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Births for April 14


  • 1578 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)
  • 1629 Christian Huygens, Holland, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings)
  • 1710 Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer
  • 1738 Duck of Portland, (C) British PM (1783, 1807-09)
  • 1809 George W Vreede, lawyer/politician
  • 1813 Junius S Morgan, US, merchant/philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art)
  • 1820 Harry Thompson Hays, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
  • 1831 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer/ambassador in Abyssinia
  • 1832 James Hewett Ledlie, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
  • 1857 Edgar Stillman Kelley, Sparta Wisconsin, composer (Gulliver)
  • 1862 Pyotr A Stolypin, premier Russia (1906-11)
  • 1866 Anne Mansfield Sullivan, US, educated Helen Keller
  • 1874 Count Alexander, of Athlone, gov-gen (South-Africa/Canada)
  • 1877 Dani‰l Plooy, new testament scholar
  • 1879 James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
  • 1881 Anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater)
  • 1886 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
  • 1886 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
  • 1889 Arnold Toynbee, England, historian (Study of History)
  • 1889 Efim D Bogoljubov, Russian chess player
  • 1892 Giorgio Cesana, Italy, coxswain, (Olympic-gold-1906)
  • 1892 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian
  • 1898 Lee Tracy, Atlanta Ga, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye)
  • 1901 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • 1902 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • 1904 John Gielgud, Great Britain, actor (Arthur, Ages of Man)
  • 1904 Reinout W van Bemmelen, geologist
  • 1905 Frits Philips
  • 1906 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, King Saudi-Arabia (1964-75)
  • 1907 Fran‡ois "Doc" Duvalier, physician/dictator Ha‹ti
  • 1907 Otto F A H van Nispen, mayor of Pannerden/(KVP) 1st Chamber
  • 1912 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor
  • 1913 Everhard van Royen, flautist/founder (Alma musica)
  • 1913 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • 1913 John Howard, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dave-My Three Sons)
  • 1918 Mary Healy, New Orleans, actress (2nd Fiddle, He Married his Wife)
  • 1925 Abel Muzorewa, bishop (Rhodesia)
  • 1925 Rod Steiger, actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker, Chosen)
  • 1927 Gloria Jean, Buffalo NY, actress (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break)
  • 1928 Robert Mugabe, president (Zimbabwe, 1988- )
  • 1929 William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • 1930 Bradford Dillman, SF Calif, actor (Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer)
  • 1930 George W Gekas, (Rep-R-PA, 1983- )
  • 1930 Jay Robinson, NYC, actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop)
  • 1933 Buddy Knox, Happy Tx, rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey)
  • 1933 Morton Subotnick, LA Calif, composer (Wild Bull)
  • 1935 Joan Darling, Boston, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall)
  • 1935 Loretta Lynn, Kentucky, country singer, a coal miner's daughter
  • 1941 Julie Christie, Assam India, actress (Dr Zhivago)
  • 1941 Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds, Charlie hustle (most hits in majors)
  • 1942 Valentin Vitaliyevich Lebedev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 35, T-5)
  • 1943 Yvonne Vriens-Auerbach, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • 1945 Ritchie Blackmore, Engld, guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple)
  • 1945 Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1946 Patrick Fairley, guitarist (Marmalade-Oh La Di Oh La Do)
  • 1946 Tom Monteleone, US writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
  • 1948 Chester G Atkins, (Rep-D-MA)
  • 1948 Larry Ferguson, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • 1949 John Shea, NH, actor (Honeymoon, New Life)
  • 1949 Michael Shea, Glendale NY, actor (Lucas- New Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • 1950 Randolph Powell, Iowa City Iowa, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run)
  • 1954 Bruce Sterling, US, sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)
  • 1955 Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's
  • 1958 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco
  • 1961 John Clarke, actor (Michael-Days of Our Life)
  • 1963 Cynthia Cooper, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1967 Marla Wynne, Easton Penn, Miss Penn-America (1991) (top 10)
  • 1968 Anthony Michael Hall, Boston Mass, comedian (SNL, Breakfast Club)

Passings for April 14


  • 911 Sergius III, Italian Pope (904-11), dies
  • 1471 Richard N graaf van Warwick, (kingmaker), English politician, dies
  • 1552 Laurentius Andreae, (Lars Andersson), Swedish church reformer, dies
  • 1574 Hendrik, count of Nassau-Dillenburg, murdered
  • 1692 Carlos de Gurrea, Spanish land owner in Spanish Netherlands, dies
  • 1695 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • 1759 Georg Friedrich H„ndel, organist/composer (Watermusic), dies at 74
  • 1764 Peder (Nielsen) Horrebow, Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • 1768 Fran‡ois de Cuvilli‚s, Belgian architect of Bayern, dies
  • 1843 Joseph F K Lanner, Austria, composer/violist, dies at 42
  • 1914 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist, dies
  • 1915 James Hutton Brew, Pioneer of West African Journalism, dies
  • 1917 Lew (Lejzer L) Zamenhof, Polish physician/linguist (Esperanto), dies
  • 1924 Louis H Sullivan, architect (Wainwright building St Louis), dies at 6
  • 1924 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer, dies at 65
  • 1925 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officier, dies
  • 1932 Johannes T de Visser, Dutch theologist, dies
  • 1941 Jack Edmonson, Australian corporal in Tobroek (Victoria Cross), dies
  • 1949 Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies
  • 1953 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
  • 1964 Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64
  • 1964 Rachel L Carson, US biologist/author (Silent spring), dies
  • 1971 Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies
  • 1975 Frederic March, actor (Inherit the Wind), dies at 77
  • 1976 Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
  • 1980 Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
  • 1985 Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63
  • 1992 Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • 1993 Jo Farmer, author (Heir)
  • 1993 Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death


