Is January 14th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 14th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
January 14th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 14th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, British fashion photographer (Vanity Fair and Vogue), costume designer (Gigi, My Fair Lady and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and Academy Award winner (1958 and 1964), was born on January 14, 1904.
American screenwriter (The Bodyguard, Continental Divide, The Empire Strikes Back, Grand Canyon, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, Robotech and Wyatt Earp) and film director (The Accidental Tourist, The Big Chill, Body Heat, Dreamcatcher, French Kiss, I Love You to Death, Mumford, Silverado and Time Share) Lawrence Kasdan was born on January 14, 1949.
French painter Berthe Morisot was born on January 14, 1841. Berthe Morisot was married to painter Eugene Manet. (CTRL-click here to view samples of this artist’s work in a new window online.)
Harold Eugene (Hal) Roach, American movie producer and film director (The Devil’s Brother, One Million B.C. and Road Show), was born on January 14, 1892.
American film director (Bubble, Erin Brockovich, Full Frontal, The Girlfriend Experience, The Good German, Guerrilla, The Informant, Kafka, King of the Hill, Life Interrupted, The Limey, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Thirteen, Ocean’s Twelve, Out of Sight, Sex Lies and Videotape, Solaris, Traffic and Underneath) and Academy Award winner (2000) Steven Andrew (Steve) Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963.
January 14th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
C. L. (Gibby) Gilbert, American professional golfer, was born on January 14, 1941.
Reiner Klimke, German equestrian and Olympic gold medalist (1984 ), was born on January 14, 1936.
Graham Vivian Marsh, Australian professional golfer, was born on January 14, 1944.
Ludmila Pinayeva, Russian kayaker and Olympic gold medalist (1964, 1968 and 1972), was born on January 14, 1936.
American professional baseball player Wilfred Charles (Sonny) Siebert (Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers) was born on January 14, 1937.
Gene Washington, American professional football player (Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers), was born on January 14, 1947.
January 14th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
John Roderigo dos Passos, American Modernist painter (Mountain Village and Watering Place) and author (The 42nd Parallel, Adventures of a Young Man, Century’s Ebb: The Thirteenth Chronicle, Chosen Country, District of Columbia, The Head and Heart of Thomas Jefferson, Manhattan Transfer, The Men Who Made the Nation, Midcentury, Most Likely to Succeed, Mr. Wilson’s War, Orient Express, Prospects of a Golden Age, The Shackles of Power, Streets of Night and Three Soldiers), was born on January 14, 1896.
American newspaper columnist (The New York Times) and Pulitzer Prize winner (1999) Maureen Dowd was born on January 14, 1952.
British author Hugh John Lofting (Doctor Dolittle’s Circus, Doctor Dolittle’s Return, Doctor Dolittle’s Zoo, Noisy Nora, Porridge Poetry, The Story of Doctor Dolittle and The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle) was born on January 14, 1886.
Carlos Pena Romulo, Filipino journalist, diplomat and Pulitzer Prize winner (1942), was born on January 14, 1899.
American television newswriter (CBS News Hour, Of Black America Series and Pieces of My Mind) and columnist (60 Minutes) Andrew Aitken (Andy) Rooney was born on January 14, 1919.
David Shepard Smith, Jr., American television newscaster (The Fox Report with Shepard Smith and Studio B), was born on January 14, 1964.
January 14th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
American television game show producer Mark Goodson (Family Feud, I’ve Got a Secret, Pop the Question, The Price Is Right and What’s My Line) was born on January 14, 1915.
January 14th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Jason Kent Bateman, American actor (Arrested Development, Breaking the Rules, Hancock, Juno, The Kingdom, Little House on the Prairie,Necessary Roughness and A Taste for Killing), was born on January 14, 1969.
American actor William Bendix (Babe Ruth Story, Blackbeard the Pirate, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Detective Story, For Love or Money, Guadalcanal Diary, The Life of Riley, Star Spangled Rhythm and Wake Island) was born on January 14, 1906.
Joseph Henry (T-Bone) Burnett, American country music guitarist, singer, songwriter (“I Wish My Baby Was Born,” “Like a Songbird That Has Fallen” and “The Scarlet Tide”) and film score composer (The Big Lebowski, Cold Mountain and O Brother Where Art Thou), was born on January 14, 1948.
American jazz trumpeter Charles William (Billy) Butterfield (“Moonlight in Vermont”) was born on January 14, 1917. Billy Butterfield, who also played the cornet and flugelhorn, performed with Arte Shaw, Bob Crosby, Bob Haggart, Yank Lawson, Frank Simons, Margaret Whiting, Austin Wylie and other artists.
American soul singer Clarence Carter (Clarence and Calvin and The CL Boys) was born on January 14, 1936.
Armand Joseph (Guy Williams) Catalano, American actor (Captain Sinbad, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Lost in Space, The Mississippi Gambler, Seven Angry Men, The Sign of Zorro, Zorro and Zorro the Avenger), was born on January 14, 1924.
Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho (Russ) Colombo, American violinist, singer (“Let’s Pretend There’s a Moon, ,” “Prisoner of Love” and “You Call It Madness”) and actor (Broadway Through a Keyhole, Hell Bound, Wake Up and Dream and The Wolf Song), was born on January 14, 1908.
American actress (The Arrangement, Beverly Hills Madam, Bonnie & Clyde, Casanova, Chinatown, Christopher Columbus, The Deadly Trap, Don Juan DeMarco, Little Big Man, Mommie Dearest, Network, Three Days of the Condor, The Towering Inferno and Voyage of the Damned) and Academy Award winner (1976) Dorothy Faye Dunaway was born on January 14, 1941.
American Christian pop singer (Jump5) and actor (Dance of the Dead) Christopher Michael (Chris) Fedun was born on January 14, 1986.
David Erig Grohl, American rock guitarist, drummer, singer and songwriter (Foo Fighters, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Probot, The Prodigy , Queens of the Stone Age, Scream and Tenacious D), was born on January 14, 1969.
American rock singer Joe Guese (The Click 5) was born on January 14, 1983.
Mark Addy Johnson, British actor (The Full Monty and Still Standing) was born on January 14, 1964.
John Allan (Jack) Jones, American jazz and pop singer (“Call Me Irresponsible,” “A Day in the Life of a Fool,” “Dear Heart,” “The First Night of the Full Moon,” “I’m Indestructible,” “The Impossible Dream – The Quest,” “Just Yesterday,” “Lady,” “Live for Life,” “Lollipops and Roses,” “Love Boat Theme Song,” “Love Bug,” “Love with the Proper Stranger,” “Now I Know,” “Our Song,” “The Race Is On,” “Seein’ the Right Love Go Wrong,” “Where Love Has Gone” and “Wives and Lovers – Toys in the Attic”), was born on January 14, 1938.
American actress Jordan Elizabeth Ladd (Boys Life 3, Cabin Fever, Embrace of the Vampire and Weapons of Mass Distraction) was born on January 14, 1979. Jordan Ladd is the daughter of model and actress Cheryl Ladd and granddaughter of actor Alan Ladd.
Tom Rhodes, American comedian, actor (Mr. Rhodes) and television personality (Comedy Central Presents and Viva Vietnam: A White Trash Adventure Tour), was born on January 14, 1967.
Daniel James (Dan) Schneider, American actor (Better off Dead, The Big Picture, Good Burger, Head of the Class, Home Free, Hot Resort and Making the Grade) and television producer (All That, The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, ICarly, Kenan and Kel, The Nick Cannon Show, What I Like About You and Zoey 101), was born on January 14, 1966.
American rapper James Todd (LL Cool J) Smith (“4, 3, 2, 1,” “The Boomin’ System,” “Headsprung,” “Hey Lover,” “I Can’t Live Without My Radio,” “I Need Love,” “I’m Bad” and “Mama Said Knock You Out”) was born on January 14, 1968.
Billie Jo Spears, American blues and country music singer (“Blanket on the Ground”), was born on January 14, 1937.
German progressive metal rock singer and songwriter Geoffrey Wayne (Geoff) Tate (Queensryche) was born on January 14, 1959.
Holland Taylor, American actress (Bosom Buddies, The Practice and Two and a Half Men), was born on January 14, 1943.
American R&B and blues singer and songwriter Allen Toussaint (“Brickyard Blues,” “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky,” “Get Out Of My Life Woman,” “Ride Your Pony,” “Southern Nights” and “Working in the Coalmine”) was born on January 14, 1938. Allen Toussaint has played on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Thomas (Tom) Tryon, American actor (The Cardinal, In Harm’s Way, The Longest Day and Texas John Slaughter), was born on January 14, 1926.
Italian-French singer (“The Breeze and I” and “Malaguena”) and television personality (Colgate Comedy Hour) Caterina Valente was born on January 14, 1931. Caterina Valente was the daughter of accordion player Giuseppe Valente and musical clown Maria Valente.
American country music singer (“Charlie’s Shoes,” “Cross the Brazos at Waco” and “Funny How Time Slips Away”) and television personality (Ozark Jubilee) Billy (The Tall Texan) Walker was born on January 14, 1929.
British-American rap artist Ricky (MC Ricky, Rick the Ruler or Slick Rick) Walters was born on January 14, 1965.
Emily Margaret Watson, British actress (Angela’s Ashes, Breaking the Waves, The Corpse Bride, The Cradle Will Rock, Cromwell & Fairfax, Equilibrium, Gosford Park, Hilary and Jackie, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, The Mill on the Floss, The Proposition, Punch-Drunk Love, Red Dragon, Trixie and The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep), was born on January 14, 1967.
Carl Weathers, American actor (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dangerous Passion, Dangerous Passion, Death Hunt, Force 10 from Navarone, Fortune Dane, Friday Foster, Happy Gilmore, Hurricane Smith, In the Heat of the Night, Little Nicky, Predator, Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Semi-Tough and Street Justice), was born on January 14, 1948.
Jeffrey Phillip (Zakk Wylde) Wielandt, American heavy metal rock guitarist (Black Label Society and Ozzy Osborne), was born on January 14, 1967.
American Christian hip hop artist John Reuben Zappin (“God Is Love” and “Nuisance”), was born on January 14, 1979.
January 14th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
German physician and Nobel Prize winner (1952) Albert Schweitzer was born on January 14, 1875,
January 14th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Giulio Andreotti, Italian Premier, was born on January 14, 1919.
Infamous American military leader and Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741.
Henry Baldwin, American jurist and 22nd U.S. Supreme Court Justice, was born on January 14, 1780.
King George VI of England was born on January 14, 1895.
Dutch Premier Johan R. Thorbecke was born on January 14, 1798.
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