Famous Birthdays on January 23

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  • 1350 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
  • 1574 Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
  • 1688 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1719 John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)
  • 1730 Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)

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1737 John Hancock, American merchant and 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 (d. 1814)
  • 1752 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
  • 1761 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
  • 1762 Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
  • 1783 Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], French writer (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1842)
  • 1785 Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad
  • 1786 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
  • 1809 Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter
  • 1813 Franz Commer, composer
  • 1816 Carl Herrmann, near stage magician, born in Hanover, Germany
  • 1820 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer
  • 1827 Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
  • 1828 Calvin Edward Pratt, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worcester County, Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1830 Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)

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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 Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist
  • 1840 Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
  • 1843 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer
  • 1855 John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
  • 1857 Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity)
  • 1862 David Hilbert, Königsberg East Prussia, mathematician
  • 1865 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director and actor (Black Haired Whore), born (d. 1944)
  • 1867 Herbert Bedford, composer
  • 1868 Juventino Rosas, composer
  • 1869 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
  • 1869 Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)
  • 1872 Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
  • 1878 Rutland Boughton, composer
  • 1884 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1885 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer
  • 1888 Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor
  • 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)

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

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • 1893 Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks)
  • 1894 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor ( Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1896 Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
  • 1897 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician and nationalist, born in Cuttack, British India (d. 1945)
  • 1897 Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
  • 1897 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (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 and author (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
  • 1899 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (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 and organist (d. 1988)
  • 1901 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
  • 1902 Benny Waters, saxophonist
  • 1903 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1904 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, born in Telč (d. 1969)
  • 1905 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • 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, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • 1908 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
  • 1908 Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
  • 1909 Norman Fulton, composer

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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, harmonica/gospel singer
  • 1912 Ank van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
  • 1914 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
  • 1915 Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1915 Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
  • 1916 Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • 1916 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist, born in Kansas City, Missouri

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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 soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • 1919 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1919 Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
  • 1919 Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • 1923 Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
  • 1923 Horace Ashenfelter, American 3000m steeplechase (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1923 Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, American sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
  • 1924 Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Marty Paich, orchestra leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell), born in Oakland, California
  • 1927 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Eugene Monti, Italian bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • 1928 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1928 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
  • 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, Okemah Oklahoma, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Skylab 4), (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • 1932 Bud Shuster, (Rep-R-PA, 1973- )
  • 1933 Arlene Golonka, American actress (Millie-Mayberry RFD), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Joel Spiegelman, American composer
  • 1934 Lou Antonio, actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1934 Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Jerry Kramer, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and author (Instant Replay), born in Jordan, Montana
  • 1938 Anatoly Marchenko, Siberia, Soviet dissident
  • 1938 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1939 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist/saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1939 Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
  • 1939 Arlene Golonka, American actress
  • 1940 Johnny Russell, country singer
  • 1942 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
  • 1942 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • 1942 Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
  • 1942 Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • 1943 Gil Gerard, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1943 William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
  • 1943 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
  • 1944 Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • 1944 Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
  • 1944 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
  • 1944 Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1945 Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
  • 1946 Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
  • 1946 Don Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon

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

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman
  • 1947 Thomas R Carper, (Rep-D-DE, 1983- )
  • 1947 Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
  • 1947 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Anita Pointer, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949 Robert Cabana, Mjr USMC/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 Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
  • 1950 Richard Dean Anderson, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950 Richard Gilliland, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1950 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
  • 1950 Luis Alberto Spinetta, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • 1951 Margaret Johnson Bailes, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1952 Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
  • 1953 Lamont Robin Zander, rocker (Cheap Trick)
  • 1953 Pat Haden, NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1953 Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles

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

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • 1954 Edward Ka-spel, English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
  • 1954 Franco De Vita, Venezuelan spanish singer (Extranjero), born in Caracas
  • 1954 Rick Finch, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • 1954 Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
  • 1955 Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1955 Robin Zander, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
  • 1957 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 1957 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
  • 1958 Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (Apr, 1981)
  • 1959 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1959 Tyrone Power Jr, American actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
  • 1960 Misha Mck, American actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C), born in East Orange New Jersey
  • 1960 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
  • 1961 Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1961 Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
  • 1962 Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
  • 1962 Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
  • 1963 Gail O'Grady, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)

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

  • 1965 Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker (Oly-14-92, 96)
  • 1966 Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1966 Scott Fortune, volleyballer (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1967 Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Oly-gold-1988)
  • 1968 Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo)
  • 1968 Petr Korda, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968 Todd Scott, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1969 Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
  • 1969 Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1969 Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
  • 1969 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
  • 1970 Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970 Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Mark Wohlers, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Richard Smehlik, Ostrava Cze, NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Oly-Gold-98)
  • 1970 Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion)
  • 1971 James Logan, WLAF linebacker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1971 Julie Foudy, SD California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Mark Grimmette, doubles luger (Olympics-1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1971 Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter
  • 1971 Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and lyricist
  • 1972 Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)