23 January: today's birthdays

  • Richard Dean Anderson - American actor
  • Georg Baselitz - German painter and sculptor, born Hans-Georg Rem
  • Boris Berezovskij (Berezovsky) - Russian entrepreneur
  • Henri Beyle - French writer best known as Stendhal. He wrote The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma
  • Johannes Martin Bijvoet - Dutch chemist
  • Mariska Hargitay - American actress and activist, born Mariska Magdolina Hargitay. She is best known for starring as the detective Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV series.
  • Rutger Hauer - Dutch actor and environmentalist, born Rutger Oelsen Hauer. He starred in the cult film Blade Runner as the replicant Roy Batty.
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek - English professional footballer, born Ruben Ira Loftus-Cheek currently playing as a midfielder for Italian AC Milan club.
  • Édouard Manet - French painter. He painted The Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe)
  • Joseph Saidu Momoh - Sierra Leone politician
  • Jeanne Moreau - French actress, film director and screenwriter
  • William G. Morgan - American phisical education teacher and inventor of volleyball
  • Django Reinhardt - Belgium jazz guitarist and composer. Incredibly talented even though he had two fingers of his left hand paralyzed
  • Stendhal - Pseudonym of French writer Henri Beyle. He wrote The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma.
    About famous names: Stendhal
  • Chesley Sullenberger - American retired airline captain who executed an emergency water landing in the Hudson River, New York, saving all his 155 passengeres and crew
  • Derek Walcott - Saint Lucian poet, author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992
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