April 23 Birthdays
Tina Andrews (April 23, 1951-)Tina Yvonne Andrews is an American actress, television producer, screenwriter, author and playwright. She is known for writing the TV mini-series, 'Sally Hemings: An American Scandal', which was the first time that the Jefferson-Hemings relationship had been explored on TV, and with Hemings portrayed as a fully realized woman. In 2001, Andrews was... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Manoj Bajpai (April 23, 1969-)Manoj Bajpayee, also credited as Manoj Bajpai, is an Indian film actor who works predominantly in Bollywood, Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema. He has received praise from many critics for his acting performances in Indian Cinema, most notably for his roles as dacoit Maan Singh in 'Bandit Queen', Raghavan in 'Aks', Bhiku Mahatre in 'Satya', Rasheed in... Wikipedia
Bettiah, Bihar, India
Valerie Bertinelli (April 23, 1960-)Valerie Anne Bertinelli is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom 'One Day at a Time', Gloria on the drama series 'Touched by an Angel' and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom 'Hot in Cleveland'. Wikipedia
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Frank Borzage (April 23, 1894-June 19, 1962)Frank Borzage was an American film director and actor, most remembered for directing '7th Heaven' and 'Street Angel'. Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Jacqueline Boyer (April 23, 1941-)Jacqueline Boyer is a French singer and actress. She is also the daughter of performers Jacques Pills and Lucienne Boyer. Wikipedia
James Buchanan (April 23, 1791-June 1, 1868)James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and later the Senate, then served as Minister to Russia under President Andrew Jackson. He was named Secretary of State under President James K. Polk, and is... Wikipedia
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Avram Davidson (April 23, 1923-May 8, 1993)Avram Davidson was an American writer of fantasy fiction, science fiction, and crime fiction, as well as the author of many stories that do not fit into a genre niche. He won a Hugo Award and three World Fantasy Awards in the science fiction and fantasy genre, a World Fantasy Life Achievement award, and a 'Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine' short... Wikipedia
Yonkers, New York, United States
Bremerton, Washington, United States
Judy Davis (April 23, 1955-)Judy Davis is an Australian film, television and stage actress. She has won seven Australian Academy Awards and two British Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Perth, Western Australia
Sandra Dee (April 23, 1942-February 20, 2005)Sandra Dee was an American actress. Dee began her career as a model and progressed to film. Best known for her portrayal of ingenues, Dee won a Golden Globe Award in 1959 as one of the year's most promising newcomers, and over several years her films were popular. By the late 1960s her career had started to decline, and a highly publicized marriage... Wikipedia
Bayonne, New Jersey,U.S.
Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.
Cleo Demetriou (April 23, 2001-)Cleopatra "Cleo" Demetriou is a Cyprus-born Olivier Award-winning child actress.She is also known for being in the CBBC show "So Awkward". Wikipedia
Barry Douglas (musician) (April 23, 1960-)Barry Douglas, OBE in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a classical pianist and conductor. Wikipedia
Maurice Druon (April 23, 1918-April 14, 2009)Maurice Druon was a French novelist and a member of the Académie française, of which he served as “Perpetual Secretary” between 1985 and 1999. Wikipedia
Johannes Fibiger (April 23, 1867-January 30, 1928)Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger was a Danish scientist, physician, and professor of pathological anatomy who won the 1926 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Fibiger had claimed to find an organism he called 'Spiroptera carcinoma' that caused cancer in mice and rats. He received a Nobel prize for this discovery. Later, it was shown that this... Wikipedia
Bram Fischer (April 23, 1908-May 8, 1975)Abram Louis Fischer, commonly known as Bram Fischer was a South African lawyer of Afrikaner descent, notable for anti-apartheid activism and for the legal defence of anti-apartheid figures, including Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial. Following the trial he was himself put on trial accused of furthering communism. He was sentenced to life... Wikipedia
E. B. Ford (April 23, 1901-January 21, 1988)Edmund Brisco "Henry" Ford FRS Hon. FRCP was a British ecological geneticist. He was a leader among those British biologists who investigated the role of natural selection in nature. As a schoolboy Ford became interested in lepidoptera, the group of insects which includes butterflies and moths. He went on to study the genetics of natural... Wikipedia
Sheila Gish (April 23, 1942-March 9, 2005)Sheila Gish was a British stage and screen actress. For her role in the 1995 London revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical 'Company', she won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. Her film appearances included a 'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg', 'Quartet', 'Highlander' and 'Mansfield Park' On television, she starred in the... Wikipedia
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
Victoria Glendinning (April 23, 1937-)Victoria Glendinning, CBE, is a British biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist; she is an Honorary Vice-President of English PEN, a winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, was awarded a CBE in 1998 and is Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature. Wikipedia
Russell Jacoby (April 23, 1945-)Russell Jacoby is a professor of history at the University of California Los Angeles an author, and critic of academic culture. His fields of interest are Twentieth Century European and American intellectual and cultural history specifically the history of intellectuals and education. In 2009, he was appointed to the Moishe Gonzales Folding Chair... Wikipedia
S. Janaki (April 23, 1938-)Sishtla Sreeramamurthy Janaki, commonly known as S. Janaki, is an Indian playback singer. Janaki had sung nearly 40,000 songs, encompassing most of the languages of South India, during a career that has lasted over 50 years. Though she has sung songs in various languages, most of her songs were in the South Indian languages of Kannada, Malayalam,... Wikipedia
Pallapatla, Repalle village, Guntur, Madras Presidency, British India
Charles R. Johnson (April 23, 1948-)Charles Richard Johnson is an African-American scholar and the author of novels, short stories, screen-and-teleplays, and essays, most often with a philosophical orientation. Johnson has directly addressed the issues of black life in America in novels such as 'Dreamer' and 'Middle Passage'. Wikipedia
Evanston, Illinois, US
