Who Was Born Today – November 23 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – November 23 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on November 23
1804 Franklin Pierce, hero of the American war with Mexico and 14th president of the United States.
1878 Ernest King, commander-in-chief of the U.S. fleet who designed the United States’ winning strategy in World War II.
1887 Boris Karloff, film actor most famous for his role as the monster in the movie Frankenstein.
1888 Adolph Arthur “Harpo” Marx, American comedian, one of the Marx brothers.
1897 Willie “The Lion” Smith, jazz and ragtime pianist.
1923 Gloria Whelan, poet, author primarily known for children’s and young-adult fiction; her novel Homeless Bird won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2000.
1943 Andrew Goodman, civil rights activist; murdered by Ku Klux Klan in 1964 near Philadelphia, Miss.
1961 John Schnatter, businessman; founded Papa John’s Pizza.
1980 Ishmael Beah, authored A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, a memoir of his time as a Sierra Leonean child solider in that country’s civil war.

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