Birthdays in History on January 14

Mark AntonyMark Antony (83-30 BC)

Roman politician and general (Battle of Actium), born in Rome

  • 1131 Valdemar I of Denmark, King of Denmark (1146–1182), born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (d. 1182)
  • 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)
  • 1615 John Biddle, English nontrinitarian and Unitarian minister, born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1662)
  • 1618 Jan Six, Dutch merchant and Mayor of Amsterdam (friend and subject of painter Rembrandt), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1700)
  • 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)
  • 1730 William Whipple, American merchant & judge (signatory of the Declaration of Independence), born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1785)

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold (1741-1801)

American general and turncoat (American Revolutionary War), born in Norwich, Connecticut

  • 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, Jewish poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1860)
  • 1798 Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1872)
  • 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)
  • 1817 Harmen Sytstra, Dutch poet & editor (Iduna), born in Mullum, Netherlands (d. 1862)
  • 1818 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories), born in Nykarleby, Finland (d. 1898)
  • 1819 Frederick Steele, American Major General (Union Army), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1831 John Bullock Clark Jr., American general (Confederate Army), born in Fayette, Missouri (d. 1903)
  • 1836 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1904)
  • 1836 Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wantage Township, New Jersey (d. 1881)
  • 1841 Berthe Morisot, French painter, born in Bourges, France (d. 1895)
  • 1845 Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, British statesman, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1927)
  • 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)
  • 1874 Thornton W. Burgess, American conservationist & author (The Bedtime Story-Books; Now I Remember: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • 1875 Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian theologian & writer (Nobel 1954), born in Kayserberg, France (d. 1965)
  • 1878 Victor Segalen, French naval doctor & writer, born in Brest, France (d. 1919)
  • 1882 Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American historian and writer (Story of America), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1886 Hugh Lofting, English writer and illustrator (Dr. Doolittle), born in Maidenhead, England (d. 1947)
  • 1892 Martin Niemöller, German theologian who supported, then opposed the Nazi regime, famous for his widely quoted poem "First they came ...", 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 WWII general (5th Panzer Army) and politician, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Fritz Bayerlein, German general (WWI, Poland, Libya, St-Lo), born in German Empire (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Carlos P. Romulo, Philippine diplomat & statesman, born in Manila, Philippines (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)
  • 1907 Derek Richter, British neuroscientist (learning & memory), born in bath, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1955)
  • 1911 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer, born in Chernihiv, Ukraine (d. 1998)
  • 1911 J. Skelly Wright, American judge (anti-segregationist), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Dudley Randall, African-American poet who founded the pioneering publishing house "Broadside Press", born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Gaetano Alibrandi, Italian Catholic priest and papal diplomat, born in Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania, Sicily (d. 2003)
  • 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)
  • 1915 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist, born in Saint-Maurice-Colombier, France (d. 1995)
  • 1916 John Oliver Killens, American writer, born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician & statesman (Prime Minister, 1989–1992), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Charles Gaupp, German-Dutch painter, born in Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1921 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), born in Boufarik, French Algeria (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Yukio Mishima, Japanese novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1970)
  • 1926 Harold Wolpe, South African lawyer & sociologist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer & activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • 1927 John Mallard, English medical physicist (developed MRI and PET scans), born in Northampton, England (d. 2021)
  • 1928 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1931 Frank Costigan, Australian lawyer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier, born in Mont-Tremblant, Canada
  • 1940 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader & politician (D-Ga), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 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
  • 1943 Shannon Lucid, Chinese astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1944 Nina Totenberg, American journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 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)
  • 1949 Mary Robison, American writer (Why Did I Ever), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1952 Maureen Dowd, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • 1957 Anchee Min, Chinese writer, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1958 Colin Ferguson, Jamaican murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1961 Robert Edwin Hall, New Zealand mountaineer & businessman, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1962 Michael McCaul, American politician, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Shepard Smith, American news anchor, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • 1965 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British TV chef (River Cottage), writer and environmental activist, born in London, England
  • 1965 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel, born in Dyshne-Vedeno, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1971 Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1975 Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born stalker of Björk, born in Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • 1978 Just Blaze [Justin Smith], American hip hop producer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1979 John Reuben, American hip hop artist, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1980 Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1981 Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football, born in La Tronche, France
  • 1981 Adar Poonawalla, Indian vaccine manufacturer (CEO of Serum Institute of India)
  • 1986 Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity (Numa Numa), born in Saddle Brook, New Jersey
  • 1989 29-year-old Marie Claude Adam gives birth to sextuplets by Caesarean section in Port Royale, France
  • 1994 Samir Patel, American spelling bee winner