Famous Birthdays on February 14

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  • 1462 Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)
  • 1468 Johann Werner, German mathematician, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1522)

Person of interestBabur

1483 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Timurid founder and 1st Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent (1526-30), born in Andijan, Timurid Empire (present-day Uzbekistan) (d. 1530)

Founder of the Mughal Empire Babur
Founder of the Mughal Empire
Babur
  • 1487 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1552)
  • 1513 Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer and singer of the Renaissance, born in Bologna (d. 1574)
  • 1515 Frederick III, the Pious, Elector Palatine of the Rhine , born in Simmern, Germany (d. 1576)
  • 1533 Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch Catholic priest and writer (Vita Jesu Christi), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1585)
  • 1546 Johann Pistorius, German theologist and historian, born in Nidda, Germany (d. 1608)
  • 1572 Hans Christoph Haiden, German composer, organist and poet
  • 1602 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, born in Crema, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1676)
  • 1621 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, born in Greifswald, Germany (d. 1638)
  • 1670 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1716)
  • 1679 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, born in Ostramondra, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1735)
  • 1680 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor, born in Penshurst Place, Kent (d. 1737)
  • 1692 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (L’École des Mères), born in Paris (d. 1754)
  • 1701 Enrique Florez, Spanish historian, born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1773)
  • 1760 Richard Allen, 1st African American ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1831)
  • 1763 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, born in Morlaix, Brittany, France (d. 1813)
  • 1778 Fernando Sor, Spanish composer, baptized in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1839)
  • 1800 Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (1854-55), born in Leicester, Massachusetts (d. 1877)
  • 1806 Lajos, Count Batthyany, 1st Prime Minister of Hungary, born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1849)
  • 1812 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist, born in Sparta, New York (d. 1846)
  • 1813 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, Russian composer, born in Troitsko village, Tula, Russia (d. 1869)
  • 1813 John McNeil, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1891)

Person of interestFrederick Douglass

1818 Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist, lecturer and editor who was also an escaped slave (exact birth year unknown), born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1895)

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1819 James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 1878)
  • 1819 Christopher Latham Sholes, American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, born in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1890)
  • 1824 Winfield Scott Hancock, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania (d. 1886)
  • 1828 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (Le Roi des montagnes), born in Dieuze, Lorraine (d. 1885)
  • 1829 Alfred Iverson Jr., Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Clinton, Georgia (d. 1911)
  • 1835 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1894)
  • 1838 Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (flat-bottomed paper bag), described as a "female Thomas Edison", born in York, Maine (d. 1914)
  • 1845 Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866), born in London (d. 1875)
  • 1846 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, born in Johnson, Vermont (d. 1901)
  • 1847 Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette, born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (d. 1919)
  • 1847 Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, born in Roal Palace, Turin, Sardinia (d. 1911)
  • 1848 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, France (d. 1934)
  • 1853 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist and Mayor of Antwerp, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1906)
  • 1856 Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and writer (My Life & Loves), born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1931)
  • 1858 C. B. Hawley, American organist and composer, born in Brookfield, Connecticut (d. 1915)
  • 1858 Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), born in Penpont, Dumfries, Scotland (d. 1895)
  • 1859 George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer and inventor (Ferris Wheel), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 1896)
  • 1860 Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and liberal politician, born in Breslau, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1954)
  • 1860 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), born in Vassmolösa, Kalmar, Sweden (d. 1939)
  • 1864 Israel Zangwill, Jewish author (Children of The Ghetto) and Zionist leader, born in London (d. 1926)
  • 1864 Robert E. Park, American sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), born in Harveyville, Pennsylvania (d. 1944)
  • 1868 Henricus Andreas Poels, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist and social foreman, born in Venray, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • 1869 Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel), born in Glencorse, Scotland (d. 1959)
  • 1871 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (The Saga of Gösta Berling), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1959)
  • 1878 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American chemist (inventor of neoprene), born in Hansbeke, Belgium (d. 1936)
  • 1880 Aida Overton Walker, African-American dancer and singer (In Dahomey, Salome), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1914)

