Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 14th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 14th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

Welcome, dear readers! It brings me great joy to present a heartfelt tribute to the remarkable individuals born on this significant date. Today, we commemorate the birth anniversary of a diverse array of extraordinary personalities who have left an indelible mark on the world.

Year Person
459 B’utz Aj Sak Chiik, Mayan king (d. 501)
1316 John I of France (d. 1316)
1397 Pope Nicholas V (d. 1455)
1498 Eleanor of Austria (d. 1558)
1511 Johannes Secundus, Dutch poet and author (d. 1536)
1556 Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)
1559 Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Governor of the Low Countries (d. 1621)
1607 Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)
1660 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian and orientalist (d. 1746)
1661 Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss-American settler and author (d. 1743)
1688 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1757)
1692 Eusebius Amort, German poet and theologian (d. 1775)
1708 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1778)
1738 William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (d. 1822)
1741 Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss poet and physiognomist (d. 1801)
1746 Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1809)
1757 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (d. 1830)
1776 José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Mexican journalist and author (d. 1827)
1784 Jérôme Bonaparte, French husband of Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1860)
1791 Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1869)
1793 Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (d. 1880)
1849 Mary E. Byrd, American astronomer and educator (d. 1934)
1852 Tewfik Pasha, Egyptian ruler (d. 1892)
1859 Christopher Hornsrud, Norwegian businessman and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960)
1862 Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1946)
1868 Emil Racoviță, Romanian biologist, zoologist, and explorer (d. 1947)
1873 Sara Josephine Baker, American physician and academic (d. 1945)
1874 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (d. 1941)
1874 August Krogh, Danish zoologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
1879 Lewis Stone, American actor (d. 1953)
1881 Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (d. 1960)
1882 Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (d. 1965)
1886 René Guénon, French-Egyptian philosopher and author (d. 1951)
1887 Marianne Moore, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1972)
1887 Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter and educator (d. 1986)
1888 Artie Matthews, American pianist and composer (d. 1958)
1890 Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (d. 1969)
1891 W. Averell Harriman, American businessman and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1986)
1891 Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (d. 1944)
1892 Naomi Childers, American actress (d. 1964)
1895 Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1895 Antoni Słonimski, Polish journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)
1896 Leonard Lord, English businessman (d. 1967)
1897 Aneurin Bevan, Welsh journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1960)
1897 Sacheverell Sitwell, English author and critic (d. 1988)
1899 Avdy Andresson, Estonian-American soldier and diplomat, Estonian Minister of War (d. 1990)
1903 Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 1974)
1905 Mantovani, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1980)
1906 Curtis LeMay, American general and politician (d. 1990)
1907 Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel (d. 1944)
1908 Carlo Abarth, Italian engineer and businessman, founded Abarth (d. 1979)
1912 Harald Keres, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2010)
1912 Yi Wu, Japanese-Korean colonel (d. 1945)
1913 Jack Dyer, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2003)
1913 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist and poet (d. 2005)
1914 V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge (d. 2014)
1916 Nita Barrow, Barbadian nurse and politician, 7th Governor-General of Barbados (d. 1995)
1916 Bill Melendez, Mexican-American voice actor, animator, director, and producer (d. 2008)
1919 Carol Bruce, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
1919 Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (d. 2017)
1920 Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1922 Francis Brunn, German juggler (d. 2004)
1922 David Sidney Feingold, American biochemist and academic
1922 Francesco Rosi, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1923 Văn Cao, Vietnamese composer, poet, and painter (d. 1995)
1923 Samuel Klein, Polish-Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, founded Casas Bahia (d. 2014)
1924 Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2013)
1925 Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2014)
1926 Thomas Williams, American author and academic (d. 1990)
1928 C. W. McCall, American singer-songwriter and politician
1928 Seldon Powell, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1997)
1929 Ed Asner, American actor, singer, and producer
1929 Joe Hinton, American singer (d. 1968)
1930 J. G. Ballard, English novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2009)
1930 Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (d. 2015)
1931 John Kerr, American actor, singer, and lawyer (d. 2013)
1931 Mwai Kibaki, Kenyan economist and politician, 3rd President of Kenya
1931 Pascal Lissouba, Congolese politician, President of the Republic of the Congo
1932 Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter and actress
1932 Clyde McPhatter, American singer (d. 1972)
1932 Alvin Plantinga, American philosopher, author, and academic
1933 Gloria Foster, American actress (d. 2001)
1933 Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)
1934 Joanna Barnes, American actress and author
1934 Peter Dickinson, English pianist and composer
1935 Nera White, American basketball player (d. 2016)
1936 H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1936 Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
1936 Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (d. 1998)
1937 Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
1937 Yaphet Kotto, American actor and screenwriter
1939 Terry Bradbury, English footballer and manager
1939 Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (d. 2015)
1940 Roberto Cavalli, Italian fashion designer
1940 Tony Mendez, American CIA technical operations officer
1940 Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor and screenwriter
