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Notable Birthdays for October 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Adlai E. Stevenson I, U.S. vice president under Grover Cleveland, in 1835
- pioneering college football coach John Heisman, for whom the Heisman Trophy is named
- in 1869
- William Coolidge, inventor of the X-ray tube, in 1873
- vaudevillian Milton Gummo Marx in 1893
- Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, in 1905
- former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1925
- pro golfer Juan Chi Chi Rodriguez in 1935 (age 86)
- Brazilian soccer star Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, in 1940 (age 81)
- author Michael Crichton in 1942
- filmmaker Ang Lee in 1954 (age 67)
- singer Dwight Yoakam in 1956 (age 65)
- civil rights activist Martin Luther King III in 1957 (age 64)
- singer Weird Al Yankovic in 1959 (age 62)
- television talk show host Nancy Grace in 1959 (age 62)
- former football star Doug Flutie in 1962 (age 59)
- medical reporter Sanjay Gupta in 1969 (age 52)
- actor Kate del Castillo in 1972 (age 49)
- actor Ryan Reynolds in 1976 (age 45)
- rocker Matt Shultz in 1983 (age 38)
- author/television personality Meghan McCain in 1984 (age 37)
- singer Miguel Pimentel in 1985 (age 36)
- actor Emilia Clarke in 1986 (age 35)
- actor Margaret Qualley in 1994 (age 27)
- model Ireland Baldwin in 1995 (age 26)
- actor Amandla Stenberg in 1998 (age 23).

 

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