Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - October 23rd

1979 - Simon Davies, Welsh footballer

1978 - Steve Harmison, English cricketer

1976 - Ryan R. Reynolds, Canadian actor

1975 - Keith Van Horn, American basketball player

1974 - Sander Westerveld, Dutch soccer player

1965 - Al Leiter, baseball player

1964 - Robert Trujillo, American Bass Guitarist (Metallica)

1962 - Doug Flutie, American football player

1959 - Sam Raimi, American film director and producer

1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, American musical parodist

1956 - Dwight Yoakam, American singer, songwriter, and actor

1954 - Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born director and producer

1951 - Fatmir Sejdiu, Kosova president

1951 - Charly Garcia, Argentine rock star

1949 - Nick Tosches, American writer

1948 - Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born technological entrepreneur

1946 - Melquiades Martinez, U.S. Senator from Florida

1946 - Graca Machel, wife of Nelson Mandela and widow of Samora Machel

1942 - Michael Crichton, American writer

1940 - Pele, Brazilian footballer

1936 - Philip Kaufman, American film director

1935 - Chi Chi Rodriguez, Puerto Rican golfer

1931 - Jim Bunning, baseball player and U.S. Senator

1931 - Diana Dors, British actress

1927 - Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher

1925 - Johnny Carson, American television host (d. 2005)

1923 - Ned Rorem, American composer

1923 - Frank Sutton, American actor (d. 1974)

1909 - Zellig Harris, American linguist

1908 - Ilya Frank, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)

1906 - Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (d. 2003)

1905 - Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

1904 - Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)

1896 - Andre Levêque, French engineer and scientist (d. 1930)

1892 - Gummo Marx, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)

1880 - Una O'Connor, Irish actress (d. 1959)

1875 - Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist

1870 - Bishop Francis Kelley, the Second Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)

1865 - Neltje Blanchan, U.S. nature writer (d. 1918)

1844 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (d. 1923)

1844 - Robert Bridges, English poet (d. 1930)

1835 - Adlai E. Stevenson, Vice President of the United States

1817 - Pierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer and encyclopedist

1813 - Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer (d. 1848)

1805 - John Bartlett, American lexicographer (d. 1905)

1801 - Albert Lortzing, German composer (d. 1851)

1796 - Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857)

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

1771 - Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)

1766 - Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)

1762 - Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)

1715 - Tsar Peter II of Russia (d. 1730)

1705 - Maximilian Ulysses Reichsgraf von Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)

1698 - Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (d. 1782)



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