Special events for April 14


  • 193 Lucius Septimus Severus crowned emperor of Rome
  • 754 Pact of Quierzy: between Pope Stephen II, (III) & Pippin the Korte
  • 1191 85-year old Giacinto Bobo becomes Pope Coelestinus III
  • 1471 Battle of Barnet-King Edward IV vs Earl of Warwick
  • 1574 Battle of Mookerhei-D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau
  • 1611 Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)
  • 1614 Pocahontas, daughter of chief Powhatan, marries planter John Rolfe
  • 1756 Gov Glen of SC protests against 900 Acadia indians
  • 1775 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila
  • 1818 US Medical Corp forms
  • 1828 18-gun sloop "Acorn" sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard
  • 1828 1st edition of Noah Webster's dictionary published
  • 1860 1st Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo
  • 1861 Formal Union surrender of Ft Sumter
  • 1862 Battle of Ft Pillow TN
  • 1865 Mobile, Alabama is captured
  • 1865 Pres Abraham Lincoln shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth
  • 1868 SC voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228
  • 1872 Dominion Lands Act passed-Canada's Homestead Act
  • 1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Reigate Squires" (BG)
  • 1890 Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)
  • 1894 1st public showing of Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
  • 1900 Veteran's Hospital at Ft Miley established
  • 1906 Pres Theodore Roosevelt overthrows "muckrakers" in US
  • 1909 Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London
  • 1910 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
  • 1913 Belgium begins universal strike for human rights
  • 1915 Steamship Katwijk sinks by Germany torpedo
  • 1917 Chic White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0
  • 1922 Republic rebels occupies 4 govt courts in Dublin
  • 1923 Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters
  • 1926 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1095 Tulipa
  • 1928 Maddus AL starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA
  • 1928 NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1931 Mont Canadiens beat Chicago Black Hawks 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1931 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
  • 1933 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2856
  • 1940 Allies troops land in Norway
  • 1941 heavy German assault on Tobroek
  • 1942 L Oterma discovers asteroid #2501 Lohja
  • 1944 Freighter "Fort Stikene" explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376
  • 1945 Arnhem/Zwolle freed from nazis
  • 1945 Tokyo incendiary raids, using B-29's, damage Imperial Palace
  • 1945 US marines attack Yae Take in Okinawa
  • 1948 A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon
  • 1948 Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings for Stanley Cup
  • 1950 Doorne's Auto factory opens in Netherlands
  • 1953 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1953 Viet-Minh offensive in Laos
  • 1953 WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins
  • 1955 Detroit Red Wings beat Mont Canadiens 4 games to 3 for Stanley Cup
  • 1955 WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
  • 1957 Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship
  • 1958 Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
  • 1959 (Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Wash DC
  • 1959 KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 1st underwater launching of polaris rocket
  • 1960 Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs for Stanley Cup
  • 1961 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union
  • 1961 US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered
  • 1962 Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam
  • 1962 Georges Pompidou becomes president of France
  • 1963 George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"
  • 1967 Gen Gnassingbe Eyadema becomes president of Togo
  • 1968 Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card
  • 1969 1st major league baseball game outside US played in Montreal, Canada
  • 1969 41st Academy Awards
  • 1969 KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
  • 1969 Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
  • 1971 Fort Point, SF dedicated as a national historic site
  • 1971 president Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China
  • 1974 Gary Player wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament
  • 1978 H Debehogne discovers asteroid #2364 Seillier
  • 1978 WRR-AM in Dallas Texas changes call letters to KAAM
  • 1980 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2759 Idomeneus & #2830 Greenwich
  • 1980 Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)
  • 1981 1st Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
  • 1982 M Watt discovers asteroid #2675 Tolkien
  • 1983 Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Ranger
  • 1985 Bob Carpenter is unsuccessful on Wash Caps 1st playoff penality shot
  • 1985 Caps 4-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Series tied at 2-2
  • 1986 US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
  • 1988 Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
  • 1989 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
  • 1992 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Martin Beck theater on Broadway
  • 1992 Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft
  • 1992 UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc
  • 1992 UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect


Songs for date April 14


  • 04/14/50 --- Bewitched (Snyder, Bill)
  • 04/14/54 --- If You Love Me (Really Love Me) (Starr, Kay)
  • 04/14/58 --- Looking Back (Cole, Nat King)
  • 04/14/58 --- Witch Doctor (Seville, David)
  • 04/14/62 --- P.T. 109 (Dean, Jimmy)
  • 04/14/84 --- Breakdance (Cara, Irene)
  • 04/14/84 --- Borderline (Madonna)
  • 04/14/84 --- Oh Sherrie (Perry, Steve)
  • 04/14/84 --- Let's Hear It For The Boy (Williams, Deniece)
  • 04/14/90 --- Poison (Bell Biv Devoe)
  • 04/14/90 --- All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You (Heart)
  • 04/14/90 --- Alright (Jackson, Janet)
  • 04/14/90 --- Vogue (Madonna)
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