Celebrity Birthdays In 1923
Don Adams (April 13, 1923-September 25, 2005)Don Adams was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart in the television situation comedy 'Get Smart', which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Smart. He provided the voices for the animated series 'Tennessee Tuxedo... Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Sergey Akhromeyev (May 5, 1923-August 24, 1991)Sergey Fyodorovich Akhromeyev was a Soviet military figure, Hero of the Soviet Union and Marshal of the Soviet Union. Wikipedia
Torbeyevsky District, Mordovia, Soviet Union
Philip Warren Anderson (December 13, 1923-)Philip Warren Anderson is an American physicist and Nobel laureate. Anderson has made contributions to the theories of localization, antiferromagnetism, symmetry breaking, high-temperature superconductivity and to the philosophy of science through his writings on emergent phenomena. Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Eugénio de Andrade (January 19, 1923-June 13, 2005)Eugénio de Andrade was the pseudonym of GOSE, GCM José Fontinhas, Portuguese poet. He is revered by the literary circle as one of the leading names in contemporary Portuguese poetry. Wikipedia
Póvoa de Atalaia, Concelho do Fundão
Ugo Attardi (March 12, 1923-July 21, 2006)Ugo Attardi was an Italian painter, sculptor and writer. Wikipedia
Richard Attenborough (August 29, 1923-August 24, 2014)Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE was an English actor, film director, film producer, entrepreneur and politician. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Larry Auerbach (February 10, 1923-December 20, 2014)Larry Auerbach was an American television director. He was born in The Bronx, New York. Wikipedia
Mount Vernon, New York
Uri Avnery (September 10, 1923-)Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. Wikipedia
Ian Barbour (October 5, 1923-December 24, 2013)Ian Graeme Barbour, was an American scholar on the relationship between science and religion. According to the Public Broadcasting Service his mid-1960s Issues in Science and Religion "has been credited with literally creating the contemporary field of science and religion." Wikipedia
Bob Barker (December 12, 1923-)Robert William "Bob" Barker is an American former television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's 'The Price Is Right' from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting 'Truth or Consequences' from 1956 to 1974. Wikipedia
Darrington, Washington, USA
Jean Bartel (October 26, 1923-March 6, 2011)Jean Bartel was Miss California and Miss America 1943. She won the talent and swimsuit awards at the national pageant. At 5 feet 8 inches tall, Bartel was the tallest pageant winner up to that time. There had been comparisons between Bartel and popular blond actress Carole Lombard. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Brentwood, California, U.S.
Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923-December 12, 1985)Anne Baxter was an American actress of stage and screen. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sophie in the 1946 film 'The Razor's Edge', and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the title role in the 1950 film 'All About Eve'. Her other films included 'The Magnificent Ambersons', 'I Confess'... Wikipedia
Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Yves Bonnefoy (June 24, 1923-)Yves Jean Bonnefoy is a French poet and essayist. Bonnefoy was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, the son of a railroad worker and a teacher. His works have been of great importance in post-war French literature, at the same time poetic and theoretical, examining the meaning of the spoken and written word. He has also published a number of... Wikipedia
Roger Bordier (March 5, 1923-)Roger Bordier was a French writer, winner of the 1961 Prix Renaudot. Wikipedia
Raoul Bott (September 24, 1923-December 20, 2005)Raoul Bott was a Hungarian mathematician known for numerous basic contributions to geometry in its broad sense. He is best known for his Bott periodicity theorem, the Morse–Bott functions which he used in this context, and the Borel–Bott–Weil theorem. Wikipedia
San Diego, California
Malcolm Boyd (June 8, 1923-February 27, 2015)Malcolm Boyd was an American Episcopal priest and author. He was active in the civil rights movement as one of the Freedom Riders in 1961 and as a minister. Boyd reached people with his book of prayers, 'Are You Running with Me, Jesus?', which became a bestseller. In 2005 it was published in a 40th-anniversary edition. Boyd also was active in the... Wikipedia
Paal Brekke (September 17, 1923-December 2, 1993)Paal Brekke was a Norwegian lyricist, novelist, translator of poetry, and literary critic. Brekke fled from occupied Norway to Sweden in 1940, when he was 17 years old. He made his literary debut in 1942, with the poetry collection 'Av din jord er vi til'. His first novel was 'På flukt'. Wikipedia
Christine Brooke-Rose (January 16, 1923-March 21, 2012)Christine Frances Evelyn Brooke-Rose was a British writer and literary critic, known principally for her later, experimental novels. Wikipedia
Carter Brown (August 1, 1923-May 5, 1985)Born in England, Alan Geoffrey Yates married and settled in Australia in 1948. He began his working life as a film technician, a salesman and in public relations for Qantas before taking up writing full-time. Wikipedia
Ashley Bryan (July 13, 1923-)Ashley F. Bryan is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. Most of his subjects are from the African American experience. He was U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006 and he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contribution to American children's literature in 2009. Wikipedia
New York, New York, USA
Dora Bryan (February 7, 1923-July 23, 2014)Dora May Broadbent OBE, known as Dora Bryan was an English actress of stage, film and television. Wikipedia
Parbold, Lancashire, England, UK
Hove, West Sussex, England, UK
James L. Buckley (March 9, 1923-)James Lane Buckley is a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He served as a United States Senator from the state of New York as a member of the Conservative Party of New York from January 3, 1971 to January 3, 1977. He was vice president and director of the Catawba Corporation from 1953 to 1970, and... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Boris Bugayev (July 29, 1923-January 13, 2007)Boris Pavlovich Bugaev was a Soviet military pilot, politician and statesman. Wikipedia
Maria Callas (December 2, 1923-September 16, 1977)Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and... Wikipedia
New York City, U.S.
