March 23th

by Milos Itic on March 23, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 23th):

  1. Akira Kurosawa (1910) – Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films
  2. Joan Crawford (1905) – Born Lucille Fay LeSueur, was an American actress in film, television and theatre
  3. Tony McPhee (1944) – English blues guitarist, and founder of The Groundhogs
  4. Ric Ocasek (1949) – American of Czechoslovakian heritage, and a musician, and music producer. He is best known as the former lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist for the rock band, The Cars
  5. Michelle Lynn Monaghan (1976) – American actress, known for her roles in Mission: Impossible III, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gone Baby Gone, Made of Honor, The Heartbreak Kid and Eagle Eye
  6. Keri Lynn Russell (1976) – American actress and dancer. After appearing in a number of made-for-television films and series during the mid-1990s, she came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the series Felicity, which ran from 1998 to 2002, and for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Russell has since appeared in several films, including We Were Soldiers, The Upside of Anger, Mad About Mambo, Wonder Woman, Mission: Impossible III, Waitress, August Rush, Bedtime Stories, and Extraordinary Measures
  7. Ugo Tognazzi (1922) – Italian film, TV, and theatre actor, director, and screenwriter
  8. Daniel Bovet (1907) – Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist who won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of drugs that block the actions of specific neurotransmitters. He is best known for his discovery in 1937 of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication. His other research included work on chemotherapy, sulfa drugs, the sympathetic nervous system, the pharmacology of curare, and other neuropharmacological interests
  9. Julius Reubke (1834) – German composer, pianist and organist. In his short life — he died at the age of 24 — he composed the Sonata on the 94th Psalm, in C minor, which was and still is considered one of the greatest organ works in the repertoire
  10. Franz Schreker (1878) – Austrian composer, conductor, teacher and administrator

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