Famous Birthdays on August 14

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  • 1297 Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)
  • 1473 Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
  • 1479 Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)
  • 1552 Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
  • 1575 Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)
  • 1586 William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
  • 1599 Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671)
  • 1625 François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)
  • 1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher, born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherland (d. 1680)
  • 1642 Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
  • 1653 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)
  • 1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer
  • 1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]
  • 1688 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
  • 1714 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
  • 1727 Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
  • 1727 Louise-Elisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)
  • 1737 Charles Hutton, mathematician
  • 1740 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)
  • 1742 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
  • 1758 Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer
  • 1769 Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer

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1777 Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist and chemist (View of Chemical Law), born in Rudkøbing, Denmark (d. 1851)

Physicist/Chemist Hans Oersted
Physicist/Chemist
Hans Oersted
  • 1777 Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
  • 1784 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal and diplomat, born in Rome (d. 1845)
  • 1802 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)
  • 1810 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer
  • 1814 Henry Hayes Lockwood, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kent County, Delaware (d. 1899)
  • 1817 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1821 Clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1823 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • 1824 William Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • 1836 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1901)
  • 1840 Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist
  • 1842 Henry Duff Traill, British author and journalist (The Marquis of Salisbury), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1900)
  • 1847 Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
  • 1850 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor (Inkwartiering, Kloris & Roses), born in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Nederland (d. 1921)

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1851 Doc Holliday, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1887)

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • 1857 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • 1860 Ernest T. Seton, naturalist, painter and author (Buffalo Wind-1938), born in South Shields, Durham, England (d. 1946)
  • 1863 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
  • 1865 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician, born in Venice (d. 1952)
  • 1866 Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (Prime number theorem), born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1962)
  • 1867 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 1933)
  • 1867 Cupid Childs, American baseball player, born in Calvert County, Maryland (d. 1912)
  • 1868 Leone Sinigaglia, composer
  • 1869 Armas Järnefelt, Finnish conductor and composer (Berceuse), born in Vyborg, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1874 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist and nationalist activist, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1908)
  • 1876 Alexander I Obrenovic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1922-34)
  • 1876 Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist and poet (Una Donna), born in Alessandria, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1878 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)

  • 1881 Francis Ford, American actor (The Quiet Man), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1953)
  • 1882 Gisela Richter, English art historian (d. 1972)
  • 1883 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist known for his pioneering work in the physiology of development, especially fertilization and cell division, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1941)
  • 1887 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (Falscher Start), born in Riga, Russian Empire (d. 1937)

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1888 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 1946)

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 1891 Marinus de Jong, composer
  • 1892 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer
  • 1893 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer
  • 1893 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
  • 1899 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer
  • 1901 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
  • 1903 John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros)
  • 1903 Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1963)
  • 1903 Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
  • 1905 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
  • 1907 Stanley Adams, songwriter
  • 1908 Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)
  • 1908 Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (d. 1984)
  • 1909 Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
  • 1910 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
  • 1911 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911 Jan Koetsier, composer
  • 1911 Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea
  • 1912 Eva Strittmatter, writer
  • 1913 Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)
  • 1913 Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Sydney Wooderson, miler (world record 1937)
  • 1915 Lord Mishcon, economist
  • 1915 B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
  • 1916 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor (Al Capone, Yentl)
  • 1921 Giorgio Strehler, theatre director
  • 1923 William Flanagan, composer
  • 1924 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Russell Baker, Loudoun County, Va, columnist/humorist (NY Times)
  • 1926 Alice Adams, US author
  • 1926 Alice Ghostley, Eve Montana, actress (Bewitched, Designing Women)
  • 1926 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)

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1926 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), born in Paris, France (d. 1977)

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • 1927 Frank Cvitanovich, filmmaker
  • 1927 Lord Whaddon, CEO (Daltrade & Skorimpex-Rind)
  • 1928 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, born in Maastricht, Germany
  • 1928 Lina Wertmueller, [Arcanguela von Elgg], actress (7 Beauties), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1929 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • 1929 Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
  • 1929 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • 1929 Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
  • 1929 Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) born in Ossining, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Earl Weaver, manager (Balt Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Gerald B H Solomon, (Rep-R-New York, 1979- )
  • 1930 Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
  • 1931 Frederic Raphael, writer (After the War, California Time)
  • 1931 Marylyn Roberts, librarian/founding member (WIC)
  • 1932 Dom Philip Jebb, headmaster (Downside School Great Britain)
  • 1932 James V Hansen, (Rep-R-Utah, 1981- )
  • 1932 Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1933 Bryce Courtenay, Australian novelist (The Power of One), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
  • 1936 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), born in Durrington, Wiltshire (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Brian Fenelly, composer
  • 1937 Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer and British welterweight champion (1960-1964), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Betsy Cullen, LPGA golfer
  • 1938 Niara Sudarkasa [Gloria M Clark], educator and anthropologist (Lincoln College), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1938 Stuart McKinnon, high court judge
  • 1940 Dash Crofts, Cisco Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • 1940 Galen Hall, WLAF Head Coach (Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire)
  • 1941 Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)
  • 1941 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
  • 1942 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1942 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • 1943 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
  • 1943 Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston WV, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G)
  • 1943 Keith Hampson, British politician (C), arrested, not charged for sexual assault
  • 1944 Robyn Smith Astaire [Melody Dawn Miller], American jockey, wife of Fred Astaire, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]
  • 1945 Brenda Benet, actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer
  • 1945 Jennifer d'Abo, CEO (Ryman, Moyses Stevens)

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1945 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1945 Tony Scannel, actor (Bill, Blue Money) [or 1932]
  • 1945 Wim Wenders, West German director (American Friend, Hammett)
  • 1946 Alexander Curly, [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist
  • 1946 Antonio Fargas, actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky & Hutch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946 Larry Graham Jr, bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1946 Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess
  • 1946 Susan Saint James, [Miller], actress (Kate & Allie), born in Los Angeles, California

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1947 Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 1947 George Newsome, rocker
  • 1947 Peter Christian, English actor
  • 1947 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • 1948 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • 1949 John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
  • 1949 Bob Backlund, American wrestler

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1950 Gary Larson, cartoonist (Far Side), born in Tacoma, Washington

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • 1951 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • 1951 Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1952 Debbie Meyer, 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Oly-3 gold-68), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1952 Mark C Lee, Viroqua WI, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82, sk: 98)
  • 1953 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1953 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
  • 1954 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1954 Monica Baltodano, Leon, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution commander
  • 1956 Sharon Bryant, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1956 Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
  • 1957 Jackee [Harry], actress (Sandra-227), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1957 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
  • 1958 "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express)

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1959 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic gold 92), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1959 Frank Brickowski, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1959 Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
  • 1960 Broderick Thompson, NFL tackle/guard (Denver Broncos)
  • 1960 Fred Roberts, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • 1960 Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1960 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
  • 1961 Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1961 "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1962 Jerry Foltz, American professional golfer and commentator, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1962 Mark Gubicza, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Mark Robert Isfeld, combat engineer
  • 1962 Rameez Raja, cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman)
  • 1964 Brannon Braga, American scriptwriter
  • 1965 Emmanuelle Seigner, actress (The Smile), born in Paris, France
  • 1966 David Hallyday, Boulougne France, actor (He's My Girl)

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1966 Halle Berry, American actress (X-Men: The Last Stand, Monsters Ball), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
  • 1966 Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
  • 1968 Glenn Leroy McLeay, Invercargill NZ, points race cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Praveen Amre, cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992)
  • 1968 Adrian Lester, English actor
  • 1968 Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
  • 1969 Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer
  • 1969 DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ (d. 2001)
  • 1970 Arno Doornernik, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1970 Slava Dosedel, Czech, tennis star
  • 1970 Susan Veasey, LPGA golfer (U of S Fla), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1970 Trise Jackson, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1971 Adam Timmerman, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Christopher R Nelloms, sprinter, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1971 James Folston, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Mark Loretta, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1971 Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler)
  • 1971 Sean Hill, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Stan White, NFL/WLAF quarterback (NY Giants, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Raoul Bova, Italian actor
  • 1972 Brian Gragert, WLAF punter (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 Ed O'Bannon, NBA forward (NJ Nets)