Italo Calvino (October 15, 1923-September 19, 1985)Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the 'Our Ancestors' trilogy, the 'Cosmicomics' collection of short stories, and the novels 'Invisible Cities' and 'If on a winter's night a traveler'. Wikipedia
Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba
Arvid Carlsson (January 25, 1923-)Arvid Carlsson is a Swedish scientist who is best known for his work with the neurotransmitter dopamine and its effects in Parkinson's disease. For his work on dopamine, Carlsson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000, along with co-recipients Eric Kandel and Paul Greengard. Wikipedia
Stan Chambers (August 11, 1923-February 13, 2015)Stanley Holroyd "Stan" Chambers was an American television reporter who worked for KTLA in Los Angeles from 1947 to 2010. Wikipedia
Paddy Chayefsky (January 29, 1923-August 1, 1981)Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. Wikipedia
Bronx, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York
Salil Chowdhury (November 19, 1923-September 5, 1995)Salil Chowdhury was an Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi and Malayalam films. He was also a poet and a playwright. He is affectionately called 'Salilda' by his admirers. Wikipedia
Chingripotha, 24 Parganas district
Joseph Colombo (June 16, 1923-May 22, 1978)Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
New Jersey, U.S.
Juan Carlos Colombres (January 19, 1923-)Juan Carlos Colombres is an Argentine caricaturist and humorist whose work has illustrated articles and editorials in a number of the nation's leading periodicals. His contributions appear under the byline of 'Landrú'. Wikipedia
Valentina Cortese (January 1, 1923-)Valentina Cortese is an Italian actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1975 for her performance in François Truffaut's 'Day for Night'. Wikipedia
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Keene Curtis (February 15, 1923-October 13, 2002)Keene Holbrook Curtis was an American character actor. Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Bountiful, Utah, U.S.
Leon A. Danco (May 30, 1923-February 13, 2013)Leon A. Danco was an internationally renown business consultant, author, presenter and authority on family-owned business and privately-held companies,
New York City
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
Ennio de Concini (December 9, 1923-November 17, 2008)Ennio De Concini was an Italian screenwriter and film director, winning the Academy Award in 1962 for the "Best Original Screenplay" for 'Divorce, Italian Style'. Wikipedia
James Dickey (February 2, 1923-January 19, 1997)James Lafayette Dickey was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1966. He also received the Order of the South award. Wikipedia
Newton, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Florence, South Carolina, USA
Gordon R. Dickson (November 1, 1923-January 31, 2001)Gordon Rupert Dickson was a Canadian-American science fiction writer. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2000. Wikipedia
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Richfield, Minnesota, USA
Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923-January 30, 2015)Carl Djerassi was an Austrian-born Bulgarian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright best known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills. Wikipedia
San Francisco, United States
Bob Dole (July 22, 1923-)Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. In the 1976 presidential election, he was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President and incumbent President Gerald Ford's running mate. In the presidential election of... Wikipedia
Russell, Kansas, United states
Roy Dotrice (May 26, 1923-)Roy Dotrice, OBE is a British actor known for his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance in the revival of 'A Moon for the Misbegotten'. Film audiences know him best for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar winning film 'Amadeus'. Wikipedia
Guernsey, Channel Islands
Michel Droit (January 23, 1923-June 22, 2000)Michel Droit was a French novelist and journalist. He was the father of the photographer Éric Droit. Wikipedia
Alan Dugan (February 12, 1923-September 3, 2003)Alan Dugan was an American poet. His first volume 'Poems' published in 1961 was a chosen by the Yale Series of Younger Poets and went on to win the National Book Award for Poetry and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Wikipedia
Charles Durning (February 28, 1923-December 24, 2012)Charles Edward Durning was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's memorable roles included 'The Sting' and 'Dog Day Afternoon', along with the comedies 'Tootsie', and 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' and 'To Be or Not to Be'. Wikipedia
Highland Falls, New York, U.S.