Andruw Jones (April 23, 1977-)Andruw Rudolf Jones is a Curaçaoan baseball outfielder who is a currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Jones has been a noted defensive specialist, and... Wikipedia
Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Halldór Laxness (April 23, 1902-February 8, 1998)Halldór Kiljan Laxness was a twentieth-century Icelandic writer. Throughout his career Laxness wrote poetry, newspaper articles, plays, travelogues, short stories, and novels. Major influences included August Strindberg, Sigmund Freud, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Bertolt Brecht and Ernest Hemingway. He received the 1955 Nobel Prize in... Wikipedia
Reggie Leach (April 23, 1950-)Reginald Joseph Leach is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, California Golden Seals, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings. He is best known for his time in Philadelphia, winning a Stanley Cup with the Flyers in 1975 and being a member of the LCB... Wikipedia
Riverton, MB, CAN
Helge Lien (April 23, 1975-)Helge Lien is a renowned Norwegian Jazz pianist, composer and band leader. He has in recent years also developed a passion for photography and digital processing of images and has passion for powerful melancholy, dynamics and detail. Wikipedia
Moelv, Ringerike, Norway
George López (April 23, 1900-December 23, 1993)George T. López was a renowned Santos woodcarver who was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982. He was born in the small village of Cordova, New Mexico which is situated in a small valley of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The village was founded in the sixteenth century by some the earliest Spanish... Wikipedia
Cordova, New Mexico
George Lopez (April 23, 1961-)George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is mostly known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom 'George Lopez'. His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican American culture. He was the host of the late-night talk show 'Lopez Tonight' on TBS until its cancellation on August 12, 2011. Wikipedia
Mission Hills, California, U.S.
Ngaio Marsh (April 23, 1895-February 18, 1982)Dame Ngaio Marsh DBE, born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966. Wikipedia
Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
Timothy McVeigh (April 23, 1968-June 11, 2001)Timothy James "Tim" McVeigh was an American terrorist who detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City bombing, the attack killed 168 people and injured over 600. It was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the... Wikipedia
Pendleton, New York, United States
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Ivor Montagu (April 23, 1904-November 5, 1984)The Honorable Ivor Goldsmid Samuel Montagu was an English filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, film critic, writer, table tennis player, and Soviet spy during World War II. He helped to develop a lively intellectual film culture in Britain during the interwar years, and was also the founder of the International Table Tennis Federation. Wikipedia
Kengsington, London, England
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Michael Moore (April 23, 1954-)Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, author, journalist, actor, and liberal political activist. He is the director and producer of 'Fahrenheit 9/11', a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which is the highest-grossing documentary of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or. His... Wikipedia
Allen R. Morris (April 23, 1954-)Allen Robert Morris, is a television producer/director/writer. His professional career began when he and his twin sister, as teenagers, provided the voices and operated puppets on a local children's television show, "Through Magic Doorways". This experience led to a job at a small market station in Lufkin, Texas, KTRE-Channel 9, owned by the Buford... Wikipedia
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Bertil Ohlin (April 23, 1899-August 3, 1979)Bertil Gotthard Ohlin was a Swedish economist and politician. He was a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics from 1929 to 1965. He was also leader of the People's Party, a social-liberal party which at the time was the largest party in opposition to the governing Social Democratic Party, from 1944 to 1967. He served briefly as... Wikipedia
Klippan, Skåne County
Vålådalen, Åre, Jämtland County
John Oliver (entertainer) (April 23, 1977-)John William Oliver is a British comedian, political satirist and actor. He is best known in America for his work on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' and the satirical comedy podcast, 'The Bugle'. Wikipedia
Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936-December 6, 1988)Roy Kelton Orbison, also known by his nickname The Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in... Wikipedia
Vernon, Texas, United States
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Dev Patel (April 23, 1990-)Dev Patel is an Indian-English actor, best known for playing Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire', for which he won a number of awards, including a Critics' Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Patel is also known for his role as Anwar Kharral in 'Skins'; as Sonny Kapoor in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and its sequel 'The... Wikipedia
Harrow, London, England
Lester B. Pearson (April 23, 1897-December 27, 1972)Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, PC, OM, CC, OBE was a Canadian scholar, statesman, soldier and diplomat, who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. He was the 14th Prime Minister of Canada from 22 April 1963 to 20 April 1968, as the head of two back-to-back Liberal... Wikipedia
Max Planck (April 23, 1858-October 4, 1947)Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, FRS was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. Wikipedia
Pascal Quignard (April 23, 1948-)Pascal Quignard is a French writer born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure. In 2002 his novel 'Les Ombres errantes' won the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary prize. 'Terrasse à Rome', received the French Academy prize in 2000. In 1980 'Carus' had been awarded the "Prix des Critiques". Wikipedia
Fabrice Soulier (April 23, 1969-)Fabrice Soulier is a professional poker player with over $5.5 Million in live poker tournament winnings and won his first bracelet in the 2011 World Series of Poker $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship.In 2013 he was the runner up in the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe € 10,000 + 450 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event, Earning him € 610,000.In March 2014,... Wikipedia
Shirley Temple (April 23, 1928-February 10, 2014)Shirley Temple Black was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United... Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Woodside, California, U.S.
Tian Zhuangzhuang (April 23, 1952-)Tian Zhuangzhuang is a Chinese film director and producer. Wikipedia