Birthdays of Personalities on February 23

1417 :Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italy, Pope (1464-71)
1614 :Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
1615 :Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
1700 :Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
1734 :Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
1776 :John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
1787 :Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)
1792 :Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor
1817 :George Watts, London, painter
1818 :Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept
1824 :Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
1824 :Lewis Cass Hunt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1831 :Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)
1834 :Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis
1838 :Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1840 :Carl Menger, Austrian economist
1859 :Theodor Batthy nyi, Hungarian statesman/contra revolutionary
1863 :Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)
1865 :Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pitts Pirates)
1868 :William E B Du Bois, Mass, civil rights writer (Souls of Black Folk)
1869 :Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)
1874 :Konstantin P?ts, Estonian PM (1921-23, 1932-33), dictator (1933-40)
1875 :Jozef E Stokvis, journalist/Dutch MP (SDAP)
1876 :Agnes M Royden, writer
1879 :Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
1879 :Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist
1881 :Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher
1883 :Karl Jaspers, Oldenburg Germany, existentialist philosopher
1884 :Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
1886 :Ventura Garc?a Calder?n, Peruvian diplomat/author
1889 :Frederik M baron of Asbeck, Dutch lawyer (League of Nations)
1898 :Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
1899 :E Langg?sser, writer
1899 :Erich K?stner, Dresden German author (Emil & the Detective)
1901 :Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
1904 :Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
1904 :William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
1907 :Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
1908 :William McMahon, 20th PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
1911 :G Mennen Williams, Detroit, Sup Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60)
1911 :Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
1913 :Charles Leonard, US, pentathelete (Olympic-1936)
1913 :Earl of Lincoln
1914 :Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
1915 :Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
1916 :George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1916 :Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
1916 :William Walsh, academic
1918 :Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
1919 :Johnny Carey, soccer star
1919 :Lord Ezra
1920 :David Wright, poet
1920 :Lord St Levan
1923 :Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
1925 :Louis Stokes, (Rep-D-OH, 1969- )
1926 :Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
1928 :Duke of Beaufort
1928 :Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A)
1929 :Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st black NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
1929 :R?gine Crespin, Marseilles France, operatic soprano
1930 :Gerry Davis, writer
1930 :Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1976)
1930 :Imre Gyongyossy, film Maker
1930 :Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer (Black Venus)
1931 :Tom Wesselman, US sculptor (Great American Nudes)
1933 :Donna J Stone, poet
1933 :Lee Quencey Calhoun, Laurel MS, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1934 :Lady Digby
1937 :David Ward, president (Law Society)
1937 :Lord Tugendhat
1937 :Tom Osborne, college football coach
1938 :Sylvia Chase, St Paul Minn, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
1939 :Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
1939 :Josef Feistmantl, Austria, lugeist (Olympic-gold-1964)
1940 :Jermyn P Brooks, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
1941 :Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal (George Watson's College)
1941 :William Hj?rtsberg, NYC, writer (Gray Matters, Fallen Angel)
1942 :Beau Boulter, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
1942 :Colin Sanders, founder (Solid State Logic)
1942 :John Lewis, Head Master (Eton College)
1944 :James Cousins, British MP
1944 :Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], Leland Miss, guitarist (Silver Train)
1944 :Mike Maxfield, rocker (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
1945 :Frank Murray, police Officer
1946 :Rusty Young, Calif, rock steel guitarist (Poco-Heat of the Night)
1947 :Anton Mosimann, chef
1947 :Colin Sanders, British computer engineer (Solid State Logic)
1949 :Anna-Maria M?ller, German DR, Luge (Olympic-gold-1972)
1949 :Larry Demps, US R&B vocalist (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
1949 :Marc Garneau, Quebec City Canada, PhD/astronaut (STS 13, 77)
1949 :Maureen Hicks, British MP
1949 :Terry "Tex" Comer, bassist/guitarist
1949 :Terry Comer, rocker
1950 :Neil Jordan, Sligo Ireland, novelist (Dream of a Beast, Past)
1950 :Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)
1951 :Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)
1952 :Brad Whitford, Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun)
1953 :Sallie L Baliunas, astrophysicist
1955 :Howard Jones, rock pianist/vocalist (Things Can Only Get Better)
1958 :David Sylvian, vocal/guitar (Sylvian Sylvian, Japan-Adolescent Sex)
1958 :Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (April, 1981)
1958 :Ria Brieffies, Dutch vocalist (Dolly Dots)
1960 :Gloria von Thurm un Taxis, Munich German FR, Princess
1960 :Maria Gloria von Sch?nberg-Glauchau, wife of prince Thurn un Taxis
1960 :Naruhito, crown prince of Japan
1962 :Melinda Mays, Augusta Ga, playmate (Feb, 1983)
1962 :Michael Wilton, rock guitarist (Queensrijche-Warning)
1963 :Bobby Bonilla, NYC, outfielder (NY Mets, Balt Orioles, Marlins)
1963 :Debbie Kruck, Danbury CT, Ms Fitness USA (1994)
1963 :Robert Collins, keyboard player
1964 :Dana Katherine Scully, fictional character (X-Files)
1964 :John Norum, rocker
1965 :Sylvie Guillem, France, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
1966 :John Druce, Peterborough, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers, LA Kings)
1967 :Gord Murphy, Willowdale, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1967 :Pam Blundell, fashion designer
1971 :Torsten Kienass, Berlin GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
1972 :Steve Papin, WLAF running back (Scotland Claymores)
1974 :Kenyon Cotton, full back (Baltimore Ravens)
1975 :Pat Barnes, quarterback (KC Chiefs)
1976 :Dmitriy Dudarev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1976 :Jeff O'Neill, Richmond Hill, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
1978 :Karolina Rantamaki, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)



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