Historical Birthdays

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🎂 Famous Historical Birthdays - May 14, 2021

1952 David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads)

1966 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers)

1942 Byron L Dorgan, (Rep-D-ND, 1981- )

1977 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1947 Karin Struck, writer

1970 Natasha Ryan, LA Calif, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man)

1917 Herta Ryder, literary agent

1942 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer

1944 Troy Shondell, rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell)

1943 Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)

1805 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer

1911 Hans Vogt, composer

1846 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)

1781 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian

1971 Raphael Wiggins, Oakland Calif, rapper (Lifelines)

1864 Eleanor Everest Freer, composer

1948 Robert Zemeckis, director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future)

1946 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits-Kinda Hush)

1983 Amber Tamblyn, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Emily Bowen-Gen Hospital)

1937 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)

1960 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)

1897 Sidney Bechet, US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader

1967 Shaun Creighton, Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)

1710 Adolf Frederik, king of Sweden (1751-70)

1964 James M Kelly, Burlington Iowa, Capt USAF/astronaut

1929 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)

1895 Lew Lehr, Phila, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One)

1934 Frederik von Pallandt, singer

1960 Frank Nobilo, Auckland NZ, Australasia golfer

1941 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)

1940 Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)

1891 Egon Kornauth, composer

1686 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Prussia, inventor (thermometer) [NS=5/24]

1906 Hastings Kamuzu Banda, president of Malawi (1964-94)

1977 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)

1939 M N Fathulin, cosmonaut

1946 Robert Jarvik, surgeon/inventor (Jarvik 7 artificial heart)

1953 Tom Cochrane, Toronto Canada, rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider)

1956 Steve Hogarth, Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)

1944 George Lucas, Modesto CA, director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones)

1316 Charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78)/emperor (1355-78)

1947 Al Ciner, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (American Breed)

1968 Hiroshi Matsuura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)

1966 Mark Jackson, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)

1925 Tristram Ogilvie Cary, composer

1931 Alvin Augustus Lucier Jr, composer

1966 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)

1892 Felix Petyrek, composer

1885 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)

1912 Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator

1883 Jan Olieslagers, Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil)

1951 Seasan Hubley, [Susan], NYC, actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore)

1881 Ed Walsh, pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)

1930 Phillipo Seed, social work academic

1965 Dave Widell, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)

1962 Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)

1965 Curt Harnett, Toronto Ontario, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96)

1933 Lajos Kovacs, Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire)

1927 Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer

1946 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer

1907 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)

1967 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, Des Moines Iowa, 400m runner

1948 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)

1937 Peter Frederic Williams, composer

1900 Billie Dove, [Lilian Bohny], NYC, actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride)

1959 Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)

1952 Donald R McMonagle, Flint Mich, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66)

1967 Valeria Marini, Rome Italy, sports commentator (Italian Soccer)

1883 Julian Eltinge, Mass, vaudeville star/greatest female impersonator

1966 Fabrice Morvan, Guadeloupe, singer (Milli Vanilli-Girl You Know)

1922 Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show)

1966 Fab Morvan, France, Lip Syncher (Milli Vanilli)

1919 Heloise, columnist (Heloise & her helpful hints) [or Apr 15, 1921?]

1917 Lou Harrison, Portland Oregon, composer (Rapunzel)

1652 Johann Philipp Fortsch, composer

1707 Antonio Teixeira, composer

1973 Shanice, [Wilson], Pittsburgh Pa, vocalist (Discovery, Loving You)

1930 Edward V "Ned" Regan, Planfield NJ, (Controller-R-NY, 1978- )

1911 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP

1925 Patrice Munsel, Spokane Wash, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show)

1955 [Jose] Dennis Martinez, Nicaragua, pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians)

1969 David William Wood, Boston, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)

1933 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)

1952 M J Smith, LPGA golfer

1955 Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)

1943 Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )

1976 Terrance Cauthen, Trenton NJ, lightweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)

1919 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)

1898 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer

1679 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer

1909 Vladimir Alatortsev, USSR, International Chess Master (1950)

1926 Cestmir Gregor, composer

1959 Connie Brighton, Wichita Falls TX, playmate (Sept, 1982)

1893 Ivan Alexandrovich Vishnegradsky, composer

1968 Gillian Anderson, actress (Dana Sculley-X Files)

1830 George Pierce Doles, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

1947 Tamara Dobson, Baltimore MD, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones)

1973 Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)

1870 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer

1977 Cesarina Mejia, Miss Dominican Republic Universe (1997)

1972 Chad Cascadden, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)

1965 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)

1944 Francesca Annis, London England, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune)

1947 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)

1967 Tony Siragusa, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Balt Ravens)

1978 Heather Brink, Lincoln Neb, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1942 Lord McAlpine, English contractor/multi-millionaire

1836 James Patrick Major, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

1964 Nancy Sorel, actress (Generations, Black Foix)

1962 Martin Rongen, Dutch pop drummer (Rowwen HЉze-Boem)

1948 Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)

1926 Eric Morecambe, London, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace)

1957 William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)

1922 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker

1950 Mark Blum, Newark NJ, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio)

1974 Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)

1973 John Davis, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

1970 Sylvester Stanley, WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire)

1951 Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

1867 Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)

1953 Bill Meek, Upland PA, prone rifle (Olympics-8th-1996)

1918 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)

1915 Harry Joseph Chick Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers)

1923 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], NYC, photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar)

1895 Renato Lunelli, composer

1975 Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1956 Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, US, sci-fi author (Hawk of May)

1943 Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wilbur Mills' lover

1961 Tim Roth, London England, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo)

1944 Gene Cornish, Ottawa, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals)

1780 Auguste De Polignac, premier France (R‚ponse … mes adversaires)

1888 Miles Mander, Wolverhampton England, actor (Tower of London)

1900 Leo Smit, composer

1962 C C Deville, rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)

1846 Pieter W A Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18)

1771 Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist

1965 Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)

1936 Bobby Darin, [Walden Waldo Cassotto], Bronx, singer (Mack the Knife)

1907 Dick Bentley, entertainer

1892 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer

1924 Joly Braga Santos, composer

1959 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)

1898 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer

1798 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian

1727 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized

1974 Keram Malichi-Sanchez, actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard)

1816 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer

1906 James Flavin, Portland Me, actor (Man With a Camera)

1963 Pat Borders, Columbus OH, catcher (California Angels)

1943 Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, guitarist

1960 David Duchovny, actor (X Files)

1942 Tony Perez, baseball player

1948 Walter Olkewicz, Bayonne NJ, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors)

1937 Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)

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