December 14 Birthdays in History - December 14 Deaths - December 14 Events



1988 Vanessa Hudgens, born in Salinas, California, actress, singer, debut album, titled, 'V', certified Gold, screen debut, drama film, 'Thirteen', 2003, known for playing role of Gabriella Montez in High School Musical series
1979 Michael Owen, born in Chester, England, professional soccer player, striker, plays for Manchester United
1977 Tisha Dabber, Shelbyville Indiana, actress, New Mickey Mouse Club
1975 Inga Drozdova, Latvia, playmate, Nov, 1997
1975 James Cotton, NBA guard, Seattle Supersonics
1975 Tamecka Dixon, WNBA guard for the Los Angeles Sparks
1974 Billy Koch, Garden City, New York, baseball pitcher 1996 Olympics bronze
1973 Eelco Wassenaar, Netherlands, U.S. field hockey midfielder 1996 Olympics
1972 Johnny Mcwilliams, tight end for the Arizona Cardinals
1971 Chris Therien, Ottawa, NHL defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers
1971 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus/shot putter 1996 Olympics
1970 Bradford Banta, NFL tight end for the Indianapolis Colts
1970 Beth Orton, English Musician
1969 Arthur Numan, born in Heemskerk, Netherlands, professional soccer player, played for FC Twente, Rangers, played left back, team manager for Netherlands B squad
1969 Craig Jones, born in Nambour, Australia, Canadian Tour golfer, New Zealand Open 1994
1969 Dave Nilsson, Brisbane Australia, catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers
1969 Rogerick Green, NFL cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1968 Cees Marbus, soccer player, Go Ahead Eagles
1968 Jamie Crysdale, CFL corner for the Calgary Stampeders
1967 Ali Wood, born in Long Beach, California, WPVA volleyballer, U.S. Open-13th-1995
1967 Eldridge Recasner, NBA guard, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets
1967 Noelle Beck, Baltimore, actress, Trisha-Loving, Fletch Lives
1966 Anthony Mason, NBA forward, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets
1966 Bill Ranford, Brandon Man, NHL goalie, Team Canada, Boston
1966 Carl Herrera, NBA forward for the San Antonio Spurs
1966 Sarah Zettel, American Author
1965 Christine Burton, born in Adelaide, Australia, golfer, 1990 T25 Victorian Open
1965 Craig Biggio, Smithtown, New York, infielder for the Houston Astros
1965 Ken Hill, Lynn, Massachusetts, pitcher for the Texas Rangers
1965 Lawrence Clay-Bey, Hartford, Connecticut, super heavyweight boxer 1996 Olympics
1964 C[arl] J[eff] Snare, Washington D.C., vocalist, Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime
1964 Chelsea Noble, actress, Kate-Growing Pains
1963 Cindy Gibb, Bennington Vt, actress, Search for Tomorrow, Youngblood
1962 Bharat Arun, cricketer, Indian pace bowler late-80's
1962 Chris Dahlquist, Fridley, NHL defenseman, Ottawa Senators
1961 Jeff Robinson, baseball player, Det, Balt
1960 Catherine G Coleman, Charleston, South Carolina, Phd/Captain USAF/astronaut, STS-73
1959 Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
1958 Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist, Weekend at Waikiki
1958 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker, Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior
1958 Spider Stacy, English rock vocalist, The Pogues
1958 Steven Rock-Savage, Mellville Louisiana, LSU, actor
1956 Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein, Slalom, Olympic-2 gold-1980
1956 T K Carter, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck
1955 Jane Crafter, born in Perth, Australia, golfer, 1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams
1954 Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisconsin, NASCAR racer, Winston Cup
1954 Eva Mattes, Tegernsee Germany, actress, Celeste, Man Like Eva
1954 Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut, STS-55
1954 Ib Anderson, Copenhagen, ballet dancer
1954 Steven Glenwood MacLean, Ottawa Ontario, astronaut, STS-52
1953 Joe Toplyn, Boston, comedic writer, Late Night with David Letterman
1953 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor, Octopussy
1952 Tamara Danz, born in Breitungen, Germany, singer with famous band Gitarreros, known as "Tina Turner of the East"
1952 John Lurie, American Actor
1951 Jan Timman, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dutch chess player, Grandmaster, won International Master title in 1971 and 1974, won 1976 Chess Olympiads gold medal
1950 Vicki Michelle, Essex England, actress, Virgin Witch, Allo Allo
1949 Bill Buckner, born in California, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series
1949 Cliff Williams, Sydney Australia, rock bassist, AC/DC-Highway to Hell
1949 Dee Wallace Stone, Deanna Bowers, born in Kansas City, Missouri, actress, Critters, 10, ET
1948 Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host
1948 Lester Bangs, American Critic
1947 Christopher Parkening, born in Los Angeles, California, guitarist, transcribed sacred music
1946 Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer, Hannie Schaft
1946 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist, Them Coleraine
1946 Jane Birkin, born in London, England, actress, Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust
1946 Joyce Vincent Wilson, born in Detroit, Michigan, singer, Tony Orlando and Dawn
1946 Michael Ovitz, president, Walt Disney Co
1946 Patty Duke, Anna Marie, born in Elmhurst, New York, actress, Miracle Worker
1946 Ruth Fuchs, born in East Germany, javelin thrower, Gold Medals 1972, 1976 Olympics
1946 Stanley R Smith, tennis champ, Wimbledon 1972, U.S. Open-1971
1945 Stanley Crouch, American Critic
1943 Frank Allen, rock vocalist, Searchers-Needles and Pins
1942 Rex Thompson, New York City, actor, Young Bess, King and I, Her 12 Men
1941 Barry Hadlee, cricketer, bro of Dayle and Richard, New Zealand World Cup 1975
1939 Ernest Davis, 1st black to win Heisman Trophy, 1961
1939 Marilyn Cooper, New York City, actress, Broadway Bound, Survivors
