January 23 Birthdays in History - January 23 Deaths - January 23 Events
1980 Theresa Kulikowski, born in Tacoma, Washington, gymnast, World-bronze-95, 1996 Olympics
1976 Byron Hanspard, NFL running back for the Atlanta Falcons
1976 Phil Boudreault, Copper Cliff Ontario, boxer 1996 Olympics
1975 Kevin Alexander, NFL wide receiver for the New York Giants
1974 Glen Chapple, cricketer, Lancashire and England A pace bowler
1974 Tiffani-Amber Theissen, born in Long Beach, California, actress, Saved by Bell, 90210
1974 Tiffani Thiessen, born in Long Beach, California, actress, appeared in 'Saved By the Bell' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' television series
1973 Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs
1972 Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers
1972 Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver, New York Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy
1972 Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver, Detroit Lions
1972 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher 1996 Olympics bronze
1971 Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper, New Zealand, 1st Maori Test centurion
1971 James Logan, WLAF linebacker for the Scotland Claymores
1971 Julie Foudy, SD California, soccer midfielder 1996 Olympics
1971 Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard for the Seattle Seahawks
1971 Mark Grimmette, Ann Arbor, Michigan, doubles luger 1994 Olympics
1971 Lisa Snowdon, born in Hertfordshire, England, model, television personality, host of 'Britain's Next Top Model'
1970 Alan Embree, Vancouver, Washington, pitcher, Cleveland Indians
1970 Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers
1970 Mark Wohlers, Holyoke, Massachusetts, pitcher, Atlanta Braves
1970 Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1970 Richard Smehlik, born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, NHL defenseman, Buf Sabres, Gold Medal 1998 Olympics, Bronze Medal 1992 Olympics
1970 Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder for the Montreal Expos
1969 Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing, Whalers, Red Wings
1969 Eric Carter, CFL cornerback for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1968 Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back, Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers
1968 Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward, Team Slovakia, Espoo
1968 Petr Korda, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis star, 1993 Doubles-Cincinnati
1968 Todd Scott, NFL safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1967 Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball 1996 Olympics
1967 Naim Suleymanoglu, born in Ptichar, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter, Gold Medals 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1966 Haywoode Workman, NBA guard for the Indiana Pacers
1966 Mike Brim, NFL cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals
1966 Scott Fortune, born in Newport Beach, California, volleyballer, Gold Medal 1988 Olympics, Bronze Medal 1992 Olympics
1965 Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1964 Frank Winters, NFL center, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1964 Mariska Hargitay, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Jesse Smith-Downtown, ER
1963 Gail O'Grady, Detroit, actress, Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, New YorkPD Blue
1963 Hakeem Olajuwon, NBA center for the Houston Rockets
1963 Rocco Romano, CFL guard for the Calgary Stampeders
1961 Trey Junkin, tight end for the Arizona Cardinals
1960 Greg Ritchie, cricketer, Qld and Australia batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote
1960 Misha Mck, East Orange, New Jersey, actress, Gerri-Me and Mrs. C
1959 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist, UB40-Red Red Wine
1959 Tyrone Power, Jr., born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Shag
1958 Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate, Apr, 1981
1957 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, princess
1955 Reginald Calloway, trumpet player, Midnight Star-No Parking
1955 Robin Zander, rocker vocalist and guitarist, Cheap Trick-Dream Police
1954 Edward Ka-spel, English singer and songwriter, Legendary Pink Dots
1954 Franco De Vita, born in Caracas, Venezuala, spanish singer, Extranjero
1954 Rick Finch, rocker, KC and Sunshine Band-Give It
1954 Trevor Hohns, cricketer, Australian leg-spinner 1989
1953 Lamont Robin Zander, rocker, Cheap Trick
1953 Pat Haden, Westbury, New York, NFL quarterback, Los Angeles Rams
1953 Antonio Villaraigosa, American Politician
1952 Omar Henry, cricketer, 1st colored player for South Africa 1992
1951 Margaret Johnson Bailes, born in Bronx, New York, 4X100 runner, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics
1951 Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper, 1996 Olympics silver
1950 Bill Cunningham, rock keyboardist/bassist, Box Tops
1950 Danny Federici, rocker, E Street Band
1950 Patrick Simmons, guitarist/vocal, Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute
1950 Richard Dean Anderson, Minneapolis, actor, MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS
1950 Richard Gilliland, Ft. Worth, Texas, actor, Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland
1950 William Cunningham, rock bassist/pianist, Box Tops-Letter
1949 Robert Cabana, born in Minneapolis, Major USMC/astronaut, STS-41, 53, 68, sk:88
1948 Anita Pointer, Oakland, rock vocalist, Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy
1947 Thomas R. Carper, born in Beckley, West Virginia, Representative-D-Delaware 1983 - 2001, Senator-D-Delaware 2001 -
1947 Thomas Carper, American Economist
1947 Joe Baca, American Politician
1946 Asif Masood, cricketer, Pakistani quick with long and erratic run-up
1944 Jerry Lawson, U.S. singer, Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk
1944 Marty Russo, born in Chicago, Illinois, Representative-D-Illinois 1975 - 1993
1944 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend
1944 Sergey Belov, U.S.S.R., basketball player, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1943 Gil Gerard, Little Rock, Arkansas, actor, Buck Rogers in 25th Century
1943 William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
1943 Gary Burton, American Musician
1942 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
1942 Laurie Mayne, cricketer, Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70
1942 Willy Bogner, Jr., Munich, director, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1940 Johnny Russell, country singer
1938 Anatoly Marchenko, Siberia, Soviet dissident
1936 Jerry Kramer, Green Bay Packer, author, Instant Replay
1934 Lou Antonio, Oklahoma City, actor, Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It
1933 Arlene Golonka, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress, Millie-Mayberry RFD
1933 Chita Rivera, Washington D.C., actress, West Side Story, Sweet Charity
1933 Joel Spiegelman, composer
1933 Bill Hayden, Australian Politician
1932 Bud Shuster, born in Glassport, Pennsylvania, Representative-R-Pennsylvania 1973 - 2001
1930 Derek Walcott, born in St. Lucia, poet and writer, Omeros, Nobel 1992
1930 Ken Errair, rocker, Four Freshmen
1930 William Reid Pogue, Okemah Oklahoma, Colonel USAF/astronaut, Skylab 4
1929 Ian Thomson, cricketer, England seam bowler vs. South Africa 1964-65
1929 John Polanyi, Berlin, Canadian chemist, Nobel 1986
1929 John Charles Polanyi, Canadian Scientist
1928 Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder, Olympic-2 golds-1968
1928 Jeanne Moreau, born in Paris, France, actress, Going Places, Jules and Jim
1928 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater 1952 Olympics silver
1925 Marty Paich, born in Oakland California, orchestra leader, Sonny and Cher, Glenn Campbell
1924 Frank Lautenberg, born in Paterson, New Jersey, Senator-D-New Jersey 1982 - 2001 and 2003 -
1924 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician
1923 Florence Halop, Queens, actress, Florence-Night Court, St. Elsewhere
1923 Horace Ashenfelter, U.S., 3000m steeplechase 1952 Olympics gold
1923 Walter M[ichael] Miller, Jr., U.S., sci-fi author, Hugo, View from Stars
1923 Paddy Chayefsky, American Dramatist
1920 Erbet Pawel, biographer, Kafka
1919 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
1919 Ernie Kovacs, born in Trenton, New Jersey, comedian, Ernie Kovacs' Show
1919 Nina Dumbadze, U.S.S.R., Discus thrower, Olympic-bronze-1952
1918 Gertrude Belle Elion, New York City, biochemist/drug researcher, Nobel 1988
1915 Herma Bauma, born in Austria, javelin thrower, Gold Medal 1948 Olympics
1915 Potter Stewart, Michigan, 94th Supreme Court justice, 1958-81
1914 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
1912 Ank van der Moer, actress, Verkade, Dutch Comedy
1911 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
1910 Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
1909 Norman Fulton, composer
1908 Hubert Nicholson, poet and novelist
1908 Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
1907 Dan Duryea, born in White Plains, New York, actor, Pride of the Yankees
1907 Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist, Nobel 1949
1906 Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor, Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep
1906 Anya Seton, American Writer
1905 David Newell, Missouri, actor, Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves
1905 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet, Zielona Ges
1904 Theodor Schaefer, composer
1902 Benny Waters, saxophonist
1902 Norman Maclean, American Author
1901 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
1900 Mary Philips, CT, actress, Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde
1900 Ralph Graves, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actor, Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street
1899 Joseph Nathan Kane, historian, Famous Firsts
1898 Randolph Scott, actor, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union
1898 Sergei Eisenstein, Russia, director, Battleship Potemkin,
1897 Amanda Berry Smith, famous African
1897 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
1897 William Stephenson, Canadian Soldier
1896 Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg, 1919-64
1894 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor, Patriot/Idiot
1893 Frank Carlson, born in Cloud Country, Kansas, Governor of Kansas 1947 - 1950, Representative and Senator-R-Kansas
1891 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist
1889 Franklin Pangborn, Newark, actor, My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living
1889 Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer, Rubens-bibliography
1888 Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor
1887 Miklos Kallay, premier Hungary, 1942-44
1885 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer
1878 Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet, Zimzelen pod Snegom
1878 Rutland Boughton, composer
1869 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
1869 Herbert David Croly, U.S. author, Promise of American Life
1869 Herbert Croly, American Author
1868 Juventino Rosas, composer
1867 Herbert Bedford, composer
1865 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor, Black Haired Whore
1862 David Hilbert, Konigsberg East Prussia, mathematician
1857 Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist, Moho discontinuity
1843 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer
1840 Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist, Carl Zeiss Optics Company
1833 John Randolph Chambliss, Jr., Brigadier General Confederate Army
1832 Edouard Manet, France, Impressionist painter, Dejeuner sur L'Herbe
1830 Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/Minister of War, 1899-1900
1828 Calvin Edward Pratt, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1820 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer
1816 Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician
1813 Franz Commer, composer
1785 Carl A. Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad
1783 Stendahl, Marie Henri Beyle, France, writer, Le Rouge et de Noir
1762 Christian A. Vulpius, Germany, writer, Rinaldo Rinaldini
1761 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet, Adelaide
1752 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
1737 John Hancock, American Politician
1730 Joseph Hewes, U.S. merchant, Declaration of Independence signer
1582 John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet, Argenis
1574 Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter