The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

February 23rd famous birthdays

Azzyland

Azzyland (30)

Canadian social media star

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning (27)

American actress

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt (38)

English actress

W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

American sociologist, historian, and activist

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari (38)

American comedian and actor

Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey (35)

American singer-songwriter

Kelly Macdonald

Kelly Macdonald (45)

Scottish actress

Michael Dell

Michael Dell (56)

American businessman, founded Dell

Daymond John

Daymond John (52)

American fashion designer, founded FUBU

S. E. Cupp

S. E. Cupp (42)

American author and talk show host

Nikki Blackketter

Nikki Blackketter (31)

American social media star

D’Angelo Russell

D’Angelo Russell (25)

American basketball player

Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett (1932 - 2008)

American actress and producer

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (26)

Canadian basketball player

Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys (1633 - 1703)

English administrator and politician

Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell (77)

English author

Jo Joyner

Jo Joyner (44)

English actress

Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry (40)

English footballer

Viktor Yushchenko

Viktor Yushchenko (67)

Ukrainian politician, 3rd President of Ukraine

Melinda Messenger

Melinda Messenger (50)

English model and television host

Paul Tibbets

Paul Tibbets (1915 - 2007)

American general and pilot

Patricia Richardson

Patricia Richardson (70)

American actress

Samara Weaving

Samara Weaving (29)

Australian actor

Steve Stricker

Steve Stricker (54)

Professional golfer

Marc Garneau

Marc Garneau (72)

Canadian astronaut, engineer, and politician

Christian Martyn

Christian Martyn (21)

Canadian actor

David Sylvian

David Sylvian (63)

English singer

Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash (51)

American actress

Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders (1955 - 2015)

American basketball player and coach

Nicolás Gaitán

Nicolás Gaitán (33)

Argentinian footballer

Kazuya Kamenashi

Kazuya Kamenashi (35)

Japanese singer-songwriter and actor

Charles Tillman

Charles Tillman (40)

Player of American football

Josh Gad

Josh Gad (40)

Stage, film, television actor

Bobby Bonilla

Bobby Bonilla (58)

American baseball player

Karl Jaspers

Karl Jaspers (1883 - 1969)

German philosopher

Victor Fleming

Victor Fleming (1889 - 1949)

American director, cinematographer, and producer

Brad Whitford

Brad Whitford (69)

American musician

Jerod Mayo

Jerod Mayo (35)

American football linebacker

Erich Kästner

Erich Kästner (1899 - 1974)

German author and poet

Radosław Sikorski

Radosław Sikorski (58)

Polish politician and journalist

Marie-Josée Croze

Marie-Josée Croze (51)

Canadian actress

On this day

February 23 in History

  • 1822

    February 23, 1822:

    Boston receives a charter to become a city.

  • 1905

    February 23, 1905:

    Paul P. Harris, an attorney, establishes the first Rotary Club in Illinois, Chicago.

  • 1954

    February 23, 1954:

    A group of pupils from the Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania become the first children to receive Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine.

  • 1958

    February 23, 1958:

    Juan Manuel Fangio, an Argentine Formula One champion is kidnapped in Cuba, while attending the Cuba Grand Prix.

  • 1968

    February 23, 1968:

    NBA star Wilt Chamberlain scores his 25,000th points in the league.

  • 1978

    February 23, 1978:

    For the first time in the history of the Grammy awards, two songs, “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone and “Love Theme from A Star Is Born (Evergreen)” by Barbra Streisand win the “Song of the Year” prize.

  • 1996

    February 23, 1996:

    The British black comedy-drama film, “Trainspotting” is released in Irish theatres.

  • 2000

    February 23, 2000:

    Musician Carlos Santana wins eight Grammy Awards for the album, “Supernatural”.

  • 2002

    February 23, 2002:

    Singer LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet, a backup dancer, tie the knot.

  • 2020

    February 23, 2020:

    A white man and his son shoot 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, a black man while he was jogging.