Famous Birthdays on October 14

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 233

  • 1257 Przemysł II, King of Poland (1295-96), born in Poznań, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1296)
  • 1404 Marie of Anjou, Queen of France (1422-61), born in Angers, France (d. 1463)
  • 1493 Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
  • 1499 Claude of France, Duchess of Brittany amd wife of Francis I of France, born in Romorantin-Lanthenay, France (d. 1524)
  • 1606 Joan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78), born in Amsterdam (d. 1678)
  • 1630 Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1714)
  • 1633 James II of England and James VII of Scotland [Stuart], King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1685-88), born in St. James's Palace, London (d. 1701)
  • 1639 Simon van der Stel, 1st governor of Dutch Cape Colony (1679-99), born in Indian Ocean en route to Mauritius (d. 1712)
  • 1643 Bahādur Shah I, 7th Mughal Emperor of India, born in Burhanpur, Mughal Empire (d. 1712)

Person of interestWilliam Penn

1644 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London, England (d. 1718)

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 1687 Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (Simson line), born in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1768)

Person of interestGeorge Grenville

1712 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act (1st international tax to the colonies in America), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1770)

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville
  • 1726 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician, born in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1813)
  • 1730 Jean-Joseph Rodolphe, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1812)
  • 1733 François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal, born in Hainaut, Austrian Netherlands (d. 1798)
  • 1734 Francis Lightfoot Lee, American advocate for independence (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Stratford Hall Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony (d. 1797)

  • 1738 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1817)
  • 1740 Joannes Siberg, Dutch Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1801-05), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1817)
  • 1753 Franz Anton Dimmler, German composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1827)
  • 1764 Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, born in Pontoise, France (d. 1839)
  • 1774 Hubert Matthijs Adriaan Jan van Asch van Wijck, Dutch lawyer and politician, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • 1784 Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, born in El Escorial, Spain (d. 1833)
  • 1789 Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder, born in Geraardsbergen, Belgium (d. 1865)
  • 1790 Georg Gerson, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1825)
  • 1790 Thursday October Christian, son of Fletcher Christian (leader of the historical mutiny on the Bounty), born in Pitcairn Island (d. 1831)
  • 1796 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1870)
  • 1801 Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist (Plateau's Law), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1883)
  • 1806 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (1857-63), born in Ogdensburg, New York (d. 1865)
  • 1827 James Sidney Robinson, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • 1827 William Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, born in York, England (d. 1904)
  • 1837 Ellison Capers, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1908)
  • 1842 Joe Start, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1927)
  • 1853 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, born in Șipotele Sucevei, Duchy of Bukovina, Austrian Empire (d. 1883)
  • 1855 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1915)
  • 1857 Elwood Haynes, American automotive pioneer (built one of 1st US autos), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1925)
  • 1859 Camille Chevillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1923)
  • 1861 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic composer (d. 1938)
  • 1861 Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1864 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental), born in Paris (d. 1924)
  • 1867 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), born in Matsuyama, Japan (d. 1902)
  • 1869 Joseph Duveen, British art connoisseur (Elgin marbles), born in Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1939)

  • 1871 Alexander von Zemlinsky, Austrian composer (Schneeman), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1942)
  • 1872 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (4-time Wimbledon champion), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1910)
  • 1873 José Serrano Simeón, Spanish composer, born in Sueca, Valencia, Spain (d. 1941)
  • 1873 Ray Ewry, American track and field athlete (8 Olympic golds 1900, 04, 08), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1937)
  • 1873 Jules Rimet, French football administrator (3rd President of FIFA 1921-54), born in Theuley, Franche-Comté, France (d. 1954)
  • 1874 Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1966)
  • 1880 Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and writer (Sak och sken) (d. 1940)
  • 1882 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire (d. 1959)
  • 1882 Éamon de Valera, Irish politician (President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59)), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1884 Jimmy Conlin, American actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • 1888 Ernest Pingoud, Finnish composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1942)

Person of interestKatherine Mansfield

1888 Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), New Zealand short story writer (The Garden Party), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1923)

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • 1889 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1979)
  • 1889 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1963)

Person of interestDwight D. Eisenhower

1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas (d. 1969)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1890 Frank Conroy, British actor (Call of the Wild), born in Derby, Derbyshire, England (d. 1964)
  • 1891 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist and folklorist, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1892 Sumner Welles, American diplomat (Good neighbor policy), born in New York (d. 1961)
  • 1893 Lillian Gish, American silent film and stage actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1894 E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), poet (Tulips & Chimneys), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1896 Bud Flanagan [Chaim Reuben Weintrop], English comedian (duo with Chesney Alley), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1898 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), born in Bagoe, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Essex County, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Red McKenzie, American jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • 1900 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 2nd-ever Test 1930), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1901 Willem A. Wagenaar, Dutch journalist and writer (Shanghai) (d. 1968)
  • 1902 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28), born in Heilbron, Orange Free State (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, born in Bagnolo San Vito, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Karel Srom, Czech composer, born in Plzeň (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)

Person of interestHannah Arendt

1906 Hannah Arendt, German political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • 1906 Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, born in Mahmoudiyah, Beheira, Egypt (d. 1949)
  • 1907 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Pert Kelton, American actress (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 1968)
  • 1908 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress, born in Granger, Utah (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver (Indy 500), born in Lingen, Germany (d. 1938)
  • 1909 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer, born in Mikkeli, Finland (d. 1979)
  • 1909 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Jozef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, born in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels (d. 1986)
  • 1910 John Wooden, American basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships), born in Hall, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • 1911 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), born in Nam Định Province, French Indochina (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex), born in Chemnitz, Saxony (d. 1984)
  • 1912 Jack Crapp, English cricketer (England batsman 1948-49), born in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2), born in Paddington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1985)
  • 1916 C. Everett Koop, 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1918 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician, born in Hull, Quebec (d. 1991)
  • 1919 Edward L. Feightner, American rear-admiral (WW II-Santa Cruz Islands), born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1924 Robert Webber, American actor (12 Angry Men, Moonlighting, 79 Park Avenue), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 1989)
  • 1925 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist and three time Nobel Prize nominee (hominid fossil sites), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Lawrence Herkimer, "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Bill Justis, American rock and roll musician (Raunchy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • 1926 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)