1938 Charlie Griffith, cricketer, WI fast bowler, or did he chuck?,
1938 Hal Williams, Columbus Ohio, actor, Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford and Son
1938 Janette Scott, actress, Day of the Triffids
1938 Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian
1938 Stewart Brand, American Author
1936 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, New York City, PhD/astronaut, STS-9, STS-35
1935 Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bath England, actress, Search for the Nile
1935 David White, cricketer, England opening attack Brown and White vs. Pak 1961
1935 Lee Remick, born in Quincy, Massachusetts, actress, Days of Wine and Rose, Long Hot Summer
1935 Lewis Arquette, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Horror Show, Book of Love
1934 Petrus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist
1933 Leo N Wright, U.S. saxophonist, I left my heart in SF
1932 Abbe Lane, Brooklyn, aka Mrs. Xavier Cugat/singer, Xavier Cugat Show
1932 Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt, Arkansas, vocalist, Behind Closed Doors
1932 George Furth, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor/dir, Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings
1929 Ron Nelson, composer
1927 Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister, VVD, 1982-86
1926 Frank King, cricketer, WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts
1924 Marion Morgan, singer, Stop the Music
1924 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier 1956 Olympics gold
1924 Raj Kapoor, Indian Actor
1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer, Evenings, Dear Guys
1923 Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
1923 Sully Boyar, New York City, actor, Car Wash
1922 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback, Chicago Cardinals
1922 Don Hewitt, New York City, CBS news executive producer, 60 Minutes
1920 Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter
1920 Quinton Hazell, businessman
1919 Shirley Jackson, U.S., writer, Road Through the Wall
1917 Elyse Knox, Hartford, Connecticut, actress, Hit the Ice, Black Gold
1917 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner, West Indian of post-WWII years
1915 Clay Warnick, born in Tacoma, Washington, choral director, Jimmie Rodgers Show
1914 Karl Carstens, German, CDU, President Germany, 1979-84
1914 Rosalyn Tureck, born in Chicago, Illinois, pianist, Bach and Rock
1912 Morey Amsterdam, born in Chicago, Illinois, comedian, Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show
1911 Ota Adler, Czechoslovakian/British fur trader/founder, Federal Trust
1911 Spike Jones, born in Long Beach, California, composer, In a Secluded Rendesvous
1909 Edward L Tatum, U.S., molecular geneticist, Nobel 1958
1909 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, harpist/founder Eduard of Beinumstichting
1909 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American Scientist
1908 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor, Judge Fulton-Persuaders
1907 Guy Middleton, Hove England, actor, Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes
1906 Helmut Bornefeld, composer
1905 Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin
1902 Frances Beauvier, actress, Aunt Bea-Andy Griffith Show
1901 Henri Cochet, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1928
1901 Paul I, King of Greece, 1947-64
1900 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer
1898 Frederick Douglass Hall, composer
1897 Margaret Chase Smith, born in Skowhegan, Maine, Representative-R-Maine 1940 - 1949 and Senator-R-Maine 1949 - 1973
1896 James H Doolittle, USAF General, Raid on Tokyo 1942
1896 Jimmy Doolittle, American Aviator
1895 George VI, king of England, 1936-52
1895 Paul Eluard, French communist/poet/resistance fighter, Le Phenix
1895 King George VI, British Royalty
1894 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer
1884 Regina Ullmann, writer
1883 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer
1883 Morihei Ueshiba, founder, Aikido
1877 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer, Leiecyclys
1875 Dobri Khristov, composer
1873 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
1870 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier, 1926-29, 39-40
1870 Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/president, 1918-20, 45-50
1868 Richard Batka, composer
1866 Roger Fry, English Artist
1862 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer
1862 John M Acket, Dutch literary, Grammatic Conceptions
1853 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet, Los Cien Mejores Poemas
1853 Errico Malatesta, Italian Activist
1852 Daniel De Leon, Activist
1837 William Wells, Major General Union volunteers
1832 Daniel Harris Reynolds, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1830 Allen Thomas, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1829 John Mercer Langston, 1st black to hold U.S. political office
1824 Pierre C Puvis de Chavannes, French painter, Pantheon
1812 Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
1789 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer
1783 Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer
1780 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs
1779 Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer
1777 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter, El dos the mayo
1775 Thomas Cochrane, English Politician
1738 Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer
1730 Capel Bond, composer
1720 Justus Moser, writer
1709 Charles Lawrence, British Politician
1553 Henri IV the Bourbon, king of Navarra, Henri III, France
1546 Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer, Golden nose
1503 Nostradamus, Michel de Nostre-Dam, French astrologist/prophet
1363 John Van Gerson, French theologist











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