Happy Birthday to these Taurus's who were born on April 23rd.

  1. 1185 - King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
  2. 1484 - Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian philosopher (d. 1558)
  3. 1500 - Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565)
  4. 1516 - Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
  5. 1564 - William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright [uncertain] (d. 1616)
  6. 1598 - Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (d. 1653)
  7. 1628 - Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (d. 1704)
  8. 1676 - King Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751)
  9. 1720 - Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1797)
  10. 1725 - Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (d. 1755)
  11. 1775 - William Turner, English ornithologist (d. 1851)
  12. 1791 - James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)
  13. 1792 - John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
  14. 1805 - Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz, German philosopher (d. 1879)
  15. 1813 - Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator from Illinois and Presidential candidate (d. 1861)
  16. 1823 - Abd-ul-Mejid, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1861)
  17. 1857 - Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (d. 1919)
  18. 1858 - Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
  19. 1861 - Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, British general (d. 1936)
  20. 1865 - Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)
  21. 1867 - Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1928)
  22. 1876 - Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (d. 1925)
  23. 1880 - Michel Fokine, Russian choreographer and dancer (d. 1942)
  24. 1882 - Albert Coates, British composer (d. 1953)
  25. 1889 - Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (d. 1942)
  26. 1893 - Frank Borzage, American film director (d. 1952)
  27. 1893 - Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
  28. 1895 - Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
  29. 1897 - Lucius Clay, American general (d. 1978)
  30. 1897 - Lester B. Pearson, fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1972)
  31. 1899 - Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1979)
  32. 1900 - Joseph Green, Polish-born actor and director (d. 1996)
  33. 1900 - Jim Bottomley, Baseball player (d. 1959)
  34. 1901 - E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist (d. 1988)
  35. 1902 - Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  36. 1904 - Duncan Renaldo, Spanish-American actor (d. 1985)
  37. 1907 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (d. 1975)
  38. 1908 - Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006)
  39. 1910 - Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)
  40. 1918 - Maurice Druon, French author
  41. 1921 - Warren Spahn, baseball player (d. 2003)
  42. 1923 - Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas
  43. 1923 - Avram Davidson, American writer (d. 1993)
  44. 1923 - Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler
  45. 1924 - Chuck Harmon, baseball player
  46. 1928 - Shirley Temple, American actress and politician
  47. 1932 - Jim Fixx, American athlete and writer (d. 1984)
  48. 1932 - Halston, American fashion designer (d. 1990)
  49. 1935 - Bunky Green, American musician
  50. 1935 - Ray Peterson, American singer (d. 2005)
  51. 1936 - Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)
  52. 1939 - Lee Majors, American actor
  53. 1941 - Jacqueline Boyer, French singer
  54. 1941 - Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland 1995-2003
  55. 1942 - Sandra Dee, American actress (d. 2005)
  56. 1943 - Tony Esposito, Canadian hockey player
  57. 1943 - Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter
  58. 1943 - Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)
  59. 1947 - Bernadette Devlin, Irish politician
  60. 1947 - Glenn Cornick, British rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
  61. 1948 - Pascal Quignard, French author
  62. 1949 - David Cross, British violinist (King Crimson)
  63. 1949 - Joyce DeWitt, American actress
  64. 1952 - Narada Michael Walden, Grammy Award-winning musician and producer
  65. 1954 - Michael Moore, American filmmaker
  66. 1955 - Judy Davis, Australian actress
  67. 1955 - Tony Miles, English chess player (d. 2001)
  68. 1958 - Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer
  69. 1958 - Tove Jensen, Swedish porn actress
  70. 1958 - Ryan Walter, Canadian ice hockey player
  71. 1960 - Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
  72. 1960 - Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)
  73. 1961 - George Lopez, American actor and comedian
  74. 1961 - Terry Gordy, Professional wrestler (d. 2001)
  75. 1963 - Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter and strongman
  76. 1963 - Paul Belmondo, French racing driver
  77. 1967 - Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
  78. 1967 - Rheal Cormier, baseball player
  79. 1968 - Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (d. 2001)
  80. 1969 - Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
  81. 1972 - Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer
  82. 1972 - Pierre Labrie, poet from Quebec
  83. 1974 - Carlos Dengler, American musician, Interpol
  84. 1975 - Jón Þór Birgisson, Icelandic musician and singer
  85. 1977 - John Cena, American professional wrestler and rapper
  86. 1977 - Andruw Jones, American baseball player
  87. 1979 - Jaime King, American Actress
  88. 1979 - Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer, The Rasmus
  89. 1981 - Chris Sharma, American rock climber/boulderer
  90. 1983 - Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player
  91. 1984 - Lil Eazy-E, American rapper
  92. 1984 - Yana Gupta, Indian actress & model
  93. 1985 - Angel Locsin, Filipina TV and movie actress
  94. 1986 - Sven Kramer, Dutch speedskater and olympic medal winner
  95. 1986 - Jessica Stam, Canadian supermodel
  96. 1989 - Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player
  97. 1990 - Matthew Underwood, American actor