Person of interestRoger Moore

1927 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), born in London (d. 2017)

  • 1928 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (Philip Morris USA), born in Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer, born in Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 2007)

Person of interestMobutu Sese Seko

1930 Mobutu Sese Seko, Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), born in Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1997)

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • 1930 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1931 Duško Gojković, Serbian trumpeter (Balkan Blue), born in Jajce, Bosnia
  • 1931 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1931 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1986)
  • 1932 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist, born in Kolomna, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, born in Philadelphia (d. 2005)
  • 1935 La Monte Young, American composer (Composition in 1990), born in Bern, Idaho
  • 1938 John Dean, American attorney and former White House counsel (Watergate figure), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1938 Farah Pahlavi, Queen consort of Iran (1959-61), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1939 Hugh Delane Thompson, American PGA golfer (1991 MONY Syracuse), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Person of interestRalph Lauren

1939 Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren
  • 1940 Christopher Timothy, Welsh actor (All Creatures Great & Small), born in Bala, Wales

Person of interestCliff Richard

1940 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • 1940 J. C. Snead, American PGA golfer (1972 Philadelphia Classic), born in Hot Springs, Virginia
  • 1940 Pat Finley, American actress (Ellen Hartley-Bob Newhart Show), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1941 Jim Courter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1941 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1941 Alexander Burdonsky, Russian theater director and Joseph Stalin's grandson, born in Samara, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Billy Harrison, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1943 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Lance Rentzel, American NFL receiver (Minn, LA) and ex-husband of Joey Heatherton, born in Flushing, New York
  • 1943 Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Kelly-Bachelor Father), born in Quincy Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Udo Kier, German actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein), born in Lindenthal, Cologne, Germany
  • 1945 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake), born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • 1946 Justin Hayward, English vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Swindon, Wiltshire England
  • 1946 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach, born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • 1946 Craig Venter, American biotechnologist and geneticist (involved with the first draft sequence of the human genome), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1946 Al Oliver, American baseball player, born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1946 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1947 Charlie Joiner, American NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego), born in Many, Louisiana
  • 1947 Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist, born in Stinatz, Austria
  • 1948 David Ruprecht, American game show host, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist, born in Istanbul (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Katy Manning, English actress (Doctor Who-Jo Grant), born in Guildford, Surrey, England
  • 1949 Katha Pollitt, American poet and writer, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York
  • 1950 Sheila Young Ochowicz, American speed skater (Olympic gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1951 Marcia Barrett, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
  • 1952 Harry Anderson, American actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2016
  • 1952 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer and pianist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 1952 Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1953 Greg Evigan, American actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1953 Marcel Zeeuw, Surinamese soldier (coup 1982), born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 2015)
  • 1953 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981), born in Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
  • 1953 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1954 Carole Malone, English newspaper columnist

Person of interestBeth Daniel

1956 Beth Daniel, American LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open), born in Charleston, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1957 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, PhD/astronaut (STS 83, 94)
  • 1957 Karen Permezel, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 Michel Després, Quebec politician
  • 1957 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1958 Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)
  • 1959 A J Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1960 John Aalberg, Orland Norway, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
  • 1960 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • 1961 Melanie Wilson, actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers)
  • 1961 Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer
  • 1962 Shahar Perkiss, Israel, tennis star
  • 1962 Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player
  • 1963 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • 1963 Yim Jae-beom, South Korean singer
  • 1964 Joe Girardi, catcher (NY Yankees), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1964 Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)
  • 1964 Olu Oguibe, American artist
  • 1965 Karyn White, American singer (Superwoman, Romantic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower
  • 1965 Constantine Koukias, Australian composer
  • 1967 Arleen Sorkin, actress (Days of Our Lives, America's Funniest Videos)
  • 1967 Dave Hajek, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Roseville, California
  • 1967 Sylvain Lefebvre, Richmond, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 Pat Kelly, American baseball player
  • 1967 Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist
  • 1968 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1968 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • 1968 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1968 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • 1968 Johnny Goudie, American musician
  • 1969 Mark Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (MVV/NEC)
  • 1969 P J Brown, NBA center/forward (NJ Nets, Miami Heat)
  • 1969 David Strickland, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1970 Daniela Pestova, [Chameleon], model (1995 SI/L'Oreal), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1970 Jim Jackson, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1970 Nina Kemppel, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1970 Jon Seda, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1970 Pär Zetterberg, Swedish football player
  • 1971 Derrick Rodgers, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Frank Wycheck, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1971 Jorge Costa, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972 Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 J. J. Smith, American NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1972 Mike Archie, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1972 Nelson Van waes, CFL defensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Shawn Banks, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1973 Lasha Zhvania, Georgian politician
  • 1974 Kim Williams, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)

Person of interestNatalie Maines

1974 Natalie Maines, American musician (Dixie Chicks), born in Lubbock, Texas

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-songwriter
Natalie Maines
  • 1974 Shaggy 2 Dope [Joseph Utsler], American rapper (Psychopathic Records), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975 Floyd Landis, American cyclist