Birthdays in History in 1923

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 297

  • Jan 1 Chalmers Goodlin, US test pilot (XS-1)
  • Jan 1 Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992)
  • Jan 5 Robert L. Bernstein, American publisher (Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 6 Leah Chase, New Orleans chef & author, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 6 Jacobo Timerman, Soviet-born Argentine writer, born in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1999)
  • Jan 7 Hugh Kenner, Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
  • Jan 8 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American computer scientist & professor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Jan 10 Ingeborg Drewitz, German writer & academic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Jan 12 Ira Hayes, Pima Native American soldier, born in Sacaton, Arizona (d. 1955)
  • Jan 15 Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese statesman (President, 1988–2000), born in Sanzhi, Taiwan
  • Jan 15 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • Jan 16 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • Jan 16 Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
  • Jan 19 Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
  • Jan 21 Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
  • Jan 23 Walter M. Miller Jr., American sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars), born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

  • Jan 25 Eva Zeller, German poet & novelist, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • Jan 25 Shirley Mason, American psychiatric patient (Commonly known as "Sybil"), born in Dodge Center, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25 Arvid Carlsson, Swedish neuropharmacologist whose work with dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease earned him a Nobel Prize (2000), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2018)
  • Jan 29 Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], American dramatist (Marty, Hospital) (d. 1981)

Person of interestNorman Mailer

Jan 31 Norman Mailer, American novelist (Naked & the Dead, The Executioner's Song), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • Feb 2 James Dickey, American poet, novelist and lecturer (Deliverance, Buckdancer's Choice), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1997)
  • Feb 2 Peter Fowler, physicist
  • Feb 4 Belisario Betancur, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (1982-86), born in Amagá, Colombia (d. 2018)
  • Feb 5 Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, born in Basin, Wyoming (d. 2016)
  • Feb 7 Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • Feb 8 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner

Person of interestBrendan Behan

Feb 9 Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1964)

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Feb 9 Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
  • Feb 11 Baroness Sharples, made a life peer after the assassination of her husband (Sir Richard Sharples)
  • Feb 11 Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
  • Feb 11 Sy Kattelson, American photographer, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • Feb 12 Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director (Romeo & Juliet), born in Florence
  • Feb 12 James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 12 Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi
  • Feb 12 James Chichester-Clark, Irish politician, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1969-71), born in Moyola Park, Londonderry (d. 2002)
  • Feb 13 Chuck Yeager, American test pilot who was the 1st man to break the sound barrier, born in Myra, West Virginia
  • Feb 13 Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 14 Derrick Holden-Brown, CEO (Allied-Lyons)
  • Feb 15 Justice Drake, British justice
  • Feb 15 Yelena Bonner, soviet disident/wife of Andre Sakharov, born in Moscow, Russia

  • Feb 17 Alden Winship Clausen, Hamilton Ill, banker (President of World Bank)
  • Feb 20 Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
  • Feb 23 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
  • Feb 23 Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
  • Feb 25 Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • Mar 1 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • Mar 2 Robert H Michel, (Rep-R-IL, 1957- )
  • Mar 4 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 6 Raymond "Bill" Hoffenberg, college president (Wolfson at Oxford)
  • Mar 8 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
  • Mar 9 James L. Buckley, American politician, Senator from New York (1971-77), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 9 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, born in Pau, French Basque country (d. 2016)
  • Mar 9 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • Mar 11 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • Mar 11 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • Mar 11 Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • Mar 12 Walter M Schirra Jr, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Mar 13 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Mar 15 Laurence A Tisch, American CEO (Loews Corp), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 19 Henry Morgentaler, Canadian gynecologist
  • Mar 20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 21 Shri Mataji Nirmala Srivastava, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
  • Mar 22 Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant
  • Mar 22 Cor N van Dis Jr, Dutch politician (SGP, 1971-94)
  • Mar 22 Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)
  • Mar 24 Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war
  • Mar 25 Lee Hale, choral director (The Entertainers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Mar 26 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • Mar 26 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • Mar 27 Louis Simpson, Jamaican-American poet (Good News of Death), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Mar 29 Julia Montgomery Walsh, American businesswoman and stockbroker, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Mar 30 Herbert Asmodi, writer
  • Mar 30 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
  • Apr 2 Hugh Overton, British diplomat
  • Apr 2 Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
  • Apr 2 Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Apr 3 John Smith, English large landowner and financier, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Apr 5 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher and economist (Marxist), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1995)

