Famous Birthdays on this Day, May 23:

1052 - King Philip I of France (d. 1108)
1100 - Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
1598 - Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized
1606 - Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)
1617 - Elias Ashmole, antiquary
1620 - Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized
1644 - Thomas Eisenhut, composer
1696 - Johann Caspar Vogler, composer
1707 - Carolus Linneus, Sweden, biological classifier
1707 - Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (d. 1778)
1710 - Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
1718 - William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer
1729 - Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
1734 - Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)
1735 - Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author
1737 - Louis Francois Chambray, composer
1741 - Andrea Lucchesi, composer
1753 - Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer
1754 - Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon)
1756 - Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer
1759 - Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer
1790 - Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)
1794 - Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer
1795 - Charles Barry, architect
1799 - Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)
1812 - Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)
1813 - Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1820 - James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)
1820 - Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891)
1824 - Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)
1828 - Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)
1832 - Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
1834 - Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
1837 - James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1843 - Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer
1844 - `Abdu'l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1921)
1848 - Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WW I)
1848 - Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator
1851 - Antoni Stolpe, composer
1862 - William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
1864 - Louis Glass, composer
1865 - Epitácio Pessoa, President of Brazil (d. 1942)
1866 - Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist/criminalologist
1871 - Sigurd Lie, composer
1873 - Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)
1875 - Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
1879 - Dezso Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
1882 - James Gleason, NYC, writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool)
1883 - Douglas Fairbanks, Denver CO, actor (Zorro/3 Musketeers/Robin Hood)
1884 - Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
1887 - Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)
1888 - Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
1888 - Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)
1889 - Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
1890 - Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
1890 - Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer
1891 - Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
1893 - Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
1896 - Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
1898 - Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)
1898 - Joseph Hazen, lawyer
1898 - Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
1900 - Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
1901 - Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
1902 - Mark Lothar, composer
1903 - Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
1906 - Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
1907 - Kenneth Allen, engineer
1907 - Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant
1908 - John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)
1908 - Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)
1909 - Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat
1910 - Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], NYC, bandleader (Come'on my House)
1910 - Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter
1910 - Hugh Casson CH, architect
1910 - Scatman Crothers, [Benjamin], Terre Haute IN, actor (Zapped, Shining)
1910 - Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
1911 - Boris Kremenliev, composer
1911 - Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)
1912 - David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
1912 - John Payne, Roanoke Va, actor (Restless Gun)
1912 - Marius Goring, Isle of Wight, actor (Herr Palitz-Holocaust)
1912 - Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)
1913 - Ian Graeme, major-general
1913 - Ruth Fernandez legendary singer from Puerto Rico
1914 - Alec Dickson, founder (VSO)
1914 - Barbara Ward, economist/writer (Only One Earth)
1914 - Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)
1914 - Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
1915 - Clyde Wiegand, physicist
1916 - M Jean Francaix, composer
1916 - Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
1917 - Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
1918 - Bulent Arel, composer
1918 - Bumps Blackwell, rocker
1918 - Denis Compton, cricketer (England batsman 1938-56 & Arsenal forward)
1919 - Betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family)
1919 - Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary
1920 - Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
1920 - Sid Melton, Bkln NY, actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas)
1921 - Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)
1921 - James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
1921 - Loren Tindall, OK, actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost)
1921 - Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
1921 - Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
1922 - Dennis Compton, author/crickleter
1923 - Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)
1923 - Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)
1924 - Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)
1924 - Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
1924 - V N Swamy, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1955, DNB, 0-45)
1925 - Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
1925 - Mac Wiseman, American musician
1928 - Nigel Davenport, Cambridge England, actor (Without a Clue, Masada)
1928 - Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)
1928 - Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)
1928 - Jeannie Carson, English actress and comedian
1928 - Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
1929 - Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
1929 - Ulla Jacobson, Swedish actress (One Summer of Happiness)
1930 - Richard Anuszkiewicz, Erie, Pa, painter
1930 - Friedrich Achleitner, German poet
1931 - Barbara Barrie, Chicago, actress (Breaking Away, Barney Miller)
1932 - James Lester, MP
1932 - John Lyons, Cambridge England, Master (Trinity Hall)
1933 - Bruce A Peterson, US test pilot (M2, HL-10)
1933 - Gerrit J M Braks, Dutch minister of agriculture & land & fishing (CDA)
1933 - Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
1934 - Malcolm Gill, deputy head (Bank for Intl Settlements)
1934 - Robert A Moog, inventor (Moog Synthesizer)
1935 - Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
1935 - Lord Grenfell, head of External affairs European office, world bank
1936 - Charles Kimbrough, actor (Murphy Brown)
1936 - Douglas John Gorman, businessman
1936 - Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer
1936 - Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
1937 - John Mazza, horse trainer
1938 - John R Miller, (Rep-R-WA, 1985- )
1938 - Peter Preston, editor (Guardian)
1939 - Ron Stevens, horse trainer
1939 - Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
1941 - Jackson Hill, composer
1942 - K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
1942 - Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
1943 - John Newcombe, Australia, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1967, 70, 71)
1943 - Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
1943 - Norman Johnson, singer/songwriter
1943 - Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
1944 - General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)
1944 - Giles Smith, TV journalist
1944 - Olga Maitland, MP
1944 - Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
1945 - Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire
1945 - Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
1945 - Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)
1945 - Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
1946 - Tom Dorris, horse trainer
1946 - Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
1946 - H. Paul Shuch, American SETI scientist
1947 - Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
1947 - Jonathan Pryce, North Wales, stage actor (Miss Saigon)
1947 - Bernard Comrie, English linguist
1947 - Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
1948 - Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
1949 - Alan Garcia Perez, pres of Peru (1985-90)
1950 - Linda Thompson, Memphis Tn, actress (Hee Haw)
1951 - Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)
1951 - Judy Rodman, Riverside Calif, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
1951 - Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
1952 - "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)
1952 - Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)
1952 - James Mankey, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
1952 - Anne-Marie David, French singer
1955 - John Stevens, MEP
1956 - Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician
1956 - Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby footballer
1956 - Buck Showalter, American baseball player and manager
1957 - Jimmy McShane, Pop singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy)
1957 - Mark Arnold, American actor
1958 - Shelly West, Cleve OH, country singer (Red Hot, West by West)
1958 - Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
1958 - Mitch Albom, American writer
1958 - François Feldman, French singer
1959 - Linden Ashby, actor (Mortal Kombat)
1959 - Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
1961 - Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1961 - Drew Carey, Cleve Oh, actor/comedian (Drew-Drew Carey Show)
1961 - Kevin Romine, baseball player
1962 - Karen Duffy, [Duff], NYC, MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks)
1962 - Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics-96)
1962 - Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
1964 - Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
1964 - Staci Greason, Denver, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives)
1964 - Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council
1965 - James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
1965 - Lilian Drescher, Venezuela, tennis star
1965 - Woorkeri Venkat Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder)
1965 - Tom Tykwer, German film director
1965 - Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Real Madrid footballer
1966 - Gary Roberts, North York, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
1966 - Graeme Hick, cricketer (in Zimbabwe Massive run-scorer for Worcs)
1966 - Helena Bonham Carter, London, actress (Ft Worth, Howards End)
1967 - Craig John Monk, Auckland NZ, finn class yachter (Olympics-96)
1967 - Anna Ibrisagic, Swedish politician
1968 - Daryl Hobbs, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1968 - Tiffany Rochelle-Anderson, Laguna Beach Ca, WPVA (Nationals-13th-1995)
1968 - Guinevere Turner, American actress
1969 - Pat Hurst, San Leandro CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Rolex Rookie of the Year)
1969 - Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
1970 - Grahae Hick, cricketer
1970 - Ricky Gutierrez, Miami FL, infielder (Houston Astros)
1970 - Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin
1970 - Nanette Burstein, American director/producer
1970 - Bryan Herta, American race car driver
1970 - Blake Schwendiman, American author
1971 - Issac Booth, NFL cornerback/safety (Cleve Browns)
1971 - Joseph Rogers, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 - Marshall Boze, San Manual AZ, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1971 - Laurel Holloman, American actress
1972 - Isabelle Fijalkowski, WNBA center/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
1972 - Marco van Hoogdalem, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1972 - Rene Ingoglia, running back (Buffalo Bills)
1972 - Shannon Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 - Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver
1973 - Verna Vasquez, Miss Universe-best swimsuit (Curacao, 1997)
1974 - Duane Clemons, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1974 - Jewel [Kilcher], Alaska, folk/rock vocalist (Pieces of You)
1974 - Kimber West, Atlanta GA, playmate (Feb 1997)
1974 - Ken Jennings, American game show contestant
1974 - Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder
1974 - Jewel, American singer
1974 - Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer
1975 - Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
1975 - Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
1976 - Kelly Marie Monaco, Phila PA, playmate (April, 1997)
1976 - Melanie Joyce Bell, Vernon New Jersey, Miss America-New Jersey (1997)
1976 - Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
1978 - Scott Raynor, American drummer (formerly of blink-182)
1978 - Mike González, American baseball player
1978 - Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player
1979 - Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 - Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player
1979 - Rasual Butler, American basketball player
1980 - Sarah Louise Catherwood, Christchurch NZ, 4x200m swimmer (Oly-96)
1980 - Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
1980 - Lane Garrison, American actor
1981 - Gwenno Saunders, Former Welsh dancer, now singer with The Pipettes
1982 - Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer
1982 - Malene Mortensen, Danish singer
1982 - Tristan Prettyman, American musician
1983 - Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and film-maker
1983 - Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
1983 - Heidi Range, English singer (Sugababes)
1984 - Adam Wylie, actor (Picket Fences)
1985 - Ross Wallace, Scottish footballer
1986 - Ruben Zadkovich, Australian soccer player
1988 - Morgan Pressel, American golfer
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