Famous Birthdays on December 14

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  • 1009 Emperor Go-Suzaku, 69th Emperor of Japan (1036-45), born in Heian Kyō, Japan (d. 1045)
  • 1363 Jean de Gerson, French theologian, born in Gerson-lès-Barby, Champagne, France (d. 1429)

Person of interestNostradamus

1503 Nostradamus [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist and prophet (Les Propheties), born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France (d. 1566)

Astrologer/Prophet Nostradamus
Astrologer/Prophet
Nostradamus

Person of interestTycho Brahe

1546 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (Golden nose), born in Knudstrup, Denmark (d. 1601)

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1625 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist, born in Paris (d. 1695)
  • 1631 Anne Conway, English philosopher, born in London (d. 1679)
  • 1640 Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist, baptized in Canterbury, England (d. 1689)
  • 1678 Daniel Neal, English historian, born in London (d. 1743)
  • 1720 Justus Möser, German statesman and writer, born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1794)
  • 1730 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • 1738 Jan Antonín Koželuh, Czech composer, born in Velvary, Czech Republic (d. 1814)
  • 1775 Philander Chase, American Episcopal Church bishop and founder of Kenyon College, born in Cornish, New Hampshire (d. 1852)
  • 1775 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral , born in Annsfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1860)
  • 1777 Juan Nicasio Gallego, Spanish poet and interpreter (El dos the mayo), born in Zamora, Spain (d. 1853)
  • 1779 Mariano Rodríguez de Ledesma, Spanish composer, born in Zaragoza, Spain (d. 1847)
  • 1780 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German-Russian diplomat, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1862)

  • 1783 Johann Christoph Kienlen, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1829)
  • 1784 Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Asturias, born in Caserta Palace, Caserta, Naples (d. 1806)
  • 1787 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia, born in Monza, Duchy of Milan (d. 1816)
  • 1789 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1831)
  • 1791 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1823)
  • 1794 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (Mayor of Albany, New York), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1872)
  • 1812 Charles Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, born in Brompton, London (d. 1862)
  • 1824 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter, born in Lyon, Rhône, France (d. 1898)
  • 1829 John Mercer Langston, 1st African-American to hold US political office, born in Louisa County, Virginia (d. 1897)
  • 1830 Allen Thomas, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Howard County, Maryland (d. 1907)
  • 1832 Daniel H. Reynolds, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Centerburg, Ohio (d. 1902)
  • 1837 William Wells, American businessman, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Waterbury, Vermont (d. 1892)
  • 1853 Salvador Díaz Mirón, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas), born in Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1928)
  • 1862 John M. Acket, Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions) (d. 1933)
  • 1866 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic, born in St Pancras, London, England (d. 1934)
  • 1868 Richard Batka, Austrian music critic and composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1922)
  • 1870 Dirk Jan de Geer, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1926-29, 39-40), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1960)
  • 1870 Karl Renner, Austrian President (1918-20, 45-50), born in Dolní Dunajovice, Austria-Hungary (d. 1950)
  • 1873 Joseph Jongen, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1953)
  • 1875 Dobri Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 1941)
  • 1877 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Leiecyclys), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (Stranger Than Fiction, The Infidel), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1883 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, born in Smyrna, Greece (d. 1962)
  • 1883 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, born in Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan (d. 1883)
  • 1884 Regina Ullmann, Swiss poet and writer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1961)

  • 1884 Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (Smilin' Through), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • 1894 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Chile, Chile (d. 1976)
  • 1895 Paul Éluard, French communist and poet, born in Saint-Denis, France (d. 1952)

Person of interestGeorge VI

1895 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), born in Norfolk, England (d. 1952)

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

Person of interestJimmy Doolittle

1896 James Doolittle, USAF General who conducted the raid on Tokyo in 1942, born in Alameda, California (d. 1993)

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • 1897 Margaret Chase Smith, American politician (U.S. Senator from Maine), born in Skowhegan, Maine (d. 1995)
  • 1897 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (Dictator of the Austrian Federal State), born in Riva del Garda, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, born in Nikopol, Bulgaria (d. 1973)
  • 1901 Henri Cochet, French tennis player (7-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Villeurbanne, France (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64), born in Tatoi Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece (d. 1964)
  • 1902 Frances Bavier, American actress (The Andy Griffith Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Billy Burke, American golfer (US Open 1931), born in Naugatuck, Connecticut (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Sydney Lipton, British bandleader, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Helmut Bornefeld, German organist and composer, born in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1906 Guy Middleton, British actor (Oh! What a Lovely War, Laughter in Paradise), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1973)
  • 1908 Laurence Naismith, British actor (Diamonds Are Forever, Camelot, Persuaders), born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England (d. 1992)
  • 1908 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor, born in San Franciso, California (d. 1996) probable date
  • 1908 Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Garnant, Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Mária Szepes, Hungarian author (The Red Lion), born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • 1909 Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist and biochemist (Nobel Prize 1958), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Phia Berghout, Dutch harpist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Ota Adler, Czech-British fur trader and founder (Federal Trust) (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1965)
  • 1911 Hans von Ohain, German-American aerospace engineer, born in Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt German Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Karl Carstens, German politician (President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979-84), born in Bremen, German Empire (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1915 Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1915 Clay Warnick, American choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1995)

Person of interestShirley Jackson

1916 Shirley Jackson, American writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

  • 1917 Elyse Knox, American actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Wilf Ferguson, West Indian cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years), born in Longdenville, Trinidad (d. 1961)
  • 1917 June Taylor, American choreographer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1918 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (President of the CBS television network 1959-65), born in LaSalle, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1918 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate, born in Bellur, Kolar district, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 2014)
  • 1919 Felix the Cat, anthropomorphic cartoon character created in the silent film era by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer
  • 1920 Albertus Louis Meintser, Dutch office clerk and resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • 1920 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Charley Trippi, American NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Don Hewitt, American CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys), born in Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Irving "Sully" Boyar, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Car Wash), born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Marion Morgan, American singer (Stop the Music)
  • 1924 Siiri Rantanen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tohmajärvi, North Karelia, Finland
  • 1924 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), born in Peshawar, British India (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Sam Jones, American baseball player, born in Stewartsville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1926 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts), born in Delamere Land, Brighton, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Koss Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86), born in Boskoop, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • 1927 Richard Cassilly, American tenor, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1931 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Abbe Lane, American singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932 Charlie Rich, American vocalist (Behind Closed Doors), born in Colt, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • 1932 George Furth, American actor and director (Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Étienne Tshisekedi, Congolese opposition leader, born in Luluabourg, Central Congo (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Leo Wright, American saxophonist (I left my heart in San Francisco), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 1991)
  • 1935 Barbara Leigh-Hunt, British actress (Search for the Nile), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • 1935 Butch [David William] White, English cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961), born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
  • 1935 Lee Remick, American actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1935 Lewis Arquette, American actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1936 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, American PhD/astronaut (STS 9, STS 35), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Hal Williams, American actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1938 Janette Scott, English actress (Day of the Triffids), born in Morecambe, Lancashire, England
  • 1938 Leonardo Boff, Brazilian Catholic theologian (liberation theology) and writer, born in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • 1939 Ernie Davis, American football player (1st African American to win Heisman Trophy - 1961), born in New Salem, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1939 Marilyn Cooper, American actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Lex Gold, Scottish football , born in Lanark, Scotland
  • 1941 Barry Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (bro of Dayle & Richard, NZ World Cup 1975), born in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • 1941 Ellen Willis, American journalist and feminist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

