Birthdays of Personalities on November 23

xxxx :Dave Ellefson, rock bassist (Megadeth-Rust in Peace)
1221 :Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)
1553 :Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)
1608 :Francisco M de Melo, Portuguese author (Epan foras)
1669 :Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)
1690 :Ernst J earl van Biron, Russian duke of Koerland/regent of Ivan VI
1695 :Fran‡ois the Cuvilli‚s, Belgian court architect of Bayern
1749 :Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)
1760 :Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
1785 :Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53)
1800 :Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)
1804 :Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)
1809 :Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1815 :William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), died in 1882
1819 :Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1820 :John Willis Ellis, Governor (Confederacy) died in 1861
1821 :Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
1826 :Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuela publisher on Cura‡ao
1830 :Kaspar CE Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austria sculptor
1837 :John van der Waals, Hol, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States)
1859 :Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, criminal
1860 :Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
1862 :Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
1878 :Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)
1882 :Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic
1883 :Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
1883 :Jos‚ Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)
1896 :Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
1896 :Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1946-53)
1899 :Norman Hunter, writer
1901 :Marieluise Fleiáer, writer
1908 :Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter
1909 :Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
1910 :Hal Schumacher, baseball player
1912 :Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist
1914 :[Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)
1915 :Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician
1917 :Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer
1919 :Peter Strawson, English philosopher
1920 :Chalmers P Wylie, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
1920 :Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
1921 :Hein J Roethof, lawyer/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1923 :Angelo John Novarese, record company founder
1923 :Guy Molinari, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1924 :Colin Turnbull, anthropologist
1926 :Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
1930 :William E Brock, (Sen-D)/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)
1932 :Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)
1934 :Rita Rossi Colwell, oceanographer
1935 :Dean A Gallo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1985- )
1935 :Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11)
1939 :Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)
1943 :Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
1944 :Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)
1944 :Jos‚ Torikens, Dutch journalist (Parool, NRC)
1946 :Bobby L Rush, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1947 :Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner
1949 :Gayl Jones, US author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)
1950 :Cecil Hooker, rocker (Snuff)
1950 :Charles E Schumer, (Rep-D-NY, 1981- )
1954 :Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
1954 :Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
1955 :Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)
1962 :Mike Nocito, rocker
1964 :Dave Ellefson, bassist (Megadeth)
1966 :Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)
1967 :Patrick Mameli, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Pestilence)
1972 :Kurupt, rapper (Tha Dogg Pound)
1974 :Tyrus McCloud, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)



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