Birthdays in History on June 14

  • 1479 Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet (d. 1552)
  • 1529 Ferdinand, archduke (Austria)/mayor (Bohemia)
  • 1657 Cornelis Cruys, [Niels Olsen Creutz], Norwegian/Dutch admiral
  • 1736 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law)
  • 1796 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (d. 1866)
  • 1801 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)
  • 1805 Robert Anderson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1871)

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1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1896)

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1812 Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (d. 1881)
  • 1819 Henry J. Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • 1820 John Bartlett, American editor (compiled Familiar Quotations)
  • 1821 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter
  • 1836 Thomas Wilberforce Egan, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1844 Edouard Naville, Swiss egyptologist
  • 1855 Robert Marion La Follette, Wisconsin, presidential candidate (Progressive)
  • 1856 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (Markov Chain)
  • 1864 Alois Alzheimer, Marktbreit, Bavaria, German psychiatrist/neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease)
  • 1868 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930), born in Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1870 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (d. 1932)
  • 1871 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (d. 1946)
  • 1874 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)
  • 1882 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician (1940-1944), born in Argeș County, Romania (d. 1946)
  • 1883 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian bible expert
  • 1889 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/palaeontologist
  • 1894 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1924)
  • 1895 Louis Finkelstein, US historian/theologist (Pharizees)
  • 1899 Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)
  • 1903 Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot
  • 1903 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1907 René Char, French poet/painter
  • 1907 Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1912 E Cuyler Hammond, scientist (1st to link smoking with lung cancer)
  • 1914 Winifred Milius Lubell, New York, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
  • 1917 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician
  • 1922 Kevin Roche, Irish architect
  • 1924 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter
  • 1925 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg

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1928 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 1967)

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1932 Joe Arpaio, American former sheriff of Maricopa County (1993-2016), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Jerzy Kosinski, novelist (Painted Bird, Being There)
  • 1935 Jan Nijland, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • 1939 Steny H Hoyer, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • 1939 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist
  • 1940 Bill Baker, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1941 John Edgar Widerman, US writer
  • 1943 F James Sensenbrenner, (Rep-R-Wisconsin)
  • 1943 W J [Billy] Tauzin, (Rep-D-LA, 1980- )
  • 1944 Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
  • 1946 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, American newspaper publisher, born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Bob Frankston, programmer (VisiCalc)
  • 1949 Harry Turtledove, American author
  • 1950 Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1951 Paul Boateng, British politician
  • 1952 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1953 Janet Mackey, New Zealand politician
  • 1955 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
  • 1955 Michael D. Duvall, California State Assemblyman
  • 1964 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer
  • 1967 Kelly Nash, American radio personality
  • 1969 Michael Gerber, American parody author
  • 1970 Todd Manning, fictional character (One Life to Live)
  • 1972 Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist (KDE)
  • 1972 Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ
  • 1975 Chris Onstad, American cartoonist