February 23 Birthdays in History - February 23 Deaths - February 23 Events
1994 Dakota Fanning, born in Conyers, Georgia, American Actress
1980 Yvonne Tousek, born in Kitchener, Ontario, gymnast 1996 Olympics
1978 Karolina Rantamaki, ice hockey left wing, Finland, 1998 Olympics
1977 Angie Trostel, Oxford Ohio, diver 1996 Olympics
1977 Dally Randriantefy, Antananarivo Madag, tennis star, 1993 Marseille
1976 Dmitriy Dudarev, hockey forward, Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998
1976 Jeff O'Neill, Richmond Hill, NHL center, Hartford Whalers
1975 Bohdan Utihrach, Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1975 Chris Garner, NBA guard for the Toronto Raptors
1975 Michael Tricario, actor, Randy-Wonder Years
1975 Pat Barnes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs
1974 Herschelle Gibbs, cricketer, South African Test batsman 1996
1974 Kenyon Cotton, full back for the Baltimore Ravens
1973 Robert Pipkins, Staten Island, New York, luger 1994 Olympics
1972 Greg Hill, NFL running back for the Kansas City Chiefs
1972 Jamie Watson, NBA forward, Utah Jazz
1972 Ryan Grigson, NFL guard and tackle, Detroit Lions
1972 Steve Papin, WLAF running back for the Scotland Claymores
1971 Carin Hjalmarsson Koch, Kungalv Sweden, golfer, 1995 Pinewild-7th
1971 Jason Keller, Scarsdale, New York, actor, Jason-Out of the Blue
1971 Shane Keller, Scarsdale, New York, actor, Shane-Out of the Blue
1971 Torsten Kienass, Berlin GER, hockey defenseman, Team Germany
1969 Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings
1969 Michael Campbell, Hawera New Zealand, Australasia golfer
1967 Gord Murphy, Willowdale, NHL defenseman for the Florida Panthers
1967 Steven C Stricker, Edgerton WI, PGA golfer, 1994 Northern Telecom-2nd
1966 John Druce, Peterborough, NHL right wing, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings
1966 Marc Price, actor/comedian, Skippy-Family Ties
1965 Helena Sukova, Prague, Czech Republic, tennis star, 1985 U.S. Open's Double
1965 Sylvie Guillem, France, ballerina, Royal Ballet
1965 Michael Dell, born in Houston, Texas, businessman, founder of Dell, Inc., philanthropist, named 'Inc.' magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year, worth over $12 billion
1964 Byron Evans, NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
1964 John Norum, born in Vardo, Norway, musician, hard rock guitarist, co-founder of Swedish band Europe
1963 Bobby Bonilla, New York City, outfielder, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Marlins
1963 Debbie Kruck, Danbury CT, Ms Fitness USA, 1994
1963 Reza Abdoh, born in Tehran, Iran, playwright, theatre director, produced King Lear, Oedipus Rex, confronted audiences with issues of race, class, AIDS
1962 Melinda Mays, Augusta, Georgia, playmate, Feb, 1983
1962 Michael Wilton, born in San Francisco, California, guitarist, singer, member of Queensryche, progressive metal musician, influenced by Judas Priest, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, UFO
1960 Cindy Figg-Currier, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, golfer, 1994 British Open-6th
1960 Gloria von Thurm un Taxis, born in Munich, West Germany, Princess
1960 Maria Gloria von Schonberg-Glauchau, wife of prince Thurn un Taxis
1960 Crown Prince Naruhito, heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan, eldest son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
1959 John Arthur Wilson, Ceres California, PGA golfer, 1994 Anheuser-Busch-4th
1958 David Sylvian, vocal/guitar, Sylvian Sylvian, Japan-Adolescent Sex
1958 Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate, April, 1981
1958 Ria Brieffies, Dutch vocalist, Dolly Dots
1955 Howard Jones, rock pianist/vocalist, Things Can Only Get Better
1954 Viktor Yushchenko, Ukrainian Statesman
1953 Sallie L. Baliunas, born in New York, New York, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, cited as one of America's outstanding women scientists
1952 Brad Whitford, Massachusetts, rock guitarist, Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun
1951 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys
1951 Nicholas Kenyon, controller, BBC Radio 3
1951 Patricia Richardson, born in Bethesada, Maryland, actress, 'Double Trouble', 'Home Improvement'
1950 Steve Priest, London, rock bassist, Sweet Hayes
