Is January 23rd your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 23rd? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
January 23rd was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 23rd Birthdays: Famous Artists
Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, Russian film director (Alexander Nevsky,General Line, Ivan the Terrible, October,Potemkin, Que Viva Mexico,The Silver Lining, Strike,Ten Days That Shook the World and Thunder over Mexico) and author (The Film Form, The Film Sense and Notes of a Film Director), was born on January 23, 1898.
Edouard Manet, French Impressionist painter (The Absinthe Drinker, The Balcony, Bar at the Folies-Bergere, Boating, The Cafe Concert, Christ with Angels, Fife Player, The Luncheon on the Grass, La Modiste, Nana, Olympia, The Picnic, The Plum, Portrait of Berthe Morisot, Portrait of Emile Zola, Racing at Longchamp and The Railway), was born on January 23, 1832.
American pianist and composer Martin Louis (Marty) Paich was born on January 23, 1925. Marty Paich wrote or arranged songs for Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Neil Diamond, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Stan Getz, Michael Jackson, Jack Jones, Stan Kenton, Art Pepper, Linda Ronstadt, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan and many other artists.
January 23rd Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American professional baseball player John Joseph (Joey) Amalfitano (Chicago Cubs, Houston Colt .45’s, New York Giants and San Francisco Giants) was born on January 23, 1934.
Horace Ashenfelter, American steeplechaser and Olympic gold medalist (1952), was born on January 23, 1923.
Margaret Johnson Bailes, American runner and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on January 23, 1951.
Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower and Olympic gold medalist (1948), was born on January 23, 1915.
Sergey Belov, Russian basketball player and Olympic gold medalist (1972), was born on January 23, 1944.
Italian-American race car driver and Indianapolis 500 winner (1915) Ralph DePalma was born on January 23, 1882.
Scott Fortune, American volleyball player and Olympic gold medalist (1988), was born on January 23, 1966.
Patrick Capper (Pat) Haden, American professional football player (Los Angeles Rams) and television sportscaster, was born on January 23, 1953.
American professional football player Gerald Louis (Jerry) Kramer (Green Bay Packers) was born on January 23, 1936.
Eugene Monti, Italian bobsledder and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on January 23, 1928.
Richard Smehlik, Czechoslovakian professional hockey player (Buffalo Sabres) and Olympic gold medalist (1998), was born on January 23, 1970.
Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgarian-Turkish weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist (1988), was born on January 23, 1967.
January 23rd Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
French author Marie Henri (Stendhal) Beyle (Armance, De l’Amour, La Chartreuse de Parme, The Life of Henri Brulard, Lucien Leuwen, Memoirs of Egotism, The Private Diaries of Stendhal, Rome Naples et Florence en 1817, Le Rouge et le Noir, Souvenirs d’Egotisme, Vie de Haydn de Mozart et de Metastase and La Vie d’Henri Brulard) was born on January 23, 1783.
Herbert David Croly, American editor (Architectural Record and The New Republic) and political writer (Marcus Alonzo Hanna: His Life and Work, Progressive Democracy and The Promise of American Life), was born on January 23, 1869.
David Douglas Duncan, American photojournalist and author (Great Treasures of the Kremlin, Picasso Paints a Portrait, This Is War: A Photo Narrative of the Korean War, Viva Picasso and The World of Allah), was born on January 23, 1916.
West Indian poet, playwright, author (Another Life, The Bounty, A Branch of the Blue Nile, The Capeman, Dream on Monkey Mountain, In a Green Night, The Joker of Seville, Midsummer, The Odyssey, Omeros, The Prodigal, Remembrance: Pantomime, Sea Grapes and Tiepolo’s Hound) and Nobel Prize winner (1992) Derek Walcott was born on January 23, 1930.
Camilla Collett Wergeland, Norwegian feminist and author (The District Governor’s Daughters, From the Camp of the Mute and In the Long Nights), was born on January 23, 1813. Camilla Collett was the sister of poet Henrik Wergeland.
January 23rd Birthdays: Famous Performers
American jazz and blues saxophonist Ray (Abrams) Abramson (Ray Abrams Big Band) was born on January 23, 1920. Brother to jazz drummer Lee Abrams, Ray Abrams played with Dizzy Gillespie, Andy Kirk and other artists.
Richard Dean Anderson, American actor (Emerald Point N.A.S., General Hospital, Legend, MacGyver, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Stargate SG-1), was born on January 23, 1950.
Lou Antonio, American actor (America America, Bewitched, Cool Hand Luke, Dog and Cat, The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Here Come the Brides, Makin’ It and Twelve O’Clock High) and film and television director (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dawson’s Creek, Mayflower Madam, A Real American Hero, The Rockford Files, A Taste for Killing and The West Wing), was born on January 23, 1934. Brother to actor Jim Antonio, Lou Antonio married actress Lane Bradbury.
American pop and Gospel singer Eugene Church (“The Girl in My Dreams,” “Good News,” “How Long,” “Miami,” “Mind Your Own Business” and “Pretty Girls Everywhere”) was born on January 23, 1938.
