Who Was Born Today – August 23 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 23 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 23
1754 Louis XVI, King of France during the French Revolution who met his fate at the guillotine.
1755 Jean Baptiste Lislet-Geoffroy, French geographer.
1883 Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898 Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912 Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931 H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping ‘open the door’ on genetic engineering.
1934 Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
1934 Barbara Eden, actress (I Dream of Jeannie TV series).
1935 Sir Roy Colin Strong, the youngest director of both Britain’s National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; recipient of Shakespeare Prize.
1938 Roger John Reginald Greenaway, songwriter (“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,”), record producer. He and co-writer Roger Cook were first UK team to receive an Ivor Novello Award as Songwriters of the Year in two successive years.
1942 Patricia McBride, ballerina; in 1961 became youngest principal in the New York City Ballet.
1946 Keith Moon, drummer in The Who.
1951 Queen Noor of Jordan (Lisa Najeeb Halaby), queen consort 1978–99.
1951 Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (Oct 5, 2003–May 9, 2004).
1956 Andreas Floer, mathematician, creator of the Floer homology.
1965 Roger Avary, screenwriter, director (Killing Zoe); shared Academy Award with co-writer Quentin Tarantino for best original screenplay (Pulp Fiction).

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