Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 23rd November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 23rd November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

Welcome, dear readers! It brings me great joy to present a heartfelt tribute to the remarkable individuals born on this significant date. Today, we commemorate the birth anniversary of a diverse array of extraordinary personalities who have left an indelible mark on the world.

Year Person
1273 Alphonso, Earl of Chester (d. 1284)
1394 Charles, Duke of Orléans (d. 1465)
1427 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (d. 1473)
1472 Pietro Torrigiano, Italian sculptor (d. 1528)
1583 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet and painter (d. 1641)
1583 Philip Massinger, English dramatist (d. 1640)
1594 Henry Grey, 10th Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (d. 1651)
1603 John, Count of Nassau-Idstein (1629-1677) (d. 1677)
1615 Philip William, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
1630 Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic (d. 1718)
1632 Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 1677)
1655 Charles XI of Sweden (d. 1697)
1690 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German organist and composer (d. 1750)
1712 Charles-Michel de l’Épée, French priest and educator (d. 1789)
1712 Ali II ibn Hussein, Tunisian ruler (d. 1782)
1713 Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (d. 1784)
1713 Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist and clergyman (d. 1768)
1724 Maria Amalia of Saxony (d. 1760)
1729 Alexander Suvorov, Russian field marshal (d. 1800)
1745 Maria Luisa of Spain (d. 1792)
1774 Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, author, and educator (d. 1857)
1784 Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)
1801 Ludwig Bechstein, German author and poet (d. 1860)
1806 William Webb Ellis, English priest, created Rugby football (d. 1872)
1811 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1890)
1812 Xavier Hommaire de Hell, French geographer and engineer (d. 1848)
1826 Carlo Collodi, Italian journalist and author (d. 1890)
1840 John Alfred Brashear, American scientist, telescope maker and educator (d. 1920)
1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-American novelist and playwright (d. 1924)
1851 John Indermaur, British lawyer (d. 1925)
1857 Miklós Kovács, Hungarian-Slovene poet and songwriter (d. 1937)
1859 Cass Gilbert, American architect, designed the United States Supreme Court Building and Woolworth Building (d. 1934)
1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and illustrator (d. 1901)
1867 Scott Joplin, American pianist and composer (d. 1917)
1869 Óscar Carmona, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
1873 Julius Martov, Russian politician (d. 1923)
1873 Herbert Roper Barrett, English tennis player (d. 1943)
1874 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer and referee (d. 1953)
1876 Walter Burley Griffin, American architect and urban planner, designed Canberra (d. 1937)
1877 Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (d. 1956)
1877 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian police officer (d. 1941)
1879 Wylie Cameron Grant, American tennis player (d. 1968)
1881 Al Christie, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1951)
1882 Nikolai Janson, Russian politician (d. 1938)
1884 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Ukrainian-Israeli historian and politician, 2nd President of Israel (d. 1963)
1885 Theodor Altermann, Estonian actor, director, and producer (d. 1915)
1885 Christian Wirth, German SS officer (d. 1944)
1886 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher, founded The Little Review (d. 1973)
1887 Raoul Paoli, French boxer and rower (d. 1960)
1887 Erich von Manstein, German field marshal (d. 1973)
1888 Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (d. 1955)
1888 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist and author (d. 1972)
1893 Charles F. Hurley, American soldier and politician, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
1894 Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer and businessman (d. 1978)
1895 Esther Applin, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1972)
1897 Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1962)
1897 Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, English tennis player (d. 1953)
1899 Ward Morehouse, American author, playwright, and critic (d. 1966)
1904 Albert Ross Tilley, Canadian captain and surgeon (d. 1988)
1908 Libertad Lamarque, Argentinian actress and singer (d. 2000)
1910 Larry Siemering, American football player and coach (d. 2009)
1911 Kirby Grant, American actor (d. 1985)
1911 Joe Medwick, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)