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Freeman Dyson (December 15, 1923-)Freeman John Dyson FRS is an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. Dyson is a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Wikipedia
Crowthorne, Berkshire, England, UK
Arnljot Eggen (August 13, 1923-February 4, 2009)Arnljot Eggen was a Norwegian poet who also wrote plays and children's books. Wikipedia
Shūsaku Endō (March 27, 1923-September 29, 1996)Shūsaku Endō was a Japanese author who wrote from the rare perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic. Together with Junnosuke Yoshiyuki, Shōtarō Yasuoka, Junzo Shono, Hiroyuki Agawa, Ayako Sono, and Shumon Miura, Endō is categorized as one of the "Third Generation", the third major group of writers who appeared after World War II. Wikipedia
Ahmet Ertegun (July 31, 1923-December 14, 2006)Ahmet Ertegün was a Turkish businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. He was best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records, and for discovering and championing many leading rhythm and blues and rock musicians. He also wrote classic blues and pop songs, and served as Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and museum. Ertegun has... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States of America
Val Logsdon Fitch (March 10, 1923-February 5, 2015)Val Logsdon Fitch was an American nuclear physicist who, with co-researcher James Cronin, was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for a 1964 experiment using the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory that proved that certain subatomic reactions do not adhere to fundamental symmetry principles. Specifically, they... Wikipedia
Princeton, New Jersey
Thomas Flanagan (writer) (November 5, 1923-March 21, 2002)Thomas Flanagan was an American professor of English literature who specialized in Irish literature. He was also a successful novelist. Flanagan, who was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, graduated from Amherst College in 1945. He was a tenured full - Professor in the English Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook until his... Wikipedia
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Berkeley, California, United States
José María Forqué (March 8, 1923-March 17, 1995)José María Forqué Galindo was a Spanish screenwriter and film director. Wikipedia
Paula Fox (April 22, 1923-)Paula Fox is an American writer of novels for adults and children and of two memoirs. For her contributions as a children's writer she won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the highest international recognition for a creator of children's books. She has also won several awards for particular children's books... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (September 9, 1923-December 12, 2008)Daniel Carleton Gajdusek was an American physician and medical researcher who was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for work on kuru, the first human prion disease demonstrated to be infectious. Wikipedia
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Rasul Gamzatov (September 8, 1923-November 3, 2003)Rasul Gamzatovich Gamzatov was probably the most famous poet writing in the Avar language. Among his poems was 'Zhuravli', which became a well-known Soviet song. Wikipedia
Cada village, Khunzakhsky District, Dagestan
Estelle Getty (July 25, 1923-July 22, 2008)Estelle Getty was an American actress and comedienne, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on 'The Golden Girls' from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe, on 'The Golden Palace' from 1992 to 1993 and on 'Empty Nest' from 1993 to 1995. In her later years, after retiring... Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Alice Ghostley (August 14, 1923-September 21, 2007)Alice Margaret Ghostley was an American actress and singer. She was best known for her roles as the bungling insecure Esmeralda on 'Bewitched', as Cousin Alice on 'Mayberry R.F.D.', and as Bernice Clifton on 'Designing Women', for which she received an Emmy Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1992. She was a regular on... Wikipedia
Eve, Vernon County, Missouri, U.S.
Studio City, California, U.S.
Dorothy Gilman (June 25, 1923-February 2, 2012)Dorothy Edith Gilman was an American writer. She is best known for the Mrs. Pollifax series. Emily Pollifax, her heroine, became a spy in her 60s. Wikipedia
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Rye Brook, New York, U.S.
