Famous Birthdays on 23rd December

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245 - Zenobia, Palmyra, Syria, Queen of Palmyra, (d. 274)
1173 - Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)
1513 - Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)
1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1544 - Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)
1548 - Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)
1582 - Severo Bonini, composer
1597 - Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"
1613 - Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (d. 1676)
1621 - Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (d. 1678)
1621 - Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)
1644 - Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer
1689 - Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer
Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria ZenobiaQueen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria Zenobia (245) 1699 - Joseph Gibbs, composer
1709 - Jean-Noel Hamal, composer
1714 - Johann Siebenkas, composer
1716 - Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer
1722 - Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Turinge, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten
1732 - Richard Arkwright, inventor (spinning frame)
1743 - Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)
1749 - Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer
1750 - Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)
1758 - Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York
1763 - John Davy, composer
1777 - Aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25)
1780 - Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
1790 - Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics
1795 - Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)
1804 - Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)
Religious Leader Joseph Smith JrReligious Leader Joseph Smith Jr (1805) 1805 - Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844)
1808 - Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
1812 - Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
1812 - William Hauser, composer
1815 - Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat
1818 - David Addison Weisiger, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1819 - Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
1822 - Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (d. 1875)
1823 - Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer
1827 - Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)
1828 - Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
1830 - Adam Minchejmer, composer
1843 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)
1845 - Emmanuel-Persillier Lachapelle, dr (found Notre Dame Hosp Montreal)
1845 - Gustave Ador, union president of Austria (1919)
1854 - Henry B. Guppy, British botanist (d. 1926)
1855 - Alan Gray, composer
1858 - Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)
1860 - Harriet Monroe, Chicago, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I)
1862 - Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
1864 - Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
1867 - Sarah Breedlove, Delta Louisiana, (Madam C. J. Walker), daughter of slaves & 1st US female self-made millionaire (hair straightner)
Cosmetics Mogul Madame C. J. WalkerCosmetics Mogul Madame C. J. Walker (1867) 1867 - Madame C. J. Walker, Louisiana, cosmetic mogul (Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company), (d. 1919)
1878 - Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (d. 1972)
1883 - Hubert M E Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45)
1885 - Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
1886 - Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
1887 - Eric Blore, London England, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)
1887 - John Cromwell, Toledo OH, actor/director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage)
1888 - Eric Blore, English/US actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)
1888 - Friedrich Wolf, writer
1891 - Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (d. 1956)
NHL Left Winger Cy DennenyNHL Left Winger Cy Denneny (1891) 1891 - Cy Denneny, Farran's Point Ontario, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer
1893 - Ann O'Neal, Missouri, actress (Nana-Professional Father)
1894 - Arthur Gilligan, cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
1896 - Alberto Hemsi, composer
1896 - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)
1897 - Julien Carette, Paris France, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom)
1900 - Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)
1901 - Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)
1902 - Norman Maclean, American author (d. 1990)
1903 - Fredi [Fredericka] Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan)
1903 - Michael Kalatozov, Russian producer (When the Cranes Fly)
1905 - Arn Bjornsson, composer
1906 - Ross Lee Finney, Wells Minnesota, composer (Landscapes Remembered)
1907 - Don McNeill, Galena Ill, host (Don McNeill TV Club)
1907 - Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)
1907 - Avraham Stern, Polish-born Zionist leader (d. 1942)
1908 - Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
1909 - Barney Ross, NYC, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934)
1909 - Don Cleverley, cricketer (two Tests for NZ 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
1909 - Maurice Denham, Beckenham England, actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant)
1910 - Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
1911 - James Gregory, Bronx NYC, actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller)
1911 - Niels Jerne, immunologist
1913 - Hans Henkemans, composer
1913 - Leo A Ketelaars, Dutch oratorio vocalist
1914 - Dezider Kardos, composer
1916 - Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter
1918 - Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany (SPD, 1974- )
1918 - Jose Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
1918 - Kumar Pallana, Indian-born American actor
1919 - Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
1921 - Gerald S O'Loughlin, NYC, actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels)
1922 - Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant
1922 - Micheline Ostermeyer, France, shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
1923 - Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, TV host (Price is Right)
