Famous Birthdays on 23rd August

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686 - Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)
1486 - Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1524 - Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1593 - Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1623 - Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)
1724 - Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
1727 - Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
1740 - Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
1741 - Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (d. 1788)
1751 - Louis-Francois Beffara, lexicographer
1754 - Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined
1769 - Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], Montbéliard, France, French naturalist and zoologist
1773 - Jakob F Fries, German philosopher
Naturalist and Zoologist Georges CuvierNaturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier (1769) 1783 - William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (d. 1852)
1785 - Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")
1805 - Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (d. 1893)
1809 - Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)
1814 - James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (d. 1877)
1818 - Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893
1829 - Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
1832 - Alexander Chambers, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1836 - Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (d. 1902)
1843 - William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (d. 1932)
1846 - Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)
1847 - Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)
1849 - William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
1852 - Arnold Toynbee, English economist and social reformer (d. 1883)
1852 - Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia. (d. 1913)
1854 - Moritz Moszkowski, composer
1864 - Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece (1910-15, 28-32)
1867 - Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)
1869 - Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)
1869 - James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, SF mayor (1912-31), MUNI backer
1875 - William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
1875 - Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)
1879 - Alfreds Kalnins, composer
1880 - Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
1881 - Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1883 - Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (d. 1953)
1884 - Will Cuppy, American humorist (d. 1949)
1884 - Ogden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1927-1932 (d. 1937)
1885 - Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist
1886 - Gottfried Rudinger, composer
1887 - Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright (Fatherland)
1889 - A Lichtenstein, writer
1893 - Roy Agnew, composer
1894 - Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)
1900 - Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf)
1900 - Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 1978)
1901 - Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman
1901 - John Sherman Cooper, (Sen-Ky)
1903 - Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator
1903 - William Primrose, Glasgow Scot, violist (Method for Violin & Viola)
1905 - Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
1908 - Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)
1908 - Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour)
1908 - Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP
1908 - Hannah Frank, Scottish Artist and Sculptor
1909 - Syd Buller, England First Class Cricketer and English test umpire (d. 1970)
1910 - Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (d. 1979)
1911 - Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)
1911 - Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
1911 - Carl Dolmetsch, director (Haslemere Festival)
1911 - Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928)
1912 - Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)
1912 - Jara Ribnikar, writer
1912 - Lord Kissin, president (GPG)
1913 - Bob Crosby, Spokane Wa, Bing's brother, orchestra leader (Bob Crosby Show)
1913 - Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
1913 - Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
1917 - Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
1918 - Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje)
1919 - James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)
1919 - Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO (Rothmans International)
1920 - Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)
1921 - Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
1921 - Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
1922 - Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)
1922 - Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
1922 - George Kell, baseball player
1922 - Jean Darling, American child actress
1922 - Pierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer
1923 - Humphrey Fisher, TV producer
1923 - Kenneth Rickards, cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs)
1923 - Richard Adler, composer/songwriter (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
1923 - Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich Ger, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70)
1923 - Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
1924 - Denis Sargan, econometrician
1924 - Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
1924 - Ephraim Kishon, writer
1924 - Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia
1925 - Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
1925 - Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
1926 - Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)
1927 - Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
1927 - Houari Boumedienne, president of Algeria (1965-78)
1927 - John Hoskyns, director-general (Institute of Directors)
1927 - Martial Solal, composer
1928 - Gerd Natschinski, composer
1928 - Marian Seldes, American actress
1929 - Peter Thompson, golfer
1930 - Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )
1930 - Jack Bannister, cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart)/commentator (BBC)
1930 - John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
1930 - Michel Rocard, Courbevoie France, Prime Minister of France
Actress Vera MilesActress Vera Miles (1930) 1930 - Vera Miles, [Ralston], Boise City ID, actress (Psycho)
1931 - Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense
1932 - Mark Russell, Buffalo NY, political satirist/pianist (Real People)
1932 - Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
1933 - Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
1933 - Pete Wilson, (Sen-R-CA, 1983-88/Gov-R-Ca 1991- )
1933 - Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1934 - Barbara Eden, [Huffman], Tucson Az, actress (Dream of Jeannie)
1934 - Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, NFL QB (Eagles, Redskins)
1934 - Lojze Lebic, composer
1934 - Sonny Jurgensen, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins)/sportscaster
Actress Barbara EdenActress Barbara Eden (1934) 1935 - Brendan Jackson, British air marshal
1935 - Loren Rush, composer
1935 - Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)
1936 - Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters)
1936 - Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001)
1938 - Roger Greenaway, composer
1938 - Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
1939 - Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
1939 - Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles
1940 - Richard Sanders, Harrisburg Pa, actor (Les-WKRP, Spencer, Berrengers)
1940 - Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65)
1941 - Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer
1942 - Nancy Richey Gunther, San Ant Tx, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66)
1942 - Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
1943 - Bobby Diamond, Los Angeles California, actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis)
1943 - Dale Campbell-Savours, MP (Lab)
1943 - Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security
1943 - Nelson DeMille, American novelist
1944 - Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92)
1944 - Lena Tabori, Stockholm Sweden, model/daughter of Viveca Lindfors
1945 - Rayfield Wright, American football player
Rocker Keith MoonRocker Keith Moon (1946) 1946 - Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy)
1947 - Rex Allen Jr, Chicago, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
1947 - Terje Rypdal, composer
1947 - Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)
1947 - David Robb, British actor
1948 - Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
1948 - Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
1948 - Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
1948 - Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend
1949 - Christopher Blake, actor (Alexa)
1949 - Geoff Capes, shot putter
1949 - John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
1949 - Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
1949 - Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
1949 - Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
1949 - Shelley Long, Fort Wayne Indiana, actress (Diane-Cheers, Money Pit)
1949 - Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], Nashville, singer (Riders in the Sky)
1949 - Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
1951 - Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
1951 - Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor)
1951 - Mark Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1951 - Queen Noor, of Jordan
1951 - Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
1952 - Cathy St George, Norfolk Va, playmate (Aug, 1982)
1952 - Dalton Reed, singer
1952 - Mac Cone, Memphis Tenn, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96)
1952 - Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
1953 - Bobby Gubby, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1953 - Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
1956 - David A Wolf, Indianapolis Ind, MD/astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91)
1956 - Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)
1956 - Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician
1956 - Skipp Sudduth, American actor
1957 - Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
1958 - Julio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history
1959 - George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
1960 - Helen Rees, director (Design Museum)
1960 - Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
1960 - Chris Potter, Canadian actor
1961 - Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
1961 - Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
1962 - Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
1962 - Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1962 - Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician
1963 - Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1963 - Richard Illingworth, cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- )
1964 - Cam Emerson, Hamilton Ont, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive)
1964 - Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist
1964 - Kong Hee, Singaporean, Founder and Senior Pastor of the City Harvest movement in Asia
1964 - Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese professional wrestler
1965 - Anne Minter, Austratia, tennis star
1965 - Roger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer
1966 - Laura Richmond, Fort Dix NJ, playmate (Sep, 1988)
1966 - Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1966 - Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
1967 - Karen Noble, Morristown NJ, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd)
1967 - Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
1967 - Nancy Jane Cox, Campbellsville Kentucky, Miss Kentucky-America-1991
1968 - Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington NY, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit-3rd)
1968 - Cortez Kennedy, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1968 - Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1969 - Amanda Hope, Austin Texas, playmate (Jul, 1992)
1969 - Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)

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