René Girard (December 25, 1923-)René Noël Théophile Girard is a Franco-American historian, literary critic, and philosopher of social science whose work belongs to the tradition of anthropological philosophy. Girard is the author of nearly thirty books, with his writings spanning many academic domains. Although the reception of his work is different in each of these areas, there... Wikipedia
Victor Glushkov (August 24, 1923-January 30, 1982)Victor Mikhailovich Glushkov was the founding father of information technology in the Soviet Union, and one of the founders of Cybernetics. Wikipedia
Mikhail Golant (February 3, 1923-February 7, 2001)Mikhail Borisovich Golant was a Soviet and Russian scientist and engineer. Best known as a leader of Soviet design of backward-wave tubes, he was awarded the Lenin Prize, the USSR State Prize, and the State Prize of the Russian Federation. He worked with Nikolay Devyatkov on the application of EHF therapy. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Moscow, Russian Federation
Nadine Gordimer (November 20, 1923-July 13, 2014)Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognized as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity". Wikipedia
Springs, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923-April 25, 1990)Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument. Gordon's height was, so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant". His studio and live performance career... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Haim Gouri (October 9, 1923-)Haim Gouri is an Israeli poet, novelist, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. Wikipedia
Tel Aviv, Mandate Palestine
Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923-October 5, 1981)Gloria Grahame was an American stage, film and television actress. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Francis Graham-Smith (April 25, 1923-)Sir Francis Graham-Smith is a British astronomer. He was the thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990. Wikipedia
Johnny Grant (radio personality) (May 9, 1923-January 9, 2008)Johnny Grant was an American radio personality and television producer who also served as the honorary mayor of Hollywood, in which capacity he was often present at Hollywood community functions, including the unveiling of new stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An intersection just north of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is designated... Wikipedia
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Dolores Gray (June 7, 1923-June 26, 2002)Dolores Gray was an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical twice, winning once. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Maria Gripe (July 25, 1923-April 5, 2007)Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter, was a Swedish author of books for children and young adults, often written in a magical and mystical tone. For her lasting contribution to children's literature she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Writing in 1974. Wikipedia
Vaxholm, Uppland, Sweden
Rönninge, Salem Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden
Wolfgang Harich (December 3, 1923-March 21, 1995)Wolfgang Harich was a philosopher and journalist in East Germany. Wikipedia
Rosemary Harris (writer) (February 1923-)Rosemary Jeanne Harris is a British author of children's fiction. She won the 1968 Carnegie Medal for British children's books. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Anthony Hecht (January 16, 1923-October 20, 2004)Anthony Evan Hecht was an American poet. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which he fought, and the Holocaust being recurrent themes in his work. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Washington, D. C., United States
Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923-December 12, 1999)Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. The title of one of his works, 'Catch-22', entered the English lexicon to refer to a vicious circle wherein an absurd, no-win choice, particularly in situations in which the desired outcome of the choice is an impossibility, and regardless of choice, a same... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
East Hampton, New York, United States
Henri G. Hers (<a href="/born/year/1923" title="Celebrities Born in 1923">1923</a>-2008)Henri-Géry Hers was a Belgian physiologist and biochemist, and a professor at the Universite Catholique de Louvain. He was notable for his work on carbohydrate metabolism and genetic disorders associated with it. An example is Hers' disease - Glycogen storage disease type VI - caused by deficiency of hepatic phosphorylase associated with an... Wikipedia
Cullen Hightower (<a href="/born/year/1923" title="Celebrities Born in 1923">1923</a>-Nov. 27, 2008)Cullen Hightower was a well-known quotation and quip writer from the United States. He is often associated with the American conservative political movement. Wikipedia
Mary Esther, Florida
Daniel Hoffman (April 3, 1923-March 30, 2013)Daniel Gerard Hoffman was an American poet, essayist, and academic. He was appointed the twenty-second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1973. Wikipedia
New York City, USA
Kevork Hovnanian (<a href="/born/year/1923" title="Celebrities Born in 1923">1923</a>-September 24, 2009)Kevork S. Hovnanian was an Iraqi-born Armenian-American businessman and home builder, who founded Hovnanian Enterprises in 1959. He remained the president and chief executive officer of Hovnanian Enterprises until his retirement in 1997. Despite some recent financial difficulties due to the 2008-2009 recession and financial crisis, Hovnanian... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York
Elizabeth Jane Howard (March 26, 1923-January 2, 2014)Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE, FRSL, was an English novelist. She had previously been an actress and a model. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK
Gordon Jackson (actor) (December 19, 1923-January 15, 1990)Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE was a Scottish Emmy Award-winning actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in 'Upstairs, Downstairs' and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in 'The Professionals'. Wikipedia
Glynis Johns (October 5, 1923-)Glynis Johns is a British stage and film actress, dancer, pianist and singer. She is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in 'A Little Night Music' on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney's musical motion picture box office smash 'Mary Poppins.' In both roles, she originated songs... Wikipedia
Pretoria, South Africa
Orrin Keepnews (March 2, 1923-March 1, 2015)Orrin Keepnews was an American jazz writer and record producer known for his work for Riverside Records and other labels. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York City
El Cerrito, California
Yaşar Kemal (October 6, 1923-February 28, 2015)Yaşar Kemal was one of Turkey's leading writers. He got 38 awards during his life and was long a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, on the strength of 'Memed, My Hawk'. Wikipedia
Jack Kilby (November 8, 1923-June 20, 2005)Jack St. Clair Kilby was an American electrical engineer who took part in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics on December 10, 2000. To congratulate him, US President Bill Clinton wrote, "You can take pride in the knowledge that your work will help to... Wikipedia
Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Dallas, Texas, USA
Henry Kissinger (May 27, 1923-)Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. For his actions negotiating the ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize under controversial... Wikipedia
Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
Ted Knight (December 7, 1923-August 26, 1986)Ted Knight was an American actor best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter in 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', Henry Rush in 'Too Close for Comfort', and Judge Elihu Smails in 'Caddyshack'. Wikipedia
Terryville, Connecticut, U.S.
Glendale, California, U.S.
Rosemary LaPlanche (October 11, 1923-May 6, 1979)Rosemary E. LaPlanche was Miss America in 1941. Wikipedia
Gilles Lapouge (<a href="/born/year/1923" title="Celebrities Born in 1923">1923</a>-)Gilles Lapouge is a French writer and journalist with the daily 'O Estado de S. Paulo'. He won the 2007 Prix Femina Essai. Wikipedia
Lee Kuan Yew (September 16, 1923-March 23, 2015)Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH, SPMJ, informally known by his initials LKY, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for more than three decades from 1959 to 1990, including through Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965. After Lee chose to step down as Prime Minister in 1990, Lee's successor, Goh Chok Tong, appointed him as Senior... Wikipedia
Leonard Levy (April 9, 1923-August 24, 2006)Leonard Williams Levy was an American historian, the Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor of Humanities and Chairman of the Graduate Faculty of History at Claremont Graduate School, California, who specialized in the history of basic American Constitutional freedoms. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and educated at Columbia University, where... Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sara Lidman (December 30, 1923-June 17, 2004)Sara Lidman was a Swedish writer. Wikipedia
György Ligeti (May 28, 1923-June 12, 2006)György Sándor Ligeti was a composer of contemporary classical music. He has been described as "one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century" and "one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time". Wikipedia
Dicsőszentmárton, Transylvania, Kingdom of Romania
Eduardo Lourenço (May 29, 1923-)Eduardo Lourenço GCSE, GCIH is a Portuguese essayist, professor, critic, philosopher, and writer. He attended Colégio Militar and studied at the University of Coimbra, where he also was a professor. He won the Camões Prize in 1996 and the Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon in 1988. Wikipedia
São Pedro do Rio Seco
Norman Mailer (January 31, 1923-November 10, 2007)Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor and political activist. His novel 'The Naked and the Dead' was published in 1948. His best-known work was widely considered to be 'The Executioner's Song', which was published in 1979, and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. In addition... Wikipedia
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Oriel Malet (January 10, 1923-October 14, 2014)Lady Auriel Rosemary Malet Vaughan was an author of literary fiction and biographies who wrote under the name of Oriel Malet. Her parents were Ernest Edmund Henry Malet Vaughan, 7th Earl of Lisburne and Maria Isabel Regina Aspasia de Bittencourt. Her godmother was the French actress and singer Yvonne Arnaud, whom Malet wrote about in her book... Wikipedia
Og Mandino (December 12, 1923-September 3, 1996)Augustine "Og" Mandino II was an American author. He wrote the bestselling book 'The Greatest Salesman in the World'. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over twenty-five different languages. He was the president of 'Success Unlimited' magazine until 1976 and is an inductee of the National Speakers Association's... Wikipedia
Rudolph A. Marcus (July 21, 1923-)Rudolph Arthur Marcus is a Canadian-born chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems". Marcus theory, named after him, provides a thermodynamic and kinetic framework for describing one electron outer-sphere electron transfer. Wikipedia
Basil John Mason (August 18, 1923-January 6, 2015)Sir Basil John Mason, CB, FRS, better known as John Mason, was an expert on cloud physics and former Director-General of the Met Office from 1965 to 1983 and Chancellor of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology from 1994 to 1996. Wikipedia
Docking, Norfolk, England
