Who Was Born Today – October 14 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 14 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 14
1644 William Penn, English Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania.
1888 Katherine Mansfield, short story writer.
1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961).
1894 e.e. cummings, American poet.
1896 Lilian Gish, Film actress, “The First Lady of the Silent Screen.”
1905 Eugene Fodor, Hungarian-born travel writer.
1916 C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General.
1926 Son Thomas, blues guitarist and singer.
1927 Sir Roger Moore, actor; played James Bond in 7 films (1973-85) and starred as Simon Templar in The Saint TV series (1962-69).
1930 Mobutu Sese Seko, President of the Congo / Zaire (1965-97); rose to power in coups that overthrew the first democratically elected president of the Republic of the Congo; the country was renamed Zaire in 1971.
1939 Ralph Lauren, noted fashion designer.
1940 Christopher Timothy, actor, director, writer; best known for portraying James Herriot in the British TV series All Creatures Great and Small (1978-80) and Brendan “Mac” McGuire in the BBC soap opera Doctors (2000-06).
1954 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician who provided details of Israel’s nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction.
1974 Natalie Maines, singer, songwriter, activist; lead vocalist of the Dixie Chicks, the top-selling all-female band and country group since Nielsen SoundScan tracking began in 1991; Maines’ comments against the coming US invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to radio boycotts that virtually ended the group’s career for several years.
1978 Usher (Usher Raymond IV), singer; among the top-selling artists in music history and multiple Grammy winner (“Nice & Slow,” “OMG”).

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