  • 1942 David Band, British banker (BZW) (d. 1996)
  • 1942 Rex Thompson, American actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Frank Allen, English rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • 1946 Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft)
  • 1946 Jackie McAuley, Irish rock pianist (Them Coleraine), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1946 Jane Birkin, English actress and singer (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust), born in London, England
  • 1946 Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 Michael Ovitz, American president (Walt Disney Co) and co-founder (Creative Artists Agency), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Patty Duke, American actress (The Miracle Worker), born in New York (d. 2016)
  • 1946 Ruth Fuchs, German javelin thrower (Olympic 2 gold-72, 76), born in Egeln, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
  • 1946 Stan Smith, American tennis player (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1947 Christopher Parkening, American guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Linda Sutton, English artist, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • 1947 Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte
  • 1948 Boudewijn Büch, Dutch writer and TV host, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1948 Dee Wallace Stone [Deanna Bowers], American actress (Critters, 10, ET), born in Kansas City, Kanasas
  • 1948 Kim Beazley, Australian politician (33rd Governor of Western Australia), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1949 Bill Buckner, American 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series, born in Vallejo, California
  • 1949 Cliff Williams, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1950 Vicki Michelle, English actress (Virgin Witch, Allo Allo), born in Chigwell, England
  • 1951 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player, born in Amsterdam
  • 1952 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), born in Breitungen, Thuringia (d. 1996)
  • 1952 Germain Houde, French Canadian actor, born in Petit-Saguenay, Quebec
  • 1953 Joe Toplyn, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and actor (Octopussy), born in Chennai, India
  • 1953 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1953 Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1953 Mikael Odenberg, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1954 Alan Kulwicki, American NASCAR racer (Winston Cup), born in Greenfield, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1954 Eva Mattes, Austrian-German actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva), born in Tegernsee, Germany
  • 1954 Ib Andersen, Danish ballet dancer, born in Copenhagen
  • 1954 Steve MacLean, Canadian astronaut (STS 52), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1954 James Horan, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1955 Jane Crafter, Asutralian-American golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1956 Hanni Wenzel, German alpine ski racer (Olympic-2 gold-1980), born in Straubing, Bavaria, West Germany
  • 1958 Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • 1958 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1958 Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues), born in Eastbourne, England

  • 1958 Steven Rock-Savage, American actor (Shadow Play), born in Melville, Louisiana
  • 1959 Franco, Spanish singer, born in Cuba
  • 1959 Jorge Vaca, Mexican professional boxer, born in Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
  • 1959 Bob Paris, Canadian-American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate, born in Columbus, Indiana
  • 1960 Catherine Coleman, American USAF officer and astronaut (STS 73), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960 James Comey, American lawyer and former FBI director, born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1961 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (Det, Balt), born in Ventura, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1962 Bharat Arun, Indian cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1962 Chris Dahlquist, American NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Fridley, Minnesota
  • 1962 Glenda E Gray, South African scientist specializing in HIV research, born in Boksburg, South Africa
  • 1963 Cindy Gibb, American actress (Search for Tomorrow, Youngblood), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • 1964 C. J. Snare, American vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965 Christine Burton, Australian golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • 1965 Craig Biggio, American baseball infielder (Houston Astros), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1965 Ken Hill, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Lawrence Clay-Bey, American super heavyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1966 Anthony Mason, American NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1966 Bill Ranford, Canadian NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston), born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1966 Carl Herrera, Trinidadian-born Venezuelan NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1966 Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver, born in Sassuolo, Italy
  • 1966 Tim Sköld, Swedish-American musician, born in Skövde, Sweden
  • 1967 Ali Wood, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Eldridge Recasner, American NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer, born in Elbląg, Poland
  • 1968 Noelle Beck, American actress (Trisha-Loving, Fletch Lives), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Cees Marbus, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Noordwijk, Netherlands
  • 1968 Jamie Crysdale, CFL corner (Calgary Stampeders), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969 Arthur Numan, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Heemskerk, Netherlands
  • 1969 Craig Jones, Nambour Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (NZ Open-1994)
  • 1969 Dave Nilsson, Australian baseball catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1969 Rogerick Green, American NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Brenham, Texas
  • 1970 Bradford Banta, American NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1970 Nadine Garner, Australian actress (The Still Point), born in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia
  • 1970 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish musician and singer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1970 Beth Orton, English singer and songwriter, born in East Dereham, Norfolk, England
  • 1971 Chris Therien, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1971 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus and shot putter (Olympics 1996), born in Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales
  • 1971 Natascha McElhone, English actress (The Truman Show), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
  • 1972 Johnny Mcwilliams, American football tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Pomona, California
  • 1972 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1972 Marcus Jensen, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California
  • 1972 Miranda Hart [Miranda Hart Dyke], English comedian and actress (Miranda), born in London, England
  • 1973 Eelco Wassenaar, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Tia Texada, American actress and singer, born in Louisiana
  • 1973 Thuy Trang, Vietnamese-American actress (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), born in Saigon, Vietnam (d. 2001)
  • 1974 Billy Koch, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1975 James Cotton, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Tamecka Dixon, American WNBA guard (LA Sparks), born in Linden, New Jersey
  • 1975 Justin Furstenfeld, American rock singer (Blue October)