1923 - James Stockdale, admiral (Vietnam)/Ross Perot's 1992 running mate
1923 - Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster
1923 - Leonard Stern, NYC, producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart)
1923 - Lucas M Mangope, 1st president of Bophuthatswana (1977-94)
1923 - Milt Okun, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Starland Vocal Band Show)
1923 - Ruth Roman, Boston Mass, actress (Sylvia-Knots Landing, Dallas)
1923 - Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist
1923 - Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
1923 - Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
1924 - Floyd Kalber, Omaha Neb, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973)
1925 - Harry Guardino, NYC, actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues)
1926 - Dusan Kostic, composer
1926 - James Dewar, journalist/documentary film-maker
1926 - Robert Bly, US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)
1927 - Joseph Castaldo, composer
1928 - Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
1929 - Dick Weber, pro bowler (16, 300 games)
1929 - Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
1931 - Ronnie Schell, Richmond Cal, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World)
1932 - Revjames Cleveland, rocker
1932 - Tertius Metcalf, businessman
1933 - Akihito, emperor of Japan (1989- )
1935 - Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
1935 - Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
1936 - Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers)
1936 - Claude Albert Coppens, composer
1936 - Frederic Forrest, Waxahachie TX, actor (Music Box, Lonesone Dove)
1936 - James Stacy, Los Angeles California, actor (Fred-Adv of Ozzie & Harriet)
1937 - Karol Joseph Bobko, NYC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J)
1938 - Bob Kahn, American Internet pioneer
1939 - Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], London, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates)
1940 - Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
1940 - Jorma Kaukonen, Wash DC, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
1940 - Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician
1941 - Elizabeth Hartman, Youngstown Ohio, actress (Walking Tall, Beguilled)
1941 - Tim Hardin, Eugene, Oregon, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
1941 - Ron Bushy, American musician
1941 - Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)
1942 - Friedrich Schenker, composer
1942 - Jerry Koosman, pitcher (NY Mets)
1943 - Derek Small, rocker (Spinal Tap)
1943 - Harry Shearer, Los Angeles California, actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck)
1943 - Peter Quaife, Devon England, rock bassist (Kinks-Long Tall Sally)
1943 - Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor/director (One Evening at Eva)
1943 - Ross Edwards, composer
1943 - Silvia Sommerlath, German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden (1973- )
1943 - Stephen Wallace, director (For Love Affair, Hunger, Mail Order Bride)
1943 - Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician
1943 - Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (d. 1987)
1944 - D J D Dees, pharmacist/Dutch minister of WVC (VVD)
1944 - U C Joshi, cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)
1944 - Wesley Clark, American military officer
1945 - Georges Aperghis, composer
1945 - Richard C Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1945 - Ronald Bushy, rocker (Iron Butterfly-Ina gada davida)
1946 - Tony Craig, [Kulasa], Pittsburgh PA, actor (That Boy Next Door)
1946 - Susan Lucci, Scarsdale, New York, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess)
1946 - Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano
1947 - Bill Rodgers, marathon runner (Boston, NY)
1948 - Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers)
1948 - Leslie Moonves, American television executive
1949 - Luther Grosvenor, rocker (Spooky Tooth)
1949 - Wally Edwards, cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974)
1949 - Adrian Belew, American musician
1950 - Michael C. Burgess, American politician
1950 - Ilchi Lee, Korean educator and author
1951 - Johnny Contardo, singer (Sha Na Na)
1952 - Hans Abrahamsen, composer
1952 - William Kristol, American political commentator
1953 - John Callahan, Brooklyn NY, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest)
1953 - Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
1953 - Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia
1954 - Brian Teacher, San Diego Cal, tennis star
1956 - Michele Alboretto, formula-1 racer (Ferrari)
1956 - Dave Murray, London, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden)
1957 - Dan Bigras, Canadian singer
1957 - Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
1958 - Denise McConnell, Weisbaden Germany, playmate (March, 1979)
1958 - Joan Severance, Houston Texas, actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil)
1958 - Victoria Williams, American singer
1959 - Geoff Willis, British engineer
1960 - William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
1960 - Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
1961 - Carol Smillie, British television personality
1962 - Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1962 - Bertrand Gachot, Belgian racing driver
1962 - Kang Je-gyu, South Korean film director
1963 - Carol Peterka, Little Falls MN, team handball back court (Oly-92, 96)
1963 - Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
1963 - Keiji Muto, wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW)
1963 - Donna Tartt, American author
1964 - Andy Gabel, Chicago Ill, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
1964 - Petr Klima, Chaomutov Cze, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1964 - Eddie Vedder, Evanston, Illinois, American heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine)
1966 - Hans van Arum, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, Willem II)
1967 - Lamar Lathon, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1967 - Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer
1967 - Tim Fountain, British playwright
1968 - Quincy Jones III, Swedish-American musician
1969 - Rodney Culver, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
1969 - Stephen Grant, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1969 - Greg Biffle, American racecar driver
1969 - Rob Pelinka, American sports agent
1970 - Kimberly Ann Cooley, Grand Forks ND, Miss America-ND (1996)

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