Ed McMahon (March 6, 1923-June 23, 2009)Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick, announcer, and second banana on 'The Tonight Show' from 1962 to 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show 'Star Search' from 1983 to 1995. He co-hosted 'TV's Bloopers... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Marisa Merlini (August 6, 1923-July 27, 2008)Marisa Merlini was an Italian character actress active in Italy's post-World War II cinema. Merlini appeared in over fifty films during her career, which spanned from World War II to 2005. She was, perhaps, best known for her role in the 1953 film 'Pane, Amore e Fantasia', directed by Luigi Comencini, in which she portrayed Annarella, a village... Wikipedia
Merton Miller (May 16, 1923-June 3, 2000)Merton Howard Miller was an American economist, and the co-author of the Modigliani–Miller theorem, which proposed the irrelevance of debt-equity structure. He shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990, along with Harry Markowitz and William F. Sharpe. Miller spent most of his academic career at the University of Chicago's Booth... Wikipedia
Wes Montgomery (March 6, 1923-June 15, 1968)John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery was an American jazz guitarist. Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Patrick Moore (March 4, 1923-December 9, 2012)Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore CBE, FRS, FRAS was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter. Wikipedia
Pinner, Middlesex, England, UK
Selsey, West Sussex, England, UK
Patricia Moyes (January 19, 1923-August 2, 2000)Patricia Pakenham-Walsh, also known as Patricia Moyes was a British mystery writer. Her mystery novels feature C.I.D. Inspector Henry Tibbett. One of them, 'Who Saw Her Die' was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1971. She wrote several juveniles and short stories. Wikipedia
Dublin, Irish Free State
British Virgin Islands
V. K. Murthy (November 26, 1923-April 7, 2014)Venkatarama Pandit Krishnamurthy was an Indian cinematographer. Murthy, a one-time violinist and jailed freedom fighter, was Guru Dutt's regular cameraman on his movies. He provided some of Indian cinema's most notable images in starkly contrasted black and white. He also shot India's first cinemascope film, 'Kaagaz Ke Phool'. For his contribution... Wikipedia
Mysore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Álvaro Mutis (August 25, 1923-September 22, 2013)Álvaro Mutis Jaramillo was a Colombian poet, novelist, and essayist and author of the compendium 'The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll'. He was awarded the 2002 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Wikipedia
Henry Orenstein (<a href="/born/year/1923" title="Celebrities Born in 1923">1923</a>-)Henry Orenstein is a poker player and entrepreneur who resides in Verona, New Jersey. Wikipedia
Jack Parnell (August 6, 1923-August 8, 2010)John Russell "Jack" Parnell was an English bandleader and musician. Wikipedia
Southwold, Suffolk, England
Shimon Peres (August 2, 1923-)Shimon Peres is a Polish-born Israeli statesman. He was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and twice as Interim Prime Minister, and he was a member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and, except for a... Wikipedia
Irvan Perez (December 29, 1923-January 8, 2008)Irván J. Pérez, who was sometimes known as "Pooka", was an American Isleño décima singer and woodcarver, as well as a leading advocate for the language and culture of the Isleños of Louisiana. Wikipedia
Louisiana, United States
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Jimmy Perry (September 9, 1923-)James "Jimmy" Perry, OBE is an English writer, scriptwriter, and actor, best known for devising and co-writing the BBC sitcom 'Dad's Army' with David Croft. Wikipedia
Barnes, London, England
Bum Phillips (September 29, 1923-October 18, 2013)Oail Andrew "Bum" Phillips was an American football coach and the father of Wade Phillips, the defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans. "Bum" Phillips coached at the high school, college, and professional levels. Wikipedia
Sam Phillips (January 5, 1923-July 30, 2003)Samuel Cornelius Phillips, better known as Sam Phillips, was an American musician, businessman, record executive, music producer, and disc-jockey, who played an important role in the emergence and development of rock and roll and rockabilly as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. He was a producer, label owner, and talent scout throughout... Wikipedia
Mel Powell (February 12, 1923-April 24, 1998)Mel Powell was an American jazz pianist, composer of classical music, and music educator. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1990. Powell was the founding dean of the music department at the California Institute of the Arts. Wikipedia
Bronx, New York City
Sherman Oaks, California
Tito Puente (April 20, 1923-June 1, 2000)Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente was an American Mambo musician and Latin jazz composer. The son of native Puerto Ricans, Ernest and Ercilia Puente, living in New York City's Spanish Harlem community, Puente is often credited as "The Musical Pope", "El Rey de los Timbales" and "The King of Latin Music". He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and... Wikipedia
New York City
New York City
Martin Ragaway (January 29, 1923-April 20, 1989)Martin Ragaway was an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
N. T. Rama Rao (March 29, 1923-January 18, 1996)Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as N. T. Rama Rao or by his initials NTR, was an Indian film actor, writer, director, producer, and politician who also served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms. Wikipedia
Nimmakuru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Harry Reasoner (April 17, 1923-August 6, 1991)Harry Truman Reasoner was an American journalist for ABC and CBS News, known for his inventive use of language as a television commentator, and as a founder of the '60 Minutes' program. Wikipedia
Dakota City, Iowa, U.S.
Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
Gerard Reve (December 14, 1923-April 8, 2006)Gerard Kornelis van het Reve was a Dutch writer. He started writing as Simon van het Reve and adopted the shorter Gerard Reve in 1973. Together with Willem Frederik Hermans and Harry Mulisch, he is considered one of the "Great Three" of Dutch post-war literature. His 1981 novel 'De vierde man' was the basis for Paul Verhoeven's 1983 film. Wikipedia
Frank Reynolds (November 29, 1923-July 20, 1983)Frank James Reynolds was an American television journalist for ABC and CBS News. Wikipedia
East Chicago, Indiana
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Gene Reynolds (April 4, 1923-)Gene Reynolds is a former American actor turned award-winning television writer, director, and producer. He was one of the producers of the popular TV series 'M*A*S*H'. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Cliff Robertson (September 9, 1923-September 10, 2011)Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film 'PT 109', and won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie 'Charly'. On television, he portrayed retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the 1976... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Stony Brook, New York, United States
Robert Sabatier (August 17, 1923-June 28, 2012)Robert Sabatier was a French poet and writer. He wrote numerous novels, essays and books of aphorisms and poems. He was elected to the Académie Goncourt in 1971, as well as to the Académie Mallarme. Wikipedia
Wally Schirra (March 12, 1923-May 3, 2007)Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, America's first effort to put humans in space. He flew the six-orbit, nine-hour Mercury-Atlas 8 mission on October 3, 1962, becoming the fifth American, and the ninth... Wikipedia
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
La Jolla, California, U.S.
James Schuyler (November 9, 1923-April 12, 1991)James Marcus Schuyler was an American poet whose awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1980 collection 'The Morning of the Poem'. He was a central figure in the New York School and is often associated with fellow New York School poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, and Barbara Guest. Wikipedia
Jorge Semprún (December 10, 1923-June 7, 2011)Jorge Semprún Maura was a Spanish writer and politician who lived in France most of his life and wrote primarily in French. From 1953 to 1962, during the era of Francisco Franco, Semprún lived clandestinely in Spain working as an organizer for the exiled Communist Party of Spain, but was expelled from the party in 1964. After the death of Franco... Wikipedia
Shailendra (lyricist) (August 30, 1923-December 14, 1966)Shankardas Kesarilal, popularly known by his pen name Shailendra, was a popular Indian Hindi lyricist. Noted for his association with the filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the composers Shankar-Jaikishan, he wrote lyrics for several successful Hindi film songs in the 1950s and the 1960s. Wikipedia
Rawalpindi, Punjab (British India).
Lloyd Shapley (June 2, 1923-)Lloyd Stowell Shapley is a distinguished American mathematician and Nobel Prize–winning economist. He is a Professor Emeritus at University of California, Los Angeles, affiliated with departments of Mathematics and Economics. He has contributed to the fields of mathematical economics and especially game theory. Wikipedia
Carroll Shelby (January 11, 1923-May 10, 2012)Carroll Hall Shelby was an American automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur. He was best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Shelby Mustangs which he had done since 1965. His company, Shelby American Inc., founded in 1962, currently sells modified Ford... Wikipedia
Leesburg, Texas, United States
Dallas, Texas, United States
Alan Shepard (November 18, 1923-July 21, 1998)Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but not to achieve orbit. Ten years later, at age... Wikipedia
Derry, New Hampshire, U.S.
