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Famous Birthdays on January 23

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 222

  • 1350 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary & saint, born in Valencia, Aragon (d. 1419)
  • 1574 Lucas Franchoys the Elder, Belgian painter, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1643)
  • 1688 Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1719 John Landen, English mathematician, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1790)
  • 1730 Joseph Hewes, American merchant (Declaration of Independence signatory), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1779)

Person of interestJohn Hancock

1737 John Hancock, American merchant & statesman who was 1st to sign the Declaration of Independence, born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1793)

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • 1745 William Jessop, English canal engineer, born in Plymouth, United Kingdom (d. 1814)
  • 1752 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1832)
  • 1761 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide), born in Hohendodeleben, Germany (d. 1831)
  • 1762 Christian A Vulpius, German novelist & dramatist (Rinaldo Rinaldini), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1827)
  • 1783 Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle], French writer (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1842)
  • 1785 Carl Adolph Agardh, Swedish botanist & bishop of Karlstad, born in Båstad, Sweden (d. 1859)
  • 1786 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect, born in Trocadéro, Paris (d. 1858)
  • 1809 Veer Surendra Sai, Indian freedom fighter & tribal leader, born in Sambalpur district, India (d. 1884)
  • 1813 Franz Commer, German composer & musicologist, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1816 Compars Herrmann, German stage magician, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1887)

  • 1820 Alexander Serov, Russian composer & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1871)
  • 1827 Saigō Takamori, Japanese samurai & leader of Satsuma rebellion, born in Kajiyacho, Japan (d. 1877)
  • 1828 Calvin Edward Pratt, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worcester County, Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1830 Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, French general & Minister of War (1899-1900), born in Paris, France (d. 1909)

Person of interestEdouard Manet

1832 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • 1833 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Greensville County, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1837 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, born in Long Green, Maryland (d. 1915)
  • 1840 Ernst Abbe, German physicist & optical scientist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1843 Bolko von Hochberg, German diplomat & composer, born in Castle Fürstenstein, Silesia (d. 1926)
  • 1855 John Moses Browning, American inventor, born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1926)
  • 1857 Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian meteorologist & seismologist (Moho discontinuity), born in Opatija, Croatia (d. 1936)
  • 1862 David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert spaces, invariant theory, axiomatization of geometry), born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1943)
  • 1865 Benjamin Delmonte, Dutch theater director & actor (Black Haired Whore), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1867 Herbert Bedford, English composer
  • 1868 Juventino Rosas, Mexican composer & violinist, born in Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas, Mexico (d. 1894)
  • 1869 Felice Boghen, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1869 Herbert David Croly, American author (Promise of American Life), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1930)
  • 1872 Paul Langevin, French physicist, born in Paris, France (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom), born in Vinica, Črnomelj, Slovenia (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Rutland Boughton, British composer (The Immortal Hour), born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (d. 1960)
  • 1884 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver, born in Biccari, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1885 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1944)
  • 1888 Gilbert Ledward, English sculptor, born in Chelsea, London (d. 1960)
  • 1888 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)

  • 1889 Franklin Pangborn, American actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1889 Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)

Person of interestAntonio Gramsci

1891 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher & Marxist theorist, born in Ales, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1937)

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • 1891 Jüri Lossmann, Estonian marathon runner (silver medal 1920 Olympics), born in Kabala, Estonia (d. 1984)
  • 1893 Frank Carlson, American politician (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks), born in Cloud County, Kansas (d. 1987)
  • 1894 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1896 Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64), born in Berg Castle, Luxembourg (d. 1985)
  • 1897 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician & nationalist, born in Cuttack, British India (d. 1945)
  • 1897 William Stephenson, Canadian soldier & spymaster, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1897 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1898 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), born in Orange County, Virginia (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Freda Utley, British scholar & author, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Joseph Nathan Kane, American non-fiction writer & journalist (Famous Firsts), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1899 Glen Kidston, British aviator & racing driver, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1931)
  • 1900 Mary Philips, American actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde), born in New London, Connecticut (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Ralph Graves, American actor (Dirigible, Extra Girl, Flight, Dream Street), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1900 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist, born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1988)
  • 1901 Benno Stokvis, Dutch lawyer & politician, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Benny Waters, American jazz saxophonist & clarinetist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1998)
  • 1903 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician, born in Cucunubá, Colombia (d. 1948)
  • 1904 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer & pedagogue, born in Telč, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
  • 1905 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1907 Bob Steele [Robert Adrian Bradbury], American actor (Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1907 Hediki Yukawa, Japanese physicist (Nobel 1949), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1981)

Person of interestDjango Reinhardt

1910 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium (d. 1953)

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • 1911 Dan Smith, English singer-songwriter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1913 Adrian Quist, Australian tennis player, analyst (Australian C'ship 1936, 40, 48), born in Medindie, South Australia (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Potter Stewart, United States Supreme Court justice (1958-81), born in Jackson, Michigan (d. 1985)
  • 1916 Airey Neave, British soldier & politician, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1979)
  • 1916 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist best known for his war photography, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1917 Dusan Kostic, Serbian writer, born in Peja, Serbia (d. 1997)

Person of interestGertrude B. Elion

1918 Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion
  • 1919 Bob Paisley, English football player & manager, born in Hetton-le-Hole, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • 1919 Nina Dumbadze, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1952), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • 1923 Florence Halop, American actress (Night Court, St Elsewhere), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1923 Horace Ashenfelter, American 3000m steeplechase (Olympic gold 1952), born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • 1923 Walter M. Miller Jr., American sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars), born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
  • 1924 Frank Lautenberg, American politician (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Marty Paich, American musician, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur & explorer, born in Solna Municipality, Sweden (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Eugene Monti, Italian bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968), born in Toblach, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Kees Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic silver 1952), born in De Lier, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1928 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Ian Thomson, English cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • 1929 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • 1930 Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet (Omeros), Nobel Prize for Literature 1992, born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • 1930 William Reid Pogue, American fighter pilot & astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Bud Shuster, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1973- ), born in Glassport, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Joel Spiegelman, American composer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1934 Lou Antonio, American actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1934 Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician & essayist, born in East Angus, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Arlene Golonka, American actress (Millie Swanson-The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D.), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Jerry Kramer, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and author (Instant Replay), born in Jordan, Montana
  • 1938 Anatoly Marchenko, Soviet dissident, born in Barabinsk, Russia (d. 1986)
  • 1938 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler, born in iigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 1999)
  • 1939 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist & saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1939 Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor & martial artist, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1940 Johnny Russell, American country singer, born in Moorhead, Mississippi (d. 2001)

  • 1942 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Kharkov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
  • 1942 Laurie Mayne, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70), born in Westonia, West Australia
  • 1942 Willy Bogner Jr., German fashion designer & film maker (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1942 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi actor & director, born in Kolkata, India (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Gil Gerard, American actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1943 Bill Gibb, Scottish fashion designer, born in New Pitsligo, Scotland (d. 1988)
  • 1943 Jimmy Castor, American pop & funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1944 Jerry Lawson, American musician (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1944 Marty Russo, American politician & lobbyist (Rep-D-IL, 1975- ), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend), born in Breukelen, Netherlands (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Sergey Belov, Soviet basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Shegarsky District, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Mike Harris, Canadian politician
  • 1946 Asif Masood, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1946 Don Whittington, American racing driver, born in Lubbock, Texas

Person of interestArnoldo Aleman

1946 Arnoldo Aleman, 81st President of Nicaragua (1997-2002), born in Managua, Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman
  • 1947 Tom Carper, American politician (Rep-D-DE, 1983- ), born in Beckley, West Virginia
  • 1947 Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia, born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1947 Gatewood Galbraith, American author & attorney, born in Carlisle, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Anita Pointer, American rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949 Robert Cabana, American astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950 Daniel "Danny" Federici, American rocker and musician (E Street Band), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1950 Richard Dean Anderson, American actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950 Richard Gilliland, American actor (Jonesy in The Waltons, Tom in Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1950 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health), born in Prestatyn, United Kingdom
  • 1950 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • 1951 Margaret Johnson Bailes, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Michael R. Matz, American horse trainer & equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Person of interestChesley Sullenberger

1951 Chesley Sullenberger III, American pilot (successfully executed emergency landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River), born in Denison, Texas

  • 1952 Omar Henry, South African cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992), born in Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 1953 Robin Zander, American rock vocalist & guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • 1953 Pat Haden, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1953 Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles, born in East Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPavlo Lazarenko

1953 Pavlo Lazarenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine (1996-97), born in Karpivka, Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • 1954 Edward Ka-spel, English singer-songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1954 Franco De Vita, Venezuelan spanish singer (Extranjero), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1954 Trevor Hohns, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989), born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1954 Richard Finch, American composer and musician (KC and the Sunshine Band-Give It), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1955 Reginald Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)

  • 1955 Ruth Haring, American chess player & president of the US Chess Federation, born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • 1956 Lazar Ristovski, Serbian keyboardist (Smak and Bijelo Dugme), born in Novi Pazar, Yugoslavia (d. 2007)
  • 1957 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 1957 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1959 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Meriden, England
  • 1959 Tyrone Power Jr., American actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Greg Ritchie, Australian cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote), born in Stanthorpe, Queensland
  • 1960 Misha Mck, American actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C), born in East Orange New Jersey
  • 1960 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver & skysurfing pioneer, born in Oullins, France (d. 1998)
  • 1961 Trey Junkin, American football tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Conway, Arkansas
  • 1961 Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive, born in Kendal Regency, Indonesia
  • 1962 Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer & journalist, born in Cádiz, Spain
  • 1962 Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress, born in Mytilene, Greece
  • 1963 Gail O'Grady, American actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Guido Karp, German music photographer, born in Mayen, West Germany
  • 1964 Frank Winters, American NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Person of interestMariska Hargitay

1964 Mariska Hargitay, American actress (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1966 Haywoode Workman, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1966 Mike Brim, American NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals), born in Danville, Virginia (d. 2005)
  • 1966 Scott Fortune, American volleyball player (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1992, 96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1967 Naim Suleymanoglu, Turkish weight lifter (Olympic gold 1988), born in Ptichar, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • 1967 Belkis Ayón, Cuban printmaker (collography), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1999)
  • 1968 Eric Metcalf, American football running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Petr Korda, Czech tennis player (Australian Open 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968 Todd Scott, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1969 Brendan Shanahan, Canadian NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings), born in Mimico, Canada
  • 1969 Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1969 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian football player, born in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
  • 1970 Alan Embree, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in The Dalles, Oregon
  • 1970 Jim Schwantz, American football player & politician (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1970 Mark Wohlers, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Richard Šmehlik, Czech NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Olympic gold 1998), born in Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 1970 Sherman Obando, Panamanian baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
  • 1971 Adam Parore, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971 Kevin Mawae, American football center (Seattle Seahawks), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1971 Mark Grimmette, American doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1971 Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter, born in Upminster, United Kingdom
  • 1971 Marc Nelson, American singer & songwriter, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972 Anthony Peterson, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Gary Harrell, American football player (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Kez McCorvey, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • 1972 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1972 Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor, born in Portobello, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1973 Mark Kolesar, Canadian NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Manitoba, Canada
  • 1973 Lanei Chapman, American actress, born in os Angeles, California
  • 1974 Glen Chapple, English cricketer (Lancashire & England A pace bowler), born in Skipton, United Kingdom
  • 1974 Tiffani Theissen, American actress (Saved by Bell, 90210), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1974 Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress, born in Sydney, Australia