Famous Birthdays on this Day, May 14:

1316 - Charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78)/emperor (1355-78)
1316 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378)
1553 - Margaret of Valois, wife of Henry IV (d. 1615)
1652 - Johann Philipp Fortsch, composer
1666 - Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
1679 - Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer
1686 - Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Prussia, inventor (thermometer) [NS=5/24]
1699 - Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
1701 - William Emerson, English mathematician (d. 1782)
1707 - Antonio Teixeira, composer
1710 - Adolf Frederik, king of Sweden (1751-70)
1725 - Ludovico Manin, last Doge of Venice (d. 1802)
1727 - Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized
1737 - George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, British statesman (d. 1806)
1752 - Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist (d. 1828)
1752 - Timothy Dwight, American theologian (d. 1817)
1771 - Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist
1781 - Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian
1798 - Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian
1805 - Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer
1814 - Charles Beyer, German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)
1816 - Gualtiero Sanelli, composer
1817 - Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
1830 - George Pierce Doles, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1832 - Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
1836 - James Patrick Major, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1877
1846 - Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
1846 - Pieter W A Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18)
1864 - Eleanor Everest Freer, composer
1867 - Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)
1870 - Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer
1872 - Elia Dalla Costa, Italian cardinals (d. 1961)
1878 - James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
1880 - Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
1881 - Ed Walsh, pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)
1881 - G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (d. 1950)
1881 - Ed Walsh, American baseball player (d. 1959)
1883 - Jan Olieslagers, Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil)
1883 - Julian Eltinge, Mass, vaudeville star/greatest female impersonator
1885 - Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
1888 - Miles Mander, Wolverhampton England, actor (Tower of London)
1890 - Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
1891 - Egon Kornauth, composer
1892 - Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer
1892 - Felix Petyrek, composer
1893 - Ivan Alexandrovich Vishnegradsky, composer
1893 - Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)
1895 - Lew Lehr, Phila, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One)
1895 - Renato Lunelli, composer
1897 - Sidney Bechet, US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader
1897 - Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)
1898 - Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
1898 - Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer
1899 - Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
1899 - Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
1900 - Billie Dove, [Lilian Bohny], NYC, actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride)
1900 - Leo Smit, composer
1900 - Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
1900 - Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
1901 - Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
1903 - Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)
1904 - Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
1904 - Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
1905 - Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
1906 - Hastings Kamuzu Banda, president of Malawi (1964-94)
1906 - James Flavin, Portland Me, actor (Man With a Camera)
1907 - Dick Bentley, entertainer
1907 - Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)
1907 - Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
1907 - Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)
1909 - Vladimir Alatortsev, USSR, International Chess Master (1950)
1911 - Hans Vogt, composer
1911 - J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
1912 - Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator
1915 - Harry Joseph Chick Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
1916 - Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
1916 - Del Moore, American comedian (d. 1970)
1916 - Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
1917 - Herta Ryder, literary agent
1917 - Lou Harrison, Portland Oregon, composer (Rapunzel)
1917 - Lou Harrison, American composer (d. 2003)
1918 - Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
1919 - Heloise Bowles, columnist Heloise's mother (Hints from Heloise)
1919 - Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
1919 - Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
1919 - John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
1921 - Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor (d. 2007)
1922 - Agha Hasan Abedi, banker
1922 - Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1922 - Franjo Tudman, Croatian politician (d. 1999)
1923 - Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], NYC, photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar)
1923 - Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
1924 - Joly Braga Santos, composer
1925 - Patrice Munsel, Spokane Wash, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show)
1925 - Tristram Ogilvie Cary, composer
1925 - Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
1926 - Cestmir Gregor, composer
1926 - Eric Morecambe, London, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace)
1927 - Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
1927 - Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
1928 - Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
1928 - Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist and inventor
1929 - Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
1929 - Henry McGee, British actor (d. 2006)
1929 - Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1929 - Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer
1930 - Edward V "Ned" Regan, Planfield NJ, (Controller-R-NY, 1978- )
1930 - Phillipo Seed, social work academic
1931 - Alvin Augustus Lucier Jr, composer
1932 - Robert Bechtle, American painter
1933 - John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
1933 - Lajos Kovacs, Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire)
1933 - Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
1933 - Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
1934 - Frederik von Pallandt, singer
1934 - Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
1936 - Bobby Darin, [Walden Waldo Cassotto], Bronx, singer (Mack the Knife)
1937 - Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
1937 - Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)
1937 - Peter Frederic Williams, composer
1939 - M N Fathulin, cosmonaut
1940 - Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)
1940 - Troy Shondell, American singer
1940 - 'H'. Jones, British Soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
1941 - Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
1942 - Byron L Dorgan, (Rep-D-ND, 1981- )
1942 - Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
1942 - Lord McAlpine, English contractor/multi-millionaire
1942 - Tony Perez, baseball player
1942 - Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
1942 - Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
1943 - Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
1943 - Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, guitarist
1943 - Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wilbur Mills' lover
1943 - Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
1943 - Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
