Birthdays of Personalities on April 23

1464 :Johanna van Valois, Queen of France
1484 :Julius C‘sar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)
1500 :Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician
1547 :Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quioxite)
1598 :Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, naval commander
1697 :George Baron Anson, British admiral/explorer
1708 :Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)
1728 :Samuel Wallis, explorer (Wallis Island)
1775 :Joseph Mallord Turner, England, landscape painter (Shipwreck)
1791 :James Buchanan, Cove Gap PA, (Fed/Dem), 15th US president (1857-61)
1791 :W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter/cartoonist
1803 :Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian minister of Justice
1804 :Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium)
1810 :Thomas Wright, historian
1812 :Louis-Antoine Julien, conductor
1813 :Stephen Arnold Douglas, (Little giant), US senator (Lincoln debates)
1818 :James Anthony Froude, historian
1818 :John Gill Shorter, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1872
1821 :Pierre Dupont, song writer
1823 :Abdl-Medjid, 31st sultan of Turkey (1839-61)
1827 :Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer
1828 :Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902)
1838 :Alfred J Verwee, Flemish painter
1852 :Edwin Markham, US, poet (1st winner of Amer Acad of Poets Award 1937)
1855 :Ernst L Wolzogen, German writer/founder (Cabaret šberbrettl)
1858 :Max K E Ludwig Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918)
1861 :Edmund Henry Hynman, 1st viscount Allenby of Megiddo/Fieldmarshal
1867 :Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher/writer (For the Young Ones)
1882 :Max [G M J] Winders Maximilien, Belgium, architect (WW II)
1889 :Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher
1892 :Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer
1892 :R Huelsenbeck, writer
1896 :Margaret Kennedy, novelist
1897 :Lester Bowles Pearson, (L) 14th Canadian PM (1963-68) (Nobel 1957)
1897 :Lucius du Bignon Clay, US, general (WW II)/gov (West Germany)
1898 :Edwin E Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov)
1899 :Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ, Kiwi mystery writer (Black Beech & Honeydew)
1899 :Vladimir Nabokov, St Petersburg Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)
1900 :Joseph Green, film maker
1902 :Halld˘r Laxness, Iceland, novelist (Salka Valka) (Nobel 1955)
1905 :Lord Carew, Ireland, judge (dressage)
1906 :Maria Arnoldo, [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer
1907 :Baroness Dudley
1908 :Frederick Hawkins, dancer
1908 :Herbert Telley, British actuary
1909 :Thomas Padmore, senior civil servant
1914 :Andrew Martin, Lord-Lt (Lechestershire England)
1914 :Mitsu Suzuki, teacher of tea ceremony at SF Zen Center
1915 :Arnold Hall, CEO (Hawker Siddeley Group)
1917 :Jacob Kistemaker, nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge)
1918 :Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
1919 :Dorian Leigh, San Antonio TX, model, sister of Suzy Parker
1920 :Eric Yarrow, CEO (Clydesdale Bank)
1922 :Boy [Segundo JA] Ecury, Aruba, resistance fighter
1922 :Diarmuid Downs, auto engineer
1923 :Avram Davidson, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!)
1923 :James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)
1924 :Colin Welch, columnist/critic
1924 :James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
1924 :Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
1926 :James P Donleavy, Brooklyn, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters)
1926 :Richard Laws, Master (St Edmunds College Cambridge)
1928 :Bill Cotton, CEO (Noel Gay TV)
1928 :Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet
1929 :George Steiner, professor (English)
1930 :Michael Bowen, RC Archbishop (Southwark)
1932 :Halston, [R Halston Frowick], fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame)
1932 :Jim Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running)
1933 :Roger Wittevrongel, Flemish painter
1935 :David Evans, MP
1936 :Elias, [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter
1936 :Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter
1936 :Roy Orbison, Vernon Tx, rocker (Pretty Woman)
1937 :Victoria Glendinning, author (Edith Sitwell A Unicorn Among Lions)
1938 :Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker
1938 :Russell Hillhouse, under-sect Scottish Office
1938 :Steven D Symms, (Sen-R-ID, 1981- )
1939 :William Hagerty, editor (People)
1940 :Richard Monaco, US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)
1941 :Ed Stewart, British DJ
1941 :Hal Daub, (Rep-R-NB, 1981- )
1943 :Carmen von Thyssen, Barcelona Spain, Baroness
1943 :Herve Villechaize, France, "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)
1947 :Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Ireland, political activist [or 1940]
1948 :Richard Day, engineer/development expert
1949 :John Miles, vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
1949 :Walter Sweeney, MP
1951 :Loek M L H A Hermans, Dutch MP (VVD)
1952 :Narada, [Michael Walden], Mich, rocker (Don't Want Nobody Else)
1952 :Tony Maselli, (fictional character on "Who's the Boss")
1953 :Fred Upton, (Rep-R-Michigan)
1955 :Captain Sensible, rocker
1955 :Mike Smith, British DJ
1955 :Su Ingle, British TV hostess
1958 :Max Planck, physicist (Quanta Physics)
1960 :Steve Clark, Hillsborough England, rock guitarist (Def Leppard)
1960 :Valerie Bertinelli, Del, (1 Day at a Time, Sydney); Ms Eddie Van Halen
1964 :Gen, [Simon Matthews], English pop drummer (Jesus Jones-Zeroes & Ones)
1966 :Jacques "Jacq" Koumans, soccer player (NAC)
1966 :Wayne Drinkwalter, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
1967 :Brent Muscat, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
1970 :Frank Temming, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1974 :Joey Kent, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
1974 :Sam Madison, cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
1975 :Bret Anderson, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
1981 :Gabriella MAO Windsor, daughter of English prince Michael



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