Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Birthdays 1 - 241 of 241

645 - Yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683)
1301 - Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339)
1339 - Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers)
1401 - Francesco Sfoza, soldier
1503 - Anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547)
1659 - Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer
1705 - Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)
1734 - Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730]
1735 - Johannes Herbst, composer
1769 - Alexey Nikolayevich Titov, composer
1773 - Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer
1775 - Francois-Eugene Vidocq, French criminal and police detective
1775 - Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
1777 - Philipp Otto Runge, German painter (d. 1810)
1793 - Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer
1796 - Franz Adolf Berwald, Sweden, composer
1803 - Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer
1806 - Eduard Marxsen, composer
1816 - Charlotte Sanders Cushman, US, actress (Lady MacBeth)
1822 - Darius Nash Couch, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1823 - Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
1824 - Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1906
1825 - Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor
1827 - Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway)
1828 - Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist
1834 - James "Cardinal" Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore
1838 - Edouard [Judas] Colonne, composer/violinist
1841 - Edward John Armstrong, poet
1849 - Geza Zichy, composer
1851 - Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
1853 - William H Gillette, actor (Sherlock Holmes on stage)
1856 - Arthur H Bird, composer
1856 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader
1857 - French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)
1861 - Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16)
1864 - Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)
1865 - Friedrich Aereboe, landhuishoudkundige
1865 - Max Heindel, Danish Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic (d. 1919)
1866 - Francesco Cilea, composer
1876 - William Gillies Whittaker, composer
1883 - Alan Francis Brooke, 1st viscount Alanbrooke fieldmarshal [or Jul 4]
1884 - Albert Warner, US producer (Warner Bros)
1884 - Apolinary Szeluto, composer
1884 - Emil Jannings, Germany, actor (Faust, Passion, Blue Angel)
1886 - Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
1886 - John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
1886 - Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
1886 - Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
1888 - Raymond Chandler, Chic, mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely)
1888 - Gluyas Williams, SF, cartoonist (Fellows Citizen)
1888 - Milan Stoyadinovich, Serbia, fascist Yugoslavia PM (1935-39)
1891 - Maurus H Hulsman, Dutch priest/editor (Amigoe di Curacao)
1892 - Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen], emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)
1892 - Petros John Petridis, composer
1893 - Karl Menninger, psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic)
1894 - Arthur Treacher, Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show)
1895 - Florence Vidor, [Arto], Houston Texas, actress (Jack Knife Man)
1895 - Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)
1898 - Mervyn "Red" Dutton, Manitoba, 2nd NHL pres (1943-46)
1898 - Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)
1899 - Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
1901 - Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
1902 - Walter Burle Marx, composer
1904 - Adone Zecchi, composer
1905 - Erich Itor Kahn, composer
1906 - Clancy Cooper, actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains)
1906 - Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
1906 - Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)
1907 - Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
1908 - Karl Swenson, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Lara-Little House on the Prairie)
1910 - Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal
1912 - Michael Wilding, England, actor (Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong)
1913 - Coral Browne, Melbourne Aust, actress (Margaret-Time Express)
1913 - Michael Foot, MP
1914 - Alastair Down, CEO (Burmah Oil)
1916 - Ben Weber, St Louis Missouri, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965)
1916 - Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
1917 - Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)
1917 - John Stokes, MP
1917 - Kurt Kreuger, St Moritz Switz, actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours)
1918 - Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
1918 - Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1919 - [Harold] Pee Wee Reese, Hall of Fame shortstop (Dodgers)
1920 - Malcolm Hughes, artist
1920 - Marcel Maeyer, [de Maeyer], Belgian sculptor/graphic artist
1920 - Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer (d. 1999)
1921 - Calvert DeForest, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman)
1921 - David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
1921 - Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
1921 - Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
1921 - Jerome Rosen, composer
1921 - Peter Twiss, test pilot
1922 - Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
1923 - Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (d. 1997)
1923 - Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)
1923 - Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (d. 2001)
1924 - Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
1924 - Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
1925 - Donna Anderson, Akiak AK, actress (On the Beach
1925 - Gloria De Haven, LA, actress (Bog, Yellow Cab Man, Irene-Nakia)
1925 - Pierre Baugniet, Belgium, pairs ice skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
1926 - Ludvik Vaculik, writer
1927 - Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1927 - Elliot McKay See Jr, Dallas Texas, astronaut
1928 - Leon Fleisher, SF California, pianist/conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77)
1928 - Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
1929 - Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
1931 - Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
1931 - Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
1931 - Viktor Korchnoi, chess champ
1931 - Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori Queen (d. 2006)
1931 - Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter
1932 - Alistair Graham, headmaster (Mill Hill School)
1933 - Bert Convy, St Louis Mo, actor (Snoop Sisters, Win Lose or Draw)
1933 - Richard Rogers, English architect
1934 - Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
1935 - Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
1935 - Hein Heinsen, Danish artist
1936 - Anthony M Kennedy, California, 106th Supreme Court justice (1988- )
1936 - Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
1937 - Dave Webster, Led his football team to a National Championship in 1958
1937 - Bruce Surtees, Los Angeles, California, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), (d. 2012)
1938 - Ronny Cox, Cloudcroft Mass, actor (St Elsewhere)
1938 - Götz George, German actor
1940 - Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
1940 - Gary Stites, rock vocalist (Lonely For You)
1941 - Richie Evans, 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion (died at Martinsville in 1985)
1942 - John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
1942 - Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
1942 - Myra Hindley, English murderer (d. 2002)
1942 - Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician
1943 - Tony Joe White, rocker
1943 - Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (d. 2007)
1944 - Dino Danelli, Jersey City NJ, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals)
1944 - Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)
1945 - Harold W Hennep, Arubians/Dutch dancer/actor (Plus Echo)
1946 - Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
1946 - Keith Ferguson, blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1947 - David Essex, [Cook], London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
1947 - Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
1947 - Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver
1948 - John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
1949 - Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991)
1950 - Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
1950 - Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)
1950 - Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
1950 - Ian Thomas, rocker
1950 - Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
1950 - Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
1951 - Edie McClurg, Kansas City MO, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family)
1951 - Terry Davis, NYC, actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World)
1952 - Janis Siegel, NYC, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction)
1952 - Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)
1953 - Graham Gooch, cricketer (prolific England opener & captain)
1955 - Marisa DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
1957 - Harry Stefanki, Mento Park Cal, tennis star
1957 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
1958 - Kenneth J Green, Danbury CT, PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open)
1958 - Lydia Cornell, El Paso Tx, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort)
1959 - Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker
1960 - Al Perez, American professional wrestler
1961 - Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
1961 - Martin Gore, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
Actor Woody HarrelsonActor Woody Harrelson (1961) 1961 - Woody Harrelson, Midland Tx, actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers)
1961 - André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author
1962 - Eriq La Salle, Hartford CT, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER)
1962 - Terry-Jo Myers, Ft Myers FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic)
1963 - Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
1964 - Greg Best, Lynchburg VA, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92)
1964 - Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
1965 - Brett Faryniarz, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1965 - Slash, [Saul Hudson], London England, rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine)
1966 - Micheal Williams, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1967 - Nicole Jagerman, Netherlands, tennis star
Actor Philip Seymour HoffmanActor Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967) 1967 - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Fairport, New York, American actor (Capote, Moneyball)
1968 - Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
1968 - Beth Ehlers, Queens NY, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger)
1968 - Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
1968 - Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
1968 - Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
1968 - Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1968 - Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
1968 - Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
1969 - Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
1969 - Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1969 - Fernanda Ribeiro, Portugal, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1969 - Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970 - Sam Waters, Camp Springs Md, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
1970 - Charisma Carpenter, American actress
1970 - Thea Dorn, German writer
1971 - Aimee Rinehart, Miss Missouri USA (1996)
1971 - Alison Krauss, Decatur Ill, country singer (2 Highways)
1971 - Dalvin DeGrate, American singer
1971 - Christopher Lee, Singaporean actor and model
1972 - Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
1972 - Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1972 - Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
1972 - Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1973 - Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
1973 - Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1973 - Nomar Garciaparra, American baseball player
1973 - Omar Epps, American actor
1973 - Francis Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis)
White House Intern Monica LewinskyWhite House Intern Monica Lewinsky (1973) 1973 - Monica Lewinsky, San Francisco California, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton)
1973 - Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
1974 - Maurice Greene, KC Kansas, 100m runner
1974 - Tara Williams, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
1974 - Terry Glenn, American football player
1974 - Sonny Siaki, Samoan-born professional wrestler
1974 - Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist
1974 - Kathryn Hahn, American actress
1975 - Seong Hyeon-ah, South Korean actress
1975 - Surya Sivakumar, Tamil actor
1976 - Inger Lise Ebeltoft, Miss Universe-Norway (1996)
1976 - Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
1976 - Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
1977 - Neicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer
1977 - Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
1978 - Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
1978 - Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
1979 - Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
1979 - Perro Aguayo, Jr., Mexican professional wrestler
1979 - Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer
1980 - Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child)
1981 - Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41)
1981 - Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
1982 - Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
1982 - Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
1983 - Andrew Eiden, American actor
1983 - Bec Hewitt, Australian actress
1983 - Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
1984 - Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
1985 - Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer
1985 - Matthew Murphy, English musician (The Wombats)
1986 - Ayaka Komatsu, Japanese model and actress
1986 - Nelson Philippe, French racing driver
1986 - Reece Ritchie, English actor
1988 - Pippa Bennett-Warner, English actress
Harry Potter Actor Daniel RadcliffeHarry Potter Actor Daniel Radcliffe (1989) 1989 - Daniel Radcliffe, London, actor (Harry Pottter in the Harry Potter series of movies)
1996 - Rachel G. Fox, American actress

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