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Day History: August-14

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Famous Birthdays


1297- Emperor Hanazono -of Japan (d. 1348)

1473- Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury -(d. 1541)

1479- Catherine of York -(d. 1527)

1575- Robert Hayman -English-Canadian poet and politician (d. 1629)

1599- Méric Casaubon -Swiss-English scholar (d. 1671)

1625- François de Harlay de Champvallon -French archbishop (d. 1695)

1642- Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(d. 1723)

1653- Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle -English colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (d. 1688)

1688- Frederick William I of Prussia -(d. 1740)

1714- Claude Joseph Vernet -French painter (d. 1789)

1727- Louise Élisabeth of France -(d. 1759)

1727- Princess Henriette of France -(d. 1752)

1738- Leopold Hofmann -Austrian composer (d. 1793)

1740- Pope Pius VII -(d. 1823)

1758- Carle Vernet -French painter (d. 1835)

1777- Hans Christian Ørsted -Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)

1817- Alexander H. Bailey -American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1874)

1840- Richard von Krafft-Ebing -German-Austrian psychologist and author (d. 1902)

1847- Robert Comtesse -Swiss politician (d. 1922)

1851- Yannoulis Chalepas -Greek sculptor (d. 1938)

1851- Doc Holliday -American dentist (d. 1887)

1857- Max Wagenknecht -German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1922)

1863- Ernest Thayer -American poet (d. 1940)

1865- Guido Castelnuovo -Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1952)

1866- Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin -Belgian mathematician and academic (d. 1962)

1867- Cupid Childs -American baseball player (d. 1912)

1867- John Galsworthy -English author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1933)

1871- Guangxu Emperor -of China (d. 1908)

1876- Alexander I of Serbia -(d. 1903)

1881- Francis Ford (actor)|Francis Ford -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)

1881- Edward Siegler -American gymnast (d. 1942)

1887- Marija Leiko -Latvian actress (d. 1937)

1889- Otto Tief -Estonian lawyer and politician, List of heads of government of Estonia|Prime Minister of Estoria (d. 1976)

1890- Bruno Tesch -German chemist and Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)

1892- Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji -English pianist, composer, and critic (d. 1988)

1893- Francis Dvornik -Czech priest and academic (d. 1975)

1895- Jack Gregory (cricketer)|Jack Gregory -Australian cricketer (d. 1973)

1896- Theodor Luts -Estonian director and cinematographer (d. 1980)

1899- Evelyn Kozak -American super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1901- Alice Rivaz -Swiss author (d. 1998)

1908- Manos Katrakis -Greek actor (d. 1984)

1909- Stuff Smith -American violinist (d. 1967)

1910- Willy Ronis -French photographer (d. 2009)

1910- Pierre Schaeffer -French composer and producer (d. 1995)

1911- Jan Koetsier -Dutch composer and conductor (d.2006)

1911- Vethathiri Maharishi -Indian spiritual leader (d. 2006)

1912- Frank Oppenheimer -American physicist and academic (d. 1985)

1913- Paul Dean (baseball)|Paul Dean -American baseball player (d. 1981)

1915- B. A. Santamaria -Australian journalist and activist (d. 1998)

1916- Fumio Fujimura -Japanese baseball player and manager (d. 1992)

1916- Wellington Mara -American businessman (d. 2005)

1922- Leslie Marr -English race car driver

1923- Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem -(d. 2000)

1924- Sverre Fehn -Norwegian architect, designed the Hedmark Museum (d. 2009)

1924- Holger Juul Hansen -Danish actor (d. 2013)

1924- Georges Prêtre -French conductor

1924- Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa -Tibetan spiritual leader (d. 1981)

1925- Russell Baker -American journalist and author

1926- Alice Ghostley -American actress and singer (d. 2007)

1926- René Goscinny -French author and illustrator (d. 1977)

1926- Buddy Greco -American singer and pianist

1926- Lina Wertmüller -Italian director and screenwriter

1929- Kinnaird R. McKee -American admiral (d. 2013)

1929- Gene Scott -American pastor and broadcaster (d. 2005)

1929- Dick Tiger -Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)

1930- Earl Weaver -American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

1931- Frederic Raphael -American journalist, author, and screenwriter

1932- Lee Hoffman -American author (d. 2007)

1933- Richard R. Ernst -Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1935- John Brodie -American football player and golfer

