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Day History: October-14

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Famous Birthdays


1257- Przemysł II -of Poland (d. 1296)

1404- Marie of Anjou -(d. 1463)

1493- Shimazu Tadayoshi -Japanese daimyo (d. 1568)

1542- Akbar -Mughal emperor (d. 1605)

1563- Jodocus Hondius -Flemish engraver and cartographer (d. 1611)

1630- Sophia of Hanover -(d. 1714)

1633- James II of England -(d. 1701)

1639- Simon van der Stel -Dutch commander and politician, 1st Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony (d. 1712)

1641- Joachim Tielke -German instrument maker (d. 1719)

1643- Bahadur Shah I -Mughal emperor (d. 1712)

1644- William Penn -English businessman, founded the Province of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

1687- Robert Simson -Scottish mathematician and academic (d. 1768)

1712- George Grenville -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1770)

1726- Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham -Scottish-English admiral and politician (d. 1813)

1733- François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt -Austrian field marshal (d. 1798)

1784- Ferdinand VII of Spain -(d. 1833)

1790- Thursday October Christian I -English son of Fletcher Christian (d. 1831)

1801- Joseph Plateau -Belgian physicist and academic, created the Phenakistoscope (d. 1883)

1806- Preston King (politician)|Preston King -American politician (d. 1865)

1824- Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli -French painter (d. 1886)

1840- Dmitry Pisarev -Russian author and critic (d. 1868)

1842- Joe Start -American baseball player and manager (d. 1927)

1848- Byron Edmund Walker -Canadian banker and philanthropist (d. 1924)

1853- John William Kendrick -American engineer and businessman (d. 1924)

1853- Ciprian Porumbescu -Ukrainian-Romanian composer and educator (d. 1883)

1861- Artur Gavazzi -Croatian geographer and academic (d. 1944)

1869- Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen -English art dealer (d. 1939)

1872- Reginald Doherty -English tennis player (d. 1910)

1873- Ray Ewry -American jumper (d. 1937)

1873- Jules Rimet -French businessman (d. 1954)

1882- Éamon de Valera -American-Irish academic and politician, 3rd President of Ireland (d. 1975)

1882- Charlie Parker (cricketer)|Charlie Parker -English cricketer, coach, and umpire (d. 1959)

1884- Jimmy Conlin -American actor and singer (d. 1962)

1888- Katherine Mansfield -New Zealand-English author (d. 1923)

1890- Dwight D. Eisenhower -American general and politician, 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)

1892- Sumner Welles -American politician and diplomat, 11th Under Secretary of State (d. 1961)

1893- Lillian Gish -American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

1893- Lois Lenski -American author and illustrator (d. 1974)

1894- E. E. Cummings -American poet and playwright (d. 1962)

1898- Thomas William Holmes -Canadian sergeant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1950)

1900- W. Edwards Deming -American statistician, educator, and author (d. 1993)

1902- Learco Guerra -Italian cyclist and manager (d. 1963)

1904- Christian Pineau -French politician, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1995)

1906- Hassan al-Banna -Egyptian religious leader, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)

1906- Hannah Arendt -German-American philosopher and theorist (d. 1975)

1907- Allan Jones (actor)|Allan Jones -American actor and singer (d. 1992)

1908- Ruth Hale (playwright and actress)|Ruth Hale -American actress and playwright (d. 2003)

1909- Dorothy Kingsley -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996)

1909- Bernd Rosemeyer -German race car driver (d. 1938)

1910- John Wooden -American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)

1911- Lê Đức Thọ -Vietnamese general and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)

1914- Harry Brecheen -American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)

1914- Raymond Davis, Jr. -American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)

1914- Dick Durrance -American skier (d. 2004)

1914- Alexis Rannit -Estonian poet and critic (d. 1985)

1915- Loris Francesco Capovilla -Italian cardinal

1916- C. Everett Koop -American admiral and surgeon, 13th United States Surgeon General (d. 2013)

1918- Marcel Chaput -Canadian biochemist, journalist, and politician (d. 1991)

1918- Frances E. Nealy -American actress (d. 1997)

1921- José Arraño Acevedo -Chilean journalist and historian (d. 2009)

1923- Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett -English politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

1924- Robert Webber -American actor (d. 1989)

1925- Clancy Lyall -American sergeant (d. 2012)

1926- Willy Alberti -Dutch singer and actor (d. 1985)

1926- Bill Justis -American saxophonist, composer, and producer (d. 1982)

1927- Roger Moore -English actor and producer

1928- Frank E. Resnik -American chemist and businessman (d. 1995)

1929- Yvon Durelle -Canadian boxer and wrestler (d. 2007)

1930- Robert Parker (singer)|Robert Parker -American singer and saxophonist

1930- Mobutu Sese Seko -Congolese soldier and politician, President of Zaire (d. 1997)

1931- Nikhil Banerjee -Indian sitar player and composer (d. 1986)

1932- Enrico Di Giuseppe -American tenor and actor (d. 2005)

1932- Anatoly Larkin -Russian-American physicist and academic (d. 2005)

1932- Dyanne Thorne -American model and actress

1935- La Monte Young -American composer

1936- Hans Kraay -Dutch footballer and manager

1936- Jürg Schubiger -Swiss psychotherapist and author (d. 2014)

1938- John Dean -American lawyer and author, 13th White House Counsel

1938- Elizabeth Esteve-Coll -English curator and academic

1938- Ron Lancaster -American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2008)

1938- Shula Marks -South African historian and academic

1938- Farah Pahlavi -Iranian wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1939- Ralph Lauren -American fashion designer, founded the Ralph Lauren Corporation

1939- Rocky Thompson (golfer)|Rocky Thompson -American golfer and politician

1940- Perrie Mans -South African snooker player

1940- Cliff Richard -Indian-English singer-songwriter and actor

1940- Christopher Timothy -Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter

1941- Jerry Glanville -American football player and coach

1941- Art Shamsky -American baseball player and manager

1941- Roger Taylor (tennis)|Roger Taylor -English tennis player

1942- Evelio Javier -Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1986)

1942- Péter Nádas -Hungarian author and playwright

1944- Udo Kier -German-American actor, singer, and director

1945- Colin Hodgkinson -English bass player (Whitesnake and The Spencer Davis Group)

1945- Daan Jippes -Dutch author and illustrator

1945- Lesley Joseph -English actress

1945- Alan Williams -Welsh journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

1946- François Bozizé -Gabonese general and politician, List of heads of state of the Central African Republic and Central African Empire|President of the Central African Republic

1946- Justin Hayward -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Moody Blues)

1946- Dan McCafferty -Scottish singer-songwriter (Nazareth (band)|Nazareth)

1946- Al Oliver -American baseball player

1946- Craig Venter -American biologist, geneticist, and academic

1947- Norman Harris -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (MFSB) (d. 1987)

1947- Nikolai Volkoff -Croatian-American wrestler

1948- Marcia Barrett -Jamaican-English singer (Boney M)

1948- Gerard Murphy (Irish actor)|Gerard Murphy -Irish-English actor (d. 2013)

1948- David Ruprecht -American game show host and actor

1949- Damian Lau -Hong Kong actor, director, and producer

1949- Katy Manning -English-Australian actress and production manager

1949- Françoise Pascal -Mauritian-English actress

1949- Katha Pollitt -American poet and author

1949- Dave Schultz (ice hockey)|Dave Schultz -Canadian ice hockey player and referee

1950- Joey Travolta -American actor, director, and producer

1951- Aad van den Hoek -Dutch cyclist

1952- Harry Anderson -American actor and screenwriter

1952- Nikolai Andrianov -Russian gymnast and coach (d. 2011)

1952- Rick Aviles -American actor (d. 1995)

1953- Shelley Ackerman -American astrologer, actress, and singer

1953- Greg Evigan -American actor and singer

1954- Carole Malone -English journalist

1954- Mordechai Vanunu -Moroccan-Israeli technician and academic

1955- Iwona Blazwick -English curator and critic

1955- Arleen Sorkin -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1956- Beth Daniel -American golfer

1956- Jennell Jaquays -American game designer

1957- Michel Després -Canadian politician

1957- Kenny Neal -American actor, singer, and guitarist (Downchild Blues Band)

1958- Thomas Dolby -English singer-songwriter and producer

1958- Aino-Maija Luukkonen -Finnish politician

1959- A. J. Pero -American drummer (Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob)

1960- Steve Cram -English runner and coach

1960- Zbigniew Kruszyński -Polish footballer

1961- Isaac Mizrahi -American fashion designer

1962- Jaan Ehlvest -Estonian chess player

1962- Trevor Goddard -English-American actor (d. 2003)

1962- Chris Thomas King -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1963- Yim Jae-beom -South Korean singer (Sinawe)

1963- Lori Petty -American actress, director, and screenwriter

1963- Alessandro Safina -Italian tenor

1964- Joe Girardi -American baseball player and manager

1964- David Kaye -Canadian voice actor

1964- Olu Oguibe -Nigerian-American painter, author, and critic

1964- Jim Rome -American radio host

1965- Steve Coogan -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Jüri Jaanson -Estonian rower and politician

1965- Constantine Koukias -Greek-Australian flute player and composer

1965- Karyn White -American singer-songwriter

1966- Mark Nyman -English Scrabble player

1967- Cha In-pyo -South Korean actor and singer

1967- Pat Kelly (infielder)|Pat Kelly -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1967- Sylvain Lefebvre -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1967- Jason Plato -English race car driver

1967- Savanna Samson -American porn actress

1967- Stephen A. Smith -American sportscaster and actor

1968- Jay Ferguson (Canadian musician)|Jay Ferguson -Canadian guitarist (Sloan (band)|Sloan)

1968- Johnny Goudie -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Goudie (band)|Goudie)

1968- Matthew Le Tissier -English footballer and journalist

1968- Timothy Lincoln Beckwith -American lawyer

1968- Dwayne Schintzius -American basketball player (d. 2012)

1969- P. J. Brown -American basketball player

1969- David Strickland -American actor (d. 1999)

1970- Martin Barbarič -Czech footballer and coach (d. 2013)

1970- Jim Jackson (basketball)|Jim Jackson -American basketball player and sportscaster

1970- Takako Katou -Japanese actress and singer (Lip's and Nanatsuboshi)

1970- Meelis Lindmaa -Estonian footballer

1970- Daniela Peštová -Czech model and actress

1970- Jon Seda -American actor

1970- Pär Zetterberg -Swedish footballer

1971- Jorge Costa -Portuguese footballer and manager

1972- Erika de Lone -American tennis player

1973- Lasha Zhvania -Georgian politician

1974- Jessica Drake -American porn actress and director

1974- Samuel José da Silva Vieira -Brazilian footballer

1974- Natalie Maines -American singer-songwriter (Dixie Chicks)

1974- Viktor Röthlin -Swiss runner

1974- Joseph Utsler -American rapper, producer, wrestler, and actor (Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Rydas, and Dark Lotus)

1975- Michael Duberry -English footballer

1975- Floyd Landis -American cyclist

1975- Shaznay Lewis -English singer-songwriter and actress (All Saints (group)|All Saints)

1976- Tillakaratne Dilshan -Sri Lankan cricketer

1976- Nataša Kejžar -Slovenian swimmer

1976- Henry Mateo -Dominican baseball player

1977- Saeed Ajmal -Pakistani cricketer

1977- Bianca Beauchamp -Canadian model

1977- Tina Dico -Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977- Joey Didulica -Australian-Croatian footballer and manager

1977- Barry Ditewig -Dutch footballer

1977- Jeffrey Garcia -American voice actor

1977- Carl Johan Grimmark -Swedish guitarist (Narnia (band)|Narnia, Saviour Machine, Rob Rock, and Beautiful Sin)

1977- Jonathan Kerrigan -English actor and composer

1977- Kelly Schumacher -American-Canadian basketball and volleyball player

1978- Usher (entertainer)|Usher -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1978- Justin Lee Brannan -American guitarist (Most Precious Blood (band)|Most Precious Blood and Indecision (band)|Indecision)

1978- Ryan Church -American baseball player

1978- Paul Hunter -English snooker player (d. 2006)

1978- Jana Macurová -Czech tennis player

1978- Steven Thompson (Scottish footballer)|Steven Thompson -Scottish footballer

1978- Javon Walker -American football player

1979- Stacy Keibler -American wrestler and actress

1979- Liina-Grete Lilender -Estonian figure skater and coach

1980- Paúl Ambrosi -Ecuadorian footballer

1980- Scott Kooistra -American football player

1980- Niels Lodberg -Danish footballer

1980- Terrence McGee -American football player

1980- Ben Whishaw -English actor

1981- Boof Bonser -American baseball player

1981- Gautam Gambhir -Indian cricketer

1982- Ryan Hall (runner)|Ryan Hall -American runner

1982- Matt Roth -American football player

1983- Lin Dan -Chinese badminton player

1983- Betty Heidler -German hammer thrower

1983- Vanessa Lane -American porn actress

1984- Baby Fae -American medical patient (d. 1984)

1984- LaRon Landry -American football player

1984- Alex Scott (footballer, born 1984)|Alex Scott -English foorballer

1985- Sherlyn González -Mexican actress and singer

1985- Daniel Clark (actor)|Daniel Clark -American actor

1985- Alexandre Sarnes Negrão -Brazilian race car driver

1986- Tom Craddock -English footballer

1986- Skyler Shaye -American actress

1987- Jay Pharoah -American comedian and actor

1988- Will Atkinson -English footballer

1988- MacKenzie Mauzy -American actress and singer

1988- Glenn Maxwell -Australian cricketer

1988- Max Thieriot -American actor

1988- Mario Titone -Italian footballer

1988- Pia Toscano -American singer

1989- Mia Wasikowska -Australian actress

1990- Jordan Clark (cricketer)|Jordan Clark -English cricketer

1990- Raquel Diaz -American wrestler and singer

1991- Shona McGarty -English actress

1992- Ahmed Musa (footballer)|Ahmed Musa -Nigerian footballer

1992- Savannah Outen -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1992- Khagendra Thapa Magar -Nepali dwarf

1999- Daniel Roche -English actor

2001- Rowan Blanchard -American actress and singer

2002- Youssif (burn victim)|Youssif -Iraqi burn victim