Famous Birthdays on January 14

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Person of interestMark Antony

83 BC Mark Antony [Marcus Antonius], Roman politician & general (Battle of Actium), born in Rome (d. 30 BC)

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
  • 1131 Valdemar I of Denmark, King of Denmark (1146–1182), born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (d. 1182)
  • 1451 Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian music composer, born in Lodi, Italy (d. 1522)
  • 1467 Henry of Stolberg-Wernigerode, German ruler of the County of Wernigerode, born in Wernigerode Castle, Germany (d. 1854)
  • 1477 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
  • 1507 Catherine of Habsburg, Queen of Portugal, born in Torquemada, Spain (d. 1578)
  • 1551 Alberico Gentili, Italian lawyer & jurist, born in Province of Macerata, Italy (d. 1608)
  • 1566 Angelo Notari, Italian composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1663)
  • 1592 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
  • 1615 John Biddle, English nontrinitarian and Unitarian minister, born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1662)
  • 1618 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1700)
  • 1655 Angelo Predieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1731)
  • 1664 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1736)
  • 1684 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1745)
  • 1684 Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician & astronomer, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1742)
  • 1702 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1737)

  • 1705 Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French sailor & governor of the Mascarene Islands, born in Pleudihen-sur-Rance, France (d. 1786)
  • 1722 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, German organist & composer, born in Köthen, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1730 William Whipple, American merchant & judge (signatory of the Declaration of Independence), born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1785)

Person of interestBenedict Arnold

1741 Benedict Arnold, American general and turncoat (American Revolutionary War), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1801)

US General and Turncoat Benedict Arnold
US General and Turncoat
Benedict Arnold
  • 1751 Corona Schröter, German musician, born in Guben, Germany (d. 1802)
  • 1780 Francois-Joseph Dizi, Belgian composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1840)
  • 1791 Calvin Phillips, American midget & shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2"), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (d. 1812)
  • 1792 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general, born in Helsingør, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • 1793 John C. Clark, American politician, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1852)
  • 1798 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
  • 1798 Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1872)
  • 1800 Ludwig Alois Ferdinand Köchel, Austrian musicologist, born in Krems an der Donau, Austria (d. 1877)
  • 1804 John Park, Scottish composer & minister, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire (d. 1865)
  • 1806 Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy), born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia (d. 1873)
  • 1806 Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria, born in Dennington, United Kingdom (d. 1855)
  • 1812 Carl Gradener, German composer, born in Rostock, Germany (d. 1883)
  • 1814 Johannes Josephus Viotta, Dutch physician & composer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1859)
  • 1817 Harmen Sytstra, Dutch poet & editor (Iduna), born in Mullum, Netherlands (d. 1862)
  • 1818 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
  • 1819 Fabio Campana, Italian composer, born in Livorno, Italy (d. 1882)
  • 1819 Frederick Steele, American Major General (Union Army), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1824 Vladimir Stasov, Russian art & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1906)
  • 1831 John Bullock Clark Jr., American general (Confederate Army), born in Fayette, Missouri (d. 1903)
  • 1834 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, Irish governor and musical composer, born in County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland (d. 1897)
  • 1836 Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wantage Township, New Jersey (d. 1881)

