23 April


1564

 William Shakespeare
English writer and actor (d. 1616)

1775

 J. M. W. Turner
English painter (d. 1851)

1791

 James Buchanan
15th President of the United States (d. 1868)

1857

 Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Italian composer (d. 1919)

1858

 Max Planck
German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

1880

 Michel Fokine
Russian choreographer and dancer (d. 1942)

1891

 Sergei Prokofiev
Russian composer (d. 1953)

1895

 Ngaio Marsh
New Zealand writer (d. 1982)

1907

 Lee Miller
American photographer and model (d. 1977)

1911

 Ronald Neame
English film cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and director. (d. 2010)

1919

 Oleg Penkovsky
Soviet double-agent (d. 1963)

1922

 Jack May
English actor (d. 1997)

1926

 J. P. Donleavy
Irish-American author.

1928

 Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Born in Santa Monica, California. (d. 2014)

1930

 Alan Oppenheimer
American character actor and voice actor.

1936

 Roy Orbison
American singer-songwriter and musician (Traveling Wilburys) (d. 1988)

1939

 Lee Majors
American actor.

1942

 Sandra Dee
American actress (d. 2005)
 Sheila Gish
British actress (d. 2005)

1943

 Hervé Villechaize
French actor (d. 1993)

1947

 Bernadette Devlin
Irish politician.

1953

 James Russo
American actor.

1954

 Michael Moore
American filmmaker.

1955

 Judy Davis
Australian actress.
 Mike Smith
Michael George “Mike” Smith (23 April 1955 – 1 August 2014), was an English television and radio presenter, racing driver, pilot and businessman. (d. 2014)

1962

 John Hannah
Scottish actor.

1968

 Timothy McVeigh
American terrorist, committed the Oklahoma City Bombing (d. 2001)

1976

 Brendan Cole
Brendan Cole (born 23 April 1976) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. He is most famous for appearing on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing

1988

 Alistair Brownlee
Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE (born 23 April 1988) is a British triathlete, and the current Olympic champion in his sport, having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. He is also a back-to-back European Triathlon Union champion and a two-time Triathlon World Champion, winning in 2009 and again in 2011. Born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England.

1990

 Dev Patel
English actor.

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