October 23 Birthdays in History - October 23 Deaths - October 23 Events
1980 Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast 1996 Olympics
1976 Julie Howard, Brantford ON, 100m/200m backstroker, Olympics-27-92, 96
1976 Ryan Reynolds, Canadian Actor
1975 Keith Van Horn, NBA forward, New Jersey Nets
1974 Beatrice Roini Liua Faumuina, New Zealand, discus thrower 1996 Olympics
1974 Dani Tyler, born in Denver, Colorado, softball infielder, 1996 Olympics gold
1974 Kaleena Kiff, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Patti-Love Sidney
1974 Sander Westerveld, soccer player, FC Twente
1973 Blaine McElmurry, NFL defensive back, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1973 Mac Cozier, soccer forward, 1996 Olympics gold
1973 Shawn Wooden, free safety for the Miami Dolphins
1973 Sjoerd Sanders, soccer player, PSV/MVV
1972 Daryl Price, defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers
1972 Patrise Alexander, linebacker for the Washington Redskins
1972 Tiffeny Milbrett, born in Portland, Oregon, soccer forward 1996 Olympics
1971 Alai Kalaniuvalu, NFL guard for the Philadelphia Eagles
1969 Brooke Theiss, California, actress, Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good and Evil
1969 Kristine Bailey, Livonia, Michigan, WPVA volleyballer, U.S. Open-13th-1995
1968 Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star, 1993 Futures
1968 Kendall Gammon, NFL center for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1968 Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1967 Jaime Yzaga, born in Lima, Peru, professional tennis player, ranked 18th in the World for singles and 54th in the World in doubles
1967 Michael Philbrick, CFL defensive tackle for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1965 Al Leiter, Toms River, New Jersey, pitcher, Florida Marlins, New York Mets
1963 David Bedard, Montreal QUE, 3m springboard diver, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1963 Katherine Hushaw, Anaheim California, playmate, Oct, 1986
1962 Beatie Edney, born in London, England, actress, Diary of a Mad Old Man
1962 Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
1962 Daria Scagliola, Italian/Dutch photographer, vuurtorenpostzegels
1962 Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback, Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats
1962 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1959 Sam Raimi, actor, Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except
1959 Al Yankovic, born in Downey, California, singer, songwriter, satirist, won three Grammy Awards, four gold records, six platinum records, sold over 12 million albums
1957 Louann Fernald San Antonio, Texas, playmate, Jun, 1979
1957 Paul Kagame, born in Ruhango, Rwanda, politician, President of the Republic of Rwanda, formerly led the Rwandan Patriotic Front ending the Rwandan genocide
1956 Betsy Nagelsen, St. Petersburg, Florida, tennis star
1956 Darrell Pace, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, archer, Gold and Silver Medals, 1976, 1984, 1988 Olympics
1956 Dwight Yoakam, born in Pikeville, Kentucky, country singer, Honky Tonk Man
1954 Ang Lee, director, Ice Storm, Wedding Banquet, Sense and Sensibility
1951 Michael Rupert, born in Denver, Colorado, actor, Pasadena Playhouse
1950 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist, Around the Corner
1946 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer and actress, Sesame St
1946 Miklos Nemeth, Hungary, javelin thrower 1976 Olympics gold
1946 Mel Martinez, American Politician
1944 Warren Burton, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Jason Dunlap in 'Another World'
1942 Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer, Body Shop
1942 Michael Crichton, born in Chicago, Illinois novelist, Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker
1942 Greg Ridley, born in Cumberland, England, rock, bass guitarist, played for Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth, popular double album Performance Rockin' the Fillmore
1942 Douglas Dunn, Scottish Poet
1941 Colin Milburn, cricketer, England bat whose career was cut short
1940 Edison Pele, Brazil, soccer player extraordinaire, New York Cosmos
1940 Freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer, Gerry and The Pacemakers
1939 Charlie Foxx, U.S. songwriter/soul singer, Mockingbird
1939 Ellie Greenwich, born in Brooklyn, New York, record producer, singer, songwriter, rock and roll, pop music genres, co-wrote 'Da Doo Ron Ron'
1938 John Heinz III, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Senator-R-Pennsylvania 1977 - 1991
1938 Jordan Christopher, Youngstown Ohio, actor, Secrets of Midland Heights
1936 Barry Sinclair, cricketer, 21 Tests for New Zealand in the 60's, 3 centuries
1936 Philip Kaufman, director, Right Stuff, Henry and June
1935 Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer, 1972 Byron Nelson
1935 Zbigniew Rudzinski, composer
1933 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler, WI of 50's
1932 Dimitra Arliss, actress, Rich Man Poor Man II
1931 Diana Dors, Fluck, Swindon England, actress, Berserk!, Steaming
1931 Jim Bunning, born in Southgate, Kentucky, Representative-R-Kentucky 1987 - 1999, Senator-R-Kentucky 1999 -, Phillies pitcher, perfect Game vs. Mets 1964
1930 Gerard Blain, Paris, France, actor, Hatari
1928 Alexander Tanev, composer
1928 Bella Darvi, Bayla Wegier, Sosnowiec Poland, actress, Racers
1928 Patrick Peter Sacco, composer
1927 Dezso Gyarmati, Hungary, water polo player, Gold Medals 1956. 1960, 1964 Olympics
1927 Edward Kienholz, U.S. sculptor, Roxy
1927 Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher, Conversations with the Devil
1925 Johnny Carson, born in Corning, Iowa, comedian, Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust
1925 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer and conductor, Never on Sunday
1925 Nanni Loy, film director
1925 Fred Shero, Canadian Athlete
1923 Frank Sutton, Clarksville Tennessee, actor, Sergeant Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC
1923 Ned Rorem, Richmond Indiana, composer/author, Sky Music
1923 Robin Day, British Journalist
1922 Coleen Gray, Staplehurst Nebraska, actress, Apache Drums
1922 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
1921 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist, Dorus
1918 James Daly, Wisconsin, actor, Medical Center
1918 Peggy Moran, actress, Double Date, Horror Island
1917 Robert Bray, Kalispell Mont, actor, Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West
1914 Frank, Bruiser, Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle, Bkln, New York Yankees
1912 Ilse Dorffeldt, Germany, sprint relay, Olympic-1936
1910 Hayden Rorke, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Dr. Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie
1910 Sally O'Neil, Bayonne, New Jersey, actress, Beggar's Holiday, Moth
1906 Gertrude Ederle, New York City, swimmer 1924 Olympics gold
1906 Miriam Gideon, composer
1905 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer
1905 Felix Bloch, Swiss/U.S. nuclear physicist, Nobel 1952
1903 Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer
1902 Otmar Nussio, composer
1902 Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist
1900 Douglas Jardine, cricketer, England's Bodyline captain
1899 Lilyan Tashman, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Bulldog Drummond
1893 Earnest Julius pik, Estonian astronomer, Physics of meteor flight
1893 Jean Absil, Belgian composer, Peau d'Ane
1880 Una O'Connor, Belfast Ireland, actress, David Copperfield
1875 Gilbert Newton Lewis, American Scientist
1869 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer
1868 Rama V, Chulalongkorn, leader of Thailand, -1910
1852 Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer
1851 Guillaume Couture, composer
1846 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer
1844 Louis Riel, Manitoba, leader of insurrection of Metis
1844 Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate, Eros and Psyche
1844 Robert Bridges, English Poet
1835 Adlai Stevenson, D, 23rd Vice President, 1893-97
1828 Turner Ashby, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1824 Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1820 James Monroe Goggin, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1819 Isac Baker Woodbury, composer
1810 [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, U.S. feminist/revolutionary, New York Tribune
1805 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author, Nachsommer
1801 Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer
1797 John J Rochussen, governor-general of Dutch-Indies, 1845-51
1794 Joseph Panny, composer
1788 Sarah Hale, founder, Seaman's Aid Society of Boston
1773 Pietro Generali, composer
1767 H Benjamin Constant, de Rebeque, French politician/writer
1752 Nicolas Appert, inventor, food canning, bouillon tablet
1715 Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Emperor of Russia, 1727-30
1713 Peter Burmannus Secundus, Pieter Burman, Dutch classicist
1698 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect, Palace de la Concorde
1654 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer
1543 Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist