Is March 23rd your birthday? Was someone special to you born on March 23rd? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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March 23rd was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
March 23rd Birthdays: Famous Artists
José Victoriano (Juan Gris) Gonzalez. Spanish Cubist painter (The Guitar, Harlequin with Guitar, Portrait of Picasso, The Sunblind and Violin and Checkerboard), was born on March 23, 1877.
Akira Kurosawa, Japanese scriptwriter and film director (Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, The Bad Sleep Well, The Idiot, Ikiru, Madadayo, Ran, Rashomon, Rhapsody in August, The Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood and Yojimbo), was born on March 23, 1910.
March 23rd Birthdays: Famous Athletes
British runner and neurological physician Roger Bannister was born on March 23, 1929. In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first to run a mile in under four minutes.
Craig Breedlove, American race car driver, was born on March 23, 1937.
Donald Malcolm Campbell, British race car driver and boat racer, was born on March 23, 1921. Donald Malcolm Campbell’s father was racer Sir Malcolm Campbell.
Canadian professional hockey player Warren (Rocky) Godfrey (Boston Bruins and Detroit Redwings) was born on March 23, 1931.
Edward Joseph Green, Canadian professional hockey player (Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, New England Whalers and Winnipeg Jets), was born on March 23, 1940. Edward Green has been called Terrible Ted Green.
American professional football player Ron Jaworski (Philadelphia Eagles) was born on March 23, 1951.
Maurice Jones-Drew, American professional football player (Jacksonville Jaguars), was born on March 23, 1985.
American professional basketball player Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns) was born on March 23, 1973.
James Robert (Jim) Lemon, American professional baseball player, was born on March 23, 1928. Jim Lemon played for the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals and Washington Senators.
American professional basketball player Moses Malone was born on March 23, 1955. Moses Malone played for the Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets.
Lee Andrew May, American professional baseball player, was born on March 23, 1943. Lee May played for the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals.
Alfred Schwarzmann, German gymnast and Olympic gold medalist (1936), was born on March 23, 1912.
American professional baseball player George Charles Scott, Jr., was born on March 23, 1944. Known as The Boomer Scott, George Scott played for the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers and New York Yankees.
Vic Washington, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers and San Francisco 49ers), was born on March 23, 1946.
March 23rd Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Roger Martin du Gard, French author (Les Thibault) and Nobel Prize winner (1937), was born on March 23, 1881.
Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, author (Caligula: A Study of Imperial Insanity) and Nobel Prize winner (1927), was born on March 23, 1858.
March 20th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
American labor organizer Sidney Hillman was born on March 23, 1887. Sidney Hillman was one of the founders of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
March 23rd Birthdays: Famous Performers
British rock keyboardist, guitarist and singer Damon Albarn (Blur) was born on March 23, 1968.
Morton (Marty Allen) Alpern, American comedian (Allen & Rossi), actor (The Ballad of Billie Blue, The Big Valley and Mister Jericho) and television personality (Circus of the Stars, Hollywood Squares and Password), was born on March 23, 1922.
American actress Hope Davis (About Schmidt, American Splendor, Flatliners, Mumford and Next Stop Wonderland) was born on March 23, 1964.
Melissa Errico, American singer and actress (Central Park West, Frequency and Life or Something Like It), was born on March 23, 1970. Melissa Errico married tennis pro Patrick McEnroe (brother to tennis star John McEnroe).
American actress (My Favorite Year, Fresno, Roxie and The Toy) and voice-over artist (The Duck Factory, The Emperor’s New School, Monsters Inc, and Tom and Jerry Kids Show) Teresa Ganzel was born on March 23, 1957.
Richard Grieco, American actor (21 Jump Street and Booker), was born on March 23, 1965.
Kevin Griffin, American drummer (Yankee Grey), singer (Better Than Ezra) and songwriter, was born on March 23, 1968. Kevin Griffin has written songs for Graham Colton, David Cook, Howie Day, Deborah Harry, Missy Higgins, Meat Loaf, Tristan Prettyman and other artists.
American jazz pianist Johnny Guarnieri was born on March 23, 1917. Johnny Guarnieri played with Billy Butterfield, June Christy, Cozy Cole, Hank D’Amico, Benny Goodman, Charlie Kennedy, Ike Quebec, Artie Shaw, Dick Sudhalter, Sammy Weiss, Lester Young and other jazz artists.
Marin Hinkle, American actress (Another World, Dark Blue, Frequency, I Am Sam, I’m Not Rappaport, Once and Again, Quarantine and Two and a Half Men), was born on March 23, 1966.
American grunge rock drummer John Humphrey (The Nixons, Saron Gas and Seether) was born on March 23, 1971.
Phil Keaggy, American Christian contemporary guitarist, singer and songwriter (“Abraham,” “And on That Day,” “Love Broke Thru,” “Sunday School,” “True Believer” and “What a Day”), was born on March 23, 1951. According to music lore, rocker Jimi Hendrix was once asked how it felt to be the world’s greatest guitar legend and replied, “Ask Phil Keaggy.”
American actress and Academy Award winner (1945) Lucille (Joan Crawford) LeSueur was born on March 23, 1908. Joan Crawford appeared in Above Suspicion, Grand Hotel, Johnny Guitar, Mildred Pierce, Night Gallery, The Women, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and A Woman’s Face.
Paul Martin, American country musician (Marshall Dyllon), was born on March 23, 1979.
Scottish pop singer Mark (Marti Pellow) McLoughlin (Wet Wet Wet) was born on March 23, 1966.
Michelle Monaghan, American actress (Eagle Eye, Gone Baby Gone, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mission: Impossible III), was born on March 23, 1976.
American rock singer Richard (Ric Ocasek) Otcasek (The Cars) was born on March 23, 1949.
John Pinette, American comedian and actor (Dear God, Do It for Uncle Manny, Duets, Junior, My 5 Wives, The Punisher, Reckless Kelly, Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love and Simon Sez), was born on March 23, 1964. John Pinette has done popular impressions of The Chipmunks, Star Wars‘ Ewoks, Elvis Presley and others.
American actress Amanda Plummer (Agnes of God, The Dollmaker, The Fisher King, Hotel New Hampshire, Joe Versus the Volcano, Pulp Fiction and The World According to Garp) was born on March 23, 1957. Amanda Plummer is the daughter of actor Christopher Plummer.
Keri Russell, American actress, was born on March 23, 1976. Keri Russell has appeared in August Rush, Daddy Girls, Felicity, The Lottery, The Mickey Mouse Club, Mission: Impossible III, The Upside of Anger, Waitress and We Were Soldiers.
American actor Mark Rydell (Havana, The Long Goodbye and Punchline) was born on March 23, 1934.
Ryan Smith, American contemporary Christian and alternative rock guitarist (Blame Lucy), was born on March 23, 19–.
American rock singer Yvette Marie (Chaka Khan) Stevens (Rufus) was born on March 23, 1953. Chaka Khan’s most popular songs include “I Am Every Woman,” “I Feel for You,” “Tell Me Something Good” and “You Got the Love.”
Nicholle Tom, American actress (Beethoven, Beverly Hills 90210 and The Nanny), was born on March 23, 1978.
Belgian actress Monique van Vooren (Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, Ash Wednesday and Sugar Cookies) was born on March 23, 1933.
Martha Wright Wiederrecht, American singer (“Let’s Dance”) and television personality (The Martha Wright Show), was born on March 23, 1926.
March 23rd Birthdays: Famous Scientists
American botanist and author (Observations) John Bartram was born on March 23, 1699.
Daniel Bovet, Swiss pharmacologist and Nobel Prize winner (1957), was born on March 23, 1907.
Erich Fromm, German psychoanalyst and author (The Art of Loving, Escape from Freedom, May Man Prevail, The Method and Function of an Analytic Social Psychology, Psychoanalytic Characterology and Its Relevance for Social Psychology, The Sane Society, Sigmund Freud’s Mission and To Have or to Be), was born on March 23, 1900.
Pierre Simon LaPlace, French mathematician, astronomer and author (Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilites, Exposition du Systeme du Monde, Mecanique Celeste, Theorie Analytique des Probabilites and Theorie des Attractions des Sphéeoides et de la Figure des Planetes), was born on March 23, 1749.
British geologist. paleontologist and stratigraphic cartographer (A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales with Part of Scotland) William Smith was born on March 23, 1769. William Smith has been called the Father of English Geology.
Hermann Staudinger, German chemist, plastics pioneer and Nobel Prize winner (1953), was born on March 23, 1881.
Wernher Von Braun, German-American rocket scientist and author (Across the Space Frontier, The Exploration of Mars and First Men to the Moon), was born on March 23, 1912. Wernher von Braun created the German V-2 rocket, used in World War II.
March 23rd Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Schuyler Colfax, 17th U.S. Vice President (under 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant), was born on March 23, 1823.
Iraqi and Syrian King Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali was born on March 23, 1883.
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Happy Birthday, March 23rd.