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January 23 - Births

Calendar Date January 23rd:
January 23rd - Births:
1350 – Vincent Ferrer - Spanish missionary & saint (d. 1419)
1688 – Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
1719 – John Landen - English mathematician (d. 1790)
1737 – John Hancock - American patriot (d. 1793)
1745 – William Jessop - English canal engineer (d. 1814)
1752 – Muzio Clementi - Italian composer (d. 1832)
1783 – Stendhal - French writer (d. 1842)
1786 – Auguste de Montferrand - French architect (d. 1858)
1809 – Veer Surendra Sai - Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1884)
1813 – Camilla Collett - Norwegian writer & feminist (d. 1895)
1828 – Takamori Saigo - Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
1832 – Edouard Manet - French artist (d. 1883)
1840 – Ernst Abbe - German physicist (d. 1905)
1855 – John Moses Browning - American inventor (d. 1926)
1857 – Andrija Mohorovičić - Croatian seismologist (d. 1936)
1862 – David Hilbert - German mathematician (d. 1943)
1872 – Goce Delchev - a revolutionary from the Balkans – leader of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1903)
1872 – Paul Langevin - French physicist (d. 1946)
1872 – Joze Plečnik - Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
1876 – Otto Diels - German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1954)
1884 – Ralph DePalma - Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
1891 – Antonio Gramsci - Italian political philosopher, (d. 1937)
1896 – Charlotte - Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1985)
1896 – Alf Hall - South African cricketer (d. 1964)
1897 – Subhas Chandra Bose - Indian independence fighter (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 – Sergei Eisenstein - Russian film director (d. 1948)
1898 – Freda Utley - British scholar & author (d. 1978)
1898 – Randolph Scott - American actor (d. 1987)
1899 – Glen Kidston - British aviator & racing driver (d. 1931)
1900 – William Ifor Jones - Welsh conductor & organist (d. 1988)
1903 – Jorge Eliécer Gaitán - Colombian politician (d. 1948)
1907 – Dan Duryea - American actor (d. 1968)
1907 – Hideki Yukawa - Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
1910 – Django Reinhardt - Belgian guitarist (d. 1953)
1912 – Boris Pokrovsky - Russian operatic stage director (d. 2009)
1913 – Wally Parks - American racing executive, founder of the NHRA (d. 2007)
1915 – Potter Stewart - American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1985)
1915 – Arthur Lewis - British economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
1916 – Airey Neave - British Major, politician & indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
1916 – David Douglas Duncan - American photo-journalist
1918 – Gertrude B. Elion - American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
1919 – Ernie Kovacs - American comedian (d. 1962)
1919 – Bob Paisley - English Football player & manager. (d. 1996)
1919 – Hans Hass - Austrian zoologist & underwater scientist
1923 – Walter M. Miller - Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
1923 – Cot Deal - major league baseball player & coach
1924 – Bal Thackeray - founder & president of Indian political party Shiv Sena
1924 – Frank Lautenberg - American politician
1927 – Lars-Eric Lindblad - Swedish-American entrepreneur & explorer (d. 1994)
1927 – Jack Quinlan - Chicago Cubs Broadcaster (d. 1965)
1928 – Chico Carrasquel - Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
1928 – Jeanne Moreau - French actress
1929 – Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kiev Patriarch
1929 – John Charles Polanyi - Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
1930 – Derek Walcott - West Indian writer, Nobel laureate
1930 – Teresa Żylis-Gara - Polish singer
1933 – Chita Rivera - Puerto Rican actress & dancer
1934 – Pierre Bourgault - Quebec politician & essayist (d. 2003)
1936 – Jerry Kramer - American football player
1936 – Bob Moses - American educator & 1960s Civil Rights Movement activist
1938 – Shohei Baba - Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
1938 – Georg Baselitz - German painter & sculptor
1939 – Sonny Chiba - Japanese actor & martial artist
1939 – Arlene Golonka - American actress
1940 – Joe Dowell - American singer
1940 – Johnny Russell - American country singer & songwriter (d. 2001)
1942 – Razzak - Bangladeshi actor & director
1943 – Gary Burton - American jazz vibraphonist
1943 – Gil Gerard - American actor
1943 – Millie Jackson - American singer
1944 – Rutger Hauer - Dutch actor
1945 – Mike Harris - Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
1946 – Arnoldo Alemán - ex-president of Nicaragua
1946 – Don Whittington - American businessman, car & airplane racer & convicted felon
1947 – Thomas R. Carper - American politician.
