Famous Birthdays on May 14

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  • 1316 Charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78) and Holy Roman Emperor (1355-78). Dies 1378
  • 1553 Margaret of Valois, wife of Henry IV (d. 1615)
  • 1652 Johann Philipp Fortsch, composer
  • 1666 Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
  • 1679 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer
  • 1686 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Prussia, inventor (thermometer) [NS=5/24]
  • 1699 Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
  • 1701 William Emerson, English mathematician (d. 1782)
  • 1707 Antonio Teixeira, composer
  • 1710 Adolf Frederik, king of Sweden (1751-70)
  • 1725 Ludovico Manin, last Doge of Venice (d. 1802)
  • 1727 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized
  • 1737 George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, British statesman (d. 1806)
  • 1752 Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist (d. 1828)
  • 1752 Timothy Dwight, American theologian (d. 1817)
  • 1771 Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist
  • 1781 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian
  • 1798 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian
  • 1805 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer
  • 1814 Charles Beyer, German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)
  • 1816 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer
  • 1817 Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • 1830 George Pierce Doles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1832 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • 1836 James Patrick Major, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • 1846 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
  • 1846 Pieter W A Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18)
  • 1863 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1932)
  • 1864 Eleanor Everest Freer, composer
  • 1867 Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)
  • 1870 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer
  • 1872 Elia Dalla Costa, Italian cardinals (d. 1961)
  • 1878 James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
  • 1880 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • 1881 Ed Walsh, American baseball pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)
  • 1881 G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (d. 1950)
  • 1883 Jan Olieslagers, Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil)
  • 1883 Julian Eltinge, Mass, vaudeville star/greatest female impersonator
  • 1885 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • 1888 Miles Mander, Wolverhampton England, actor (Tower of London)
  • 1890 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • 1891 Egon Kornauth, composer
  • 1892 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer
  • 1892 Felix Petyrek, composer
  • 1893 Ivan Alexandrovich Vishnegradsky, composer
  • 1893 Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1895 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1895 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • 1897 Sidney Bechet, US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader
  • 1897 Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)
  • 1898 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • 1898 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer
  • 1899 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1899 Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Billie Dove, [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • 1900 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
  • 1903 Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1904 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • 1905 Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Hastings Kamuzu Banda, president of Malawi (1964-94)
  • 1906 James Flavin, actor (Man With a Camera), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1907 Dick Bentley, entertainer
  • 1907 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)
  • 1907 Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
  • 1907 Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Vladimir Alatortsev, USSR, International Chess Master (1950)
  • 1911 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • 1911 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • 1912 Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator
  • 1915 Harry Joseph Chick Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
  • 1916 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • 1916 Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
  • 1917 Herta Ryder, literary agent
  • 1917 Lou Harrison, American composer (Rapunzel), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1918 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • 1919 Heloise Bowles, columnist Heloise's mother (Hints from Heloise)
  • 1919 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • 1919 Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1919 John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker
  • 1922 Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley in Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • 1922 Franjo Tuđman, Croatian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
  • 1924 Joly Braga Santos, composer
  • 1924 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, born in Eastchurch, Kent (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Patrice Munsel, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1925 Tristram Ogilvie Cary, composer
  • 1925 Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
  • 1926 Cestmir Gregor, composer
  • 1926 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • 1927 Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
  • 1927 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • 1928 Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist and inventor
  • 1929 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • 1929 Henry McGee, British actor (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Edward V "Ned" Regan, Planfield NJ, (Controller-R-NY, 1978- )
  • 1930 Phillipo Seed, social work academic
  • 1931 Alvin Augustus Lucier Jr, composer
  • 1932 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • 1933 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • 1933 Lajos Kovacs, Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire)
  • 1933 Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
  • 1933 Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
  • 1934 Frederik von Pallandt, singer
  • 1934 Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
  • 1936 Bobby Darin, [Walden Waldo Cassotto], singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
  • 1937 Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)
  • 1937 Peter Frederic Williams, composer
  • 1939 M N Fathulin, cosmonaut
  • 1940 Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)
  • 1940 Troy Shondell, American singer
  • 1940 'H'. Jones, British Soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
  • 1941 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
  • 1942 Byron L Dorgan, (Rep-D-ND, 1981- )
  • 1942 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
  • 1942 Lord McAlpine, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1942 Tony Perez, baseball player
  • 1942 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1942 Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
  • 1943 Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • 1943 Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, guitarist
  • 1943 Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover
  • 1943 Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
  • 1943 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • 1944 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England
  • 1944 Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario

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1944 George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1944 Troy Shondell, rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell)
  • 1945 Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of Maccabi Haifa
  • 1946 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • 1946 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits-Kinda Hush)
  • 1946 Robert Jarvik, surgeon/inventor (Jarvik 7 artificial heart)
  • 1947 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1947 Karin Struck, German feminist writer, born in Groß Kiesow
  • 1947 Tamara Dobson, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948 Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
  • 1948 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1948 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1949 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist
  • 1950 Mark Blum, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1950 Jill Stein, American physician, activist and Green Party nominee for President (2016), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1951 Seasan Hubley, [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)
  • 1952 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1952 M J Smith, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Scott Irwin, American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1953 Bill Meek, Upland PA, prone rifle (Olympics-8th-1996)
  • 1953 Tom Cochrane, rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953 Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
  • 1954 Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • 1955 Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)

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1955 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1955 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 1956 Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, US, sci-fi author (Hawk of May)
  • 1956 Steve Hogarth, Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1957 William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
  • 1957 Leon White, American professional wrestler
  • 1958 Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
  • 1959 Connie Brighton, playmate (Sept, 1982), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1959 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959 Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
  • 1960 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • 1960 Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, born in Auckland
  • 1960 Anne Clark, English singer
  • 1960 Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • 1961 Tim Roth, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), born in London, England
  • 1961 Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
  • 1961 Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1962 C C Deville, rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
  • 1962 Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • 1963 Pat Borders, catcher (California Angels), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1964 James M Kelly, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Burlington, Iowa
  • 1964 Nancy Sorel, actress (Generations, Black Foix)
  • 1964 Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
  • 1965 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Dave Widell, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965 Eoin Colfer, Irish writer
  • 1966 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus)
  • 1966 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1966 Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
  • 1966 Marianne Denicourt, French actress
  • 1966 Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!)