Pebble Beach, California, U.S.
Louis Simpson (March 27, 1923-September 14, 2012)Louis Aston Marantz Simpson was an American poet born in Jamaica. He won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his work 'At the End of the Open Road'. Wikipedia
Leonard B. Stern (December 23, 1923-June 7, 2011)Leonard Bernard Stern was an American screenwriter, film and television producer, director, and one of the creators, with Roger Price, of the classic word game Mad Libs. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Ted Stevens (November 18, 1923-August 9, 2010)Theodore Fulton "Ted" Stevens, Sr. was a United States Senator from Alaska, serving from December 24, 1968, until January 3, 2009, and thus the longest-serving Republican senator in history. He was President pro tempore in the 108th and 109th Congresses from January 3, 2003, to January 3, 2007, and the third senator to hold the title of President... Wikipedia
Harald Sverdrup (writer) (May 29, 1923-June 26, 1992)Harald Ulrik Sverdrup was a Norwegian poet and children's writer. He received several literary prizes, including the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature, the Mads Wiel Nygaards Endowment, the Dobloug Prize and the Riksmål Society Literature Prize. Wikipedia
Wisława Szymborska (July 2, 1923-February 1, 2012)Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Prowent, which has since become part of Kórnik, she later resided in Kraków until the end of her life. She is described as a "Mozart of Poetry". In Poland, Szymborska's books have reached sales rivaling prominent prose... Wikipedia
Prowent, Poland (present-day Bnin, Kornik, Poland)
Antoni Tàpies (December 13, 1923-February 6, 2012)Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation. Wikipedia
Lygia Fagundes Telles (April 19, 1923-)Lygia Fagundes Telles is a Brazilian novelist and short-story writer. She was born in São Paulo. Wikipedia
São Paulo, Brazil
Jacobo Timerman (January 6, 1923-November 11, 1999)Jacobo Timerman, born in the Soviet Union, was an Argentine publisher, journalist, and author of Lithuanian Jewish descent, who is most noted for his confronting and reporting the atrocities of the Argentine military regime's Dirty War during a period of widespread repression. An estimated 15,000 political prisoners were "disappeared." He was... Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rachel Trickett (December 20, 1923-June 24, 1999)Rachel Trickett was an English novelist, non‑fiction writer, literary scholar, and a prominent British academic; she served as Principal of St Hugh’s College, Oxford for nearly twenty years, between 1973 and 1991. Wikipedia
Doc Watson (March 3, 1923-May 29, 2012)Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with his son, guitarist Merle... Wikipedia
Deep Gap, North Carolina US
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Slim Whitman (January 20, 1923-June 19, 2013)Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr., known professionally as Slim Whitman, was an American country music and western music singer/songwriter and instrumentalist known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth high octave falsetto. He claimed to have sold in excess of 120 million records. Wikipedia
Orange Park, Florida
John Paul Wild (May 17, 1923-May 10, 2008)Dr John Paul Wild AC CBE MA ScD FRS FTSE FAA was a British-born Australian scientist. Following service in World War II as a radar officer in the Royal Navy, he became a radio astronomer in Australia for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the fore-runner of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. In the... Wikipedia
Hank Williams (September 17, 1923-January 1, 1953)Hiram King "Hank" Williams, Sr. was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th Century, Williams recorded 35 singles that would place in the Top 10 of the 'Billboard' Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. Wikipedia
Georgiana, Alabama, USA
Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA
Chuck Yeager (February 13, 1923-)Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager is a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot. In 1947, he became the first pilot confirmed to have traveled faster than sound. Wikipedia
Myra, West Virginia, US
Natan Yonatan (December 20, 1923-March 12, 2004)Natan Yonatan was an Israeli poet. Wikipedia
Franco Zeffirelli (February 12, 1923-)Franco Zeffirelli, KBE Grande Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He is also a former senator for the Italian centre-right 'Forza Italia' party. Wikipedia
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Inna Zubkovskaya (November 29, 1923-February 5, 2001)Inna Zubkovskaya was a Russian ballerina. She was trained at the Bolshoi School and graduated in 1941. She immediately joined the Kirov Ballet where she remained until her retirement in 1970. According to Meisner, "her flawless technique, allied to a sensitive reticence, fitted the Maryinsky's elegant purity and they invited her to join". She was... Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
St. Petersburg, Russia