Famous People Born in 1914

Famous Birthdays

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  • Jan 1 Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and British Special Operations Executive agent in WWII posthumously awarded the George Cross, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • Jan 3 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • Jan 4 Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
  • Jan 4 Herman Franks, American baseball player

Person of interestGeorge Reeves

Jan 5 George Reeves, American actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa (d. 1959)

  • Jan 5 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
  • Jan 6 Arnold Richardson, composer
  • Jan 6 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • Jan 8 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
  • Jan 9 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jan 9 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Claude Gallimard, French publisher
  • Jan 10 Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Jan 10 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)
  • Jan 11 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
  • Jan 12 Edward John Gurney, American politician, US senator (1969-74), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1996)

  • Jan 14 Harold Russell, Canadian actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2002)
  • Jan 14 Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Jan 15 Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
  • Jan 15 Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (The Last Days of Hitler), born in Glanton, England (d. 2003)
  • Jan 16 Roger Aubert, Belgian church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • Jan 16 Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
  • Jan 17 Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18 Arno Schmidt, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • Jan 19 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Wensley Pithey, South-African actor (Oliver!, The Saint, Little Women), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • Jan 22 Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
  • Jan 23 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
  • Jan 26 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • Jan 26 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
  • Jan 27 Anna Larina, revolutionary
  • Jan 28 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • Jan 30 David Wayne, American stage and screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), born in Traverse City, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 30 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1992)
  • Jan 30 Louis Osman, artist architect goldsmith medallist/craftsman
  • Jan 31 Carey Loftin, American actor (The Deer Hunder, The Goonies), born in Blountstown Florida (d. 1997)

Person of interestJersey Joe

Jan 31 Jersey Joe Walcott, American heavyweight boxing champion (1951-52), born in Merchantville, New Jersey (d. 1994)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Jan 31 Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
  • Jan 31 Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure
  • Feb 1 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 2012)
  • Feb 2 Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)

  • Feb 3 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter, graphic artist and carpet designer
  • Feb 3 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, born in Auckland (d. 1994)

Person of interestGeorge Nissen

Feb 3 George Nissen, American inventor (created the trampoline), born in Blairstown, Iowa (d. 2010)

Inventor and Gymnast George Nissen
Inventor and Gymnast
George Nissen
  • Feb 4 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • Feb 5 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British biophysicist (Nobel 1963), born in Banbury (d. 1998)
  • Feb 5 William S Burroughs, novelist (Naked Lunch), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 6 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), born in Norfolk, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • Feb 6 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), born in Fitzgerald, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Feb 7 David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • Feb 7 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • Feb 7 Ralph Whitlock, English writer, born in Pitton (d. 1995)
  • Feb 8 Bert Haas, baseball player
  • Feb 8 Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music)
  • Feb 9 Bill Veeck, American MLB owner, promoter (Brewers, White Sox, Indians, St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Feb 9 Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
  • Feb 9 Max Manus, resistance fighter
  • Feb 9 Ralph Herman, orchestra leader (Circus Time), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 10 Larry Adler, Balt, hamonicist (Harmonicats) (blacklisted performer)
  • Feb 11 Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • Feb 11 French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
  • Feb 11 Matt Dennis, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 11 Menelaos Pallantios, composer
  • Feb 11 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
  • Feb 12 Gordon "Tex" Beneke, American saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Fort Worth, Texas; (d. 2000)
  • Feb 12 Nello Celio, Swiss politician, born in Quinto, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12 Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference", born in Rome, Italy (d. 1999)
  • Feb 13 Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
  • Feb 13 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1982)
  • Feb 14 Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
  • Feb 14 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • Feb 15 Kevin McCarthy, American actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Death of a Salesman), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)
  • Feb 15 R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
  • Feb 15 Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Feb 16 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • Feb 16 Jimmy Wakely, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee), born in Mineola, Arkansas
  • Feb 17 Albert Westerlinck, [Jose J M Aerts], Flemish literary
  • Feb 17 Arthur Kennedy, American actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Feb 17 Per-Jakez Helias, writer/teacher
  • Feb 17 Wayne Morris, American actor and decorated WWII pilot (Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1959)
  • Feb 18 Pee Wee King, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 19 Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • Feb 20 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • Feb 20 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • Feb 20 Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
  • Feb 21 Arnold S Denker, NY, US chess champion (1944-46)
  • Feb 21 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
  • Feb 22 Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Feb 23 Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
  • Feb 23 Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • Feb 24 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • Feb 24 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1965)
  • Feb 24 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • Feb 25 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), born in Basingstoke, England (d.1991)
  • Feb 26 Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Feb 26 Witold Rowicki, composer
  • Feb 28 Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Mar 1 Archibald J Gumede, South African ANC member/chairman (UDF)
  • Mar 1 Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast), born in Oklahoma City (d. 1994)
  • Mar 1 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998) probable date
  • Mar 3 Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Mar 4 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • Mar 4 Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)
  • Mar 5 Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 5 Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • Mar 5 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1998)
  • Mar 6 Kirill P Kondrashin, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 7 Morton DaCosta, director (Island of Love, Music Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 8 Jacob B. Bakema, Dutch modernist architect (St Louis Missouri), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1981)

  • Mar 8 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1987)
  • Mar 10 Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
  • Mar 12 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1988)
  • Mar 13 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • Mar 13 Tessie O'Shea, Welsh stage and screen entertainer, born in Cardiff (d. 1995)
  • Mar 13 Edward O'Hare, American naval aviator of the U.S. Navy, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • Mar 13 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (Who Has Seen the Wind?), born in Weyburn, Canada (d. 1998)
  • Mar 14 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier
  • Mar 14 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • Mar 14 Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
  • Mar 14 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), born in Acton, Middlesex, England (d. 1999)
  • Mar 14 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • Mar 15 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
  • Mar 15 Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (Car 54), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)

Person of interestSammy Baugh

Mar 17 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • Mar 18 Cesar Guerra Peixe, composer
  • Mar 18 James Pack, naval officer museum curator
  • Mar 19 Fred Clark, American actor (Burns & Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard), born in Lincoln, California (d. 1968)
  • Mar 19 J Jay Berwanger, 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
  • Mar 19 Patricia Morison, American actress (Peyton Place, Dressed to Kill, Kiss Me, Kate The King and I), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 19 Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)

Person of interestJiang Qing

Mar 19 Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong, born in Zhucheng, Shandong, China (d. 1991)

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • Mar 20 Wendell Corey, American actor (Rear Window, 11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), born in Dracut, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Mar 20 William Baddeley, rector (St James's Piccadilly)
  • Mar 21 Herman Siles Zuazo, politician
  • Mar 21 Paul Tortelier, composer
  • Mar 22 Cec Burke, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner v Australia 1946, 1 & 3, 2-30)
  • Mar 22 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist
  • Mar 22 Masao Maruyama, social scientist
  • Mar 23 Robert Gross, composer
  • Mar 25 Marthe Robert, essayist/translator
  • Mar 25 Norman E Borlaug, US agriculture scientist (Nobel 1970)
  • Mar 26 Ian McGeoch, Vice-Admiral

Person of interestWilliam Westmoreland

Mar 26 William Westmoreland, American general (commander of American forces in the Vietnam War, 1964-68), born in Saxon, South Carolina (d. 2005)

  • Mar 26 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)
  • Mar 27 Budd Schulberg, American novelist and screenwriter (On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Mar 27 Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1998)
  • Mar 27 Snooky Lanson [Roy Landman], American singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1990)
  • Mar 28 Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (Closely Observed Trains), born in Brno, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • Mar 28 Edmund Muskie, American politician (Sen-D-Me) and US Secretary of State (1980-81), born in Rumford, Maine (d. 1996)

  • Mar 28 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), born in New York (d. 2000)
  • Mar 28 Dick Norris, Australian entomologist, born in Geraldton, Western Australia (d. 2003)
  • Mar 29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)
  • Mar 30 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • Mar 31 Octavio Paz, Mexican writer/diplomat (Salamandra, Topoemas)
  • Apr 1 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
  • Apr 1 Lor Tok [Sawong Supsamruay], Thai comedian and actor (Ngern, Ngern, Ngern), born in Bangkok Yai, Thailand (d. 2002)

Person of interestAlec Guinness

Apr 2 Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • Apr 3 Katherine Stammers Menzies, English doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935), born in St Albans, England (d. 2005)
  • Apr 4 Gustave Camus, Belgian painter, born in Châtelet, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Apr 4 John Beith, British diplomat, ambasador to Israel and Belgium (d. 2000)
  • Apr 4 Marguerite Duras, French novelist and playwright (Sea Wall), born in Saigon, French IndoChina (d. 1996)
  • Apr 7 Sydney Thompson, rock climber
  • Apr 8 John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
  • Apr 8 María Félix, Mexican actress (Doña Bárbara), born in Álamos, Sonora, Mexico (d. 2002)
  • Apr 9 Richard Young, CEO (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • Apr 10 Foffie Williams, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48), born in Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1997)
  • Apr 10 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's), born in Exton, Tasmania (d. 1982)
  • Apr 11 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • Apr 12 Armen Alchian, American economist and professor (University of California), born in Fresno, California (d. 2013)
  • Apr 15 John Gregory, English ballet dancer (Harlequin Ballet Company), born in Norwich (d. 1996)
  • Apr 16 John Hodiak, American actor (Battleground, A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • Apr 17 George Davis, American art director (20th Century Fox), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1984)
  • Apr 18 C S Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie)
  • Apr 18 Henk Lankhorst, Dutch politician (PSP)
  • Apr 19 Andrew Wilkinson, pediatrician
  • Apr 20 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians, Cinderella), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Apr 21 Norman Panama, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • Apr 22 Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)
  • Apr 22 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, born in Amberg, Bavaria (d. 1988)
  • Apr 22 Jan de Hartog, Dutch/English writer (Holland's Glory)
  • Apr 22 Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)
  • Apr 23 Andrew Martin, British Army Officer (Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire from 1965 to 1989) (d. 1993)
  • Apr 23 John Hubbard, American actor (Don't Call Me Charlie, The Tall T, One Million B.C.), born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • Apr 23 Mitsu Suzuki, teacher of tea ceremony at SF Zen Center
  • Apr 24 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips) and humorist, born in Roseland, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • Apr 24 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1969)
  • Apr 25 Claude Mauriac, French writer (Le Temps immobile), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Apr 25 Marcos Pérez Jiménez, President of Venezuela (1953-58), born in Michelena, Venezuela (d. 2001)
  • Apr 25 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (Raintree County), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • Apr 26 Bernard Malamud, American novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
  • Apr 26 Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
  • Apr 26 H. L. Gold, American sci-fi writer and editor, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)
  • Apr 26 James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland)
  • Apr 26 Wilfred Howard Mellers, composer
  • Apr 27 Albert Soboult, French historian, born in Ammi Moussa, French Algeria (d. 1982)
  • Apr 28 Skuli Halldorsson, composer
  • Apr 29 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1983)
  • Apr 29 Deryck Guyler, British actor (Please Sir!, Sykes), born in Wallasey, Cheshire (d. 1999)