May 14 - Births

Births

  • 1316 – Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378)
  • 1553 – Margaret of Valois, wife of Henry IV of France (d. 1615)
  • 1574 – Francesco Rasi, Italian composer, singer, chitarrone player, and poet (d. 1621)
  • 1630 – Katakura Kagenaga, Japanese samurai (d. 1681)
  • 1652 – Johann Philipp Förtsch, German composer, statesman, and doctor (d. 1732)
  • 1666 – Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
  • 1679 – Peder Horrebow, Danish astronomer (d. 1764)
  • 1699 – Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
  • 1701 – William Emerson, English mathematician (d. 1782)
  • 1710 – Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (d. 1771)
  • 1725 – Ludovico Manin, French leader, last Doge of Venice(d. 1802)
  • 1727 – Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (d. 1788)
  • 1737 – George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Irish-English statesman (d. 1806)
  • 1752 – Timothy Dwight IV, American theologian (d. 1817)
  • 1752 – Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist (d. 1828)
  • 1771 – Robert Owen, Welsh social reformer (d. 1858)
  • 1781 – Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer, German historian (d. 1873)
  • 1814 – Charles Beyer, German-English locomotive engineer, co-founder of the Beyer, Peacock and Company (d. 1876)
  • 1817 – Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • 1832 – Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • 1832 – Charles Peace, English burglar and murderer (d. 1879)
  • 1852 – Henri Julien, French-Canadian artist and cartoonist (d. 1908)
  • 1867 – Kurt Eisner, German politician (d. 1919)
  • 1868 – Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and sexologist (d. 1935)
  • 1869 – Arthur Rostron, English captain of the RMS Carpathia (d. 1940)
  • 1872 – Elia Dalla Costa, Italian cardinal (d. 1961)
  • 1878 – J. L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
  • 1879 – Fred Englehardt, American athlete (d. 1942)
  • 1880 – Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • 1881 – G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (d. 1950)
  • 1881 – Ed Walsh, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1885 – Otto Klemperer, German conductor (d. 1973)
  • 1890 – Alex Pompez, American sports executive (d. 1974)
  • 1893 – Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1897 – Sidney Bechet, American musician (d. 1959)
  • 1897 – Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)
  • 1899 – Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1899 – Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1900 – Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1900 – Walter Rehberg, Swiss pianist, composer, and writer (d. 1957)
  • 1900 – Leo Smit, Dutch composer (d. 1943)
  • 1900 – Edgar Wind, German historian (d. 1971)
  • 1901 – Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
  • 1903 – Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1904 – Hans Albert Einstein, Swiss-American engineer and educator, son of Albert Einstein and Mileva Marić (d. 1973)
  • 1904 – Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • 1905 – Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
  • 1905 – Herbert Morrison, American radio announcer (d. 1989)
  • 1905 – Antonio Berni, Argentine painter, illustrator and engraver (d. 1981)
  • 1907 – Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
  • 1907 – Ayub Khan, Pakistani field marshal and politician, 2nd President of Pakistan (d. 1974)
  • 1907 – Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – Betty Jeffrey, Australian nurse, Prisoner of war (d. 2000)
  • 1916 – Robert F. Christy, American physicist (d. 2012)
  • 1916 – Lance Dossor, English pianist and educator (d. 2005)
  • 1916 – Del Moore, American comedian and actor (d. 1970)
  • 1916 – Marco Zanuso, Italian architect and designer (d. 2001)
  • 1917 – Lou Harrison, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Norman Luboff, American choir director, arranger, and publisher (d. 1987)
  • 1919 – Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1919 – John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
  • 1921 – Richard Deacon, American actor (d. 1984)
  • 1921 – Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Franjo Tuđman, Croatian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1923 – Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
  • 1923 – Mrinal Sen, Indian director
  • 1925 – Sophie Kurys, American baseball player
  • 1925 – Patrice Munsel, American soprano
