Who Was Born Today – December 14 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 14 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 14
1503 Nostradamus [Michel de Nostredame], French astrologer and physician.
1546 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer.
1585 Henry IV, the first Bourbon king of France.
1795 John Bloomfield Jarvis, civil engineer.
1822 John Christie, English patron of music.
1866 Roger Fry, English art critic.
1896 James H. Doolittle, American Air Force general who commanded the first bombing mission over Japan.
1916 Shirley Jackson, novelist and short story writer (Life Among Savages, The Lottery).
1917 June Taylor, choreographer, founder of the June Taylor Dancers featured on Jackie Gleason’s TV programs.
1918 James Thomas Aubrey Jr., TV and film executive; president of CBS television (1959–1965).
1922 Don Hewitt, TV producer; creator of 60 Minutes.
1922 Junior J. Spurrier, received Medal of Honor for his actions in capturing Achain, France.
1925 Sam Jones (“Sad Sam” “Toothpick” Jones), pro baseball player; first African-American pitcher to throw a no-hitter in integrated baseball game.
1932 Charlie Rich, crossover country singer, musician (“Behind Closed Doors”).
1935 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine and Roses, The Omen).
1939 Ernie Davis, first African American to win Heisman Trophy (Syracuse University); subject of The Express movie (2008).
1943 Emmett Tyrell, journalist, author, publisher; founded The American Spectator magazine.
1946 Patty Duke, actress, singer; won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16, playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker; president of Screen Actors Guild (1985-88).
1955 Spider Stacy (Peter Stacy), singer, songwriter, musician with The Pogues band.
1966 Anthony Mason, pro basketball player.
1972 Miranda Hart, comedian, actress, writer (Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop on BBC Radio 2 and its spinoff BBC sitcom TV series Miranda).

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