1943 - Elizabeth Ray, American sex scandal figure
1944 - Francesca Annis, London England, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune)
1944 - Gene Cornish, Ottawa, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals)
1944 - George Lucas, Modesto CA, director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones)
1944 - Troy Shondell, rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell)
1945 - Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of Maccabi Haifa
1946 - Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
1946 - Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits-Kinda Hush)
1946 - Robert Jarvik, surgeon/inventor (Jarvik 7 artificial heart)
1947 - Al Ciner, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (American Breed)
1947 - Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
1947 - Karin Struck, writer
1947 - Tamara Dobson, Baltimore MD, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones)
1948 - Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
1948 - Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
1948 - Robert Zemeckis, director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future)
1948 - Walter Olkewicz, Bayonne NJ, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors)
1949 - Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist
1950 - Mark Blum, Newark NJ, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio)
1951 - Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1951 - Seasan Hubley, [Susan], NYC, actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore)
1952 - David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads)
1952 - Donald R McMonagle, Flint Mich, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66)
1952 - M J Smith, LPGA golfer
1952 - Scott Irwin, American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
1952 - Robert Zemeckis, American film director
1953 - Bill Meek, Upland PA, prone rifle (Olympics-8th-1996)
1953 - Tom Cochrane, Toronto Canada, rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider)
1953 - Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
1954 - Jens Sparschuh, German writer
1955 - Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)
1955 - [Jose] Dennis Martinez, Nicaragua, pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians)
1956 - Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, US, sci-fi author (Hawk of May)
1956 - Steve Hogarth, Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
1957 - William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
1957 - Leon White, American professional wrestler
1958 - Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
1959 - Connie Brighton, Wichita Falls TX, playmate (Sept, 1982)
1959 - Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
1959 - Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
1960 - Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
1960 - David Duchovny, actor (X Files)
1960 - Frank Nobilo, Auckland NZ, Australasia golfer
1960 - Anne Clark, English singer
1960 - Steve Williams, American wrestler
1961 - Tim Roth, London England, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo)
1961 - Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
1961 - Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
1962 - C C Deville, rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
1962 - Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
1963 - Pat Borders, Columbus OH, catcher (California Angels)
1964 - James M Kelly, Burlington Iowa, Capt USAF/astronaut
1964 - Nancy Sorel, actress (Generations, Black Foix)
1964 - Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
1965 - Curt Harnett, Toronto Ontario, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96)
1965 - Dave Widell, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1965 - Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1965 - Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
1965 - Eoin Colfer, Irish writer
1966 - Fab Morvan, France, Lip Syncher (Milli Vanilli)
1966 - Fabrice Morvan, Guadeloupe, singer (Milli Vanilli-Girl You Know)
1966 - Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
1966 - Mark Jackson, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
1966 - Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
1966 - Marianne Denicourt, French actress
1966 - Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
1967 - Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, Des Moines Iowa, 400m runner
1967 - Shaun Creighton, Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)
1967 - Tony Siragusa, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Balt Ravens)
1967 - Valeria Marini, Rome Italy, sports commentator (Italian Soccer)
1968 - Gillian Anderson, actress (Dana Sculley-X Files)
1968 - Hiroshi Matsuura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1969 - David William Wood, Boston, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)
1969 - Cate Blanchett, Australian actress
1970 - Natasha Ryan, LA Calif, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man)
1970 - Sylvester Stanley, WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Raphael Wiggins, Oakland Calif, rapper (Lifelines)
1971 - Sofia Coppola, American director
1972 - Chad Cascadden, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1972 - Gabriel Mann, American actor
1972 - Mark Ruskell, England-born Scottish politician
1973 - John Davis, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1973 - Shanice, [Wilson], Pittsburgh Pa, vocalist (Discovery, Loving You)
1973 - Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1973 - Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer
1973 - Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director
1973 - Julian White, English rugby union footballer
1974 - Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
1974 - Keram Malichi-Sanchez, actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard)
1974 - Jennifer Allan, American model
1975 - Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1975 - Nicki Sørensen, Danish road bicycle racer
1975 - Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer
1976 - Terrance Cauthen, Trenton NJ, lightweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 - Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI)
1976 - Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
1976 - Martine McCutcheon, British actress
1977 - Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
1977 - Cesarina Mejia, Miss Dominican Republic Universe (1997)
1977 - Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1977 - Sophie Anderton, English model and television personality
1977 - Roy Halladay, American baseball player
1977 - Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress
1978 - Heather Brink, Lincoln Neb, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1978 - André Macanga, Angolan footballer
1978 - Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
1978 - Eddie House, American basketball player
1978 - Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
1979 - Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer
1979 - Clinton Morrison, English-born Irish footballer
1980 - Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
1980 - Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
1980 - Zdenek Grygera, Czech footballer
1981 - Sarbel, Greek-born singer
1982 - Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
1982 - BeardyMan, English beatboxer
1983 - Amber Tamblyn, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Emily Bowen-Gen Hospital)
1983 - Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
1983 - Tom Welham, British musician (Thirteen Senses)
1984 - Gary Ablett, Jr., Australian rules footballer
1984 - Michael Rensing, German footballer
1984 - Nigel Reo-Coker, English footballer
1984 - Mark Zuckerberg, American internet entrepreneur
1985 - Sally Martin, American actress
1986 - Camila Sodi, Mexican actress
1987 - Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
1987 - Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer
1990 - Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
1993 - Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer
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