Famous Birthdays on April 14

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  • 1527 Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and dealer in maps, books, and antiquities (Theatrum orbis terrarum), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1598)
  • 1572 Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1632)
  • 1578 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1621)
  • 1592 Abraham Elsevier, Dutch book publisher, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1652)
  • 1629 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings) and scientist (dynamics), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1695)
  • 1668 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1676 Ernst Christian Hesse, German composer, born in Großengottern, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1714 Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader, born in Muckhart, Perthshire (d. 1788)
  • 1718 Emanuele Barbella, Neapolitan composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1777)
  • 1721 William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English army leader, born in London (d. 1765)
  • 1723 John Wainwright, English composer and organist (d. 1768)

Person of interestWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck

1738 William Cavendish-Bentinck, British 3rd Duke of Portland, Whig Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09), born in Nottinghamshire, (d. 1809)

British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister
William Cavendish-Bentinck
  • 1741 Emperor Momozono, 116th Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1762)
  • 1762 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect and archaeologist, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1839)
  • 1782 Carlo Coccia, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1873)
  • 1788 David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1870)

  • 1797 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77), born in Bouc-Bel-Air, France (d. 1877)
  • 1803 Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1887)
  • 1809 George Willem Vreede, Dutch lawyer and politician, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1880)
  • 1813 Junius Spencer Morgan, American merchant and philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 1890)
  • 1818 Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Queen of Hanover, born in Hildburghausen, Saxe-Hildburghausen (d. 1909)
  • 1819 Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), born in Hagen, Westphalia (d. 1895)
  • 1820 Harry T. Hays, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilson County, Tennessee (d. 1876)
  • 1827 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist, born in Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Wetherby, Yorkshire (d. 1900)
  • 1831 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer and ambassador in Abyssinia, born in Vegesack, Bremen, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1832 James Hewett Ledlie, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Utica, New York (d. 1882)
  • 1842 Sven August Körling, Swedish composer, born in Misterhult, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1843 Gustave Leon Huberti, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1910)
  • 1852 Henrique Oswald, Brazilian composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
  • 1857 Edgar Stillman Kelley, American composer (Gulliver), born in Sparta, Wisconsin (d. 1944)
  • 1857 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, born in London (d. 1916)
  • 1862 Pyotr Stolypin, 3rd Prime Minister of Russia (1906-11), born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony, German Confederation (d. 1911)
  • 1866 Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy], American teacher who educated Helen Keller, born in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts (d. 1936)
  • 1868 Peter Behrens, German architect, born in Hamburg, North German Confederation (d. 1940)
  • 1870 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912), born in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1929)
  • 1870 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter, born in Saratov, Russia (d. 1905)
  • 1872 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Qu'ran into English), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1953)
  • 1873 Viktor Josef Keldorfer, Austrian composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1959)
  • 1874 Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and Canada, born in Kensington Palace, London (d. 1957)
  • 1876 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • 1876 Cecil Chubb, English barrister, gifted Stonehenge to the British nation, born in Shrewton (d. 1934)

  • 1877 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament scholar, born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • 1879 James Branch Cabell, American novelist and essayist (Restless Heads), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1958)
  • 1882 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1886 Edward C. Tolman, American psychologist (behaviorism), born in West Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1959)
  • 1886 Ernst Robert Curtius, German literature historian, born in Thann, Haut-Rhin (d. 1956)

Person of interestArnold J. Toynbee

1889 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), born in London (d. 1975)

  • 1889 Efim Bogoljubov, Russian-German chess player, born in Stanislavchyk, Tarashcha Uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1889 James Stephenson, British actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew), born in Selby, Yorkshire, England (d. 1941)

Person of interestB.R. Ambedkar

1891 B.R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India (d. 1956)

Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer
B.R. Ambedkar
  • 1892 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), born in Venice (d. 1967)
  • 1892 V. Gordon Childe, British archaeologist and prehistorian, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1957)
  • 1895 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1895 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1897 Barbara Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger, British sociologist and criminologist, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1988)
  • 1897 Olga Chekhova, Russian-German actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children), born in Aleksandropol, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Claire Windsor, American actress (The Blot), born in Cawker City, Kansas (d. 1972)
  • 1898 Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)
  • 1900 Salvatore Baccaloni,Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1901 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-American rabbi (head of Lubavitcher Jews), born in Nikolaev, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1974)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

1904 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1904 Lionel Birkett, West Indian cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1998)
  • 1904 Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1983)
  • 1904 Sonia Gaskell, Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev), born in Vilkaviškis, Lithuania (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricket batsman (S Aus & Test), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator, born in Hamburg, Arkansas (d. 1999)

Person of interestFaisal of Saudia Arabia

1906 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Nejd and Hasa (d. 1975)

  • 1906 Hunter Johnson, American composer, born near Benson, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1907 François Duvalier "Papa Doc", Dictator of Haiti (1957-71), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 1971)
  • 1907 Otto Frans Antoine Hubert van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden), born in Pannerden, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Phyllis Konstam, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Werner Wolf Glaser, German-Swedish composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1912 Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist and conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
  • 1912 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), born in Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, France (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Jean Fournet, French conductor, born in Rouen, France (d. 2008)
  • 1913 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1916 C. R. Rangachari, Indian cricketer (India 1947-48), born in Mammandur, British India (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Denis ApIvor, British composer, born in Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Emerson Buckley, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Valerie Hobson, British actress (Great Expectations), born in Larne, County Antrim, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • 1917 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Mary Healy, American actress ( The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, He Married his Wife), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Eduardo Maturana, Chilean composer, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 2003)
  • 1921 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Rosanell Eaton, American voting rights advocate, born near Louisburg, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1922 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1922 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, born in Comilla, East Bangladesh (d. 2009)
  • 1923 Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentine golfer (British Open 1967; US Masters 1968 runner-up),, born in Villa Ballester, Argentina (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Shorty Rogers, [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Abel Muzorewa, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979-80), born in Umtali, Manicaland, Southern Rhodesia (d. 1979)
  • 1925 Bill Harris, American guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin'), born in Nashville, North Carolina (d. 1988)
  • 1925 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)

