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Births for January 14


  • 1592 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
  • 1615 John Biddle, English minister (Unitarian)
  • 1618 John Six, mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1700 Picander, (Christian F Henrici), German writer (Der S„uffer)
  • 1705 Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier/Lozier-Bouvet, governor (Reunion Is)
  • 1730 William Whipple, patriot (Declaration of Independence signer)
  • 1741 Benedict Arnold, US general turn traitor (Revolutionary War)
  • 1791 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
  • 1798 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
  • 1806 Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy)
  • 1818 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
  • 1819 Frederick Steele, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
  • 1831 John Bullock Clark Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
  • 1836 (Hugh) Judson Kilpatrick, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 1850 Pierre Loti, (Julien Viaud), French sea officer/writer (Pˆcheur)
  • 1851 Th‚ophile EA de Bock, painter/etcher/drawer
  • 1861 Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
  • 1861 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)
  • 1863 Pieter Oosterlee, educator
  • 1874 Thornton Waldo Burgess, author (Peter Rabbit)
  • 1875 Albert Schweitzer, doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1878 Victor A D S‚galen, (Max An‚ly), French writer
  • 1882 Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
  • 1886 Hugh Lofting, English/American writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • 1892 Hal Roach, early film director/producer (1 Million BC)
  • 1892 Martin Niem”ller, clergyman (German Protestant); imprisoned by Hitler
  • 1896 John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
  • 1901 Bebe Daniels, Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
  • 1901 Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist
  • 1902 Alfred Tarski, Warsaw, mathematician/logician
  • 1902 F C Terborgh, (Reijnier Flaes), writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • 1904 Sir Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
  • 1906 William Bendix, NYC, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley)
  • 1907 Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
  • 1907 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician
  • 1908 Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo, US singer/actor (Miracle of Women)
  • 1909 Joseph Walton Losey, Wisconsin, director (Damned, Accident)
  • 1913 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
  • 1914 Harold Russell, actor
  • 1916 John Oliver Killens, novelist
  • 1919 Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy)
  • 1920 Andy Rooney, Albany NY, commentator (60 Minutes)
  • 1920 Bertus de Harder, soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • 1920 George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
  • 1921 Mark Lawrence, Wash DC, pianist (Alice Pearce)
  • 1924 Guy Williams, NYC, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)
  • 1925 Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
  • 1926 Frank Aletter, Long Island NY, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy)
  • 1926 Thomas Tryon, actor/novelist (I Married a Monster from Outer Space)
  • 1927 Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1929 Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1930 Ernest Just, Black biologist, served as VP of American Zoologists
  • 1932 Catarina Valente, Paris France, singer (Entertainers)
  • 1936 Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1964, 1968, 1972)
  • 1936 Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1938 Jack Jones, LA Calif, singer (Love Boat Theme)
  • 1940 Julian Bond, (D-Ga) civil rights leader
  • 1941 Marjoe Gortner, Long Beach Ca, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest)
  • 1941 (Dorothy) Faye Dunaway, Bascom Fl, actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde
  • 1942 Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D-NYC, 1978-85)
  • 1943 Jos‚ Luis Rodriguez, Caracas Venezuala, singer
  • 1943 Ronald Hunter, Boston Mass, actor (Lazarus Syndrome)
  • 1943 Shannon W Lucid, Shanghai China, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, SK:58)
  • 1948 Carl Weathers, New Orlean La, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)
  • 1949 Christine Belford, Amityville NY, actress (Banacek, Empire)
  • 1951 Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
  • 1951 William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 1959 Carl Smyth, rock horn player (Madness-Our House)
  • 1962 Patrica Morrison, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • 1965 D‚sir‚e Nosbusch, Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)
  • 1965 Vanity, (Dee Dee Williams), singer/actress (Action Jackson)
  • 1966 Daniel J Schneider, Memphis Tn, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)
  • 1969 Jason Kent Bateman, Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)
  • 1988 Jamie Altman, son of Lynda Carter & Robert Altman
  • 1989 Sextuplets, Paris France, (to a 29-year-old woman)


