Famous Birthdays on 23rd February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 250

1417 - Pope Paul II [Pietro Barbo], Venice, Republic of Venice, Pope (1464-71)
1583 - Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
1614 - Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
1615 - Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
1633 - Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)
1646 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
1648 - Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
1649 - John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1685 - George Frideric Handel, Halle Germany, baroque composer and (Messiah, Water Music)
1700 - Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1723 - Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)
1729 - Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
Composer George Friedrich HandelComposer George Friedrich Handel (1685) 1730 - Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1734 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1743 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)
1776 - John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1787 - Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)
1792 - Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor
1811 - George Washington Hewitt, composer
1817 - George Watts, London, painter
1818 - Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept
1824 - Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
1824 - Lewis Cass Hunt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1831 - Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)
1834 - Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis
1838 - Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1840 - Carl Menger, Austrian economist
1842 - Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
1848 - Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer
1850 - César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)
1863 - Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)
1865 - Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du BoisCivil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (1868) 1868 - William E B Du Bois, Great Barrington Massachusetts, civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk)
1869 - Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)
1873 - Dmitri Arakishvili, composer
1873 - Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
1874 - Konstantin Päts, Estonian PM (1921-23, 1932-33), dictator (1933-40)
1875 - Jozef E Stokvis, journalist/Dutch MP (SDAP)
1876 - Agnes M Royden, writer
1876 - Wadi' Sabra, composer
1878 - Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and art theorist (d. 1935)
1879 - Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
1879 - Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist
1880 - Edgar Istel, composer
1881 - Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher
1882 - Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
1883 - Karl Jaspers, Oldenburg Germany, existentialist philosopher
1884 - Frank Cellier, Surbiton England, actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade)
1884 - Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
1886 - Albert Edward Sammons, composer
1886 - Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
1887 - Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer
1889 - Cyril Delevanti, England, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis, Black Eye)
1889 - Frederik M baron of Asbeck, Dutch lawyer (League of Nations)
Director Victor FlemingDirector Victor Fleming (1889) 1889 - Victor Fleming, American director (Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), (d. 1949)
1889 - Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
1891 - Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)
1892 - Kathleen Harrison, actress (Fast Lady, Big Money, West 11)
1895 - Richard Goolden, London England, actor (School for Husbands)
1898 - Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
1899 - Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
1899 - Norman Taurog, American film director (d. 1981)
1900 - Elinor Remick Warren, composer
1901 - Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
1901 - Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
1903 - Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)
1904 - Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
1904 - William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
1905 - Leonidas Zoras, French composer
1907 - Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
1908 - William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
1909 - Frank Ward, cricketer (Australian leggie late 30s)
1911 - G Mennen Williams, Detroit, Sup Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60)
1911 - Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
1913 - Charles Leonard, US, pentathelete (Olympic-1936)
1913 - Edward Fiennes-Clinton, 18th Earl of Lincoln
1914 - Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
1914 - Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
1915 - Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
1915 - Jon Hall, Fresno California, actor (Ramor of the Jungle) (d. 1979)
1915 - Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
1916 - George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1916 - Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
1916 - William Walsh, academic
1917 - Kenneth Tobey, actor (Chuck-Whirlybirds) [or Mar 23]
1918 - Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
1918 - Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
1919 - Johnny Carey, soccer star
1919 - Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
1920 - David Wright, poet
1920 - Hall Overton, Bangor Michigan, composer (Enchanted Pear Tree)
1920 - Lord St Levan
1920 - Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
1923 - Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
1923 - Dante Lavelli, AAFC/NFL end wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
1923 - Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
1924 - Lejaren Hiller, composer
1925 - Ian Smith, cricket leg-spinner (S Afr 1947-58 avg 64.08)
1925 - Louis Stokes, (Rep-D-OH, 1969- )
1926 - Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
1927 - Ivan Hrusovsky, composer
1928 - Duke of Beaufort
1928 - Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A)
1929 - Eduard W "Ed" Bauer, [Eddy Evers], Dutch actor (Bluejackets)
1929 - Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
1929 - Richard Moryl, composer
1930 - Gerry Davis, writer
1930 - Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1976)
1930 - Imre Gyongyossy, film Maker
1930 - Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer (Black Venus)
1930 - Johnny Seven, NYC, actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss)
1931 - Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist and sculptor (Great American Nudes) (d. 2004)
1932 - Majel Barrett, American actress
1933 - Donna J Stone, poet
1933 - Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1934 - Lady Digby
1937 - David Ward, president (Law Society)
1937 - Lord Tugendhat, British politician (Conservative party)
1937 - Tom Osborne, college football coach
1938 - Diane Varsi, San Mateo California, actress (Peyton Place)
1938 - Sylvia Chase, St Paul Minn, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
1939 - Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
1939 - Josef Feistmantl, Austria, lugeist (Olympic-gold-1964)
1939 - Majel Barrett, Columbus Ohio, actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek)
1940 - Jermyn P Brooks, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
1940 - Peter Fonda, actor (Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip)
1941 - Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal (George Watson's College)
1941 - Robin Bynoe, cricketer (WI opening batsman in 4 Tests 1959-67)
1941 - Ron Hunt, baseball player
1942 - Beau Boulter, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
1942 - Colin Sanders, founder (Solid State Logic)
1942 - John Lewis, Head Master (Eton College)
1943 - Bobby Wayne Mitchell, Chatham VA, PGA golfer (1971 Cleveland Open)
1943 - Fred Biletnikoff, NFL wide receiver
1943 - Jada Rowland, NYC, actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm)
1944 - James Cousins, British MP
1944 - Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], Leland Miss, guitarist (Silver Train)
1944 - Mike Maxfield, rocker (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
1944 - Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
1944 - John Sandford, American novelist
1945 - Frank Murray, police Officer
1946 - Rusty Young, California, rock steel guitarist (Poco-Heat of the Night)
1947 - Anton Mosimann, chef
1947 - Colin Sanders, British computer engineer (Solid State Logic)
1947 - Geoff Cope, cricketer (England off-spinner 1977-78)
1947 - Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)
1947 - John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
1947 - Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
1948 - Bill Alexander, theatre director
1948 - Doug Moench, American comic book writer
1949 - Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic-gold-1972)
1949 - Larry Demps, US R&B vocalist (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
Astronaut Marc GarneauAstronaut Marc Garneau (1949) 1949 - Marc Garneau, Quebec City Quebec, Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77)
1949 - Maureen Hicks, British MP
1949 - Terry "Tex" Comer, bassist/guitarist
1950 - Neil Jordan, Sligo Ireland, novelist (Dream of a Beast, Past)
1950 - Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)
1951 - Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1951 - Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)
1951 - Patricia Richardson, Bethesada Md, actress (Double Trouble, Home Imp)
1952 - Brad Whitford, Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun)
1953 - Sallie L Baliunas, astrophysicist
1953 - Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
1954 - Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
1955 - Howard Jones, rock pianist/vocalist (Things Can Only Get Better)
1958 - David Sylvian, vocal/guitar (Sylvian Sylvian, Japan-Adolescent Sex)
1958 - Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (April, 1981)
1958 - Ria Brieffies, Dutch vocalist (Dolly Dots)
1959 - John Arthur Wilson, Ceres CA, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-4th)
1960 - Cindy Figg-Currier, Mt Pleasant MI, golfer (1994 Brit Open-6th)
1960 - Gloria von Thurm un Taxis, Munich German FR, Princess
1960 - Maria Gloria von Schoenberg-Glauchau, wife of prince Thurn un Taxis
1960 - Naruhito, crown prince of Japan
1960 - Alan Griffin, Australian politician
1962 - Melinda Mays, Augusta Ga, playmate (Feb, 1983)
1962 - Michael Wilton, rock guitarist (Queensrijche-Warning)
1963 - Bobby Bonilla, NYC, outfielder (NY Mets, Balt Orioles, Marlins)
1963 - Debbie Kruck, Danbury CT, Ms Fitness USA (1994)
1963 - Reza Abdoh, theatre director
1963 - Robert Collins, keyboard player
1963 - Radosław Sikorski, Polish politician
1964 - Byron Evans, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1964 - Dana Katherine Scully, fictional character (X-Files)
1964 - John Norum, rocker
1965 - Helena Sukova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (1985 US Open's Double)
1965 - Kristin Davis, actress (Melrose Place)
1965 - Sylvie Guillem, France, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
1965 - Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer
1966 - John Druce, Peterborough, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers, LA Kings)
1966 - Marc Price, actor/comedian (Skippy-Family Ties)
1967 - Gord Murphy, Willowdale, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1967 - Pam Blundell, fashion designer
1967 - Steven C Stricker, Edgerton WI, PGA golfer (1994 Northern Telecom-2nd)
1967 - Tamsin Greig, English actress
1967 - Chris Vrenna, American musician, producer and sound engineer Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker
1968 - Stephanie Seymour, SD California, actress/model (Sunny Side Up)
1969 - Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1969 - Michael Campbell, Hawera NZ, Australasia golfer
1969 - Marc Wauters, Belgian cyclist
1970 - Niecy Nash, American actress

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