Happy Birthday to these Virgo's who were born on August 23rd.

  1. 686 - Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)
  2. 1486 - Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (d. 1566)
  3. 1524 - François Hotman, French lawyer and writer (d. 1590)
  4. 1623 - Stanislaw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)
  5. 1724 - Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
  6. 1741 - Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (d. 1788)
  7. 1754 - King Louis XVI of France (d. 1792)
  8. 1769 - Georges Cuvier, French biologist and statesman (d. 1832)
  9. 1783 - William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (d. 1852)
  10. 1785 - Oliver Hazard Perry, U.S. naval officer (d.1819)
  11. 1805 - Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (d. 1893)
  12. 1829 - Moritz Cantor, German mathematician (d.1920)
  13. 1847 - Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)
  14. 1849 - William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
  15. 1852 - Arnold Toynbee, English economist and social reformer (d.1883)
  16. 1854 - Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer (d. 1925)
  17. 1864 - Eleftherios Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece (d.1936)
  18. 1869 - Edgar Lee Masters, American author (d. 1950)
  19. 1919 - Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (d. 1984)
  20. 1925 - Robert Mulligan, American movie and television director
  21. 1875 - William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
  22. 1875 - Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)
  23. 1880 - Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
  24. 1883 - Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (d. 1953)
  25. 1884 - Will Cuppy, American humorist (d. 1949)
  26. 1884 - Ogden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1927-1932 (d. 1937)
  27. 1900 - Ernst Krenek, Austrian-born composer (d. 1991)
  28. 1901 - John Sherman Cooper, U.S. Senator from Kentucky (d. 1991)
  29. 1903 - William Primrose, Scottish violist (d. 1982)
  30. 1905 - Constant Lambert, British composer (d. 1951)
  31. 1911 - Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (d. 1998)
  32. 1912 - Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (d. 1996)
  33. 1917 - Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
  34. 1921 - Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
  35. 1922 - George Kell, baseball player
  36. 1922 - Jean Darling, American child actress
  37. 1923 - Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
  38. 1924 - Ephraim Kishon, Israeli writer (d. 2005)
  39. 1924 - Robert Solow, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  40. 1927 - Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
  41. 1929 - Vera Miles, American actress
  42. 1930 - Michel Rocard, Prime Minister of France
  43. 1931 - Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  44. 1932 - Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
  45. 1932 - Mark Russell, American comedian, musician, and political commentator
  46. 1933 - Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  47. 1933 - Pete Wilson, Governor of California
  48. 1934 - Barbara Eden, American actress
  49. 1934 - Sonny Jurgensen, American football player
  50. 1936 - Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001)
  51. 1943 - Nelson DeMille, American novelist
  52. 1944 - Antonia Novello, former United States Surgeon General
  53. 1946 - Keith Moon, English singer and drummer (The Who) (d. 1978)
  54. 1947 - Willy Russell, British playwright
  55. 1947 - David Robb, British actor
  56. 1948 - Andrei Plesu, Romanian writer, essayist
  57. 1948 - Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend
  58. 1949 - Shelley Long, American actress
  59. 1949 - Geoff Capes, English Strongman
  60. 1949 - Rick Springfield, Australian singer and actor
  61. 1951 - Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
  62. 1951 - Queen Noor of Jordan
  63. 1952 - Vicky Leandros, Greek singer
  64. 1953 - Bobby G, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
  65. 1954 - Charles Busch, American director, writer, actor and drag queen
  66. 1956 - Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)
  67. 1958 - Julio Franco, NY Mets, oldest regular position player in MLB history
  68. 1961 - Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
  69. 1962 - Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician
  70. 1963 - Hans-Henning Fastrich, German field hockey player
  71. 1963 - Kenny Wallace, American race car driver
  72. 1965 - Roger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer
  73. 1966 - Rik Smits, Dutch basketball player
  74. 1968 - Chris DiMarco, American golfer
  75. 1969 - Keith Tyson, English artist
  76. 1969 - Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
  77. 1970 - Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
  78. 1970 - River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993)
  79. 1971 - Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer
  80. 1972 - Martin Grainger, English footballer
  81. 1974 - Ray Park, British actor
  82. 1974 - Shifty, American musician (Crazy Town)
  83. 1975 - Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler
  84. 1976 - Scott Caan, American actor
  85. 1977 - Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer
  86. 1978 - Kobe Bryant, American basketball player
  87. 1978 - Julian Casablancas, American musician
  88. 1982 - Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer
  89. 1982 - YTCracker, American musician
  90. 1984 - Glen Johnson, English footballer
  91. 1986 - Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician
  92. 1988 - Niki Leinso, Croatian singer and songwriter