Person of interestRod Steiger

1925 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)

  • 1926 Jan Carl Christian Maegaard, composer
  • 1926 Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1926 Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Liz Renay [Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins], American actress (Desperate Living), born in Chandler, Arizona (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), born in Clamart, France (d. 1995)
  • 1929 William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • 1929 Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor (works of Sibelius)
  • 1930 Bradford Dillman, American actor (Compulsion, Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • 1930 George W Gekas, (Rep-R-PA, 1983- )
  • 1930 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestLoretta Lynn

1932 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter (Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Butcher's Hollow Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1932 Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant], British actor, comedian and writer (on the Buses), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2003)

  • 1932 William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1933 Morton Subotnick, American composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934 Bruce Pairaudeau, cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests, 115 on debut)
  • 1934 Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
  • 1935 Joan Darling, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Erich von Däniken, Zofingen, Aargau, Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods)
  • 1936 Bobby Nichols, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1964), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1936 Kenneth Mars, American actor
  • 1936 Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • 1938 Gloria [Dean] Randle Scott, American educator/pres (Beaumont College)
  • 1939 Jennifer Fowler, British composer, born in Bunbury, Austrtalia
  • 1940 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Anatoli Pavlocich Fyodorov, cosmonaut

Person of interestJulie Christie

1941 Julie Christie, British actress (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), born in Chukua, Assam, India

Person of interestPete Rose

1941 Pete Rose, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1942 Valentin Vitaliyevich Lebedev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 35, T-5)
  • 1942 Björn Rosengren, Swedish politician
  • 1943 Clarice Elaine Gaylord, director of research grants (EPA)

Person of interestRitchie Blackmore

1945 Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple), born in Weston-super-Mare, England

  • 1945 Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1945 Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
  • 1946 Patrick Fairley, guitarist (Marmalade - "Ob La Di, Ob La Da")
  • 1946 Tom Monteleone, American writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
  • 1947 Bob Massie, cricketer (Aust swing bowler, 16 wkts on debut v Eng 1972)
  • 1948 Chester G Atkins, (Rep-D-MA)
  • 1948 Larry Ferguson, Nassau, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • 1948 Ty Grimes, rocker (Capt Beefheart Band Drums
  • 1948 Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • 1949 Sonja Kristina [Shaw], English songwriter and actress (Hair, Curved Air), born in Brentwood, England
  • 1949 John Shea, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • 1949 DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • 1949 Chris Langham, English comedian and actor (The Thick of It, Help), born in London, England
  • 1950 Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes, actress (Blindgangers)
  • 1950 Randolph Powell, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1950 Francis Collins, American scientist
  • 1951 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician
  • 1951 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
  • 1951 Gregory "Greg" Winter, British biochemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018) known for the therapeutic use of antibodies, born in Leicester, England
  • 1952 Kenny Aaronson, rocker
  • 1952 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman

  • 1953 Eric Tsang, Hong Kong actor, director and TV host (Super Trio series), born in Hong Kong
  • 1953 Irina Rudolfovna Pronina, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1953 David Buss, Evolutionary psychologist
  • 1954 Bruce Sterling, American sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)
  • 1955 Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's)
  • 1957 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
  • 1957 Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1957 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1958 Mike Hulbert, American golfer, broadcaster (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1958 John D'Aquino, American actor
  • 1958 Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who, The Thick of It), born in Glasgow
  • 1960 Brian Forster, rocker (Partridge Family Drums)
  • 1960 Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )

Person of interestBrad Garrett

1960 Brad Garrett [Brad H. Gerstenfeld], American actor and comedian (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1961 John Clarke, actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life)

Person of interestRobert Carlyle

1961 Robert Carlyle, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • 1963 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)

Person of interestMeg Mallon

1963 Meg Mallon, American golfer (4 major titles; US Open 1991, 2004), born in Natick, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1963 Thomas W. Libous, American politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, born in Johnson City, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1964 Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964 Jim Grabb, tennis star, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1965 Craig McDermott, cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
  • 1965 Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1965 Tom Dey, American film director

Person of interestDavid Justice

1966 David Justice, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Person of interestGreg Maddux

1966 Greg Maddux, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time NL Cy Young Award), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1966 Greg Myers, Riverside CA, catcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1966 André Boisclair, Quebec politician (Parti Québécois)
  • 1967 Jeff Finley, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967 Steve Chiasson, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967 Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
  • 1967 Nicola Berti, Italian International footballer
  • 1967 Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 Anthony Michael Hall, American actor (SNL, Breakfast Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Brad Ausmus, catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1969 Brad Pennington, Salem IN, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1969 David Archibald, Chilliwack, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1969 Mark Macon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1969 Tim Roberts, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist
  • 1969 Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician, born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • 1970 Brian Stablein, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Jan Siemerink, Dutch tennis star, born in Rijnsburg, Netherlands
  • 1970 Steve Avery, American pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Trenton, Michigan
  • 1970 Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1971 Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • 1971 Gregory Zaun, American baseball analyst & catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California