Happy Birthday to these Gemini's who were born on May 23rd.

  1. 1052 - King Philip I of France (d. 1108)
  2. 1100 - Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
  3. 1606 - Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)
  4. 1617 - Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian (d. 1692)
  5. 1707 - Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (d. 1778)
  6. 1718 - William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (d.1783)
  7. 1729 - Giuseppe Parini, Italian writer (d. 1799)
  8. 1734 - Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician/hypnotist (d.1815)
  9. 1790 - Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)
  10. 1795 - Charles Barry , English architect (d. 1860)
  11. 1810 - Margaret Fuller, American journalist and feminist (d. 1850)
  12. 1820 - James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (d. 1887)
  13. 1824 - Ambrose Burnside, American Civil War general (d. 1881)
  14. 1834 - Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
  15. 1844 - `Abdu'l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1921)
  16. 1848 - Otto Lilienthal, German aviation pioneer (d. 1896)
  17. 1865 - Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian president (d.1942)
  18. 1875 - Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
  19. 1879 - Dezso Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  20. 1883 - Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (d. 1939)
  21. 1884 - Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  22. 1887 - Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)
  23. 1888 - Zack Wheat, baseball player (d. 1972)
  24. 1889 - Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
  25. 1890 - Herbert Marshall, English actor (d. 1966)
  26. 1891 - Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
  27. 1893 - Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
  28. 1898 - Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  29. 1900 - Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
  30. 1908 - John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  31. 1910 - Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
  32. 1910 - Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and painter (d. 1999)
  33. 1910 - Scatman Crothers, American actor and musician (d. 1986)
  34. 1910 - Artie Shaw, American clarinetist and bandleader (d. 2004)
  35. 1912 - Jean Françaix, French composer (d. 1997)
  36. 1912 - John Payne, American actor (d. 1989)
  37. 1917 - Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist
  38. 1918 - Denis Compton, English cricketer (d. 1997)
  39. 1919 - Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer
  40. 1920 - Helen O'Connell, American singer (d. 1993)
  41. 1921 - James Blish, American author (d. 1975)
  42. 1921 - Humphrey Lyttelton, British musician
  43. 1923 - Kalidas Shrestha, Nepali Artist
  44. 1923 - Walter Wolfrum, German fighter pilot
  45. 1925 - Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  46. 1925 - Mac Wiseman, American musician.
  47. 1928 - Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (d. 2002)
  48. 1928 - Nigel Davenport , English actor
  49. 1928 - Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  50. 1931 - Barbara Barrie, American actress
  51. 1933 - Joan Collins, English actress
  52. 1934 - Robert Moog, American inventor (d. 2005)
  53. 1936 - Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  54. 1936 - Charles Kimbrough, American actor
  55. 1938 - Peter Preston, British journalist and author
  56. 1939 - Reinhard Hauff, German film director
  57. 1939 - Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  58. 1944 - John Newcombe, Australian tennis player
  59. 1945 - Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
  60. 1946 - Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
  61. 1947 - Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  62. 1948 - Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
  63. 1951 - Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player
  64. 1952 - Anne-Marie David, French singer
  65. 1952 - Marvelous Marvin Hagler, American boxer
  66. 1955 - Luka Bloom, Irish Singer/Songwriter
  67. 1956 - Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician
  68. 1956 - Buck Showalter, baseball player and manager
  69. 1958 - Mitch Albom, American writer
  70. 1958 - Drew Carey, American actor and comedian
  71. 1962 - Karen Duffy, American actress
  72. 1963 - Wally Dallenbach Jr., American race car driver and announcer
  73. 1963 - Gregg "Opie" Hughes, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
  74. 1964 - Allan Kayser, American actor
  75. 1964 - Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  76. 1967 - Phil Selway, English drummer (Radiohead)
  77. 1970 - Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of the Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
  78. 1971 - Charmaine Sinclair, Playboy model
  79. 1972 - Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian race car driver
  80. 1974 - Ken Jennings, American game show contestant
  81. 1974 - Jewel, American singer
  82. 1974 - Monica Naranjo, Spanish singer
  83. 1975 - Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
  84. 1976 - Kelly Monaco, American soap opera, General Hospital, star
  85. 1976 - Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
  86. 1977 - Ilia Kulik, Russian figure skater
  87. 1978 - Scott Raynor, original drummer for San Diego Pop-punk trio Blink-182
  88. 1982 - Malene Mortensen, Danish singer
  89. 1982 - Tristan Prettyman, American Musician
  90. 1983 - Patrick Martin, professional wrestler, more commonly known as Alex Shelley
  91. 1983 - Heidi Range, British singer (Sugababes)
  92. 1984 - Adam Wylie, American actor