Bill Cunningham, American pop bassist, pianist and singer (The Box Tops), was born on January 23, 1950.
Jason (J.D.) Davis, American Christian rock drummer (Between Thieves), was born on January 23, 19–.
American singer, dancer and actress (Chicago, The Marcus-Nelson Murders, Mayflower Madam, Once Upon a Brothers Grimm, Pippin, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Stonewall 25 – Voices of Pride and Protest, Sweet Charity and That’s Singing: The Best of Broadway) Dolores Conchita Figueroa (Chita Rivera) del Rivero was born on January 23, 1933.
American actor Dan Duryea (Black Angel, The Burglar, Criss Cross, The Eleventh Hour, Five Golden Dragons, The Flight of the Phoenix, Peyton Place, The Pride of the Yankees, Scarlet Street, Thunder Bay, Winchester ’73 and The Woman in the Window) was born on January 23, 1907.
Ken Errair, American singer (The Four Freshmen, The Harmonizers and The Ken Errair Quartet), was born on January 23, 1928.
Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist and singer (UB40), was born on January 23, 1959.
American actor Gilbert (Gil) Girard (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Hooch, Sidekicks and Soldier’s Fortune) was born on January 23, 1943.
Mariska Magdolina Hargitay, American actress (Can’t Hurry Love, Downtown, ER, Falcon Crest, Gabriel’s Fire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Leaving Las Vegas, The Love Guru, Prince Street, Star 80, Tequila & Bonetti and Wiseguy), was born on January 23, 1964. Mariska Hargitay is the daughter of Hungarian bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay and actress Jayne Mansfield.
Nicholas Harmer, German-born American rock bass guitarist (Death Cab for Cutie), was born on January 23, 1975.
Dutch actor Rutger Oelsen Hauer (Batman Begins, Beyond Justice, Blade Runner, The Blood of Heroes, Forbidden Choices, The Hitcher, Lady Hawke and Nighthawks) was born on January 23, 1944.
Rick Heil, American contemporary Christian guitarist, singer and worship leader (Big Tent Revival and Sonicflood), was born on January 23, 19–.
Mike Hogan, American contemporary Christian violinist (David Crowder Band), was born on January 23, 19–.
American comedian and actor Ernie Kovacs (Bell Book and Candle, The Ernie Kovacs Show, North to AlaskaOur Man in Havana) was born on January 23, 1919. Ernie Kovacs was married to singer and actress Edie Adams.
Jerome E. (Jerry) Lawson, American R&B singer (The Persuasions), was born on January 23, 1944.
Jeanne Moreau, French actress (The Bride Wore Black, Diary of a Chambermaid, La Femme Nikita, Going Places, Jules and Jim, The Last Tycoon, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Lovers, La Notte, The Summer House, The Trout and Viva Maria) and film director (Lumiere), was born on January 23, 1928.
Marc Nelson, American R&B singer (Blayse and Boyz II Men), was born on January 23, 1971. Marc Nelson is the son of singer Phyllis Nelson.
American actress Gail O’Grady (American Dreams, Boston Legal, Monk and N.Y.P.D. Blue) was born on January 23, 1963.
American R&B and soul singer Anita Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) was born on January 23, 1948. Anita Pointer’s sisters are singers Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer and Ruth Pointer.
Belgian jazz guitarist Jean-Baptiste (Django) Reinhardt (Hot Club Quintet) was born on January 23, 1910.
Randolph Scott, American actor (Bombardier, China Sky, Comanche Station, Go West Young Man, Gung Ho, Hangman’s Knot, Last of the Mohicans, Man in the Saddle, The Nevadan, Ride the High Country, Riding Shotgun, Sky Bride, To the Shores of Tripoli and Women Men Marry), was born on January 23, 1898.
Patrick Simmons, American rock guitarist and singer (The Doobie Brothers), was born on January 23, 1948.
American actress Tiffani Amber Thiessen (Beverly Hills 90210, Hollywood Ending, The Ladies Man, Saved by The Bell, Son in Law and Speedway Junky) was born on January 23, 1974. Tiffani Thiessen married actor Brady Smith.
Robin Zander, American guitarist and singer (Cheap Trick), was born on January 23, 1953.
January 23rd Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Gertrude Belle Elion, American biochemist, pharmacologist, leukemia and AIDS research pioneer and Nobel Prize winner (1988), was born on January 23, 1918.
German mathematician David Hilbert (Hilbert Spaces) was born on January 23, 1862.
John Charles Polanyi, German-Canadian chemist and Nobel Prize winner 91986), was born on January 23, 1929.
Hediki Yukawa, Japanese physicist and Nobel Prize winner (1949), was born on January 23, 1907.
January 23rd Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Princess Caroline of Monaco was born on January 23, 1957. Princess Caroline is the daughter of Monaco’s Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, a well-known actress, and the older sister of Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie.
Hungarian Premier Miklos Kallay was born on January 23, 1887.
Potter Stewart, American jurist and 92nd U.S. Supreme Court justice, was born on January 23, 1915.
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