1949 Anna-Maria Muller, born in East Germany, Luge, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1949 Larry Demps, U.S. R&B vocalist, Dramatics-Me and Mrs. Jones
1949 Marc Garneau, Quebec City Canada, PhD/astronaut, STS-13, 77
1949 Maureen Hicks, British MP
1949 Terry "Tex" Comer, bassist/guitarist
1948 Bill Alexander, theatre director
1947 Colin Sanders, British computer engineer, Solid State Logic
1947 Geoff Cope, cricketer, England off-spinner 1977-78
1947 Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress, Man Who be King, Miss Guyana, 1967
1946 Rusty Young, California, rock steel guitarist, Poco-Heat of the Night
1946 Joseph Sobran, American Activist
1945 Frank Murray, police Officer
1944 James Cousins, British MP
1944 Johnny Winter, John Dawson, Leland Mississippi, guitarist, Silver Train
1944 Mike Maxfield, rocker, Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas
1943 Bobby Wayne Mitchell, Chatham, Virginia, PGA golfer, 1971 Cleveland Open
1943 Fred Biletnikoff, NFL wide receiver
1943 Jada Rowland, New York City, actress, Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm
1942 Beau Boulter, born in El Paso, Texas, Representative-R-Texas 1985 - 1989
1942 Colin Sanders, founder, Solid State Logic
1942 John Lewis, Head Master, Eton College
1941 Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal, George Watson's College
1941 Robin Bynoe, cricketer, WI opening batsman in 4 Tests 1959-67
1941 William Hjortsberg, New York City, writer, Gray Matters, Fallen Angel
1940 Jermyn P Brooks, CEO, Price Waterhouse Europe
1940 Peter Fonda, actor, Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip
1939 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
1939 Josef Feistmantl, Austria, lugeist 1964 Olympic gold
1939 Majel Barrett, born in Columbus, Ohio, actress, Christine Chapel-Star Trek
1938 Diane Varsi, San Mateo California, actress, Peyton Place
1938 Sylvia Chase, St. Paul, Minnesota, newscaster, ABC Weekend News, 20/20
1937 David Ward, president, Law Society
1937 Christopher Tugendhat, born in England, born Christopher Samuel Tugendhat, Baron Tugendhat of Widdington in the County of Essex, politician, Conservative Party, journalist, author, businessman
1937 Tom Osborne, college football coach
1937 Claude Brown, American Writer
1933 Lee Calhoun, Laurel Mississippi, hurdler, Olympics gold 56, 60
1933 Lee Quencey Calhoun, Laurel MS, 110m hurdler, Gold Medals 1956, 1960 Olympics
1931 Tom Wesselman, U.S. sculptor, Great American Nudes
1931 Tom Wesselmann, American Artist
1930 Gerry Davis, born in England, science-fiction writer, wrote British television soap operas Coronation Street and United!, script editor for Doctor Who
1930 Harry Boldt, Federal Republic of Germany, equestrian dressage 1976 Olympics gold
1930 Imre Gyongyossy, film Maker
1930 Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer, Black Venus
1930 Johnny Seven, New York City, actor, Ironside, Amy Prentiss
1929 Eduard W. "Ed" Bauer, Eddy Evers, Dutch actor, Bluejackets
1929 Elston Howard, Yankee catcher, 1st black New York Yankee/1963 AL MVP
1929 Richard Moryl, composer
1929 Regine Crespin, Marseilles France, operatic soprano
1928 David Somerset, born in England, David Robert Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort, British peer, criticized for accepting public funds on riverbed land granted to his dukedom 400 years ago
1928 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, Siberia U.S.S.R., cosmonaut, Soyuz 12, 18A
1927 Ivan Hrusovsky, composer
1926 Regine Crespin, French vocalist, Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete
1925 Ian Smith, cricket leg-spinner, South Africa 1947-58 avg 64.08
1925 Louis Stokes, born in Cleveland, Ohio, Representative-D-Ohio 1969 - 1999
1924 Lejaren Hiller, composer
1923 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
1920 David Wright, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, given name David John Murray Wright, editor of 'X', autobiography 'Deafness. A Personal Account' gives insight into deafness
1920 Hall Overton, Bangor Michigan, composer, Enchanted Pear Tree
1919 Johnny Carey, soccer star
1918 Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster, Downside School
1916 George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1916 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
1916 William Walsh, academic
1915 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author, Das Spiegellabyrinth
1914 Margaret Farrer, CEO, Central Midwives Board
1913 Charles Leonard, U.S., pentathelete, 1936 Olympics
1913 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, born in Australia, born Edward Horace Fiennes-Clinton, 18th Earl of Lincoln, engineer, landowner, inherited Earldom but formally did not prove his right to the title
1911 G Mennen Williams, Detroit, Supreme Court Justice, Gov-D-Michigan, 1949-60
1911 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
1909 Frank Ward, cricketer, Australian leggie late 30s
1908 William McMahon, Prime Minister of Australia, Liberal, 1971 - 1972
1907 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
1905 Leonidas Zoras, composer
1904 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded, CP Palestina
1904 William L Shirer, historian, Rise and Fall of 3rd Reich
1903 Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director, Veselye Rebjata
1901 Aartje W. "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author, Mieke-serial
1900 Elinor Remick Warren, composer
1899 E Langgasser, writer
1899 Erich Kastner, Dresden German author, Emil and the Detective
1898 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
1895 Richard Goolden, born in London, England, actor, School for Husbands
1892 Kathleen Harrison, actress, Fast Lady, Big Money, West 11
1889 Cyril Delevanti, England, actor, Lucius-Jefferson Davis, Black Eye
1889 Frederik M baron of Asbeck, Dutch lawyer, League of Nations
1887 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer
1886 Albert Edward Sammons, composer
1886 Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
1884 Frank Cellier, Surbiton England, actor, Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade
1884 Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
1883 Karl Jaspers, Oldenburg Germany, existentialist philosopher
1883 Victor Fleming, born in Pasadena, California, director, Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind
1882 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
1881 Titus Brandsma, Dutch philosopher
1880 Edgar Istel, composer
1879 Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher, Mind and the Eye
1879 Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist
1878 Kazimir Malevich, Polish Artist
1876 Agnes M Royden, writer
1876 Wadi' Sabra, composer
1875 Jozef E Stokvis, journalist/Dutch MP, SDAP
1874 Konstantin Pats, Estonian PM, 1921-23, 1932-33, dictator, 1933-40
1873 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer
1869 Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary, Soc-Dem
1868 W. E. B. Du Bois, born in Massachusetts, civil rights writer, Souls of Black Folk
1865 Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner for the Pittsburgh Pirates
1863 Franz von Stuck, German painter, Der Krieg
1859 Theodor Batthyanyi, Hungarian statesman/contra revolutionary
1848 Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer
1840 Carl Menger, Austrian economist
1838 Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1834 Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis
1831 Hendrik W. Mesdag, Dutch painter, Panorama Mesdag
1824 Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist, Tobasch' Grammar
1824 Lewis Cass Hunt, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1818 Jeremy F Gilmer, Major Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept
1817 George Watts, London, painter
1811 George Washington Hewitt, composer
1792 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor
1787 Emma Willard, U.S., opens school for young ladies, Hall of Fame
1776 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor, The Times, 1812-47
1764 William Eaton, American Soldier
1744 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder, House of Rothschild
1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist, Profound Christianity
1685 George Friedrich Handel, Halle Germany, organist/composer, Messiah
1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera, Venus and Adonis, baptized
1633 Samuel Pepys, born in London, England, Navy expert/composer, Diary, Memoirs
1615 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
1614 Jacob Colijn, s, Dutch coat of arms painter
1417 Paul II, Pietro Barbo, Italy, Pope, 1464 - 1471