Famous Birthdays on July 23

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 239

  • 645 Yazid I [Yazīd ibn Mu‘āwiya Lanatullah], second Umayyad caliph (680–683) (d. 683)
  • 1301 Otto, Duke of Austria and Styria, born in Vienna (d. 1339)
  • 1339 Louis I, Duke of Anjou and King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers), born in Château de Vincennes, France (d. 1384)
  • 1401 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiero and Duke of Milan (1401–1466), born in San Miniato, Tuscany (d. 1466)
  • 1503 Anna of Bohemia and Hungary, Queen of the Romans, born in Buda, Hungary (d. 1547)
  • 1649 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian pope (ruled 1700-21), born in Urbino, Papal States (d. 1721)
  • 1659 Antonius Schultingh [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1734)
  • 1705 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (History of Norfolk), born in Fersfield, Norfolk (d. 1752)
  • 1734 Antonio Sacchini, Italian opera composer, born in Florence (d. 1786) [or Jun 14 1730]
  • 1735 Johannes Herbst, German composer, born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1812)
  • 1769 Alexey Titov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1827)
  • 1773 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, German composer, born in Bliesdorf, Germany (d. 1838)
  • 1773 Thomas Brisbane, British soldier, administrator and astronomer, born in Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1860)
  • 1775 Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist (Polarization of light), born in Paris (d. 1812)
  • 1777 Philipp Otto Runge, German Romantic painter, born in Wolgast, West Pomerania (d. 1810)
  • 1793 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, Swiss composer, born in Arlesheim, Switzerland (d. 1859)
  • 1796 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1868)
  • 1803 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, born in Lubomirski Palace, Opole Lubelskie, Poland (d. 1883)
  • 1806 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, born in Nienstädten, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1816 Charlotte Saunders Cushman, American actress (Lady MacBeth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • 1822 Darius Nash Couch, American businessman, naturalist, and Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1897)
  • 1823 Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (The Angel in the House), born in Essex, England (d. 1896)
  • 1824 Gabriel C. Wharton, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Culpeper County, Virginia (d. 1906)
  • 1825 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • 1827 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), born in Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • 1828 Jonathan Hutchinson, English surgeon and scientist, born in Selby, Yorkshire, England (d. 1913)
  • 1834 James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1921)
  • 1838 Édouard Colonne, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1910)
  • 1841 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • 1849 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, born at Sztára Castle (d. 1924)
  • 1851 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • 1853 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), born in Hartford, Connecticut, (d. 1937)
  • 1856 Arthur H. Bird, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • 1856 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian early nationalist leader, born in Ratnagiri, British India (d. 1920)
  • 1861 Alexander Willem Frederik Idenburg, Dutch politician of the Anti Revolutionary Party and Governor-General of Dutch Indies (1909-16), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines, born in Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines (d. 1903)
  • 1865 Friedrich Aereboe, German landlord and agricultural economist, born in Horn, Hamburg (d. 1942)
  • 1865 Max Heindel, Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer and mystic, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1866 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • 1876 William Gillies Whittaker, English composer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1944)
  • 1883 Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, British field marshal, born in Bragnieres-de-Bigorre, France (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Albert Warner [Abraham Albert Wonsal], American film producer (Warner Bros. Studio), born in Krasnosielc, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1884 Apolinary Szeluto, Polish pianist and composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1966)

Person of interestEmil Jannings

1884 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), born in Rorschach, Switzerland (d. 1950)

  • 1886 Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator (first nonstop airplane crossing of the Atlantic with John W. Alcock), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1948)
  • 1886 Jan Poortenaar, Dutch painter, etcher and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • 1886 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, Spanish writer (Englishmen, Frenchmen, Spaniards) and diplomat, born in La Coruña, Spain (d.
  • 1886 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (Thermodynamik), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Raymond Chandler, British-American mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1888 Gluyas Williams, American cartoonist (Fellows Citizen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)
  • 1888 Milan Stojadinović, Serbian-Yugoslav political figure and 12th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1935-39), born in Čačak, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 1961)

  • 1891 Maurus H. Hulsman, Dutch priest and editor (Amigoe di Curacao)

