Famous Birthdays on 23rd January

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1350 - Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
1574 - Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
1582 - John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis)
1688 - Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
1719 - John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)
1730 - Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)
1737 - John Hancock, merchant/statesman, (1st to sign Declaration of Independence), (d. 1793), [o.s. 1936-01-12]
1745 - William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)
1752 - Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
1761 - Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
1762 - Christian A Vulpius, Germany, writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
1783 - Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)
Statesman John HancockStatesman John Hancock (1737) 1785 - Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad
1786 - Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
1809 - Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter
1813 - Franz Commer, composer
1816 - Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician
1820 - Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer
1827 - Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
1828 - Calvin Edward Pratt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1830 - Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)
1832 - Edouard Manet, Paris, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), (d. 1883)
Impressionist painter Edouard ManetImpressionist painter Edouard Manet (1832) 1833 - John Randolph Chambliss Jr, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1837 - Amanda Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist
1840 - Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
1843 - Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer
1855 - John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
1857 - Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity)
1862 - David Hilbert, Königsberg East Prussia, mathematician
1865 - Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor (Black Haired Whore)
1867 - Herbert Bedford, composer
1868 - Juventino Rosas, composer
1869 - Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
1869 - Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)
1872 - Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
1872 - Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
1878 - Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
1878 - Rutland Boughton, composer
1884 - Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
1885 - Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer
1888 - Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor
1889 - Franklin Pangborn, Newark, actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living)
1889 - Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)
1891 - Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist
1893 - Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks)
1894 - Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Patriot/Idiot)
1896 - Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
1897 - Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
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 - Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
1898 - Sergei Eisenstein, Russia, director (Battleship Potemkin) [NS]
1898 - Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
1899 - Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
1899 - Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
1900 - Mary Philips, CT, actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
1900 - Ralph Graves, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)
1900 - William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
1901 - Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
1902 - Benny Waters, saxophonist
1903 - Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
1904 - Theodor Schaefer, composer
1905 - David Newell, Missouri, actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
1905 - Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
1906 - Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
1907 - Dan Duryea, White Plains NY, actor (Pride of the Yankees)
1907 - Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
1908 - Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
1908 - Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
1909 - Norman Fulton, composer
1910 - Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
1911 - Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
1912 - Ank van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
1914 - Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
1915 - Herma Bauma, Austria, javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
1915 - Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
1916 - Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
1916 - David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
1918 - Gertrude Belle Elion, NYC, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988)
1919 - Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
1919 - Ernie Kovacs, Trenton NJ, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show)
1919 - Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
1919 - Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
1920 - Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
1923 - Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
1923 - Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)
1923 - Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
1924 - Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), (d. 2013)
1925 - Marty Paich, Oakland California, orchestra leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell)
1927 - Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
1928 - Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
1928 - Jeanne Moreau, Paris France, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim)
1928 - Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
1928 - Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
1929 - Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
1929 - John Polanyi, Berlin, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986)
1929 - Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
1930 - Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)
1930 - Ken Errair, rocker (Four Freshmen)
1930 - William Reid Pogue, Okemah Oklahoma, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Skylab 4), (d. 2014)
1932 - Bud Shuster, (Rep-R-PA, 1973- )
1933 - Arlene Golonka, Chicago Ill, actress (Millie-Mayberry RFD)
1933 - Chita Rivera, Wash DC, actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity)
1933 - Joel Spiegelman, composer
1934 - Lou Antonio, Oklahoma City, actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It)
1934 - Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
1936 - Jerry Kramer, Green Bay Packer, author (Instant Replay)
1938 - Anatoly Marchenko, Siberia, Soviet dissident
1938 - Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
1939 - Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
1939 - Arlene Golonka, American actress
1940 - Johnny Russell, country singer
1942 - Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
1942 - Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
1942 - Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
1942 - Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
1943 - Gil Gerard, Little Rock Ark, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
1943 - William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
1943 - Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
1944 - Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
1944 - Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
1944 - Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
1944 - Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1945 - Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
1946 - Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
1946 - Don Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon
1947 - Thomas R Carper, (Rep-D-DE, 1983- )
1947 - Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
1947 - Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)
1948 - Anita Pointer, Oakland, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy)
1949 - Robert Cabana, Minneapolis, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88)
1950 - Bill Cunningham, Memphis, Tennessee, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops)
1950 - Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
1950 - Richard Dean Anderson, Minneapolis, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS)
1950 - Richard Gilliland, Fort Worth Tx, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland)
1950 - John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
1950 - Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
1951 - Margaret Johnson Bailes, Bronx NY, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1951 - Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
1952 - Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
1953 - Lamont Robin Zander, rocker (Cheap Trick)
1953 - Pat Haden, Westbury, NY, NFL quarterback (LA Rams)
1953 - Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
1954 - Edward Ka-spel, English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
1954 - Franco De Vita, Caracas Venezuala, spanish singer (Extranjero)
1954 - Rick Finch, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
1954 - Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
1955 - Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1955 - Robin Zander, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
1957 - Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, princess
1957 - Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
1958 - Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (Apr, 1981)
1959 - Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1959 - Tyrone Power Jr, Los Angeles California, actor (Shag)
1960 - Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
1960 - Misha Mck, East Orange NJ, actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C)
1960 - Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
1961 - Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1961 - Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
1962 - Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
1962 - Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
1963 - Gail O'Grady, Detroit, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue)
1963 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Lagos, Nigeria, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
1963 - Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
1964 - Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
Actress Mariska HargitayActress Mariska Hargitay (1964) 1964 - Mariska Hargitay, Santa Monica California, actress (Jesse Smith-Downtown, ER)
1965 - Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker (Oly-14-92, 96)
1966 - Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
1966 - Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
1966 - Scott Fortune, Newport Beach California, volleyballer (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96)
1967 - Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96)
1967 - Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Oly-gold-1988)
1968 - Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers)
1968 - Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo)
1968 - Petr Korda, Prague Czech, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati)
1968 - Todd Scott, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1969 - Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
1969 - Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1969 - Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
1969 - Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
1970 - Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1970 - Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
1970 - Mark Wohlers, Holyoke MA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1970 - Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 - Richard Smehlik, Ostrava Cze, NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Oly-Gold-98)
1970 - Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
1971 - Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion)
1971 - James Logan, WLAF linebacker (Scotland Claymores)
1971 - Julie Foudy, SD California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
1971 - Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks)
1971 - Mark Grimmette, Ann Arbor Mich, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
1971 - Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter
1971 - Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and lyricist
1972 - Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
1972 - Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 - Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
1972 - Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1972 - Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor
1972 - Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
1973 - Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)

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