  • 1836 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1904)
  • 1839 Emil Bohn, German musician, born in Bielau, Germany (d. 1909)
  • 1841 Berthe Morisot, French painter, born in Bourges, France (d. 1895)
  • 1844 Clara Kathleen Rogers, American composer, born in Cheltenham, London (d. 1931)
  • 1845 Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, British statesman, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1927)
  • 1850 Jean de Reszke, Polish tenor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1925)
  • 1850 Pierre Loti, French naval officer & novelist, born in Rochefort, France (d. 1923)
  • 1851 Théophile de Bock, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1904)
  • 1856 J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist & publisher, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1857 Alice Pike Barney, American painter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1931)
  • 1861 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf), born in Cunewalde, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1863 Pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator, born in Valkenburg, Netherlands (d. 1930)
  • 1868 Catharina Anna Maria de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief), born in Assen, Netherlands (d. 1930)
  • 1870 Sir George Pearce, Australian politician, born in Mount Barker, Australia (d. 1952)
  • 1871 Pauline Beersmans, Flemish actress (Hofslachter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1942)
  • 1874 Thornton Burgess, American conservationist & author (Peter Rabbit), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • 1875 Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian theologian & writer (Nobel 1954), born in Kayserberg, France (d. 1965)
  • 1878 Victor A D Segalen, French naval doctor & writer, born in Brest, France (d. 1919)
  • 1882 Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
  • 1886 Hugh Lofting, English writer and illustrator (Dr. Doolittle), born in Maidenhead, England (d. 1947)
  • 1889 Vincenzo Davico, Italian composer, born in Monaco (d. 1969)
  • 1892 Hal Roach, American producer & director (1 Million BC), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1892 Martin Niemöller, German theologian & Lutheran clergyman, born in Lippstadt, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1895 George Richard Samways, English children's writer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1896 John dos Passos, American novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Hasso von Manteuffel, German general & politician, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Helen Flint, American actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1899 Fritz Bayerlein, German general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo), born in German Empire (d. 1970)
  • 1899 Veronica Turleigh, Irish actress (Promoter), born in County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Bebe Daniels, American actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Carlos P. Romulo, Philippine diplomat & statesman, born in Manila, Phillipines (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Alfred Tarski, Polish-American logician & mathematician, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • 1902 F. C. Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Cecil Beaton, English photographer, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • 1904 Emily Hahn, American journalist & author, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1905 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Gunma, Japan (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Walter Knape, German conductor & composer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1906 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1907 Derek Richter, British neuroscientist (learning & memory), born in bath, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1955)
  • 1907 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Russ Columbo [Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo], American baritone, violinist and actor (You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1934)
  • 1909 Joseph Losey, Wisconsin, American theatre & film director (Damned, Accident), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Renier van der Velden, Belgian composer, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1911 George Amadee Tremblay, Canadian pianist & composer, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Helmut Degen, German composer, born in Aglasterhausen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer, born in Chernihiv, Ukraine (d. 1998)
  • 1913 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Harold Russell, Canadian actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1914 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)
  • 1914 Dudley Randall, African-American poet who founded the pioneering publishing house "Broadside Press", born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist, born in Saint-Maurice-Colombier, France (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Mark Goodson, American game show producer, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • 1916 John Oliver Killens, American writer, born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Andy Rooney, American CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Albany, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1919 Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician & statesman (Prime Minister, 1989–1992), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Donald Beard, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • 1920 George Herman, American journalist (CBS-TV), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Charles Gaupp, German-Dutch painter, born in Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1921 Mark Lawrence, American pianist (Alice Pearce), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1921 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Ken Sailors, American professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Guy Williams [Armando Joseph Catalano], American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1925 Yukio Mishima, Japanese novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1970)
  • 1925 Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), born in Boufarik, French Algeria (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Harold Wolpe, South African lawyer & sociologist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • 1926 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer & activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Ivan Kalita, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tambov Governorate (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist & WWII survivor, born in Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Gerald Arpino, American dancer & choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1929 Aleksander Petrovic, French-born Serbian & Yugloslav film director, born in Paris, France (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Billy Walker, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Ralls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Edgar Hovhannisyan, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Juraj Pospisil, Czech composer, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Caterina Valente, Italian singer, dancer, and actress (Bon soir, Kathrin!, The Entertainers), born in Paris, France
  • 1931 Frank Costigan, Australian lawyer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1932 Harriet Andersson, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1932 Don Garlits, American racing driver (1st drag racer over 200mph for 1/4 mile), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1932 Grady Tate, American jazz drummer & singer, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Richard Briers, English actor, born in Raynes Park, London (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier, born in Mont-Tremblant, Canada
  • 1936 Clarence Carter, American singer (Thread the Needle), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1936 Ludmila Pinayeva, Soviet 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972), born in Krasnoye Selo, Russia
  • 1936 Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1984), born in Münster, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Billie Jo Spears, American country singer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Ken Higgs, English cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68), born in Kidsgrove, United Kingdom (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Shoban Babu, Indian actor, born in Nandigama, India (d. 2008)
  • 1938 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Mother-in-Law), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader & politician (D-Ga), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Gibby Gilbert, American golfer (Masters 1980 runner-up), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1941 Marjoe Gortner, American actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California

Person of interestFaye Dunaway

1941 Faye Dunaway, American actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Bascom, Florida

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
  • 1941 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman, born in Križevci, Gornji Petrovci, Slovenia
  • 1942 Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • 1942 Carol Bellamy, American politician (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer & footballer, born in South Perth, Australia
  • 1942 Dave Campbell, American baseball player, born in Manistee, Michigan
  • 1943 Holland Taylor, American actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1943 Ronald Hunter, American actor (Lazarus Syndrome), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Shannon Lucid, Chinese astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1943 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor, born in Riga, Latvia

  • 1944 Graham Marsh, Australian golfer, course designer (US Senior Open 1997, The Tradition 1999), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
  • 1944 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944 Nina Totenberg, American journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1945 Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer & administrator, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1945 Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
  • 1946 Harold Shipman, British serial killer, born in Bestwood Estate, Nottingham (d. 2004)
  • 1947 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1947 Rubén Olivares, Mexican boxer (4-division world champion), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1948 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician & producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948 Carl Weathers, American actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948 Tim Harris, English drummer (Foundations)
  • 1949 Christine Belford, American actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210), born in Amityville, New York
  • 1949 Lawrence Kasdan, American screenwriter & director (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1949 Paul Chubb, Australian actor, born in Arncliffe, Australia (d. 2002)
  • 1949 Mary Robison, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Gil Pak Jong, North Korean judoka (Olympic-1976)
  • 1951 William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 1952 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • 1952 Maureen Dowd, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1954 Jim Duggan, American wrestler, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1956 Étienne Daho, French singer & songwriter, born in Oran, Algeria
  • 1956 Ben Heppner, Canadian tenor & broadcaster, born in Murrayville, British Columbia
  • 1957 Suzanne Danielle, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957 Anchee Min, Chinese writer, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1958 Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1959 Chas Smash, English singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist (Madness-Our House), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • 1959 Geoff Tate, German-born American singer & musician (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1959 Paul Terry, English cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984), born in Osnabrück, Germany
  • 1961 Robert Edwin Hall, New Zealand mountaineer & businessman, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1961 Mike Tramp [Trempenau], Danish heavy metal rocker (White Lion-Mane Attraction), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1962 Patricia Morrison, American musician (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Michael McCaul, American politician, born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestSteven Soderbergh

1963 Steven Soderbergh, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1964 Sergei Nemchinov, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964 Mark Addy, British actor, born in York, United Kingdom
  • 1964 Ernest Miller, American wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1964 Shepard Smith, American news anchor, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • 1965 Dave Lowry, American NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • 1965 Desiree Nosbusch, Luxembourgish actress (The Fan), born in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • 1965 Jemma Redgrave, English actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
  • 1965 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel, born in Dyshne-Vedeno, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1965 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British TV chef (River Cottage), writer and environmental activist, born in London, England
  • 1966 Daniel J Schneider, American actor (Dennis-Head of the Class), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966 Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Emily Watson, British actress (Corpse Bride, War Horse, Red Dragon), born in Islington, London, England
  • 1967 Terry Wooden, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967 Tom Rhodes, American comedian & actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes), born in Washington, D.C.