  • 1925 – Oona O'Neill, Bermudian-Swiss wife of Charlie Chaplin (d. 1991)
  • 1925 – Al Porcino, American trumpet player
  • 1926 – Eric Morecambe, English comedian (d. 1984)
  • 1927 – Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • 1928 – Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters and The Cadets) (d. 2000)
  • 1928 – Brian Macdonald, Canadian dancer
  • 1928 – Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist, inventor, and educator
  • 1929 – Henry McGee, English actor (d. 2006)
  • 1929 – Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer
  • 1931 – Alvin Lucier, American composer
  • 1932 – Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • 1933 – Frank Harte, Irish singer, architect, and lecturer
  • 1933 – Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
  • 1933 – Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
  • 1935 – Rudi Šeligo, Slovenian writer and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1936 – Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1973)
  • 1936 – Charlie Gracie, American singer and musician
  • 1936 – Dick Howser, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1936 – Waheeda Rehman, Indian actress
  • 1940 – Troy Shondell, American singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – H. Jones, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1982)
  • 1942 – Valeriy Brumel, Soviet high jumper (d. 2003)
  • 1942 – Byron Dorgan, American politician
  • 1942 – Prentis Hancock, English actor
  • 1942 – Tony Pérez, Cuban baseball player
  • 1942 – Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
  • 1943 – Jack Bruce, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician (Cream, Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Organisation, and West, Bruce and Laing)
  • 1943 – L. Denis Desautels, Canadian accountant and Auditor General of Canada
  • 1943 – Derek Leckenby, English guitarist (Herman's Hermits) (d. 1994)
  • 1943 – Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Icelandic educator and politician, 5th President of Iceland
  • 1943 – Elizabeth Ray, American sex scandal figure
  • 1944 – Gene Cornish, American musician (The Rascals and Fotomaker)
  • 1944 – George Lucas, American director
  • 1945 – Francesca Annis, English actress
  • 1945 – George Nicholls, English rugby player
  • 1945 – Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of the Maccabi Haifa sport organization
  • 1947 – Tamara Dobson, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1948 – Bob Woolmer, English cricket coach (d. 2007)
  • 1949 – Sverre Årnes, Norwegian writer
  • 1949 – Walter Day, American businessman, founder of Twin Galaxies
  • 1949 – Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist
  • 1950 – Adolfo Dominguez, Spanish fashion designer
  • 1951 – Robert Zemeckis, American director
  • 1952 – David Byrne, Scottish-American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor (Talking Heads)
  • 1952 – Scott Irwin, American wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1952 – Donald R. McMonagle, American astronaut
  • 1953 – Tom Cochrane, Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and humanitarian (Red Rider)
  • 1953 – John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (Rush) (d. 2008)
  • 1953 – Norodom Sihamoni, Cambodian king
  • 1954 – Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • 1955 – Marie Chouinard, Canadian dancer and choreographer
  • 1955 – Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball player
  • 1955 – Peter Kirsten, South African cricketer
  • 1955 – Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler (Skyedance)
  • 1957 – Big Van Vader, American wrestler
  • 1958 – Christine Brennan, American columnist
  • 1958 – Jan Ravens, English actress and impressionist
  • 1959 – Patrick Bruel, French singer, actor, and poker player
  • 1959 – Steve Hogarth, English singer and musician (Marillion, The Europeans, and How We Live)
  • 1959 – Rick Vaive, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1959 – Robert Greene, American author
  • 1960 – Anne Clark, English singer-songwriter and poet
  • 1960 – Ronan Tynan, Irish tenor (The Irish Tenors)
  • 1960 – "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, American wrestler (d. 2009)
  • 1961 – Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
  • 1961 – Jean Leloup, French-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and author
  • 1961 – David Quantick, English writer
  • 1961 – Tim Roth, English actor and director
