Famous Birthdays on this Day, October 23:

1503 - Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)
1516 - Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)
1543 - Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist
1634 - Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden (d. 1715)
1654 - Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer
1698 - Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)
1705 - Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)
1713 - Peter Burmannus Secundus, [Pieter Burman], Dutch classicist
1715 - Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Emperor of Russia (1727-30)
1752 - Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)
1762 - Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)
1766 - Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)
1767 - H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer
1771 - Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)
1773 - Pietro Generali, composer
1788 - Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman's Aid Society of Boston)
1790 - Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)
1794 - Joseph Panny, composer
1796 - Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857)
1797 - John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1845-51)
1801 - Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer
1805 - Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
1805 - John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)
1810 - [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary (NY Tribune)
1813 - Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer (d. 1848)
1815 - João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889)
1817 - Pierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer (d. 1875)
1819 - Isac Baker Woodbury, composer
1820 - James Monroe Goggin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1824 - Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1828 - Turner Ashby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1835 - Adlai Stevenson, (D) 23rd VP (1893-97)
1844 - Louis Riel, Manitoba, leader of insurrection of Metis
1844 - Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros & Psyche)
1846 - Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer
1851 - Guillaume Couture, composer
1852 - Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer
1865 - Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)
1868 - Rama V, [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910)
1869 - Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer
1870 - Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)
1873 - William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
1875 - Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)
1876 - Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician (d. 1970)
1880 - Una O'Connor, Belfast Ireland, actress (David Copperfield)
1885 - Lawren Harris, Canadian painter (d. 1970)
1888 - Onésime Gagnon, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
1893 - Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Peau d'Ane)
1893 - Gummo Marx, American actor (d. 1977)
1894 - Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
1896 - André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)
1899 - Lilyan Tashman, Brooklyn NY, actor (Bulldog Drummond)
1900 - Douglas Jardine, cricketer (England's Bodyline captain)
1902 - Otmar Nussio, composer
1902 - Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist
1903 - Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer
1904 - Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
1905 - Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer
1905 - Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)
1906 - Gertrude Ederle, NYC, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1924)
1906 - Miriam Gideon, composer
1910 - Hayden Rorke, Bkln NY, actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie)
1910 - Sally O'Neil, Bayonne NJ, actress (Beggar's Holiday, Moth)
1914 - Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (Bkln, NY Yankees)
1917 - Robert Bray, Kalispell Mont, actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West)
1918 - James Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)
1918 - Peggy Moran, actress (Double Date, Horror Island)
1920 - Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (d. 1998)
1921 - Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
1922 - Coleen Gray, Staplehurst Nebraska, actress (Apache Drums)
1922 - Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
1923 - Frank Sutton, Clarksville Tenn, actor (Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC)
1923 - Ned Rorem, Richmond Indiana, composer/author (Sky Music)
1925 - Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
1925 - Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer/conductor (Never on Sunday)
1925 - Nanni Loy, film director
1927 - Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Roxy)
1927 - Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher (Conversations with the Devil)
1928 - Alexander Tanev, composer
1928 - Bella Darvi, [Bayla Wegier], Sosnowiec Poland, actress (Racers)
1928 - Patrick Peter Sacco, composer
1930 - Gerard Blain, Paris France, actor (Hatari)
1931 - Diana Dors, [Fluck], Swindon England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming)
1931 - Jim Bunning, Phillies pitcher (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep-R-Ky)
1931 - Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician
1932 - Dimitra Arliss, actress (Rich Man Poor Man II)
1933 - Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
1935 - Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)
1935 - Zbigniew Rudzinski, composer
1936 - Barry Sinclair, cricketer (21 Tests for NZ in the 60's, 3 centuries)
1936 - Philip Kaufman, director (Right Stuff, Henry & June)
1938 - John Heinz, (Sen-R-PA, 1977- )
1938 - Jordan Christopher, Youngstown Ohio, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights)
1939 - Charlie Foxx, US songwriter/soul singer (Mockingbird)
