Happy Birthday to these Capricorn's who were born on December 23rd.

  1. c.245- Zenobia, the queen of Palmyra (d. ?)
  2. 1513 - Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)
  3. 1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
  4. 1582 - Severo Bonini, Italian composer (d. 1663)
  5. 1597 - Martin Opitz von Boberfeld, German poet (d. 1639)
  6. 1613 - Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (d. 1676)
  7. 1621 - Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (d. 1678)
  8. 1621 - Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)
  9. 1689 - Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (d. 1755)
  10. 1732 - Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (d. 1792)
  11. 1743 - Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)
  12. 1750 - King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (d. 1827)
  13. 1777 - Tsar Alexander I of Russia (d. 1825)
  14. 1790 - Jean François Champollion, French Egyptologist (d. 1832)
  15. 1804 - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French literary critic (d. 1869)
  16. 1805 - Joseph Smith, Jr., American founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1844)
  17. 1819 - Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
  18. 1822 - Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (d. 1875)
  19. 1843 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)
  20. 1864 - Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
  21. 1867 - Madam C.J. Walker, American millionaire (d. 1919)
  22. 1878 - Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (d. 1972)
  23. 1885 - Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
  24. 1891 - Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (d. 1956)
  25. 1907 - Avraham Stern, Polish-born Zionist leader (d. 1942)
  26. 1908 - Yousuf Karsh, Turkish-born photographer (d. 2002)
  27. 1911 - Niels Kaj Jerne, English-born immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1994)
  28. 1911 - James Gregory, American actor (d. 2002)
  29. 1918 - Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany
  30. 1918 - José Greco, Italian-born flamenco dancer (d. 2001)
  31. 1921 - Guy Beaulne, French Canadian actor and theatre director (d. 2001)
  32. 1922 - Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician
  33. 1923 - Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist
  34. 1923 - Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  35. 1923 - James Stockdale, U.S. Navy admiral (d. 2005)
  36. 1926 - Robert Bly, American poet
  37. 1929 - Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  38. 1931 - Ronnie Schell, American actor
  39. 1933 - Akihito, Emperor of Japan
  40. 1935 - Paul Hornung, American football player
  41. 1935 - Esther Phillips, American singer (d. 1984)
  42. 1936 - Frederic Forrest, American actor
  43. 1938 - Bob Kahn, American Internet pioneer
  44. 1940 - Jorma Kaukonen, American musician
  45. 1940 - Eugene Record, American singer (The Chi-Lites) (d. 2005)
  46. 1941 - Tim Hardin, American musician (d. 1980)
  47. 1942 - John Peterman, American fashion designer
  48. 1943 - Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician
  49. 1943 - Harry Shearer, American actor
  50. 1943 - Silvia Sommerlath, Queen of Sweden
  51. 1943 - Ron Allen, Baseball player
  52. 1943 - Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue) (d. 1987)
  53. 1944 - Wesley Clark, U.S. general and NATO Supreme Allied Commander
  54. 1946 - Susan Lucci, American actress
  55. 1948 - Jack Ham, American football player
  56. 1949 - Adrian Belew, American musician
  57. 1950 - Michael C. Burgess, American politician
  58. 1951 - Anthony Phillips, British guitarist (Genesis)
  59. 1952 - William Kristol, American political commentator
  60. 1954 - Toby Ziegler, The West Wing character
  61. 1956 - Dave Murray, English guitarist (Iron Maiden)
  62. 1956 - Michele Alboreto, Italian Formula one driver (d. 2001)
  63. 1957 - Dan Bigras, Quebec rock singer
  64. 1958 - Victoria Williams, American singer
  65. 1961 - Carol Smillie, British television personality
  66. 1962 - Keiji Muto, Japanese professional wrestler
  67. 1963 - Jim Harbaugh, American football player
  68. 1964 - Eddie Vedder, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  69. 1968 - Carla Bruni, Italian-French model, songwriter and singer
  70. 1969 - Martha Byrne, American actress
  71. 1970 - Catriona LeMay Doan, Canadian speed skater
  72. 1970 - Raymont Harris, American football player
  73. 1971 - Corey Haim, Canadian actor
  74. 1971 - Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, British socialite
  75. 1974 - Agustín Delgado, Ecuadorian footballer
  76. 1975 - Sky Lopez, American actress
  77. 1976 - Jamie Noble, American professional wrestler
  78. 1977 - Alge Crumpler, American football player
  79. 1978 - Andra Davis, American football player
  80. 1978 - Esthero, Canadian musician and singer
  81. 1978 - Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
  82. 1978 - Estella Warren, Canadian model and actress
  83. 1978 - Jodie Marsh, British adult model
  84. 1979 - Summer Altice, American model and actress
  85. 1981 - Beth, Spanish singer
  86. 1981 - Chris Capaci, Huguenot and Son of a renownedCycling Activist
  87. 1983 - Michael Chopra, English footballer
  88. 1985 - Harry Judd, British drummer (McFly)