Alfonso X the Wise "Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe."

Alfonso X the Wise
(11/23/1221 – 04/04/1284)
Spanish royalty
Franklin Pierce "In a body [like Congress] where there are more than one hundred talking lawyers, you can make no calculation upon the termination of any debate."

Franklin Pierce
(11/23/1804 – 10/08/1869)
US President (14)
William Henry Platt "When I was nine I played the demon king in Cinderella and it launched me on a long and happy life of being a monster."

Boris Karloff
(11/23/1887 – 02/02/1969)
English actor (married seven times)
Arthur Marx "He looked like something that had gotten loose from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade."

Harpo Marx
(11/23/1888 – 09/28/1964)
US comic actor (Marx Brothers) , on Alexander Woollcott
Sathyanarayana Raju "Man's many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has the more they weigh him down."

Sathya Sai Baba
(11/23/1926 – 04/24/2011)
Indian guru
"In curved Einsteinian space we are at all times, technically, looking at the back of our own head."

Guy Davenport
(11/23/1927 – 01/04/2005)
US writer, educator
Arthur Wing Pinero "From forty to fifty a man is at heart either a stoic or a satyr."

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
(05/24/1855 – 11/23/1934)
English playwright
"Getting ideas is like shaving; if you don't do it every day, you're a bum."

Alex Kroll
(11/23/1937 – )
US pro football player, ad executive
Constance Talmadge "Well, here I am. Your Majesty may begin at once."

Constance Talmadge
(04/19/1898 – 11/23/1973)
US actor (daughter of Margaret) , to D. W. Griffith
André Malraux "All art is a revolt against man's fate."

André Malraux
(11/03/1901 – 11/23/1976)
French writer
Roald Dahl "Some children are spoiled and it is not their fault, it is their parents'."

Roald Dahl
(09/13/1916 – 11/23/1990)
Welsh writer (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) (was married to Patricia Neal)
Claus Gunther Nakszynski "I am my own God, my own jury and my own executioner.... Heil Gunther!"

Klaus Kinski
(10/18/1926 – 11/23/1991)
German actor (father of Nastassja Kinski; same dates as Anita O'Day)
Roy Acuff "The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee."

Roy Acuff
(09/15/1903 – 11/23/1992)
US singer
Destiny Hope Cyrus "People like controversy because that's what sells."

Miley Cyrus
(11/23/1992 – )
US singer, songwriter (daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus; was married to Liam Hemsworth)
"It is only when memory is filtered through imagination that the films we make will have real depth."

Louis Malle
(10/30/1932 – 11/23/1995)
French film director
Anita Belle Colton "Just get up there and let it rip!"

Anita O'Day
(10/18/1919 – 11/23/2006)
US singer (same dates as Klaus Kinski) , advice on singing
Larry Hagman "Barbara Eden is the most beautiful girl in the world."

Larry Hagman
(09/21/1931 – 11/23/2012)
US actor (son of Mary Martin) , shown with Barbara Eden
Marion Barry, Jr. "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."

Marion Barry, Jr.
(03/06/1936 – 11/23/2014)
US mayor (Washington, DC)
Nicolas Roeg "Youth is so exciting. It'll take over. I don't want to be swept away. I want to be with the taking-over people, right to the end."

Nicolas Roeg
(08/15/1928 – 11/23/2018)
English director