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BORN 1923

Turning 94 in 2017

  Valentina Cortese
Italian actress, The Barefoot Contessa, Day for Night
01/01/1923
  Leah Chase
American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer
01/06/1923
  Larry Storch
American actor, TV's F Troop
01/08/1923
  Fred Beckey
German-born American mountaineer
01/14/1923
  Lee Teng-hui
Taiwanese president (1988-2000)
01/15/1923
  Horace Ashenfelter
American Olympic gold medal-winning steeplechaser
01/23/1923
  Geneviève Asse
French painter
01/24/1923
  Arvid Carlsson
Swedish Nobel Prize-winning pharmacologist
01/25/1923
  Anne Jeffreys
American actress, TV's Topper
01/26/1923
  Red Schoendienst
American baseball player, coach, and manager
02/02/1923
  Liz Smith
American gossip columnist
02/02/1923
  Belisario Betancur
Colombian president (1982-1986)
02/04/1923
  Rosita Fornés
American-born Cuban cabaret performer and actress
02/11/1923
  Franco Zeffirelli
Italian motion picture director, Romeo and Juliet, Jesus of Nazareth
02/12/1923
  Chuck Yeager
American Air Force officer and test pilot, first person to exceed the speed of sound in flight
02/13/1923
  William Winter
American politician, Mississippi governor (1980-1984)
02/21/1923
  Nathan Glazer
American sociologist and magazine editor, The Public Interest
02/25/1923
  Diana Kennedy
English-born Mexican culinary writer
03/03/1923
  Thomas Keating
American monk, co-founded the centering prayer movement
03/07/1923
  James L. Buckley
American politician, New York senator (1971-1977)
03/09/1923
  Joe M. Jackson
American Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient
03/14/1923
  Joe Bailon
American car customizer, created the candy apple red paint color
03/18/1923
  Gloria Henry
American actress, TV's Dennis the Menace
04/02/1923
  Gene Reynolds
American actor and television writer, producer, and director, M*A*S*H
04/04/1923
  Stan Waterman
American underwater film producer and photographer
04/05/1923
  David H. Murdock
American businessman, CEO of Dole Food Company
04/11/1923
  Roberto De Vicenzo
Argentine golfer
04/14/1923
  Lygia Fagundes Telles
Brazilian writer, The Girl in the Photograph
04/19/1923
  Fina García Marruz
Cuban poet
04/28/1923
  Ralph Hall
American politician, Texas representative (1981-2015)
05/03/1923
  Elizabeth Sellars
English actress, The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
05/06/1923
  Mrinal Sen
Indian motion picture director
05/14/1923
  Ara Parseghian
American football player and coach
05/21/1923
  Roy Dotrice
English actor, Amadeus, TV's Dickens of London, Beauty and the Beast
05/26/1923
  Henry Kissinger
German-born American statesman, Secretary of State (1973-1977), and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
05/27/1923
  Sumner Redstone
American media mogul, chairman and CEO of Viacom
05/27/1923
  Eduardo Lourenço
Portuguese literary and cultural critic
05/29/1923
  Eugene Wright
American jazz bassist, member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet
05/29/1923
  Jimmy Lydon
American motion picture producer and actor, the Henry Aldrich film series
05/30/1923
  Peggy Stewart
American actress, Wells Fargo, That's My Boy
06/05/1923
  Judith Kerr
German-born English children's writer and illustrator, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the Mog series
06/14/1923
  Olav Thon
Norwegian real estate magnate
06/29/1923
  Harrison Dillard
American Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter and hurdler
07/08/1923
  Richard Pipes
Polish-born American historian, author of The Russian Revolution
07/11/1923
  James Gunn
American science fiction writer and editor
07/12/1923
  Ashley Bryan
American children's writer and illustrator, Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum
07/13/1923
  Erich Lessing
Austrian photographer
07/13/1923
  Michael Medwin
English motion picture producer and actor, TV's The Army Game, Shoestring
07/18/1923
  Maria Pacôme
French actress and playwright
07/18/1923
  Rudolph A. Marcus
Canadian-born American Nobel Prize-winning chemist
07/21/1923
  Bob Dole
American politician, Kansas representative, senator, and 1996 Republican presidential candidate
07/22/1923
  Morris Halle
Latvian-born American linguist
07/23/1923
  Val Bettin
American actor and voice artist, The Great Mouse Detective, Shrek
08/01/1923
  Rhonda Fleming
American actress, Spellbound, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
08/10/1923
  Kuldip Nayar
Indian journalist and human rights activist
08/14/1923
  Rose Marie
American singer and actress, TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show
08/15/1923
  Carlos Cruz-Diez
Venezuelan kinetic and op artist
08/17/1923
  Vic Seixas
American tennis player
08/30/1923
  Mort Walker
American cartoonist, Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois
09/03/1923
  Marcel Zanini
Turkish-born French jazz musician
09/09/1923
  Uri Avnery
German-born Israeli writer and peace activist
09/10/1923
  David Oreck
American businessman, Oreck vacuum cleaner company founder
09/17/1923
  Al Quie
American politician, Minnesota representative (1958-1979) and governor (1979-1983)
09/18/1923
  Jack Collins
American actor, The Towering Inferno, TV's The Brady Bunch
09/21/1923
  A. Linwood Holton, Jr.
American politician, Virginia governor (1970-1974)
09/21/1923
  Hershel W. Williams
American World War II Medal of Honor recipient
10/02/1923
  Glynis Johns
South African-born Welsh actress, Mary Poppins, Broadway's A Little Night Music
10/05/1923
  Nicholas Parsons
English actor and television presenter, Just a Minute
10/10/1923
  Murray Walker
English journalist and motorsport commentator
10/10/1923
  Ned Rorem
American composer and diarist
10/23/1923
  Pearl Carr
English entertainer, stage partner and spouse of Teddy Johnson
11/02/1923
  Ida Vitale
Uruguayan poet and critic
11/02/1923
  Howie Meeker
Canadian hockey player, sports announcer, and politician
11/04/1923
  Józef Hen
Polish screenwriter and novelist, Nowolipie Street
11/08/1923
  Elizabeth Hawley
American journalist and chronicler of Himalayan expeditions
11/09/1923
  Richard Venture
American actor, Being There, Scent of a Woman
11/12/1923
  Gloria Whelan
American children's writer, Homeless Bird
11/23/1923
  James Karen
American actor, Poltergeist, The Return of the Living Dead
11/28/1923
  Stansfield Turner
American government official, CIA director (1977-1981)
12/01/1923
  Dewey Martin
American actor, The Big Sky, The Desperate Hours
12/08/1923
  Bob Barker
American game show host, Truth or Consequences, The Price Is Right
12/12/1923
  Bob Dorough
American jazz pianist, singer, and composer
12/12/1923
  Philip Warren Anderson
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
12/13/1923
  Freeman Dyson
English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician
12/15/1923
  Menahem Pressler
German-born American pianist
12/16/1923
  Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat
French mathematician and physicist
12/29/1923
  Mike Nussbaum
American actor, Field of Dreams, Men in Black
12/29/1923

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