23 October


1817

 Pierre Athanase Larousse
French grammarian, lexicographer and encyclopaedist. Born in Toucy, France

1835

 Adlai Stevenson I
American politician, and 23rd Vice President of the United States. Born in Christian County, Kentucky.

1844

 Robert Bridges
English poet . Born in Walmer, Kent.

1893

 Gummo Marx
American vaudeville performer and theatrical agent. He was the fourth-born of the Marx Brothers. Born in New York City

1925

 Johnny Carson
American television host and comedian. Born in Corning, Iowa.

1931

 Diana Dors
English actress considered the English equivalent of the blonde bombshells of Hollywood. Born in Swindon, Wiltshire.

1940

 Ellie Greenwich
American pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer.She wrote or co-wrote “Be My Baby”, “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “Leader of the Pack” and “River Deep, Mountain High”, among many others. Born in Brooklyn, New York.
  Pele
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé is a retired Brazilian footballer. He is regarded by many experts, players, and fans as the best player of all time. Born in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

1942

 Michael Crichton
American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. Born in Chicago Illinois.
 Anita Roddick
British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop. Born in a bomb shelter in Littlehampton.

1944

 Mike Harding
English singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet and broadcaster. Born in Crumpsall, Manchester.

1945

 Maggi Hambling
English sculptor and painter. Born in Sudbury, Suffolk.

1954

 Ang Lee
Taiwanese-born American film director. Directed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Brokeback Mountain, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director. He is the first person of Asian descent to win the Best Director Oscar.Born in Chaochou, Pingtung,Taiwan.

1959

 Sam Raimi
American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is best known for directing cult horror/comedy films. Born in Royal Oak, Michigan.
 “Weird Al” Yankovic
American musical parodist. Born in Downey, California

1966

 Alex Zanardi
Italian racing driver. Born in Bologna, Italy

1976

 Cat Deeley
English television presenter, actress, singer, and model. Born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
 Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actor. He portrayed the DC Comics superhero Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in Green Lantern (2011). Born in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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