1940 Hank Wangford, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and physician
1940 Sam Waterston, American actor
1941 Rick Kemp, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1941 Daniel Pinkwater, American author and illustrator
1942 Daniel Barenboim, Argentinian-Israeli pianist and conductor
1945 Roger Donaldson, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1945 Bob Gunton, American actor and singer
1945 Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian-Swedish singer (ABBA)
1946 Vassilis Goumas, Greek basketball player
1947 Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lankan cardinal
1947 Bill Richardson, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1947 Ken Sutcliffe, Australian journalist and sportscaster
1948 Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician
1950 Egon Vaupel, German lawyer and politician, 16th Mayor of Marburg
1951 Beverly D’Angelo, American actress, singer, and producer
1952 Rick Atkinson, American journalist, historian, and author
1952 Randy Savage, American wrestler (d. 2011)
1953 James Widdoes, American actor, director, and producer
1954 Kevin S. Bright, American director and producer
1954 Emma Dent Coad, British politician
1954 Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Polish journalist and politician, 3rd President of Poland
1954 Randy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1954 Tony Thompson, American R&B, disco, and rock drummer (d. 2003)
1955 Joe Leeway, English pop singer-songwriter and percussionist
1956 Michael Hampton, American guitarist and producer
1957 Kevin Eubanks, American guitarist and composer
1957 Harold Marcuse, American historian and educator
1957 Michael Woythe, German footballer and manager
1958 Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Australian actor and director
1958 Gu Kailai, Chinese lawyer and businesswoman
1958 Lesley Laird, British politician
1959 Tibor Fischer, English author
1960 Dawn Airey, English broadcaster
1962 Mark Acres, American basketball player and educator
1962 Judy Gold, American comedian, actress, and producer
1963 Andrew Castle, English tennis player and television host
1963 Benny Elias, Lebanese-Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1963 Kevin J. O’Connor, American actor
1964 Stelios Aposporis, Greek footballer and manager
1964 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2011)
1964 Tiit Sokk, Estonian basketball player and coach
1965 Nigel Bond, English snooker player
1965 Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
1966 Rachel True, American actress
1967 Greg Anthony, American basketball player and sportscaster
1967 Cynthia Breazeal, American computer scientist, roboticist, and academic
1967 Pedro Borbón, Jr., Dominican baseball player
1967 E-40, American rapper and actor (The Click)
1967 Wayne Harrison, English footballer (d. 2013)
1967 François Ozon, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1967 Gus Poyet, Uruguayan footballer and manager
1967 Jon Preston, New Zealand rugby player
1968 Ol’ Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (d. 2004)
1968 Fausto Brizzi, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
1968 Teodoro Casiño, Filipino journalist and politician
1968 Jennifer Charles, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1968 Uwe Rösler, German footballer and manager
1970 Ilija Aračić, Croatian footballer and coach
1970 Jack Ingram, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970 Alexander Kvitashvili, Georgian-Ukrainian academic and politician, 19th Ukrainian Minister of Healthcare
1970 Patrick M’Boma, Cameroonian footballer
1971 Jay Harrington, American actor
1971 Martin Pieckenhagen, German footballer
1972 Jonny Lee Miller, English-American actor
1973 Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress
1973 Alamgir Sheriyar, English cricketer
1974 Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1975 Scott Henshall, English fashion designer
1975 Yannick Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 Boris Živković, Croatian footballer
1976 Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian, actor, and stuntman
1976 Virginie Ledoyen, French actress
1976 Sule, Indonesian comedian and actor
1977 Sean Murray, American actor
1977 Peter Phillips, English businessman
1977 Robaire Smith, American football player
1978 Floyd Womack, American football player
1979 Josemi, Spanish footballer
1979 Brooks Bollinger, American football player and coach
1979 Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
1981 Drew Hodgdon, American football player
1981 Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
1982 D. J. Fitzpatrick, American football player
1982 Rio Hirai, Japanese actress
1982 Joe Kowalewski, American football player
1982 Benjamin Krause, German rugby player
1982 Giaan Rooney, Australian swimmer
1982 Lofa Tatupu, American football player
1982 Kalu Uche, Nigerian footballer
1983 Dominic Carroll, Gibraltarian runner
1983 Sasha Pavlović, Serbian basketball player
1983 Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
1985 Charron Fisher, American basketball player
1985 Simon Spender, Welsh footballer
1986 Coye Francies, American football player
1986 Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player
1986 Jerry Roush, American singer-songwriter
1987 Isaiah Osbourne, English footballer
1988 Morgan Parra, French rugby player
1988 Billy Twelvetrees, English rugby player
1989 Jonalyn Viray, Filipino singer
1991 Maxime Colin, French footballer
1991 Shailene Woodley, American actress
1992 Sofia Goggia, Italian skier
1992 Minami Minegishi, Japanese singer
1992 Daniela Seguel, Chilean tennis player
1992 Trevor Story, American baseball player
1992 Kevin Wimmer, Austrian footballer
1993 Paulo Dybala, Argentine footballer
1993 Saaya Irie, Japanese actress and singer
1994 Bryce Cartwright, Australian rugby league player
1995 Karl-Anthony Towns, Dominican-American basketball player

As we come to the end of this tribute to today’s famous birthdays, let us carry forward the inspiration and lessons gleaned from these exceptional individuals. Their journeys remind us that with determination, passion, and resilience, we can leave our own unique imprint on the world. May their stories serve as a guiding light, igniting the spark within each of us to pursue greatness and make a positive impact.

Stay tuned for more insightful posts dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions of notable personalities. Their stories continue to resonate and inspire, shaping the course of history and leaving an unforgettable legacy for generations to come. Until next time, may the spirit of these extraordinary individuals continue to guide and inspire you on your own remarkable journey.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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