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Notable Birthdays for February 23

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Those born on this day include:

- British diarist Samuel Pepys in 1633
- German composer George Frideric Handel in 1685
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, European banker and founder of the Rothschild financial dynasty, in 1744
- Writer and philosopher W.E.B. DuBois in 1868
- Film director Victor Fleming (Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz) in 1889
- Journalist-author William Shirer in 1904
- Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay on the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, in 1915
- Former congressman and longtime University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne in 1937 (age 76)
- Journalist Sylvia Chase in 1938 (age 75)
- Actor Peter Fonda in 1940 (age 73)
- Football Hall of Fame member Fred Biletnikoff in 1943 (age 70)
- Rock musician Johnny Winter and novelist John Roswell Camp (who writes as John Sanford), both in 1944 (age 69)
- Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko in 1954 (age 59)
- And actors Patricia Richardson in 1951 (age 62), Emily Blunt in 1983 (age 30) and Dakota Fanning in 1994 (age 19).

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