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Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn (March 23, 1968-)

Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist and principal songwriter and instrumentalist of the virtual band Gorillaz. Wikipedia
Whitechapel, London, England
Franco Battiato

Franco Battiato (March 23, 1945-)

Francesco "Franco" Battiato is a Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato's songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes. Wikipedia
Daniel Bovet

Daniel Bovet (March 23, 1907-April 8, 1992)

Daniel Bovet was a Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist who won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of drugs that block the actions of specific neurotransmitters. He is best known for his discovery in 1937 of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication. His other research... Wikipedia
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912-June 16, 1977)

Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 Rocket and the Saturn-V, for Nazi Germany and the United States, respectively. He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in WWII Germany and the United States and is considered by NASA to... Wikipedia
Wirsitz, German Empire
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Joe Calzaghe

Joe Calzaghe (March 23, 1972-)

Joseph William "Joe" Calzaghe, CBE is a retired Welsh professional boxer. He is a former WBO, IBF, WBC, WBA & 'The Ring' Super Middleweight Champion and 'The Ring' Light Heavyweight Champion. Wikipedia
Hammersmith, London, England
James H. Clark

James H. Clark (March 23, 1944-)

James H. Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO and Healtheon. His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems for the fast rendering of three-dimensional computer... Wikipedia
Plainview, Texas
Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax (March 23, 1823-January 13, 1885)

Schuyler Colfax Jr. was a United States Representative from Indiana, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the 17th Vice President of the United States. To date, he is one of only two Americans to have served as both House speaker and vice president. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Mankato, Minnesota
Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (March 23, 1904-May 10, 1977)

Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
David Anthony Durham

David Anthony Durham (March 23, 1969-)

David Anthony Durham is an American novelist, author of historical fiction and fantasy. Wikipedia
New York, NY
Richard L. Evans

Richard L. Evans (March 23, 1906-November 1, 1971)

Richard Louis Evans was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the president of Rotary International, and the writer, producer, and announcer of 'Music and the Spoken Word' for forty-one years. Wikipedia
Ludvig Faddeev

Ludvig Faddeev (March 23, 1934-)

Ludvig Dmitrievich Faddeev is a Soviet and Russian theoretical physicist and mathematician. He is famous for the discovery of the Faddeev equations in the theory of the quantum mechanical three-body problem and for the development of path integral methods in the quantization of non-abelian gauge field theories, including the introduction of... Wikipedia
Leningrad

George Fox (singer) (March 23, 1960-)

George Fox is a country/western music singer/songwriter raised in Cochrane, Alberta, the son of cattle ranchers Bert and Gert Fox. Wikipedia
Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm (March 23, 1900-March 18, 1980)

Erich Seligmann Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. Wikipedia
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Switzerland
Robert Gallo

Robert Gallo (March 23, 1937-)

Robert Charles Gallo is an American biomedical researcher. He is best known for his role in the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus as the infectious agent responsible for acquired immune deficiency syndrome and in the development of the HIV blood test, and he has been a major contributor to subsequent HIV research. Wikipedia
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke (March 23, 1942-)

Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as 'Caché', 'Funny Games', 'The White Ribbon' and 'Amour'. His films often document the discontent and estrangement experienced by individuals in modern society. Haneke has worked in television‚ theatre and cinema. He is also known for raising social issues in... Wikipedia
Munich, Germany

Sonya Hartnett (March 23, 1968-)

Sonya Louise Hartnett is an Australian author of fiction for adults, young adults, and children. She has been called "the finest Australian writer of her generation". For her career contribution to "children's and young adult literature in the broadest sense" Hartnett won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council in 2008, the... Wikipedia
Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy (March 23, 1976-)

Sir Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy, MBE is a British racing driver and former track cyclist who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. Wikipedia
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd (March 23, 1973-)

Jason Frederick Kidd is an American former professional basketball player and the current head coach of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. Previously a point guard in the NBA, he was a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member, and a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California
Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910-September 6, 1998)

Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. Wikipedia
Ota, Tokyo, Japan
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Moses Malone

Moses Malone (March 23, 1955-)

Moses Eugene Malone is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player who starred in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. A three-time NBA MVP and one of the NBA's 50 greatest players, Malone was the most successful prep-to-pro player of his era, going straight from Petersburg High to a 21-year... Wikipedia
Petersburg, Virginia
Roger Martin du Gard

Roger Martin du Gard (March 23, 1881-August 22, 1958)

Roger Martin du Gard was a French author and winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature. Trained as a paleographer and archivist, Martin du Gard brought to his works a spirit of objectivity and a scrupulous regard for detail. Because of his concern with documentation and with the relationship of social reality to individual development, he has... Wikipedia
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine
Sérigny, Orne

David Milch (March 23, 1945-)

David S. Milch is an American writer and producer of television series. He has created several television shows, including 'NYPD Blue' and 'Deadwood'. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, United States

Bjarne Nerem (March 23, 1924-April 1, 1991)

Bjarne Arnulf Nerem, was a Norwegian jazz musician, known from several recordings, and was among the absolute foremost soloists in Norwegian jazz. He was a very talented musician in the tradition of Lester Young, Stan Getz and jazz in the 1950s. Nerem achieved international recognition for his performances. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman (March 23, 1944-)

Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores, and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's 'The Piano'. He has additionally written a number of operas, including 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat', 'Letters, Riddles and Writs',... Wikipedia
Stratford, London, England
H. Beam Piper

H. Beam Piper (March 23, 1904-November 4, 1964)

Henry Beam Piper was an American science fiction author. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of "Paratime" alternate history tales. Wikipedia
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Amanda Plummer (March 23, 1957-)

Amanda Michael Plummer is an American actress best known for her work on stage and for her roles in such films as 'The Fisher King', 'Pulp Fiction', and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Ludwig Quidde

Ludwig Quidde (March 23, 1858-March 4, 1941)

Ludwig Quidde was a German pacifist who is mainly remembered today for his acerbic criticism of German Emperor Wilhelm II and a politician. Quidde's long career spanned four different eras of German history: that of Bismarck; the Hohenzollern Empire under Wilhelm II; the Weimar Republic; and, finally, Nazi Germany. In 1927, he was awarded the Nobel... Wikipedia
Bremen
Geneva
Steve Redgrave

Steve Redgrave (March 23, 1962-)

Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave, CBE, DL is a retired British rower who won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He has also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Rowing Championships golds. He is regarded as Britain's greatest-ever Olympian, the most successful male rower in Olympic history, and the only... Wikipedia
Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson (March 23, 1952-)

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer, best known for his 'Mars' trilogy. Robinson's work has been labeled by reviewers as "the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing". Wikipedia
Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Keri Russell

Keri Russell (March 23, 1976-)

Keri Lynn Russell is an American actress and dancer. After appearing in a number of made-for-TV films and series during the mid-1990s, she came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the series 'Felicity', which ran from 1998 to 2002, and for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Russell has since appeared in several films... Wikipedia
Fountain Valley, California, United States

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (March 23, 1947-)

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947 and lives in Port Townsend, Washington. Scarborough won a Nebula Award in 1989 for her novel 'The Healer's War', and has written more than a dozen other novels. She has collaborated with Anne McCaffrey, best known for creating the 'Dragonriders of Pern', to produce the Petaybee Series, the Acorna... Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

George Scott (first baseman) (March 23, 1944-July 28, 2013)

George Charles Scott, Jr. was a first baseman in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He batted and threw right-handed. Wikipedia
Greenville, Mississippi
Greenville, Mississippi
William Smith (geologist)

William Smith (geologist) (March 23, 1769-August 28, 1839)

William 'Strata' Smith was an English geologist, credited with creating the first nationwide geological map. At the time his map was first published he was overlooked by the scientific community; his relatively humble education and family connections prevented him from mixing easily in learned society. Consequently, his work was plagiarised;... Wikipedia
Churchill, Oxfordshire
Hermann Staudinger

Hermann Staudinger (March 23, 1881-September 8, 1965)

Hermann Staudinger was a German chemist who demonstrated the existence of macromolecules, which he characterized as polymers. For this work he received the 1953 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is also known for his discovery of ketenes and of the Staudinger reaction. Wikipedia
Worms, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire
Freiburg, Germany
Ugo Tognazzi

Ugo Tognazzi (March 23, 1922-October 27, 1990)

Ugo Tognazzi was an Italian film, TV, and theatre actor, director, and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Cremona, Lombardy, Italy
Rome, Italy

Hassler Whitney (March 23, 1907-May 10, 1989)

Hassler Whitney was an American mathematician. He was one of the founders of singularity theory, and did foundational work in manifolds, embeddings, immersions, characteristic classes, and geometric integration theory. Wikipedia
New York City, USA
Dents Blanches, Switzerland
Nedrick Young

Nedrick Young (March 23, 1914-September 16, 1968)

Nedrick Young was a screenwriter often blacklisted during the 1950s and 1960s. He is credited with writing the screenplay for 'Jailhouse Rock' in 1957, which starred Elvis Presley. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Los Angeles