1912 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher and academic (d. 1993)
1912 Garson Kanin, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1912 Joan Sanderson, English actress (d. 1992)
1912 Charles Schneeman, American soldier and illustrator (d. 1972)
1912 Teddy Wilson, American pianist and educator (d. 1986)
1913 Howard Duff, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1990)
1913 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-American actress (d. 2005)
1914 Bessie Blount Griffin, American physical therapist, inventor and forensic scientist (d. 2009)
1916 Forrest J Ackerman, American soldier and author (d. 2008)
1917 Shabtai Rosenne, English-Israeli academic, jurist, and diplomat (d. 2010)
1919 David Kossoff, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1921 John Lindsay, American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (d. 2000)
1922 Claus Moser, Baron Moser, German-English statistician and academic (d. 2015)
1924 Eileen Barton, American singer (d. 2006)
1924 Lorne Munroe, Canadian-American cellist and educator
1925 William F. Buckley, Jr., American publisher and author, founded the National Review (d. 2008)
1925 Simon van der Meer, Dutch-Swiss physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1926 Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1927 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian-French author and playwright (d. 2003)
1927 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (d. 1999)
1927 Kevin Skinner, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2014)
1929 Franciszek Kokot, Polish nephrologist and endocrinologist
1929 George Moscone, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1978)
1930 Ken Barrington, English cricketer (d. 1981)
1930 Bob Friend, American baseball player and politician
1931 Tommy Allsup, American rockabilly and western swing guitarist
1931 Arthur Chaskalson, South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2012)
1932 Claudio Naranjo, Chilean psychiatrist
1932 Fred Titmus, English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
1933 John Sheridan, English rugby player and coach (d. 2012)
1934 Alfred Schnittke, German-Russian journalist and composer (d. 1998)
1935 Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini politician, Prime Minister of Bahrain
1935 Ron Dellums, American soldier and politician, 48th Mayor of Oakland
1935 Mordicai Gerstein, American author, illustrator, and director
1938 Willy Claes, Belgian conductor and politician, 8th Secretary General of NATO
1938 Oscar Robertson, American basketball player and sportscaster
1938 Charles Starkweather, American spree killer (d. 1959)
1940 Paul Tagliabue, American lawyer and businessman, 5th Commissioner of the National Football League
1940 Eric Wilson, Canadian author and educator
1941 Pete Best, Indian-English drummer and songwriter
1941 Donald “Duck” Dunn, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)
1942 Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and actor
1942 Marlin Fitzwater, American soldier and journalist, 17th White House Press Secretary
1942 Andrew Stunell, English minister and politician
1943 Dave Bing, American basketball player and politician, 70th Mayor of Detroit
1943 Richard Tee, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1993)
1943 Robin Williamson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943 Margaret E. M. Tolbert, American chemist and academic
1944 Bev Bevan, English rock drummer
1944 Candy Darling, American model and actress (d. 1974)
1944 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian academic and diplomat, 9th Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1944 Dan Glickman, American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture
1945 Lee Michaels, American rock singer-songwriter and musician
1946 Ted Bundy, American serial killer (d. 1989)
1946 Tony Clarkin, English guitarist and songwriter
1946 Penny Jordan, English author (d. 2011)
1947 Dwight Schultz, American actor
1947 Dave Sinclair, English keyboard player
1948 Spider Robinson, American-Canadian author and critic
1948 Steve Yeager, American baseball player and coach
1949 Shane Bourne, Australian comedian, actor, and television host
1949 Ewen Cameron, Baron Cameron of Dillington, English politician
1949 Sally Davies, English hematologist and academic
1950 Bob Burns, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2015)
1950 Stanley Livingston, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1951 Mimis Androulakis, Greek author and politician
1951 Chet Edwards, American businessman and politician
1951 Margaret Mountford, Northern Irish-British lawyer and businesswoman
1951 Graham Price, Egyptian-Welsh rugby player
1952 Parveen Shakir, Pakistani Urdu poet
1952 Rachel Chagall, American actress