  • 1961 – Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1962 – Ian Astbury, English singer-songwriter and musician (The Cult, The Wondergirls, Circus of Power, and Holy Barbarians)
  • 1962 – C. C. DeVille, American guitarist and actor (Poison and Samantha 7)
  • 1962 – Danny Huston, American actor
  • 1963 – Pat Borders, American baseball player
  • 1964 – James M. Kelly, American astronaut
  • 1964 – Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
  • 1964 – Eric Peterson, American musician and songwriter (Testament and Dragonlord)
  • 1965 – Eoin Colfer, Irish author
  • 1966 – Marianne Denicourt, French actress
  • 1966 – Mike Inez, American musician and songwriter (Alice in Chains, Black Label Society, Slash's Snakepit, and Spys4Darwin)
  • 1966 – Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter, dancer, and model (Milli Vanilli, Rob & Fab, Empire Bizarre)
  • 1966 – Raphael Saadiq, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
  • 1967 – Tony Siragusa, American football player
  • 1968 – Greg Davies, English actor and comedian
  • 1969 – Cate Blanchett, Australian actress
  • 1969 – Sabine Schmitz, German race car driver
  • 1969 – Danny Wood, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (New Kids on the Block)
  • 1971 – Sofia Coppola, American director
  • 1971 – Nasha Aziz, Malaysian actress and model
  • 1972 – Gabriel Mann, American actor
  • 1972 – Mark Ruskell, England-Scottish politician
  • 1973 – Natalie Appleton, Canadian singer and actress (All Saints and Appleton)
  • 1973 – Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director
  • 1973 – Voshon Lenard, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Julian White, English rugby player
  • 1973 – Shanice, American singer-songwriter
  • 1974 – Jennifer Allan, American model
  • 1974 – Krister Axel, American singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and engineer
  • 1975 – Nicki Sørensen, Danish bicyclist
  • 1976 – Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI, The Force, and The Frisk)
  • 1976 – Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Martine McCutcheon, English actress
  • 1977 – Sophie Anderton, English model
  • 1977 – Roy Halladay, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress
  • 1977 – Pusha T, American rapper, songwriter, and actor (Clipse and Re-Up Gang)
  • 1978 – Brent Harvey, Australian rules footballer
  • 1978 – Eddie House, American basketball player
  • 1978 – André Macanga, Angolan footballer
  • 1978 – Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 – Clinton Morrison, English-Irish footballer
  • 1979 – Edwige Lawson-Wade, French basketball player
  • 1979 – Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979 – Dan Auerbach, American singer/songwriter
  • 1980 – Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
  • 1980 – Eugene Martineau, Dutch athlete
  • 1980 – Júlia Sebestyén, Hungarian figure skater
  • 1980 – Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby player
  • 1982 – BeardyMan, English beat-boxer and musician
  • 1982 – Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • 1983 – Anahí, Mexican singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress (RBD)
  • 1983 – Keeley Donovan, English reporter
  • 1983 – Frank Gore, American football player
  • 1983 – Uroš Slokar, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1983 – Amber Tamblyn, American actress
  • 1983 – Tom Welham, English singer and guitarist (Thirteen Senses)
  • 1984 – Gary Ablett, Jr., Australian rules footballer
  • 1984 – Michael Rensing, German footballer
  • 1984 – Nigel Reo-Coker, English footballer
  • 1984 – Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook
  • 1984 – Olly Murs, English singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1984 – Luke Gregerson, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Sally Martin, New Zealand actress
  • 1985 – Simona Peycheva, Bulgarian gymnast
  • 1985 – Zack Ryder, American wrestler
  • 1986 – Alyosha, Ukrainian singer
  • 1986 – Marco Motta, Italian footballer
  • 1986 – Andrea Bovo, Italian footballer
  • 1986 – Sarbel, Greek singer
  • 1986 – Camila Sodi, Mexican actress
  • 1987 – Jeong Min-Hyeong, South Korean footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1987 – Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1987 – François Steyn, South African rugby player
  • 1988 – Jayne Appel, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • 1993 – Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer

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