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Day History: October-23

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Famous Birthdays


64 - [[Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa]] -Roman general and politician (d. 12 BC)

1516 - [[Charlotte of Valois]] -(d. 1524)

1634 - [[Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp]] -(d. 1715)

1654 - [[Johann Bernhard Staudt]] -Austrian composer (d. 1712)

1698 - [[Ange-Jacques Gabriel]] -French architect, designed the École Militaire (d. 1782)

1705 - [[Maximilian Ulysses Browne]] -Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)

1713 - [[Pieter Burman the Younger]] -Dutch philologist, poet, and educator (d. 1778)

1715 - [[Peter II of Russia]] -(d. 1730)

1752 - [[Maria Anna Adamberger]] -Austrian actress (d. 1804)

1762 - [[Samuel Morey]] -American engineer (d. 1843)

1766 - [[Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy]] -French general (d. 1847)

1790 - [[Chauncey Allen Goodrich]] -American clergyman, lexicographer, and educator (d. 1860)

1796 - [[Stefano Franscini]] -Swiss statistician and politician (d. 1857)

1801 - [[Albert Lortzing]] -German actor, singer, and composer (d. 1851)

1805 - [[John Russell Bartlett]] -American linguist and historian (d. 1886)

1813 - [[Ludwig Leichhardt]] -German-Australian explorer (d. 1848)

1815 - [[João Maurício Vanderlei, Baron of Cotejipe]] -Brazilian politician (d. 1889)

1817 - [[Pierre Larousse]] -French lexicographer and author (d. 1875)

1835 - [[Adlai Stevenson I]] -American lawyer and politician, 23rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1914)

1844 - [[Robert Bridges]] -English poet and playwright (d. 1930)

1857 - [[Juan Luna]] -Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 1899)

1865 - [[Neltje Blanchan]] -American historian and author (d. 1918)

1869 - [[John Heisman]] -American football player and coach (d. 1936)

1870 - [[Francis Kelley]] -Canadian-American bishop (d. 1948)

1873 - [[William D. Coolidge]] -American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)

1874 - [[Charles Kilpatrick (athlete)|Charles Kilpatrick]] -American runner (d. 1921)

1875 - [[Gilbert N. Lewis]] -American chemist and academic (d. 1946)

1876 - [[Franz Schlegelberger]] -German judge and politician, Reich Ministry of Justice (d. 1970)

1880 - [[Una O'Connor (actress)|Una O'Connor]] -Irish-American actress and singer (d. 1959)

1885 - [[Lawren Harris]] -Canadian painter (d. 1970)

1888 - [[Onésime Gagnon]] -Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1961)

1893 - [[Gummo Marx]] -American actor and agent (d. 1977)

1894 - [[Rube Bressler]] -American baseball player (d. 1966)

1894 - [[Emma Vyssotsky]] -American astronomer (d. 1975)

1896 - [[André Lévêque]] -French soldier and engineer (d. 1930)

1896 - [[Lilyan Tashman]] -American actress (d. 1934)

1897 - [[Marjorie Flack]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1958)

1900 - [[Douglas Jardine]] -Indian-English cricketer and lawyer (d. 1958)

1902 - [[Robert Eberan von Eberhorst]] -Austrian race car engineer (d. 1982)

1904 - [[Harvey Penick]] -American golfer and coach (d. 1995)

1905 - [[Yen Chia-kan]] -President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (d. 1993)

1905 - [[Felix Bloch]] -Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

1905 - [[Gertrude Ederle]] -American swimmer (d. 2003)

1908 - [[František Douda]] -Czech shot putter (d. 1990)

1908 - [[Ilya Frank]] -Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)

1909 - [[Zellig Harris]] -American linguist and methodologist (d. 1992)

1910 - [[Richard Mortensen]] -Danish painter and educator (d. 1993)

1910 - [[Hayden Rorke]] -American actor (d. 1987)

1911 - [[Jack Keller (athlete)|Jack Keller]] -American hurdler (d. 1978)

1918 - [[James Daly (actor)|James Daly]] -American actor (d. 1978)

1918 - [[Peggy Moran]] -American actress and singer (d. 2002)

1918 - [[Paul Rudolph (architect)|Paul Rudolph]] -American architect, designed the Lippo Centre, Hong Kong|Lippo Centre (d. 1997)

1919 - [[Manolis Andronikos]] -Greek archaeologist and academic (d. 1992)

1919 - [[Merih Sezen]] -Turkish fencer (d. 2011)

1920 - [[Ted Fujita]] -Japanese-American meteorologist and academic (d. 1998)

1920 - [[Bob Montana]] -American illustrator (d. 1975)

1922 - [[Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington]] -English politician

1922 - [[Coleen Gray]] -American actress (d. 2015)

1923 - [[Aslam Farrukhi]] -Indian-Pakistani linguist, author, and scholar

1923 - [[Ned Rorem]] -American composer and author

1923 - [[Frank Sutton]] -American actor (d. 1974)

1924 - [[Arthur Brittenden]] -English journalist (d. 2015)

1925 - [[Johnny Carson]] -American comedian and talk show host (d. 2005)

1925 - [[Manos Hatzidakis]] -Greek composer and theorist (d. 1994)

1925 - [[Fred Shero]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1990)

1927 - [[Sonny Criss]] -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

1927 - [[Dezső Gyarmati]] -Hungarian water polo player and coach (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Leszek Kołakowski]] -Polish-English historian and philosopher (d. 2009)

1928 - [[Bella Darvi]] -Polish-American actress (d. 1971)

1929 - [[Shamsur Rahman (poet)|Shamsur Rahman]] -Bangladeshi poet and journalist (d. 2006)

1931 - [[Jim Bunning]] -American baseball player and politician

1931 - [[William P. Clark, Jr.]] -American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Diana Dors]] -English actress and singer (d. 1984)

1932 - [[Vasily Belov]] -Russian poet and playwright (d. 2012)

1933 - [[Carol Fran]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1935 - [[Chi-Chi Rodríguez]] -Puerto Rican golfer

1936 - [[Charles Goodhart]] -English economist and academic

1936 - [[Philip Kaufman]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1937 - [[Carlos Lamarca]] -Brazilian captain (d. 1971)

1937 - [[Deven Verma]] -Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1938 - [[Alan Gilzean]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1939 - [[Stanley Anderson]] -American actor

1939 - [[C. V. Vigneswaran]] -Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st Chief Minister of the Northern Province

1940 - [[Pelé]] -Brazilian footballer and actor

1940 - [[Ellie Greenwich]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Raindrops) (d. 2009)

1940 - [[Jane Holzer]] -American model, actress, producer, and art collector

1941 - [[Mel Winkler]] -American actor

1941 - [[Igor Smirnov]] -Moldovan engineer and politician, 1st President of Transnistria

1942 - [[Michael Crichton]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1942 - [[Douglas Dunn]] -Scottish poet, critic, and academic

1942 - [[Bernd Erdmann]] -German footballer and manager

1942 - [[Anita Roddick]] -English businesswoman and activist, founder of The Body Shop (d. 2007)

1943 - [[Alida Chelli]] -Italian actress and singer (d. 2012)

1944 - [[Mike Harding]] -English singer-songwriter and comedian

1945 - [[Maggi Hambling]] -English sculptor and painter

1945 - [[Kim Larsen]] -Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gasolin')

1946 - [[Graeme Barker]] -English archaeologist and academic

1946 - [[Mel Martínez]] -American lawyer and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

1946 - [[Miklós Németh (athlete)|Miklós Németh]] -Hungarian javelin thrower

1947 - [[Kazimierz Deyna]] -Polish footballer (d. 1989)

1948 - [[Hermann Hauser]] -Austrian-English businessman, co-founded Acorn Computers and Olivetti Research Laboratory

1948 - [[Gerry Robinson]] -Irish businessman

1948 - [[Brian Ross (journalist)|Brian Ross]] -American journalist

1949 - [[Würzel]] -English singer and guitarist (Motörhead) (d. 2011)

1949 - [[Nick Tosches]] -American journalist, author, and poet

1950 - [[Maths O. Sundqvist]] -Swedish businessman (d. 2012)

1951 - [[Charly García]] -Argentine singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Sui Generis, Serú Girán, and La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros)

1951 - [[Fatmir Sejdiu]] -Kosovan academic and politician, 2nd President of Kosovo

1952 - [[Pierre Moerlen]] -French drummer (Gong (band)|Gong) (d. 2005)

1952 - [[Ken Tipton]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1953 - [[Taner Akçam]] -Turkish sociologist and historian

1954 - [[Ang Lee]] -Taiwanese-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1956 - [[Dianne Reeves]] -American singer

1956 - [[Dwight Yoakam]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1957 - [[Paul Kagame]] -Rwandan politician, 6th President of Rwanda

1957 - [[Martin Luther King III]] -American activist

1958 - [[Michael Eric Dyson]] -American activist, author, and academic

1958 - [[Rose Nabinger]] -German singer

1958 - [[Hiroyuki Kinoshita]] -Japanese actor

1958 - [[Frank Schaffer]] -German sprinter

1959 - [[Nancy Grace]] -American lawyer and journalist

1959 - [[Sam Raimi]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1959 - [["Weird Al" Yankovic]] -American singer-songwriter, comedian, and actor

1960 - [[Mirwais Ahmadzaï]] -Swiss-French keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Taxi Girl and Y.A.S.)

1960 - [[Katoucha Niane]] -French model and actress (d. 2008)

1960 - [[Randy Pausch]] -American author and academic (d. 2008)

1960 - [[Wayne Rainey]] -American motorcycle racer

1961 - [[Laurie Halse Anderson]] -American author

1961 - [[Andoni Zubizarreta]] -Spanish footballer

1962 - [[Doug Flutie]] -American football player, sportscaster, and drummer

1963 - [[Gordon Korman]] -Canadian-American author

1964 - [[Robert Trujillo]] -American bass player and songwriter (Metallica, Black Label Society, Suicidal Tendencies, and Infectious Grooves)

1965 - [[Augusten Burroughs]] -American author and screenwriter

1965 - [[Al Leiter]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1966 - [[Alex Zanardi]] -Italian race car driver and cyclist

1967 - [[Dale Crover]] -American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Melvins, The Men of Porn, and Altamont (band)|Altamont)

1967 - [[Walt Flanagan]] -American actor and illustrator

1967 - [[Jaime Yzaga]] -Peruvian tennis player

1969 - [[Trudi Canavan]] -Australian author

1969 - [[Bill O'Brien (American football)|Bill O'Brien]] -American football player and coach

1969 - [[Brooke Theiss]] -American actress

1970 - [[Matthew Barzun]] -American diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

1970 - [[Grant Imahara]] -American engineer

1970 - [[Steve Wilder]] -American actor

1970 - [[Zoe Wiseman]] -American model and photographer

1971 - [[Carlo Forlivesi]] -Italian-Japanese composer and scholar

1971 - [[Chris Horner]] -American cyclist

1972 - [[Tiffeny Milbrett]] -American soccer player

1972 - [[Bryan Pratt]] -American lawyer and politician

1972 - [[Jasmin St. Claire]] -Virgin Islander porn actress and director

1972 - [[Jimmy Wayne]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1973 - [[Christian Dailly]] -Scottish footballer

1973 - [[Emi Hashino]] -Japanese comedian and actress

1974 - [[Aravind Adiga]] -Indian journalist and author

1974 - [[Beatrice Faumuina]] -New Zealand discus thrower

1974 - [[DJ Spinbad]] -American DJ and producer

1974 - [[Sander Westerveld]] -Dutch footballer

1975 - [[Jessicka]] -American singer-songwriter (Jack Off Jill and Scarling.)

1975 - [[Michelle Beadle]] -American sportscaster

1975 - [[Odalys García]] -Cuban actress and singer

1975 - [[Yoon Son-ha]] -South Korean actress and singer

1975 - [[Keith Van Horn]] -American basketball player

1976 - [[Cat Deeley]] -English model, actress, and television host

1976 - [[Ryan Reynolds]] -Canadian-American actor and producer

1976 - [[Jon Huertas]] -American actor

1977 - [[Brad Haddin]] -Australian cricketer

1977 - [[Alex Tudor]] -English cricketer

1978 - [[Jimmy Bullard]] -English footballer

1978 - [[Steve Harmison]] -English cricketer and sportscaster

1978 - [[John Lackey]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Wang Nan (table tennis)|Wang Nan]] -Chinese table tennis player

1978 - [[Archie Thompson]] -New Zealand-Australian footballer

1979 - [[Ramón Castro (third baseman)|Ramón Castro]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1979 - [[Simon Davies (footballer, born 1979)|Simon Davies]] -Welsh footballer

1979 - [[Jorge Solís]] -Mexican boxer

1979 - [[Bud Smith]] -American baseball player

1980 - [[Mate Bilić]] -Croatian footballer

1980 - [[Pedro Liriano]] -Dominican baseball player

1981 - [[Jeroen Bleekemolen]] -Dutch race car driver

1981 - [[Ben Francisco]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Jackie Long]] -American actor

1981 - [[Huo Siyan]] -Chinese actress

1982 - [[Valentin Badea]] -Romanian footballer

1982 - [[Rickey Paulding]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Kristjan Kangur]] -Estonian basketball player

1982 - [[Aleksandar Luković]] -Serbian footballer

1982 - [[Rodolfo Dantas Bispo]] -Brazilian footballer

1983 - [[Filippos Darlas]] -Greek footballer

1983 - [[Goldie Harvey]] -Nigerian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1983 - [[Josh Strickland]] -American actor and singer

1984 - [[Martin Garcia (jockey)|Martin Garcia]] -Mexican-American jockey

1984 - [[Izabel Goulart]] -Brazilian-American model and actress

1984 - [[Simone Masini]] -Italian footballer

1984 - [[Keiren Westwood]] -English footballer

1984 - [[Jeffrey Hoogervorst]] -Dutch footballer

1984 - [[Meghan McCain]] -American journalist and author

1984 - [[Michael Sim]] -Australian golfer

1985 - [[Mohammed Abdellaoue]] -Norwegian footballer

1985 - [[Masiela Lusha]] -Albanian-American actress and poet

1985 - [[Miguel (singer)|Miguel]] -American singer, songwriter and producer

1985 - [[Chris Neal]] -English footballer

1985 - [[Luca Spinetti]] -Italian footballer

1985 - [[Panagiotis Vouis]] -Greek footballer

1986 - [[Briana Evigan]] -American actress and dancer

1986 - [[Jake Robinson]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Jessica Stroup]] -American actress

1987 - [[Robin Copeland]] -Irish rugby player

1987 - [[Felix Doubront]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1987 - [[Faye (musician)|Faye]] -Swedish singer-songwriter (Play (band)|Play)

1987 - [[Kyle Gibson]] -American baseball player

1987 - [[Miyuu Sawai]] -Japanese model and actress

1987 - [[Seo In-guk]] -South Korean singer and actor

1987 - [[Naomi Watanabe]] -Japanese actress and comedian

1988 - [[Jordan Crawford]] -American basketball player

1988 - [[Aleksandr Salugin]] -Russian footballer

1988 - [[Carolin Schiewe]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Anisya Kirdyapkina]] -Russian race walker

1989 - [[Viktor Agardius]] -Swedish footballer

1990 - [[Stevie Brock]] -American singer

1990 - [[Paradise Oskar]] -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1990 - [[Stan Walker]] -Australian-New Zealand singer and actor

1990 - [[Matt Angel]] -Australian actor

1992 - [[Álvaro Morata]] -Spanish footballer

1993 - [[Taylor Spreitler]] -American actress and singer

1993 - [[Josh Ruffels]] -English footballer

1997 - [[Daphne Blunt]] -American actress and singer

1998 - [[Amandla Stenberg]] -American actress

1999 - [[Joseph Andre Garcia]] -Filipino actor

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