Who Was Born Today – October 23 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 23 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 23
1750 Nicolas Appert, the inventor of canning.
1805 John Bartlett, lexicographer best known for Bartlett’s Quotations.
1844 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress.
1869 John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
1925 Johnny Carson, American television personality who hosted the Tonight Show.
1940 Pele, legendary Brazilian soccer player who scored 1,281 goals in 22 years
1942 Michael Crichton, writer (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain).
1951 Fatmir Sejdiu, first President of the Republic of Kosovo (2006– ).
1953 Altug Taner Akcam, Turkish historian and sociologist; among the first Turkish historians to discuss the Armenian genocide; sued Turkish government before European Court of Human Rights for denying his rights, under a law that punishes incidents of insulting “Turkishness.”
1954 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American film director; won Academy Award for Best Director in 2005 (Brokeback Mountain) and 2012 (Life of Pi).
1959 Alfred “Weird Al” Yankovic, singer, songwriter, satirist; known for his humorous rewrites of popular songs and parodies of pop culture.
1962 Doug Flutie, collegiate and pro football quarterback; won Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award (1984).
1991 Princess Mako of Akishino, first-born granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.

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