Famous Birthdays on 23rd March

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1429 - Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI of England (d. 1482)
1599 - Thomas Selle, composer
1638 - Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist
1645 - William Kidd, Pirate Legend From Scotland (d. 1701)
1699 - John Bartram, naturalist/explorer, father of American botany
1723 - Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771)
1732 - Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
1736 - Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83)
1749 - Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
1749 - Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
1750 - Johannes Matthias Sperger, composer
1754 - Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)
Pirate Legend William KiddPirate Legend William Kidd (1645) 1761 - John W de Winter, Dutch vice-admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
1769 - William Smith, geologist (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils)
1769 - Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
1795 - Leopold Jansa, composer
1801 - Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
1808 - Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)
1811 - Camille Marie Stamaty, composer
1811 - Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer
1818 - Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898
1821 - Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)
1823 - Schuyler Colfax, (R) 17th VP (1869-73)
1825 - Edward Lloyd Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1898
1826 - Leon Minkus, composer
1831 - Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
1834 - Julius Reubke, composer
1837 - Joseph Wieniawski, composer
1844 - Eugene Gigout, composer
1847 - Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
1854 - Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)
1857 - Fannie Farmer, Boston, Massachusetts, American culinary figure
1858 - Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
1862 - Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d.1950)
1863 - Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh
1864 - Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer
1868 - Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
1876 - Muirhead Bone, Glasgow Scotland, etcher/engraver of architecture
1878 - Franz Schrecker, Austrian composer (Der ferne Klang, Der Schatzgräber)
1880 - Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
1881 - Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
1881 - Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
1882 - C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
1882 - Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
1883 - Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
1884 - Glauco Velasquez, composer
1887 - Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
1887 - Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin
1887 - Juan Gris, Spain, cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)
1887 - Sidney Hillman, union leader (Sidney Hillman Foundation)
1891 - Catherine Murphy Urner, composer
1893 - Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
1895 - Dane Rudhyar, composer
1895 - Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
1898 - Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
1898 - Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
1899 - Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
1900 - Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
1900 - Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
1901 - Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
1901 - Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
1902 - Philip Ober, Fort Payne Ala, actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie)
1905 - Paul Grimault, animator
1905 - Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
1905 - Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
1905 - Joan Crawford, [Lucille Le Sueur], Texas, actress (Mildred Pierce), (d. 1977)
1906 - George Posford, composer
1907 - Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
1907 - Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
1908 - Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate
Film director, screenwriter Akira KurosawaFilm director, screenwriter Akira Kurosawa (1910) 1910 - Akira Kurosawa, Tokyo Japan, director (7 Samurai, Living)
1910 - Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, German singer/actress (Der Pott)
1911 - Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
1911 - Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
1911 - Denis Wright, diplomat
1911 - Edward Warner, diplomat
1911 - Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
1912 - Alfred Schwarzmann, Germany, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1936)
1912 - John Payne, Roanoke Va, actor (Dodsworth, Razor's Edge)
Rocket Scientist Werner von BraunRocket Scientist Werner von Braun (1912) 1912 - Werner von Braun, Wirsitz Germany, rocket expert (I Aim at the Stars)
1914 - Robert Gross, composer
1915 - Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
1915 - Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
1917 - H C Allen, American historian
1917 - Johnny Guarnieri, NYC, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show)
1917 - Kenneth Tobey, actor (The Thing, Strange Invaders) [or Feb 23]
1917 - Patricia Burke, Milan Italy, actress (Forbidden)
1919 - Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
1919 - Carl Graffunder, mid-century modernist architect
1920 - Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
1920 - Geoffrey Bush, composer
1920 - James Brown, Desdemona Tx, actor (Lt Rip Masters-Rin Tin Tin)
1920 - Jimmy Edwards, comedy actor (Barnes)
1920 - Neal Smith, (Rep-D-IA, 1959- )
1920 - Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
1921 - Donald Malcome Campbell, Surrey UK, boat racer (1955 speed records)
1921 - Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
1921 - Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer
1922 - Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
1922 - Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles)
1923 - Arnie Weinmeister, AAFC, NFL def tackle (NY Yankees, Giants)
1924 - Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
1924 - Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
1925 - Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
1925 - David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
1925 - David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
1926 - Martha Wright, Seattle, singer (Let's Dance, Martha Wright Show)
1927 - Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
1927 - John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
1928 - 11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1928 - Alfred Morris, British MP
1929 - Albert H Crews, astronaut
1929 - Gerrit den Braber, Dutch composer/producer
1929 - James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Pyt Potter, Otley)
1929 - Michael Manser, architect
1929 - Roger Bannister, England, 1st to run a 4 minute mile (May 6, 1954)
1931 - Norman F Lent, (Rep-R-NY, 1971- 93 ), (d. 2012)
1931 - Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Gorno-Altaysk, Russia, skier (Oly gld 1964), (d. 2013)
1932 - Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
1933 - Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
1933 - Monique van Vooren, Belgium, actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
1933 - Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)
1933 - Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
1934 - Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)
1934 - Mark Rydell, NYC, actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye)
1934 - Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
1934 - Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
1935 - Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
1935 - Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
1937 - Craig Breedlove, LA, auto-racing champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America)
1937 - Heinz Martin Lonquich, composer
1937 - Robert Gallo, American physician
1938 - Christopher Glenn, NYC, news anchor (CBS Nightwatch)
1938 - Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
1938 - Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
1939 - Bert Berdis, Pitts, comedian (Tim Conway Show)
1939 - Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
1939 - Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
1940 - Brian Hastings, cricketer (NZ batsman in 70's)
1940 - Luis Gasca, rocker
1940 - Tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers)
1941 - Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
1942 - Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
1943 - Gail Goodrich, NBA star (Lakers, Suns)
1943 - Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)
1943 - Lee May, former Major League Baseball player
1943 - Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
1944 - Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)
1944 - Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)
1944 - George Scott, Greenville, MS, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), (d. 2013)
1945 - Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
1947 - Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
1948 - Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
1948 - R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
1948 - Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)
1948 - David Olney, American musician
1949 - Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)
1949 - Ric Ocasek, Balt, rock vocalist (Cars-Double Life, Bye Bye Love)
1949 - Roland Lee, American Watercolor Artist
1950 - Corrine Clery, Paris France, actress (Moonraker, Yor)
1950 - P R Scott, Headmaster (Bancroft's School, Woodford Green)
1950 - Anthony De Longis, American actor
1951 - Dick Mast, Bluffton OH, Nike golfer (1990 Mississippi Gulf Coast)
1951 - Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
1952 - Patricia Richardson, Bethesda MD, actress (Jill-Home Improvement)
1952 - Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
1953 - Chaka Khan, [Stevens], Great Lakes Il, rocker (Rufus-I am Every Woman)
1953 - Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, British MP
1953 - Louie Anderson, Minn, comedian (Ratboy, Wrong Guys)
1953 - Bo Diaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
1954 - Moses Malone, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Milw Bucks, Phila '76ers)
1954 - Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
1955 - Cindy Olavarri, Pleasant Hills California, cyclist (7-Eleven team)
1955 - Petrea Burchard, American actress
1956 - Andrew Mitchell, British MP
1956 - Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
1956 - José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician, president of the European Commission
1957 - Amanda Plummer, NYC, actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker)
1957 - Sheila Rena Ingram, Wash DC, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1976)
1957 - Teresa Ganzel, Toledo Ohio, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory)
1957 - Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
1958 - Serena Grandi, [Fagioli], Bologna Itay, actress (Miranda)
1958 - Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
1958 - El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
1959 - Catherine Keener, American actress
1959 - Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)
1959 - Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
1960 - Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
1960 - Terry Sweeney, St Albans NY, writer/comedian (SNL)
1960 - Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
1961 - Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
1962 - Johan Steur, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1963 - Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)
1963 - Kim Williams, Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland-26th)
1964 - John Pinette, American comedian, (d. 2014)
1965 - Dante Jones, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1965 - Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965 - Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street, Booker)
1965 - Wayne Presley, Detroit, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1965 - Gary Whitehead, American poet

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