List of Famous people who born in 1923

Bob Dole

Robert Joseph Dole
First Name Bob
Last Name Dole
Born on July 22, 1923
Died on December 5, 2021 (aged 98)

Robert Joseph Dole is an American retired politician, statesman, and attorney who represented Kansas in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996. He was the Republican Leader of the United States Senate during the final 11 years of his tenure, including three nonconsecutive years as Senate Majority Leader. Prior to his 27 years in the Senate, he served in the U.S House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. Dole was also the Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 election and the vice presidential nominee in the 1976 election.

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Robert Maxwell

Jan Ludvik Hyman Binyamin Hoch
First Name Robert
Last Name Maxwell
Born on June 10, 1923
Died on November 5, 1991 (aged 68)
Spy

Ian Robert Maxwell was a British media proprietor, Member of Parliament (MP), suspected spy, and fraudster. Originally from Czechoslovakia, Maxwell rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. After his death, huge discrepancies in his companies' finances were revealed, including his fraudulent misappropriation of the Mirror Group pension fund.

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Carroll Shelby

First Name Carroll
Last Name Shelby
Born on January 11, 1923
Died on May 10, 2012 (aged 89)

Carroll Hall Shelby was an American automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur. Shelby is best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and Mustang for Ford Motor Company, which he modified during the late 1960s and early 2000s. He established Shelby American in 1962 to manufacture and market performance vehicles. His autobiography, The Carroll Shelby Story, was published in 1967. As a race car driver, his highlight was as a co-driver of the winning 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans entry.

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Henry Kissinger

Heinz Alfred Kissinger
First Name Henry
Last Name Kissinger
Born on May 27, 1923 (age 100)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. A Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1938, he became National Security Advisor in 1969 and U.S. Secretary of State in 1973. For his actions negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize under controversial circumstances, with two members of the committee resigning in protest.

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N. T. Rama Rao

First Name N.
Last Name Rao
Born on May 28, 1923
Died on January 18, 1996 (aged 72)
Born in India

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, film editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema and one of the two legends of Telugu cinema, along with Akkineni Nageswara Rao. NTR received three National Film Awards for co-producing Thodu Dongalu (1954) and Seetharama Kalyanam (1960) under National Art Theater, Madras, and for directing Varakatnam (1970). NTR has received the erstwhile Rashtrapati Awards for his performance(s) in the Raju Peda (1954) and the Lava Kusa (1963). He garnered the Nandi Award for Best Actor for Kodalu Diddina Kapuram in 1970, and the Inaugural Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu in 1972 for Badi Panthulu.

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Lidiya Vertinskaya

Лидия Владимировна Циргвава
First Name Lidiya
Born on April 14, 1923
Died on December 31, 2013 (aged 90)

Lidiya Vladimirovna Vertinskaya, born Tsirgvava was a Soviet and Russian actress and artist.

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Colin Jordan

First Name Colin
Last Name Jordan
Born on June 19, 1923
Died on April 9, 2009 (aged 85)

John Colin Campbell Jordan was a leading figure in post-war neo-Nazism in Great Britain. In the far-right circles of the 1960s, Jordan represented the most explicitly "Nazi" inclination in his open use of the styles and symbols of Nazi Germany. Through his leadership of organisations such as the National Socialist Movement and the World Union of National Socialists, Jordan advocated a pan-Aryan "Universal Nazism". Although later unaffiliated with any political party, Jordan remained an influential voice on the British far right.

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Bob Barker

First Name Bob
Last Name Barker
Born on December 12, 1923 (age 100)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Robert William Barker is an American retired television game show host. He is known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history. He is also known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975.

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Hank Williams

Hiriam Williams
First Name Hank
Last Name Williams
Born on September 17, 1923
Died on January 1, 1953 (aged 29)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Hiram "Hank" Williams was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Williams recorded 35 singles that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one.

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Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya

Зоя Анатольевна Космодемьянская
First Name Zoya
Born on September 13, 1923
Died on November 29, 1941 (aged 18)

Zoya Anatolyevna Kosmodemyanskaya was a Soviet partisan. She was executed after acts of sabotage against the invading armies of Nazi Germany; after stories emerged of her defiance towards her captors, she was posthumously declared a Hero of the Soviet Union. She became one of the most revered heroines of the Soviet Union.

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