Famous Birthdays on April 14

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 248

  • 1336 Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)
  • 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 (d. 1632)
  • 1578 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)
  • 1592 Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
  • 1629 Christian Huygens, Holland, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings)
  • 1629 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer and scientist (science of dynamics), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1695)
  • 1668 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General (d. 1741)
  • 1676 Ernst Christian Hesse, composer
  • 1710 Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer
  • 1714 Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (d. 1788)
  • 1718 Emanuele Barbella, composer
  • 1721 William August duke of Cumberland, English army leader
  • 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 of Japan (d. 1762)
  • 1762 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist
  • 1782 Carlo Coccia, composer
  • 1788 David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)
  • 1797 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)
  • 1803 Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter
  • 1809 George W Vreede, Dutch lawyer/politician
  • 1813 Junius S Morgan, American merchant/philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art)
  • 1818 Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, queen of Hanover (d. 1909)
  • 1819 Charles Halle, pianist/conductor/founder (Halle Orchestra)
  • 1820 Harry Thompson Hays, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • 1827 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
  • 1831 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer/ambassador in Abyssinia
  • 1832 James Hewett Ledlie, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Utica, New York (d. 1882)
  • 1842 Sven August Korling, composer
  • 1843 Gustave Leon Huberti, composer
  • 1852 Henrique Oswald, composer
  • 1857 Edgar Stillman Kelley, Sparta Wisconsin, composer (Gulliver)
  • 1857 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, born in London (d. 1916)
  • 1861 Bion Joseph Arnold, electrical engineer/inventor
  • 1862 Pyotr A Stolypin, premier Russia (1906-11)
  • 1866 Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy], American teacher who educated Helen Keller, born in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts (d. 1936)
  • 1868 Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
  • 1870 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
  • 1870 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)
  • 1872 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (d. 1953)
  • 1873 Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer
  • 1874 Count Alexander, of Athlone, gov-gen (South-Africa/Canada)
  • 1876 Murray Bisset, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910)
  • 1876 Cecil Chubb, English barrister, gifted Stonehenge to the British nation, born in Shrewton (d. 1934)
  • 1877 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament scholar
  • 1879 James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
  • 1881 Anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater)
  • 1882 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
  • 1886 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
  • 1886 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian

Person of interestArnold J. Toynbee

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

  • 1889 Efim D Bogoljubov, Russian chess player
  • 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)
  • 1892 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian
  • 1895 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1895 Wiktor Labunski, composer
  • 1897 Barbara Wootten, U.K. baroness
  • 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 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • 1901 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • 1902 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (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, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • 1904 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist
  • 1904 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer
  • 1905 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (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 Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti
  • 1907 Otto F A H van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden)/MP (KVP)
  • 1907 Phyllis Konstam, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Werner Wolf Glaser, composer
  • 1912 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher
  • 1912 Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist/conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1912 Robert Doisneau, photographer
  • 1913 Everhard van Royen, Dutch flautist/founder (Alma musica)
  • 1913 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • 1913 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)
  • 1916 Denis ApIvor, composer
  • 1916 Emerson Buckley, composer
  • 1917 Valerie Hobson, North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations)
  • 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, composer
  • 1920 John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court Justice
  • 1921 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1922 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer
  • 1922 Maria Luisa Bemberg, filmmaker
  • 1922 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, born in Comilla, East Bangladesh (d. 2009)
  • 1923 William Darling, journalist
  • 1923 Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer
  • 1924 Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
  • 1925 Abel Muzorewa, bishop/premier (Rhodesia)
  • 1925 Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin')
  • 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, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1932 William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1933 Morton Subotnick, US 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, composer
  • 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)
  • 1943 Yvonne Vriens-Auerbach, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • 1945 Derek Leckenby, rocker/actor (Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter)

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
  • 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
  • 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 Michael Patrick Hulbert, Elmira NY, PGA golfer (1989 BC Open)
  • 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

  • 1962 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • 1963 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)

Person of interestMeg Mallon

1963 Meg Mallon, American golfer (4 LPGA major titles), born in Natick, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1964 Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964 Greg Battle, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 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, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1966 Greg Myers, Riverside CA, catcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1966 Ricky Andrews, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 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 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 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)