23 February


1633

 Samuel Pepys
English naval administrator and man of letters, posthumously famous as a diarist (d. 1703)

1685

 George Frideric Handel
German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)

1892

 Kathleen Harrison
Kathleen Harrison (23 February 1892 – 7 December 1995) was a prolific English character actress best remembered for her role as Mrs Huggett (opposite Jack Warner and Petula Clark) in a trio of British post-war comedies about a working-class family’s misadventures. To modern viewers she is better remembered as Mrs Dilber, Scrooge’s charwoman, appearing opposite Alastair Sim in the 1951 film A Christmas Carol, and as a Cockney charlady who inherits a fortune in Mrs Thursday. Born in Blackburn, Lancashire. (d. 1995)

1915

 Paul Tibbets
US Air Force retired Brigadier General and pilot of B-29 “Enola Gay” over Hiroshima (d. 2007)

1928

 Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay (Born 23 February 1928) is a British actor with an extensive theatre, television and film repertoire. He has appeared in hundreds of TV productions. His most famous film appearance was in Doctor Zhivago (1965). Born in Bolton, Lancashire.

1934

 Linda Cristal
Linda Cristal (born on 23 February 1934) is an Argentine-American actress. John Wayne asked her to play the part of Flaca in his epic The Alamo. She is also well known for playing Victoria Montoya in TV series The High Chaparral (1967-1971). Born Marta Victoria Moya Burges in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1940

 Peter Fonda
American actor.

1944

 Bernard Cornwell
English author.
 John Sandford
American novelist.
 Johnny Winter
American musician.

1951

 Patricia Richardson
American actress.

1955

 Howard Jones
British pop singer.

1958

 David Sylvian
English musician (Japan and Nine Horses).

1959

 Linda Nolan
Linda Nolan (born 23 February 1959) is an Anglo-Irish singer based in Blackpool.[1] She attained fame as a member of the Nolans in the 1970s and early 1980s. Born in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.

1960

  Naruhito
Crown Prince of Japan.

1964

 Ronan Vibert
Ronan Vibert (born 23 February 1964) is an English actor, known for his appearances on British television. He is also known for The Pianist (2002), Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000). Born in Cambridgeshire.

1965

 Michael Dell
American computer manufacturer.

1967

 Tamsin Greig
English actress.

1971

 Melinda Messenger
English television presenter.

1976

 Kelly Macdonald
British actress.

1983

 Emily Blunt
British actress.

1994

 Dakota Fanning
American actress.

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