1936- Trevor Bannister -English actor (d. 2011)

1940- Galen Hall -American football player and coach

1940- Alexei Panshin -American author

1941- Lynne Cheney -American wife of Dick Cheney, 32nd Second Lady of the United States

1941- David Crosby -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and CPR (band)|CPR)

1941- Connie Smith -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942- Willie Dunn -Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

1942- Lionel Morton -English singer, guitarist, and television host (The Four Pennies)

1942- Jackie Oliver -English race car driver

1943- Ronnie Campbell -English politician

1944- John Dunt -English admiral

1945- Heidi Hartmann -American feminist economist

1945- Steve Martin -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1945- Wim Wenders -German director, producer, and screenwriter

1946- Antonio Fargas -American actor

1946- Larry Graham -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station)

1946- Susan Saint James -American actress

1946- Tom Walkinshaw -Scottish race car driver (d. 2010)

1947- Peter Christian -English actor

1947- Bruce Nash -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1947- Maddy Prior -English singer and dancer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters (band)|Silly Sisters, and The Carnival Band (folk group)|The Carnival Band)

1947- Danielle Steel -American author

1947- Jiro Taniguchi -Japanese illustrator

1947- Joop van Daele -Dutch footballer

1948- Terry Adams (musician)|Terry Adams -American pianist and composer (NRBQ)

1949- Bob Backlund -American wrestler

1949- Morten Olsen -Danish footballer and manager

1950- Gary Larson -American cartoonist

1951- Peter Blegvad -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and illustrator (Slapp Happy and The Lodge (band)|The Lodge)

1951- Slim Dunlap -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Replacements (band)|The Replacements)

1951- Norbert Hofmann (footballer born 1951)|Norbert Hofmann -German footballer and manager

1951- Carl Lumbly -American actor

1952- Debbie Meyer -American swimmer

1952- Alex van Warmerdam -Dutch actor, director, and screenwriter

1953- James Horner -American composer and conductor

1953- Cliff Johnson (game designer)|Cliff Johnson -American game designer

1954- Mark Fidrych -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)

1954- Stanley A. McChrystal -American general

1954- Christian Gross -Swiss footballer and coach

1955- Gillian Taylforth -English actress

1956- Jackée Harry -American actress and director

1956- Andy King (footballer, born 1956)|Andy King -English footballer and manager

1956- Rusty Wallace -American race car driver

1957- Peter Costello -Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Treasurer of Australia

1957- Gino Hernandez -American wrestler (d. 1986)

1957- Alim Qasimov -Azerbaijani singer

1958- Philip Dunne (born 1958)|Philip Dunne -English politician, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology

1958- Bobby Eaton -American wrestler

1959- Frank Brickowski -American basketball player

1959- Marcia Gay Harden -American actress

1959- Magic Johnson -American basketball player and coach

1960- Sarah Brightman -English singer-songwriter and actress

1960- Sharon Bryant -American singer (Atlantic Starr)

1960- Cecilia Gasdia -Italian soprano and actress

1960- Stet Howland -American drummer and songwriter (Killing Machine (band)|Killing Machine, W.A.S.P., Blackfoot (band)|Blackfoot, and Impellitteri)

1960- Fred Roberts -American basketball player

1961- Eddie Gilbert (wrestler)|Eddie Gilbert -American wrestler (d. 1995)

1961- Susan Olsen -American actress and singer

1962- Lady Bunny -American drag queen performer

1962- Mark Gubicza -American baseball player and sportscaster

1962- Andres Herkel -Estonian politician

1962- Rameez Raja -Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster

1963- David Aaron Baker -American actor

1964- Neal Anderson -American football player and coach

1965- Emmanuelle Béart -French actress

1965- Brannon Braga -American screenwriter and producer

1965- Mark Collins (musician)|Mark Collins -English guitarist and songwriter (The Charlatans (UK band)|The Charlatans and The Waltones)

1965- Terry Richardson -American photographer

1966- Halle Berry -American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States|Miss World United States 1986

1966- Karl Petter Løken -Swedish-Norwegian footballer and sportscaster

1967- Erik Gandini -Italian-Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter

1967- Dirk Rehbein -German footballer

1968- Pravin Amre -Indian cricketer and coach

1968- Catherine Bell (actress)|Catherine Bell -American actress

1968- Darren Clarke -Irish golfer

1968- Adrian Lester -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1968- Billy Mavreas -Greek-Canadian cartoonist

