August 23 Birthdays in History - August 23 Deaths - August 23 Events
1978 Kobe Bryant, NBA guard, Los Angeles Lakers
1977 Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater, U.S. Champ 1995
1976 Kate Sobrero, soccer defender 1996 Olympics
1976 Linette Smith, Miss Universe-British Virgin Islands 1996
1976 Scott Caan, American Actor
1975 Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1974 Paula Gaye Montgomery, Cabot, Arkansas, Miss America, Arkansas-3rd-1996
1973 James Roe, wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens
1973 Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders
1972 Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1972 Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker for the BC Lions
1972 Tony Carter, NFL running back for the Chicago Bears
1971 Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end for the New York Jets
1970 Andrew Henry, CFL safety for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1970 Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player, NAC, De Graafschap
1970 LaMark Carter, Shreveport Louisiana, triple jumper
1970 River Phoenix, Madras Ore, actor, Little Nikta, Stand By Me
1970 Jay Mohr, born in Verona, New Jersey, actor, stand-up comedian, executive producer, NBC's Last Comic Standing reality television program
1969 Amanda Hope, Austin Texas, playmate, Jul, 1992
1969 Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys
1968 Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington, New York, PGA golfer, 1994 Deposit-3rd
1968 Cortez Kennedy, NFL defensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks
1968 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker, Detroit Lions
1967 Karen Noble, Morristown, New Jersey, LPGA golfer, 1995 Dinah Shore-32nd
1967 Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie, Team Finland
1967 Nancy Jane Cox, Campbellsville Kentucky, Miss Kentucky-America-1991
1966 Laura Richmond, Fort Dix, New Jersey, playmate, Sep, 1988
1966 Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player 1996 Olympics
1966 Rik Smits, NBA center for the Indiana Pacers
1965 Anne Minter, Austratia, tennis star
1964 Cam Emerson, Hamilton Ont, Canadian golfer, 1989 Canadian Long Drive
1963 Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1963 Richard Illingworth, cricketer, England slow-left-armer 1991-
1962 Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie for the New York Rangers
1962 Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker for the New York Jets
1961 Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois, Dominican Republic, infielder, Cleveland Indians
1960 Helen Rees, director, Design Museum
1956 David A. Wolf, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, MD/astronaut, STS-58, sk: 89/91
1954 Cathy St. George, born in Norfolk, Virginia, playmate, Aug, 1982
1953 Bobby Gubby, rocker, Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies
1953 Klaus-Dietrich Flade, born in West Germany, cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-14
1952 Mac Cone, born in Memphis, Tennessee, Canadian equestrian jumper 1996 Olympics
1951 Jimi Jamison, born in Mississippi, songwriter, vocalist, member and lead singer for rock band, Survivor, 1984 - 1989 and 2000 - 2006
1951 Mark Hudson, Portland, Oregon, comedian, Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show
1951 Queen Noor of Jordan, born in Washington, D.C., Lisa Najeeb Halaby, president of United World Colleges movement, fourth wife and widow to King Hussein of Jordan
1949 Christopher Blake, actor, Alexa
1949 Geoff Capes, born in Holbeach, England, shot putter, two-time winner, World's Strongest Man title, two-time Commonwealth Games shot put champion
1949 John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
1949 Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot, Flying Tigers
1949 Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP, CDA
1949 Rick Springfield, Australia, General Hospital, Jessie's Girl
1949 Shelley Long, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, actress, Diane-Cheers, Money Pit
1949 Woody Paul, Paul Chrisman, Nashville, singer, Riders in the Sky
1948 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer, Doe Maar
1948 Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman, New York Yankees, 1st designated hitter
1947 Keith Moon, English rock drummer, Who-I'm A Boy
1947 Rex Allen, Jr., Chicago, country singer, Nashville on the Road
1947 Terje Rypdal, born in Oslo, Norway, composer, guitarist, works include 'Mystery Man', 'Last Nite', featured in the film 'Heat'
1947 Willy Russell, author/playwright, Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita
1944 Antonia Novello, 14th U.S. Surgeon General, 1990-92
1944 Lena Tabori, Stockholm Sweden, model/daughter of Viveca Lindfors
1943 Bobby Diamond, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis
1943 Dale Campbell-Savours, MP, Lab
1943 Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security
1943 Nelson DeMille, American Author
1942 Nancy Richey Gunther, San Ant, Texas, tennis player, U.S. Doubles 1965, 66
1942 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, New Jersey, ballerina, New York City Ballet Co
1941 Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer
1940 Lee Majors, Wyandotte, actor, $6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy
1940 Richard Sanders, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, actor, Les-WKRP, Spencer, Berrengers
1940 Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor, What Really Happened to the Class of '65
1940 Galen Rowell, American Photographer
1939 Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
1939 Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles
1938 Roger Greenaway, composer
1938 Ronny Cox, actor/singer, Robocop, Dr. John Gideon-St. Elsewhere
1936 Rudy Lewis, rocker, Drifters
1935 Brendan Jackson, British air marshal
1935 Loren Rush, born in America, composer, works include, the drone piece 'Hard Music'
1935 Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director, Victoria and Albert Museum
1934 Barbara Eden, Huffman, born in Tucson, Arizona, actress, Dream of Jeannie
1934 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, NFL quarterback, Eagles, Redskins
1934 Sonny Jurgensen, NFL quarterback for the Washington Redskins/sportscaster
1933 Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
1933 Pete Wilson, born in Lake Forest, Illinois, Senator-R-California, 1983 -1988, Governor-R-California 1991 - 1999
1932 Mark Russell, Buffalo, New York, political satirist/pianist, Real People
1931 Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense
1930 Andy Ireland, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Representative-R-Florida 1981 - 1993
1930 Jack Bannister, cricketer, Warwickshire stalwart, commentator, BBC
1930 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
1930 Michel Rocard, Courbevoie France, Prime Minister of France
1930 Vera Miles, Ralston, Boise City ID, actress, Psycho
1929 Peter Thompson, golfer
1928 Gerd Natschinski, composer
1928 Vera Rubin, American Scientist
1927 Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
1927 Houari Boumedienne, president of Algeria, 1965-78
1927 John Hoskyns, director-general, Institute of Directors
1927 Martial Solal, composer
1926 Clifford Geertz, American Scientist
1925 Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
1925 Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
1924 Denis Sargan, econometrician
1924 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
1924 Ephraim Kishon, writer
1924 Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia
1923 Humphrey Fisher, TV producer
1923 Kenneth Rickards, cricketer, WI batsman two Tests 104 runs
1923 Richard Adler, composer/songwriter, Damn Yankees, Pajama Game
1923 Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich Ger, conductor, Vienna Symph 1960-70
1922 Brian Young, Chairman, Christian Aid
1922 Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
1921 Sam Cook, cricketer, England slow left-armer in only Test
1921 Kenneth Joseph Arrow, American Economist
1920 Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer, Jolly Joker's Last Joke
1919 James Quinn, film producer/actor, Joey, Hammett, Overlord
1919 Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO, Rothmans International
1918 Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor, Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje
1916 Mary Ward, Myra Syrier, actress, Jenny Kissed Me, Playing for Keeps
1913 Bob Crosby, Spokane, Washington, Bing's brother, orchestra leader, Bob Crosby Show
1913 Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
1913 Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
1912 Gene Kelly, born in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, dancer and actor, 'An American in Paris', 'Singin' in the Rain'
1912 Lord Kissin, president, GPG
1911 Albert Alberts, writer/journalist, French battle
1911 Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper, Gold Medals 1932, 1936 Olympics
1911 Carl Dolmetsch, director, Haslemere Festival
1911 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, U.S. 100m sprinter 1928 Olympics gold
1908 Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright, Paolo Paoli
1908 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper, 1938 England tour
1908 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP
1905 Leonard Constant Lambert, born in London, England, composer, King Pest
1903 Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator
1903 William Primrose, Glasgow Scot, violist, Method for Violin and Viola
1901 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman
1901 John Sherman Cooper, Sen-Kentucky
1900 Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer, Johnny Spielt Auf
1894 Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor, Midnight Girl
1891 Roy Agnew, born in Sydney, Australia, composer, pianist, considered best composer of early 20th century Australia
1889 A Lichtenstein, writer
1887 Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright
1887 Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor and playwright, Fatherland
1887 Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright
1886 Gottfried Rudinger, composer
1885 Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist
1884 Will Cuppy, American Writer
1881 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1879 Alfreds Kalnins, composer
1869 James, Sunny Jim, Rolph, San Francisco mayor, 1912-31, MUNI backer
1868 Edgar Lee Masters, American Poet
1867 Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist, Le Croisade des Enfants
1864 Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece, 1910-15, 28-32
1854 Moritz Moszkowski, composer
1851 Alois Jirasek, born in Czechoslovakia, writer, taught secondary school, wrote plays, historical novels, including, 'Against Everyone'
1832 Alexander Chambers, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1829 Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
1818 Rufus Ingalls, Major General Union Army
1809 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet, Trip to H Land
1773 Jakob F Fries, German philosopher
1769 Georges Cuvier, French zoologist, La Regne Animal
1754 Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France, 1774-93, eventually guillotined
1751 Louis-Francois Beffara, lexicographer
1740 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41
1727 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet, Pianto d'Italia
1524 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat, Anti-Tribonien
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat