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Robert Barnard (November 23, 1936-September 19, 2013)

Robert Barnard was an English crime writer, critic and lecturer. Wikipedia
Jerry Bock

Jerry Bock (November 23, 1928-November 3, 2010)

Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Bock was an American musical theater composer. He received the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 musical 'Fiorello!' and the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist for the 1964 musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' with Harnick. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Mount Kisco, New York, United States
Hjalmar Branting

Hjalmar Branting (November 23, 1860-February 24, 1925)

Karl Hjalmar Branting was a Swedish politician. He was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, and Prime Minister during three separate periods. When Branting came to power in 1920, he was the first Social Democratic Prime Minister of Sweden. When he took office for a second term after the general election of 1921, he became the first... Wikipedia
Carlinhos Brown

Carlinhos Brown (November 23, 1962-)

Carlinhos Brown is a Brazilian musician, songwriter and record producer from Salvador, Bahia. His musical style blends tropicália, reggae, and traditional Brazilian percussion. Wikipedia
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Anne Burns (November 23, 1915-January 22, 2001)

Anne Burns was a British aeronautical engineer and glider pilot. Wikipedia
Vincent Cassel

Vincent Cassel (November 23, 1966-)

Vincent Cassel is a Cesar Award-winning French actor best known to English-speaking audiences through his film performances in 'Ocean's Twelve' and 'Ocean's Thirteen', as well as 'Black Swan'. Cassel is also renowned for playing the infamous French bank-robber and folk hero Jacques Mesrine in 'Mesrine: Killer Instinct' and 'Mesrine: Public Enemy... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paul Celan

Paul Celan (November 23, 1920-April 20, 1970)

Paul Celan was a German language poet and translator. He was born as Paul Antschel to a Jewish family in Cernăuți, in the then Kingdom of Romania, and adopted the pseudonym "Paul Celan".. He became one of the major German-language poets of the post-World War II era. Wikipedia
Czernowitz, Romania
Paris, France
Naga Chaitanya

Naga Chaitanya (November 23, 1985-)

Naga Chaitanya Akkineni is an Indian film actor known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema. He debuted in the 2009 film 'Josh', directed by newcomer Vasu Varma and produced by Dil Raju. Prior to the release of his first film, he signed his second film with Indira Productions, which was to be directed by Gautham Menon. 'Ye Maaya Chesave'... Wikipedia
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Rita R. Colwell

Rita R. Colwell (November 23, 1934-)

Rita Rossi Colwell is an environmental microbiologist and scientific administrator. From 1998 to 2004 she was the 11th Director of the United States National Science Foundation. Wikipedia
Beverly, Massachusetts

Joseph Diaz (November 23, 1992-)

Joseph Pedroza Diaz Jr. from South El Monte, California is an American boxer who competed in the 2012 Olympics as a bantamweight. Wikipedia
El Monte,California

Peter Douglas (November 23, 1955-)

Peter Vincent Douglas is an American television and film producer, a son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife, the German American producer Anne Buydens. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, United States

Max Goldt (November 23, 1958-)

Max Goldt is a German satirical author and musician. Wikipedia
Weende, Göttingen
Michael Gough

Michael Gough (November 23, 1916-March 17, 2011)

Francis Michael Gough was an English character actor who made over 150 film and television appearances. He is known for his roles in the Hammer Horror Films from 1958, and for his recurring role as Alfred Pennyworth in all four films of the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher 'Batman' series. Wikipedia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
London, England, UK
Shane Gould

Shane Gould (November 23, 1956-)

Shane Elizabeth Gould, MBE is an Australian former competition swimmer who won three gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Lucas Grabeel

Lucas Grabeel (November 23, 1984-)

Lucas Stephen Grabeel is an American actor, singer, songwriter, dancer, director and producer. As a performer, he is best known for his role as Ryan Evans in the 'High School Musical' film series, and as Ethan Dalloway in the third and fourth installments of the Halloweentown series: 'Halloweentown High' and 'Return to Halloweentown'. He's also... Wikipedia
Springfield, Missouri, United States
Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick (November 23, 1971-)

Christopher Ryan "Chris" Hardwick is an American stand-up comedian, MC, actor, writer, musician, podcaster, television personality, and voice artist. He is best known for performing with Mike Phirman in Hard 'n Phirm, hosting 'Singled Out', 'Wired Science', 'Web Soup', and 'The Nerdist Podcast', and as the voice of Otis in 'Back at the Barnyard',... Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby (November 23, 1954-)

Bruce Randall Hornsby is an American singer and keyboardist known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances. Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions with his songwriting and the seamless improvisations contained within. Wikipedia
Williamsburg, Virginia, US