  • 1880 Edgar Bainton, British-Australian composer, born in Hackney, London (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Otto Selz, German psychologist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1881 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet and scholar, born in Gorffwysfa, Bethel, Wales (d. 1954)
  • 1882 George Jean Nathan, American editor, author and critic (American Mercury), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1958)
  • 1882 Ignaz Friedman, Polish pianist and composer, born in Podgórze, Kraków, Austrian Poland (d. 1948)
  • 1884 Hezekiah M. Washburn, American Presbyterian Congo missionary, born in Brooksville, Bracken, Kentucky (d. 1972)
  • 1884 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian-American racing driver, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1952)
  • 1884 Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1885 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher (d. 1949)
  • 1886 Theodor Werner, German painter, born in Jettenburg, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1890 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist and writer, born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 1956)
  • 1892 Nikolaj A. Orloff, Russian-British pianist (Chopin), born in Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician, born in Kotor, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • 1893 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Jack Benny [Benjamin Kubelski], American comedian (The Jack Benny Program), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1895 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (Studies in prejudice), born in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Edward Arthur Milne, English astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), born in Yorkshire, England (d. 1950)
  • 1897 Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 1898 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter), born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1899 John Herman Randall Jr., American philosopher (Western Man), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1980)
  • 1899 Lovro von Matačić, Croatian conductor and composer (Bruckner Medal), born in Sušak, Croatia (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California (d. 1991)
  • 1902 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • 1902 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), born in Squaw Valley, California (d. 1967)
  • 1904 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • 1904 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • 1904 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • 1907 Johnny Longden, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey/trainer (1943 Crown on Count Fleet), born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1907 Florence Rice, American actress (Fast Company, Double Wedding, Riding on Air), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1909 A Moses Klein, poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1911 Willem J Kolff, Dutch/US internist/inventor (Artificial Kidney)
  • 1912 Edmund George Love, American teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
  • 1912 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
  • 1912 Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
  • 1913 Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
  • 1913 James Pike, bishop (Beyond Anxiety), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1913 Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975
  • 1913 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1914 Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
  • 1914 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • 1915 A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
  • 1915 Irving Gordon, American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1916 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
  • 1916 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
  • 1916 Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • 1917 Herbert A Hauptman, American x-ray crystallographer (Nobel 1985), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Arnold Elton, consultant surgeon
  • 1921 Albert Sloman, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • 1921 Hugh Downs, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1921 Jeanne Demessieux, composer
  • 1921 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
  • 1921 Skeezix, of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep
  • 1922 Murray the K [Kaufman], American disk jockey (5th Beatle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1923 Derrick Holden-Brown, CEO (Allied-Lyons)
  • 1923 Jay Herbert, golfer (1960 PGA winner)
  • 1923 Jay Hebert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1960), born in St. Martinville, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Arghyris Kounadis, Greek composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2011)
  • 1924 Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, born in Westminster, London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Elliot Lawrence, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1926 John Clark, CEO (Plessey Company)
  • 1927 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )
  • 1928 Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • 1929 Matthew G Martinez, (Rep-D-CA, 1982- )
  • 1929 Vic Morrow, American actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1930 Duncan Montgomery Stewart, principal (Lady Margaret Hall-Oxford)
  • 1931 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, NHL right wing (Canadiens, Rangers)
  • 1931 Phyllis McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1931 Brian Kelly, American actor (Flipper, Straightaway), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Alexander Kluge, German author and film director (Yesterday Girl), born in Halberstadt, Province of Saxony
  • 1932 Jack Hibbert, director (Central Statistical Office)
  • 1932 Jocelyn Stevens, CEO (English Heritage)
  • 1932 Michael Ball, Bishop (Truro)
  • 1932 Peter Ball, Bishop (Gloucester)
  • 1932 Leo Thorsness, American Vietnam War pilot (Medal of Honor), born in Walnut Grove, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Bertram Jay Turetzky, US contrabassist, composer and educator, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1933 Evelyn Ebsworth, Vice-Chancellor (Durham U), born in Richmond, United Kingdom (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", born in Delhi, India (d. 1969)
  • 1934 Florence Henderson, actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Olympic 2 bronze-1956)
  • 1934 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • 1935 Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown)
  • 1935 David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)
  • 1935 Lord Wilson of Tillyorn

Person of interestMickey Wright

1935 Mary "Mickey" Wright, American golfer (2nd most LPGA Tour wins: 82), born in San Diego, California

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1935 Peter Phillips, printer
  • 1936 Andrew Prine, American actor (V, W.E.B., Wide Country), born in Jennings, Florida
  • 1936 Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)
  • 1937 John MacGregor, British MP
  • 1937 Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
  • 1938 Lee Chamberlin, American actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • 1939 Michael Rudman, English theater director and producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • 1940 Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
  • 1941 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
  • 1941 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • 1942 Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
  • 1942 Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • 1942 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1942 Michael Bloomberg, American philanthropist, politician, and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Eric Anderson, American vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Maceo Parker, American tenor saxophonist (Parliament-Funkadelic, King's One, Mo' Roots), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1943 Robert "Bob" Murphy Jr, American PGA golfer (1968 Philadelphia Classic), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Alan Parker, English actor (Bugsy Malone, Evita)
  • 1944 Bruce Summerhays, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestCarl Bernstein

1944 Carl Bernstein, American investigative reporter who covered Watergate for the Washington Post, born in Washington, D. C.

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
  • 1944 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • 1945 Gregory Hines, American actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
  • 1945 K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
  • 1945 Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • 1945 William Hill Boner, (Rep-D-TN, 1979- )
  • 1945 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Piriápolis, Uruguay, football goalkeeper, (d. 2013)
  • 1946 David Green, English TV/video producer
  • 1946 Tina Aumont, actress (Master of Love, Casanova), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1946 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • 1947 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1947 Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1947 Judd Gregg, (Rep-R-NH, 1981- )
  • 1947 Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
  • 1947 Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
  • 1948 ... Teller, magician (Penn & Teller), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1948 Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1948 Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
  • 1949 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • 1949 Richard E Neal, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1950 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
  • 1950 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • 1951 Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
  • 1951 Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
  • 1951 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1952 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • 1953 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • 1953 Carmine Rojas, American composer, musical director and bass guitarist (Joe Bonamassa), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1955 Jeremy Lascelles, British grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1955 Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
  • 1955 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • 1955 Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
  • 1955 Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
  • 1956 Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated