Birthdays: July 23

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for July 23

2013: Several counties in Kansas reported baseball size hail

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for July 23

You are energetic, vivacious, and rather talkative; are very fond of gaiety and social life; and like to have an active part in anything you undertake. You are not demonstrative in your love and require affection and understanding from your mate.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1888: Raymond Thornton Chandler (author)

Born 1967: Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor)

Born 1973: Nomar Garciaparra (baseball player)

On This Day in History

1999: Disney's Tarzan became the first all-digital film

1984: Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign when she relinquished her crown

1906: Copyright for "America the Beautiful" by Katharine Lee Bates registered

Signs of the Zodiac

LEO (July 23-August 22)

The Lion. Ruling planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Quality: Dramatic. Ability: Natural leadership.You are the naturals of the zodiac. Unusually talented, you possess inherent abilities for which even you can’t account. Often dazzlingly charming, you light up a room with your presence, and all in attendance know where you are. Your broad smile and bright eyes make others feel warm and welcome.You always play to the audience. With dramatic effect, you tell your stories, pausing at the right places, occasionally gesturing for emphasis. You need to see a response. Some form of acknowledgment such as a pat on the back is as important to you as the air you breathe. You need to be noticed.


Birthday Cakes

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