1968- Medy van der Laan -Dutch politician

1969- Tracy Caldwell Dyson -American chemist and astronaut

1969- DJ Uncle Al -American rapper and DJ (d. 2001)

1969- Stig Tøfting -Danish footballer and manager

1970- Kevin Cadogan -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Third Eye Blind)

1971- Raoul Bova -Italian actor, producer, and screenwriter

1971- Mark Loretta -American baseball player

1971- Pramodya Wickramasinghe -Sri Lankan cricketer

1972- Tamer El Said -Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter

1972- Yoo Jae-suk -South Korean comedian and actor

1972- Laurent Lamothe -Haitian politician, 15th Prime Minister of Haiti

1972- Jay Manuel -American make-up artist

1973- Jared Borgetti -Mexican footballer

1973- Daisuke Ishiwatari -Japanese game developer, voice actor, and composer, created ''Guilty Gear''

1973- Jay-Jay Okocha -Nigerian footballer

1973- Kieren Perkins -Australian swimmer

1974- Chucky Atkins -American basketball player

1974- Martin Bulloch -Scottish drummer (Mogwai)

1974- Christopher Gorham -American actor

1974- Ana Matronic -American singer-songwriter (Scissor Sisters)

1975- Mike Vrabel -American football player and coach

1976- Alex Albrecht -American television host, actor, and producer

1976- Steve Braun -Canadian actor

1976- Fabrizio Donato -Italian triple jumper

1977- Ed Harcourt -English singer-songwriter and producer

1977- Elisavet Mystakidou -Greek martial artist

1977- Juan Pierre -American baseball player

1978- Anastasios Kyriakos -Greek footballer

1978- Greg Rawlinson -South African-New Zealand rugby player

1978- Kate Ritchie -Australian actress

1979- Jérémie Bréchet -French footballer

1979- Paul Burgess (athlete)|Paul Burgess -Australian pole vaulter

1979- Yōichirō Morikawa -Japanese actor, director, and screenwriter

1980- Estrella Morente -Spanish singer

1980- Roy Williams (safety)|Roy Williams -American football player

1981- Earl Barron -American basketball player

1981- Matthew Etherington -English footballer

1981- Ray William Johnson -American video blogger

1981- Julius Jones -American football player

1981- Kofi Kingston -Ghanaian-American wrestler

1983- Elena Baltacha -Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (d. 2014)

1983- Mila Kunis -Ukrainian-American actress

1983- Black Milk -American rapper and producer

1983- Lamorne Morris -American actor and game show host

1983- Juan Oviedo -Dominican baseball player

1983- Spencer Pratt -American television personality

1984- Simon Andrews (motorcycle racer)|Simon Andrews -English motorcycle racer (d. 2014)

1984- Eva Birnerová -Czech tennis player

1984- Clay Buchholz -American baseball player

1984- Giorgio Chiellini -Italian footballer

1984- Kunzang Choden (sport shooter)|Kunzang Choden -Bhutanese target shooter

1984- Josh Gorges -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- Nick Grimshaw -English radio and television host

1984- Nicola Slater -Scottish tennis player

1984- Robin Söderling -Swedish tennis player

1984- Nicolette van Dam -Dutch actress

1985- Ashlynn Brooke -American porn actress, dancer, and model

1985- Christian Gentner -German footballer

1985- Shea Weber -Canadian ice hockey player

1986- Terin Humphrey -American gymnast

1986- Cameron Jerome -English footballer

1986- Mihkel Poll -Estonian pianist

1986- Braian Rodríguez -Uruguayan footballer

1987- James Buckley (actor)|James Buckley -English actor

1987- Cate Harrington -English porn actress

1987- Sinem Kobal -Turkish actress

1987- Tim Tebow -American football player

1988- Shahd Barmada -Syrian singer

1989- Florian Abel (footballer)|Florian Abel -German footballer

1989- Kyle Turris -Canadian ice hockey player

1990- Jaydee Bixby -Canadian singer-songwriter

1993- Gongchan -South Korean singer and actor (B1A4)

1993- Cassi Thomson -Australian-American actress and singer

1994- Kim Rodriguez -Filipino actress

1999- Garrett Ryan -American actor