Dick Kazmaier (November 23, 1930-August 1, 2013)

Richard William Kazmaier, Jr. was an American football player for Princeton University from 1949 through 1951 and winner of the 1951 Heisman Trophy. Wikipedia
Toledo, Ohio
Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher Logue (November 23, 1926-December 2, 2011)

Christopher Logue, CBE was an English poet associated with the British Poetry Revival and a pacifist. Wikipedia
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Derek Mahon

Derek Mahon (November 23, 1941-)

Derek Mahon is a Northern Irish poet. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland
André Malraux

André Malraux (November 23, 1901-November 23, 1976)

André Malraux DSO was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister of Cultural Affairs. Malraux's novel 'La Condition Humaine' won the Prix Goncourt. He was appointed by President Charles de Gaulle as Minister of Information and subsequently as France's first Minister of Cultural Affairs during de Gaulle's presidency. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Créteil, France

Johnny Mandel (November 23, 1925-)

Johnny Mandel is a Grammy and Academy awarded American composer and arranger of popular songs, film music and jazz. Among the musicians he has worked with are Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, and Shirley Horn. Wikipedia
Harpo Marx

Harpo Marx (November 23, 1888-September 28, 1964)

Adolph "Harpo" Marx was an American comedian and film star. He was the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. His comic style was influenced by clown and pantomime traditions. He wore a curly reddish blonde wig, and never spoke during performances. Marx frequently used props such as a horn cane, made up of a lead pipe, tape, and a bulbhorn, and he... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Los Angeles, California, United States
Karl Maximovich

Karl Maximovich (November 23, 1827-February 16, 1891)

Carl Johann Maximovich was a Russian botanist. Maximovich spent most of his life studying the flora of the countries he had visited in the Far East, and naming many new species. He worked at the Saint Petersburg Botanical Gardens from 1852 as curator of the herbarium collection, becoming Director in 1869. Wikipedia
Tula, Russia
St. Petersburg, Russia
Alison Mosshart

Alison Mosshart (November 23, 1978-)

Alison Nicole Mosshart is an American singer, songwriter, artist, and occasional model best known as the lead vocalist for the indie rock band The Kills and blues rock band The Dead Weather. She started her musical career in 1995 with the Florida punk rock band Discount which disbanded in 2000. She then co-founded The Kills with British guitarist... Wikipedia
Nikolay Nosov

Nikolay Nosov (November 23, 1908-July 26, 1976)

Nikolai Nikolaevich Nosov was a Soviet children's literature writer, the author of a number of humorous short stories, a school novel, and the popular trilogy of fairy tale novels about the adventures of Neznaika and his friends. Wikipedia
Kiev, Russian Empire, now Ukraine
Moscow, USSR
Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Penderecki (November 23, 1933-)

Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki is a Polish composer and conductor. 'The Guardian' has called him Poland's greatest living composer. Among his best known works are his 'Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima', 'St. Luke Passion', 'Polish Requiem', 'Anaklasis', four operas, eight symphonies and other orchestral pieces, a variety of instrumental... Wikipedia
Dębica, Poland
Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804-October 8, 1869)

Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for... Wikipedia
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Concord, New Hampshire
Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell (November 23, 1982-)

Asafa Powell, CD is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He held the 100 m world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s being the fifth fastest time in the history of the event. As... Wikipedia
Spanish Town, Jamaica
Robin Roberts (newscaster)

Robin Roberts (newscaster) (November 23, 1960-)

Robin René Roberts is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's morning show 'Good Morning America'. After growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University, Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years. She became co-anchor on 'Good... Wikipedia
Andalusia, Alabama, U.S.

Randi Sundquist (November 23, 1989-)

Randi Nicole Sundquist is a former American beauty pageant titleholder from Elko, Nevada who was named Miss Nevada 2012. Wikipedia
Elko, Nevada, U.S.
Robert Towne

Robert Towne (November 23, 1934-)

Robert Towne is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. His most notable work was his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Bruce Vilanch

Bruce Vilanch (November 23, 1948-)

Bruce Vilanch is an American comedy writer, songwriter and actor. He is a six-time Emmy Award-winner. Vilanch is best known to the public for his four-year stint on 'Hollywood Squares', as a celebrity participant; behind the scenes he was head writer for the show. In 2000, he performed off-Broadway in his self-penned one-man show, 'Bruce Vilanch:... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Johannes Diderik van der Waals

Johannes Diderik van der Waals (November 23, 1837-March 8, 1923)

Johannes Diderik van der Waals was a Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist famous for his work on an equation of state for gases and liquids. Wikipedia
Leiden, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands