Wednesday, January 23, 2008

January 23rd Birthdays!

1350 - Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
1688 - Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
1719 - John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)
1737 - John Hancock, American statesman (d. 1793)
1745 - William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)
1783 - Stendhal, French writer (d. 1842)
1786 - Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
1813 - Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (d. 1895)
1827 - Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
1832 - Edouard Manet, French artist (d. 1883)
1840 - Ernst Abbe, German physicist (d. 1905)
1855 - John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
1857 - Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian seismologist (d. 1936)
1862 - David Hilbert, German mathematician (d. 1943)
1872 - Goce Delchev, Bulgarian revolutionary from Macedonia (d. 1903)
1872 - Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
1872 - Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
1876 - Otto Diels, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1954)
1884 - Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
1888 - Leadbelly, American blues and folk musician (d. 1949)
1896 - Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1985)
1897 - Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian independence fighter (d. 1945)
1897 - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
1897 - Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
1898 - Sergei Eisenstein, Russian film director (d. 1948)
1898 - Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
1898 - Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
1899 - Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
1900 - William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
1903 - Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
1907 - Dan Duryea, American actor (d. 1968)
1907 - Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
1910 - Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist (d. 1953)
1915 - Arthur Lewis, British economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
1915 - Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1985)
1916 - Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
1918 - Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
1919 - Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist
1919 - Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)
1919 - Bob Paisley, English Football player and manager. (d. 1996)
1923 - Cot Deal, major league baseball player and coach
1923 - Walter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
1924 - Bal Thackeray, founder and president of Indian political party Shiv Sena.
1927 - Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
1928 - Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
1928 - Jeanne Moreau, French actress
1929 - John Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
1929 - Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
1930 - Derek Walcott, West Indian writer, Nobel laureate
1930 - Teresa Żylis-Gara, Polish singer
1933 - Chita Rivera, Puerto Rican actress and dancer
1934 - Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
1936 - Jerry Kramer, American football player
1938 - Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
1938 - Georg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor
1939 - Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
1939 - Arlene Golonka, American actress
1940 - Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
1942 - Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
1943 - Gil Gerard, American actor
1943 - Millie Jackson, American singer
1943 - Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
1943 - Maria Marina, Adult Film Star
1944 - Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor
1945 - Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
1946 - Arnoldo Alemán, ex-president of Nicaragua
1946 - Don Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon
1947 - Thomas R. Carper, American politician.
1947 - Shannon Rush, Adult Film Star of Cheerleaders In Bondage
1947 - Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
1948 - Anita Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
1950 - Richard Dean Anderson, American actor
1950 - Danny Federici, American musician (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)
1950 - John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
1952 - Robin Zander, American singer (Cheap Trick)
1953 - Antonio Villaraigosa, American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
1953 - Damien Michaels adult film star and director, mature kink
1954 - Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter
1954 - Edward Ka-Spel, English musician (Legendary Pink Dots)
1957 - Princess Caroline of Monaco
1957 - Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
1959 - Clive Bull, English radio talk show host
1960 - Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
1960 - Jean-Francois Sauve, Quebec ice hockey player
1962 - Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
1962 - Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
1963 - Gail O'Grady, American actress
1964 - Mariska Hargitay, American actress
1964 - Mario Roberge, Canadian ice hockey player
1965 - Gina Rome aka Gina Mervar, Tiziana Mervar, Francecsa
1966 - Summer Rose aka Vicki Drake, Heather Martin, Heather Dawn, Goldie
1967 - Naim Süleymanoğlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
1968 - Petr Korda, Czech tennis player
1969 - Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
1969 - Brendan Shanahan, Canadian ice hockey player
1969 - Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
1970 - Spiridon Vasdekis, Greek long jumper
1971 - Kevin Mawae- American Football Player
1972 - Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
1972 - Krista Maze aka Krista Mays, Krista Mayes, Krysta White
1972 - Earl The Dicksman adult film star
1972 - Mark Curry, American rapper
1973 - Lanei Chapman, American actress
1974 - Joel Bouchard, Quebec ice hockey player
1974 - Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
1974 - Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball star
1974 - Richard T. Slone, British artist
1974 - Tiffani Thiessen, American actress
1975 - Tito Ortiz, American UFC fighter
1975 - Dick Tracy aka Damian Steele, Damien Steele, Michael Dic Tracy,
1976 - Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player
1976 - Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress and singer
1976 - Nigel McGuinness, English professional wrestler
1977 - Gina Ryder, adult film star of naked mommy
1979 - Larry Hughes, American basketball player
1979 - Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi)
1981 - Greg Smith, American UFC fighter
1982 - Veronika Vanoza aka Veronika Bitnerova adult film actress
1982 - Wily Mo Pena, Dominican baseball player
1983 - David Firth, British Animator
1984 - Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
1985 - Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
1985 - Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
1985 - Jasmine Byrne aka Jasmyn Lopez porn star
1986 - José Enrique Sánchez, Spanish footballer
1986 - Steven Taylor, English footballer

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