1947 – Megawati Sukarnoputri - 5th President of Indonesia
1948 – Anita Pointer - American singer (Pointer Sisters)
1950 – Richard Dean Anderson - American actor
1950 – Danny Federici - American musician (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) (d. 2008)
1950 – John Greaves - English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
1951 – Chesley Sullenberger - Captain of US Airways Flight 1549 - successfully ditched into the Hudson River.
1952 – Omar Henry - South African cricketer
1953 – John Luther Adams - American composer
1953 – Antonio Villaraigosa - Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
1953 – Robin Zander - American singer (Cheap Trick)
1953 – Alister E. McGrath - British theologian & scientist
1954 – Franco De Vita - Venezuelan singer & songwriter
1954 – Edward Ka-Spel - English musician (Legendary Pink Dots)
1957 – Princess Caroline of Monaco
1957 – Lou Schuler - American fitness journalist
1959 – Clive Bull - English radio talk show host
1960 – Patrick de Gayardon - French skydiver & skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
1960 – Jean-François Sauvé - Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Mas Selamat bin Kastari - Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
1962 – Elvira Lindo - Spanish writer & journalist
1962 – Vasia Panayopoulou - Greek actress
1963 – Gail O'Grady - American actress
1964 – Mariska Hargitay - American actress
1964 – Mario Roberge - Canadian ice hockey player
1964 – Bharrat Jagdeo - President of Guyana
1965 – Louie Clemente - American drummer (Testament)
1966 – Haywoode Workman - American basketball player
1967 – Naim Süleymanoğlu - Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
1968 – Petr Korda - Czech tennis player
1969 – Ariadna Gil - Spanish actress
1969 – Andrei Kanchelskis - Ukrainian-Russian footballer
1969 – Brendan Shanahan - Canadian ice hockey player
1970 – Spiridon Vasdekis - Greek long jumper
1970 – Tracey Cherelle Jones - American actress
1970 – Brendan O'Connor - Irish journalist, satirist
1971 – Kevin Mawae - American football player
1971 – Lorne Spicer - British TV presenter
1971 – Scott Gibbs - Welsh rugby player
1971 – Marc Nelson - American R&B singer & lyricist
1972 – Ewen Bremner - Scottish actor
1972 – Mark Curry - American rapper
1972 – Marcel Wouda - Dutch swimmer
1973 – Lanei Chapman - American actress
1974 – Sampsa Astala - Finnish musician (Lordi)
1974 – Joel Bouchard - Canadian ice hockey player
1974 – Rebekah Elmaloglou - Australian actress
1974 – Yosvani Pérez - Cuban baseball player
1974 – Richard T. Slone - British artist
1974 – Tiffani Thiessen - American actress
1975 – Tito Ortiz - American UFC fighter
1976 – Brandon Duckworth - American baseball player
1976 – Angelica Lee - Taiwanese actress & singer
1976 – Nigel McGuinness - English professional wrestler
1977 – Kamal Heer - Punjabi singer & musician
1979 – Larry Hughes - American basketball player
1979 – Juan Rincón - Venezuelan baseball player
1981 – Greg Smith - American UFC fighter
1981 – Rob Friend - Canadian footballer
1982 – Wily Mo Peña - Dominican baseball player
1982 – Patrick Levis - American actor
1984 – Arjen Robben - Dutch footballer
1985 – Dong Fangzhuo - Chinese footballer
1985 – Doutzen Kroes - Dutch supermodel
1986 – Steven Taylor - English footballer
1986 – José Enrique Sánchez - Spanish footballer
1987 – Felicia Brandström - Swedish singer
1989 – April Pearson - British actress


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