1952 Norbert Haug, German journalist and businessman
1952 Thierry Lhermitte, French actor, producer, and screenwriter
1952 Jim Sheridan, Scottish politician
1954 Emir Kusturica, Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter
1954 Margaret Wetherell, English psychologist and academic
1955 Ian Botham, English cricketer, footballer, and sportscaster
1955 Clem Burke, American rock drummer
1955 Scott Hoch, American golfer
1955 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister for Culture
1955 Najib Mikati, Lebanese businessman and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Lebanon
1955 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer and author
1956 Ruben Santiago-Hudson, American actor, playwright, and director
1957 Denise Crosby, American actress and producer
1957 Edward Stourton, English journalist and author
1958 Roy Aitken, Scottish footballer and manager
1958 Margaret Curran, Scottish academic and politician
1959 Todd Brooker, Canadian skier and sportscaster
1960 Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
1961 Carlos Carnero, Spanish lawyer and politician
1962 John Kovalic, English author and illustrator
1962 John Squire, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962 Paul Thorburn, German-Welsh rugby player and manager
1962 Ioannis Topalidis, Greek footballer and manager
1962 Tracey Wickham, Australian swimmer
1964 Garret Dillahunt, American actor
1964 Brad Sherwood, American actor and game show host
1965 Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress
1965 Dawn Robinson, American R&B singer and actress
1966 Russell Watson, English tenor and actor
1967 Henrik Brockmann, Danish singer-songwriter
1967 Cal Eldred, American baseball player and sportscaster
1968 Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer and manager
1969 David Adeang, Nauruan lawyer and politician
1969 Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
1969 Rob Nicholson, American bass player and songwriter
1970 Doug Brien, American football player
1970 Julieta Venegas, American-Mexican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970 Ashley Ward, English footballer and businessman
1971 Cosmas Ndeti, Kenyan runner
1971 Keith Primeau, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
1972 Marek Lemsalu, Estonian footballer
1972 Ruxandra Dragomir, Romanian tennis player
1974 Stephen Merchant, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1974 Machel Montano, Trinidadian singer-songwriter and producer
1974 Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor and politician
1975 Thomas Kohnstamm, American author
1976 Christian Laflamme, Canadian ice hockey player
1976 Chen Lu, Chinese figure skater
1977 Colin Hanks, American actor
1977 Celaleddin Koçak, German-Turkish footballer
1978 Katherine Heigl, American actress and producer
1979 Joseba Llorente, Spanish footballer
1980 Kabir Ali, English cricketer
1980 Beth Phoenix, American wrestler
1982 Ryan Fitzpatrick, American football player
1982 Cristian Hernandez Gonzalez, Chilean Poet
1982 Sean O’Loughlin, English rugby player
1983 Dean Ashton, English footballer
1983 Lars Eckert, German rugby player
1983 André Laurito, German footballer
1983 José López, Venezuelan baseball player
1983 Karine Vanasse, Canadian actress and producer
1984 Maria Höfl-Riesch, German skier
1985 Julia Alexandratou, Greek model, actress, and singer
1985 Tony Hunt, American football player
1986 Pedro León, Spanish footballer
1986 Mohamed Massaquoi, American football player
1990 Sarah Hyland, American actress
1990 Tom Odell, English singer-songwriter
1990 Michael Oldfield, Australian rugby league player
1990 Mario Gaspar, Spanish footballer
1992 Sergei Kulbach, Ukrainian figure skater
1993 Ivi Adamou, Cypriot-Greek singer-songwriter
1993 Joe Pigott, English footballer
1994 Nabil Bentaleb, Algerian footballer
1994 Reece Mastin, English-Australian singer-songwriter

As we come to the end of this tribute to today’s famous birthdays, let us carry forward the inspiration and lessons gleaned from these exceptional individuals. Their journeys remind us that with determination, passion, and resilience, we can leave our own unique imprint on the world. May their stories serve as a guiding light, igniting the spark within each of us to pursue greatness and make a positive impact.

Stay tuned for more insightful posts dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions of notable personalities. Their stories continue to resonate and inspire, shaping the course of history and leaving an unforgettable legacy for generations to come. Until next time, may the spirit of these extraordinary individuals continue to guide and inspire you on your own remarkable journey.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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