Person of interestNguyen Van Thieu

Apr 5 Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnamese President (1965-75), born in Phan Rang, Vietnam (d. 2001)

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Apr 5 Stanley Orme, British Labour Party politician, born in Sale, Cheshire
  • Apr 8 George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • Apr 11 Theodore Isaac Rubin, American psychiatrist and author credited with popularising psychotherapy, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2019)
  • Apr 15 Douglas Wass, British civil servant (Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury, 1974-83) (d. 2017)
  • Apr 17 Lindsay Anderson, British director (Thursday's Children), born in Bangalore, India (d. 1994)
  • Apr 17 Lloyd Biggle Jr., American sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly), born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Apr 17 Norman Potter, English cabinetmaker, designer and writer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle, British engineer, politician and CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex (d. 2015)
  • Apr 18 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1977)
  • Apr 21 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • Apr 22 Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 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 Dolph Briscoe, American businessman and 41st Governor of Texas (1973-79), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Apr 25 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer, 13th Astronomer Royal (1982-90)
  • Apr 26 Oliver Millar, British art historian (served in the Royal Household for 41 years), born in Standon, Hertfordshire (d. 2007)
  • Apr 29 Irvin Kershner, director (Never Say Never Again), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 30 George Byatt, Scottish playwright (The Clyde Is Red) (d. 1996)
  • Apr 30 Joseph Howze, American Roman Catholic bishop, 1st African American Bishop to be appointed in 20th century, born in Daphne, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • May 1 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • May 3 Ralph Hall, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1981-2005), born in Fate, Texas
  • May 5 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (deeply engaged with issues that were central to the visual arts), born in London (d. 2003)
  • May 6 Guiseppe Martelli, Italian physicist, born in Pistoia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 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 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 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 16 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • May 17 Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)
  • May 17 Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)
  • 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 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 25 John Weitz, American author and fashion designer (Friends in High Places), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • May 26 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of the National Farmers Organization (1955-79), born in Whitesville, Missouri (d. 1988)

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

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
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 29 Earl of Morley, Lord Lt (Devon)
  • May 29 Richard Worsley, quarter master General
  • May 31 Rainier III, Monaco, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005)
  • 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 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 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 18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • Jun 20 Marcus Bakker, Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Jun 24 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • Jun 25 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 2012)

  • Jun 25 Sam Francis, American painter (Basel Mural), 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 29 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 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 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 Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general/pres (1989-90), born in Karow, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Richard Lumley, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 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 12 James E. Gunn, American sci-fi author (The Listeners, Station in Space, Immortal), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 14 Frances Lear, Larchmont NY, Woman's magazine publisher (Lears)
  • 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 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 22 Bob [Robert] Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas
  • Jul 23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • Jul 25 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (Josephine), born in Vaxholm, Uppland, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • Jul 26 Peter Carey, British civil servant and permanent secretary (DTI), born in Portsmouth (d. 2011)
  • Jul 26 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jul 27 Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate, born in Gimje, Jeollabuk-do, Japanese Korea (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 30 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist leader of PKI (1951-65), born in Belitung Island, Dutch East Indies (d. 1965)
  • Jul 30 John Richard Brinsley Norton, 7th Lord Grantley, Baron of Markenfield, landowner, born in Toscana, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Jul 31 Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-American businessman and co-founder of Atlantic Records, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2006)

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, American fashion designer (Anne Klein II), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1974)
  • Aug 3 Roger Foulon, Belgian writer (Un été dans la Fagne), born in Thuin, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • Aug 3 Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Christianity, born in Abnub, Asyut Governorate, Egypt (d. 2012)
  • 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 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