1939 - Ellie Greenwich, rocker
1940 - Freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
1940 - Pelé, Brazilian footballer
1941 - Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)
1941 - Greg Ridley, bassist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
1941 - Igor Smirnov, Moldovan politician
1941 - Mel Winkler, American actor
1942 - Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)
1942 - Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker)
1944 - Warren Burton, Chicago IL, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World
1945 - Kim Larsen, Danish singer
1946 - Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
1946 - Miklos Nemeth, Hungary, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1976)
1946 - Mel Martinez, American politician
1947 - Greg Ridley, rocker
1948 - Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
1948 - Brian Ross, American journalist
1948 - Tony Anselmo, American animator and cartoon voice actor
1949 - Michael 'Wurzel' Burston, British musician (Motörhead)
1949 - Nick Tosches, American writer
1950 - Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
1951 - Michael Rupert, Denver Colo, actor (Pasadena Playhouse)
1951 - Charly García, Argentine singer
1951 - Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
1952 - Pierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005)
1954 - Ang Lee, director (Ice Storm, Wedding Banquet, Sense & Sensibility)
1954 - Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born director
1956 - Betsy Nagelsen, St Petersburg FL, tennis star
1956 - Darrell Pace, Cin Ohio, archer (Oly-2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88)
1956 - Dwight Yoakam, Pikeville Ky, country singer (Honky Tonk Man)
1957 - Louann Fernald San Antonio TX, playmate (Jun, 1979)
1957 - Sue Ertl, LPGA golfer
1958 - Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, Calif, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)
1959 - Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)
1960 - Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist
1960 - Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author
1961 - Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
1961 - Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
1961 - Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
1962 - Beatie Edney, London England, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man)
1962 - Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
1962 - Daria Scagliola, Italian/Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
1962 - Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)
1962 - Jaime Yzaga, Peru, tennis star
1962 - Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pitts Steelers)
1963 - David Bedard, Montreal QUE, 3m springboard diver (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
1963 - Katherine Hushaw, Anaheim Ca, playmate (Oct, 1986)
1965 - Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)
1965 - Augusten Burroughs, American writer
1966 - Alex Zanardi, Italian race car driver
1967 - Jaime Yzaga, Lima Peru, tennis star
1967 - Michael Philbrick, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1967 - Dale Crover, American musician (Melvins, The Men of Porn, Altamont)
1968 - Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star (1993 Futures)
1968 - Kendall Gammon, NFL center (Pitts Steelers)
1968 - Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end (Pitts Steelers)
1968 - Maggie Philgence, St Lucia Castries VI, WPVA (Oly Fest-gold-91)
1969 - Brooke Theiss, Calif, actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil)
1969 - Kristine Bailey, Livonia Mich, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
1970 - Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster
1971 - Alai Kalaniuvalu, NFL guard (Phila Eagles)
1972 - Daryl Price, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
1972 - Patrise Alexander, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1972 - Tiffeny Milbrett, Portland Oregon, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1973 - Blaine McElmurry, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1973 - Mac Cozier, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Shawn Wooden, free safety (Miami Dolphins)
1973 - Sjoerd Sanders, soccer player (PSV/MVV)
1974 - Beatrice Roini Liua Faumuina, NZ, discus thrower (Olympics-96)
1974 - Dani Tyler, Denver Colo, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Kaleena Kiff, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Patti-Love Sidney)
1974 - Sander Westerveld, soccer player (FC Twente)
1975 - Keith Van Horn, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
1975 - Odalys García, Cuban actress
1975 - Jessicka, American artist
1976 - Julie Howard, Brantford ON, 100m/200m backstroker (Olympics-27-92, 96)
1976 - Cat Deeley, English model and television personality
1976 - Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor and comedian
1978 - Steve Harmison, English cricketer
1978 - Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
1978 - Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
1979 - Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
1979 - Jorge Solís, Mexican professional boxer
1980 - Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1980 - Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
1981 - Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver
1981 - Ben Francisco, American baseball player
1982 - Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer
1983 - Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer
1983 - Josh Strickland, American entertainer
1984 - Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
1985 - James Kotecki, American political blogger
1986 - Briana Evigan, American actress
1986 - Jake Robinson, English footballer
1986 - Jessica Stroup, American Actress
1987 - Faye Hamlin, Swedish singer (Play)
1988 - Nicolaj Agger, Danish football player
1990 - Stevie Brock, American singer
1991 - Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan
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