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Notable Birthdays for February 23

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Those born on this day include:

- Pope Paul II in 1417
- British diarist Samuel Pepys in 1633
- German composer George Frideric Handel in 1685
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, European banker/founder of the Rothschild financial dynasty, in 1744
- writer/philosopher W.E.B. DuBois in 1868
- film director Victor Fleming in 1889
- journalist/author William Shirer in 1904
- Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay on the 1945 flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1915
- former congressman/longtime University of Nebraska football Coach Tom Osborne in 1937 (age 84)
- actor Peter Fonda in 1940
- football Hall of Fame member Fred Biletnikoff in 1943 (age 78)
- novelist John Sandford, born John Roswell Camp, in 1944 (age 77)
- former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in 1954 (age 67)
- actor Patricia Richardson in 1951 (age 70)
- Japanese Emperor Naruhito in 1960 (age 61)
- businessman/TV personality Daymond John in 1969 (age 52)
- actor Niecy Nash in 1970 (age 51)
- actor Kelly Macdonald in 1976 (age 45)
- actor Josh Gad in 1981 (age 40)
- actor Emily Blunt in 1983 (age 38)
- actor Aziz Ansari in 1983 (age 38)
- actor/model Samara Weaving in 1992 (age 29)
- actor Dakota Fanning in 1994 (age 27).

 

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