Person of interestHaile Selassie

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
  • 1892 Petros John Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite), born in Nigdé (Capodocia), Turkey (d. 1977)
  • 1893 Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • 1894 Arthur Treacher, English TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), born in Brighton, England (d. 1975)
  • 1895 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Aileen Pringle, American actress (Murder at Midnight), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1898 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Jacob Marschak, Ukrainian-American economist (econometrics), born in Kiev, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany (1969-74), born in Schwelm, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1976)
  • 1901 Hank Worden, American actor (The Searcher, Red River), born in Rolfe, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1904 Adone Zecchi, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Erich Itor Kahn, German composer of Jewish descent, born in Rimbach, Odenwald (d. 1956)
  • 1906 Clancy Cooper, American actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Chandra Sekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (Hindustan Socialist Republican Army), born in Bhavra, Central India Agency, British India (d. 1931)
  • 1906 Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1975), born in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1907 Elspeth Huxley, English author (The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1912 Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 1979)
  • 1913 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Ruling Class, Time Express), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1991)
  • 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), born in Kirkcaldy, Fife (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1916 Ronald Ridout, English school textbook author (English Today), born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Charles Kerruish, Manx politician and President of Tyndwald Isle of Man, born in Isle of Man (d. 2003)
  • 1917 John Stokes, British MP (C), born in Sandy, Bedfordshire (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Kurt Kreuger, Swiss-German actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours), born in Michenberg, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), born in Mount Gilead, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Marcel Maeyer, Belgian sculptor and graphic artist, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • 1920 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Calvert DeForest, American comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1921 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • 1921 Harry Hookway, Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84) (d. 2014)
  • 1921 Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent's Egg), born in Stolberg, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Jerome Rosen, American composer and educator, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Peter Twiss, British test pilot (breaking the World Air Speed Record and being the first person to exceed 1,000 mph in flight), born in Lindfield, Sussex (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Romania (1948-94), born in Moineşti, Bacău, Romania (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1924 Betsy Haworth, Church of England deaconess and minister, born in Leigh, Lancashire (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), born in East Grinstead, England (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1926 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), born in Brumo, Zlín Region (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Al McCandless, American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Brawley, California (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Elliot McKay See Jr., American engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1928 Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1928 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1928 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), born in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
  • 1931 Richard Searby, Australian lawyer and deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
  • 1931 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen for 40 years, born in Waahi Marae, Huntly, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter, born in Waterloo, Quebec
  • 1933 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Richard Rogers, English architect (European Court of Human Rights building), born in Florenc, Italy
  • 1934 Nicholas Barrington, British high commissioner (Pakistan) and author (A passage to Nuristan: exploring the mysterious Afghan hinterland)
  • 1934 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Hein Heinsen, Danish artist, born in Grindsted, Denmark
  • 1936 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988- ), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1936 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 1993)
  • 1937 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937 Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Ronny Cox, American actor (RoboCop, Total Recall), born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico
  • 1938 Götz George, German actor (Tatort), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Charles Harrelson, American organized crime figure, born in Lovelady, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1940 Don Imus, American radio disc jockey (WNBC), born in Riverside, California
  • 1940 Gary Stites, American rock vocalist (Lonely For You), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1941 Richie Evans, American 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion, born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1941 Sergio Mattarella, Italian politician and President of Italy (2015-), born in Palermo, Italy
  • 1942 Jan de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks), born in Amsterdam
  • 1942 Madeline Bell, American singer (Black Nativity), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1942 Myra Hindley, English murderess (murdered 5 small children with Ian Brady), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • 1942 Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician (Lord Mayor of Brisbane 1985-91), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1943 Tony Joe White, American rocker (Polk Salad Annie), born in Oak Grove, Louisiana
  • 1943 Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate, born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Dino Danelli, American rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944 Judith Bosch, Dutch radio and TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp), born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1945 Harold W Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)
  • 1946 Andy MacKay, English rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London
  • 1946 Keith Ferguson, American blues musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1947 David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist and actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1947 Spencer Christian, American TV weatherman (Good Morning America), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1947 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
  • 1948 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1949 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Alan Turner, Australian cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975), born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1950 Belinda Montgomery, Canadian actress (Man From Atlantis), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1950 Blair Thornton, Canadian rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive), born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1950 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1950 Kaity Tong, Chinese-American news anchor (WABC-TV NYC), born in Qingdao, China
  • 1950 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-American Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1951 Edie McClurg, American actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951 Terry Davis, American actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), born in Brunswick, Australia (d. 2008)

Person of interestGraham Gooch

1953 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1954 Marisa DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family), born in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
  • 1957 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1957 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (Submission), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1958 Ken Green, American PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open), born in Danburry, Connecticut
  • 1958 Lydia Cornell, American actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1959 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker (True Love), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1960 Al Perez, American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1961 Antoine Carr, American NBA forward and center (Utah Jazz), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1961 Martin Gore, English rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough), born in Dagenham, Essex, England

Person of interestWoody Harrelson

1961 Woody Harrelson, American actor (Woody Boyd in Cheers), born in Midland, Texas

  • 1961 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1962 Eriq La Salle, American actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1962 Terry-Jo Myers, American LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • 1963 Slobodan Živojinović, Serbian tennis star, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1964 Greg Best, American equestrian athlete (Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1964 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist (NJWeedman), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1965 Brett Faryniarz, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Carmichael, California
  • 1965 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine), born in London, England
  • 1966 Micheal Williams, American NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967 Nicole Muns-Jagerman, Dutch tennis star, born in Amstelveen, Netherlands

Person of interestPhilip Seymour Hoffman

1967 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball), born in Fairport, New York (d. 2014)

  • 1968 Amy Fruwirth, American LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th), born in Cypress, California
  • 1968 Beth Ehlers, American actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968 Chris Kerber, American lightweight rower (Olympics 1996), born in Collingswood, New Jersey
  • 1968 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Gary Payton, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Stefan Figliuzzi, Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Laval, Quebec
  • 1968 Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
  • 1968 Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), born in Munich, West Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1969 Andrew Cassels, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969 Dmitri Khristich, Ukrainian NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1969 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Penafiel, Portugal
  • 1969 Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Sam Waters, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • 1970 Charisma Carpenter, American actress (Angel), born in Las Vegas,Nevada
  • 1970 Thea Dorn, German writer of crime fiction, born in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany

Person of interestAlison Krauss

1971 Alison Krauss, American bluegrass musician (Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • 1971 Dalvin DeGrate, American singer, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1971 Christopher Lee [Lee Meng Soon], Malaysian actor, singer and model (Show Hand), born in Malacca, Malaysia
  • 1972 Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
  • 1972 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1973 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • 1973 Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)