Birthdays of Personalities on March 23

xxxx :Sarah Buxton, LA Calif, (Annie Douglas-Sunset Beach)
1638 :Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist
1699 :John Bartram, naturalist/explorer, father of American botany
1736 :Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83)
1749 :Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
1761 :John W de Winter, Dutch vice-admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
1769 :William Smith, geologist (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils)
1801 :Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
1808 :Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)
1818 :Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898
1823 :Schuyler Colfax, (R) 17th VP (1869-73)
1825 :Edward Lloyd Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1898
1847 :Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
1854 :Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)
1858 :Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
1860 :Horatio W Bottomley, British? journalist/swindler
1863 :Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh
1876 :Muirhead Bone, Glasgow Scotland, etcher/engraver of architecture
1881 :Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
1881 :Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
1882 :C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
1883 :Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
1887 :Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
1887 :Felix F Yussupov, Russian monarch
1887 :Juan Gris, Spain, cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)
1887 :Sidney Hillman, union leader (Sidney Hillman Foundation)
1898 :Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
1900 :Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
1901 :Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
1905 :Paul Grimault, animator
1905 :Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
1907 :Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
1907 :Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
1908 :Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate
1911 :Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
1911 :Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
1911 :Denis Wright, diplomat
1911 :Edward Warner, diplomat
1912 :Werner von Braun, Wirsitz Germany, rocket expert (I Aim at the Stars)
1915 :Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
1917 :H C Allen, American historian
1917 :Johnny Guarnieri, NYC, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show)
1919 :Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
1920 :Neal Smith, (Rep-D-IA, 1959- )
1921 :Donald Malcome Campbell, Surrey UK, boat racer (1955 speed records)
1921 :Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
1924 :Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
1925 :Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
1925 :David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
1928 :11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1928 :Alfred Morris, British MP
1929 :Albert H Crews, astronaut
1929 :Michael Manser, architect
1929 :Roger Bannister, England, 1st to run a 4 minute mile (May 6, 1954)
1931 :Norman F Lent, (Rep-R-NY, 1971- )
1933 :Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
1933 :Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)
1934 :Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)
1935 :Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
1937 :Craig Breedlove, LA, auto-racing champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America)
1938 :Christopher Glenn, NYC, news anchor (CBS Nightwatch)
1938 :Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
1942 :Jimmy Miller, US pop drummer (Rolling Stones, Mot”rhead)
1943 :Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)
1948 :Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
1948 :R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
1949 :Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)
1949 :Ric Ocasek, Balt, rock vocalist (Cars-Double Life, Bye Bye Love)
1950 :P R Scott, Headmaster (Bancroft's School, Woodford Green)
1953 :Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, British MP
1956 :Andrew Mitchell, British MP
1956 :Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
1960 :Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
1968 :Curtis Mayfield, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 :David Maeva, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1968 :Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1970 :Turhon O'Bannon, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 :Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, wrestler (NJPW)
1973 :Rob Lazeo, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1974 :Scott Galyon, linebacker (NY Giants)
1990 :Eugenie OF, Princess of York/daughter of prince Andrew/Sarah Ferguson



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