Passings for January 14


  • 1163 Ladislaus I Arpad, king of Hungary (1162-63), dies
  • 1237 St Sava, son of Serbia's king, dies
  • 1301 Andreas III Arpad, king of Hungary (1290-1301), dies
  • 1595 Ferdinand, archduke of Austria/mayor of Bohemenia, dies
  • 1742 Edmund Halley, genius eclipsed by Newton, dies at 86
  • 1766 Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies
  • 1830 Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker, dies
  • 1847 Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
  • 1898 Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65
  • 1901 Charles Hermite, French writer (e is transcendent), dies
  • 1902 Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician, dies
  • 1905 Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64
  • 1909 Sinovi P Rostsjestvenski, Russian admiral, dies
  • 1925 Willem Devout, self employed (V & Dreesmann), dies
  • 1929 Cornelis W Lely, Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies
  • 1944 Walthre Dew‚, (Jacques Delflandre), Belgian resistance fighter, dies
  • 1948 Ans Van Dike, nazi-collaborator, executed
  • 1957 Humphrey Bogart, actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies at 57
  • 1970 John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies
  • 1972 Frederik IX, (Christiaan FFMKWG), king of Denmark (1947-72)
  • 1977 Ana‹s Nin, Cuban/American writer (Delta of Venus), dies
  • 1984 Ray Kroc, founder of MacDonalds/owner San Diego Padres, dies at 82
  • 1985 Jetta Goudal, French actress, dies at 86
  • 1986 Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1988 Georgy M Malenkov, PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86
  • 1991 Abu Iyad, PLO-leader (1972 Munich Massacre), murdered
  • 1993 Manfred Lachs, International jurist at the Hague, dies
  • 1993 Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • 1993 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies


Special events for January 14


  • 1526 Francis I forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy & Flanders
  • 1601 Church authorities burn hebrew books in Rome
  • 1639 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford
  • 1690 Clarinet is invented, in Nrnberg, Germany
  • 1699 Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
  • 1783 Congress ratifies peace treaty between US & England
  • 1784 Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris
  • 1794 1st successful C‘sarean section in US, Edom, Virginia
  • 1799 Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
  • 1799 King of Naples flees before the advancing French armies
  • 1813 Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY)
  • 1814 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
  • 1847 Conspiracy in New Mexico against US
  • 1861 Ft Pikens, FL falls into state hands
  • 1864 Battle of Cosby Creek, TN
  • 1864 General Sherman begins his march to the South
  • 1868 NC constitiutional convention meets in Raleigh
  • 1868 SC constitutional convention, meets with a black majority
  • 1873 "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
  • 1873 P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
  • 1874 I D Shadd elected Speaker of the lower house of the Miss legislature
  • 1878 US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
  • 1897 6,960-m (22,834') Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed
  • 1900 The opera "Tosca" is produced (Rome)
  • 1905 M Wolf discovers asteroid #555 Norma
  • 1909 Co”p. Far. Central Management forms
  • 1914 Henry Ford introduces assembly line for cars
  • 1916 South Sea dike cracks
  • 1918 Finland & USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • 1924 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
  • 1927 G Van Biesbroeck discovers asteroid #1079 Mimosa
  • 1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
  • 1929 Afghan King Amanoellah forced to resign
  • 1932 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
  • 1935 Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediteranian sea goes into use
  • 1936 L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
  • 1938 Allen Toussaint, rocker (Wild Sign of New Orleans)
  • 1938 National Society for the Legalization of Euthanasia formed (NY)
  • 1939 All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends
  • 1939 Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
  • 1942 Japanse troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
  • 1942 Reinmuth discovers asteroid 1556 Wingolfia, 1557 Roehla & 1849 Kresak
  • 1943 Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
  • 1943 FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
  • 1946 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
  • 1949 Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South-Africa; 142 die
  • 1950 US recalls all consular officials from China
  • 1951 1st NFL pro bowl since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
  • 1952 "Today Show," premiers with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • 1952 Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
  • 1953 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Yugoslavia elects it's 1st president (Marshal Tito)
  • 1954 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
  • 1956 Jordan government signs Pact of Baghdad
  • 1956 Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
  • 1960 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
  • 1961 Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join the AFL
  • 1964 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination
  • 1966 David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
  • 1967 20,000 attend the Human Be-In, SF
  • 1967 NY Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
  • 1967 Sonny & Cher release "The Beat Goes On"
  • 1968 Soyuz 4 launched
  • 1968 Super Bowl II-Green Bay Packers-33, Oakland Raiders-14
  • 1969 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
  • 1969 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
  • 1972 "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premiers on NBC TV
  • 1972 L Kohoutek discovers asteroids #1842 Hynek, #1843 Jarmila,
  • 1972 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
  • 1973 Super Bowl VII-Miami Dolphins-14, Washington Redskins-7
  • 1973 Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/min on BBC TV
  • 1974 World Football League founded
  • 1975 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
  • 1976 "The Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
  • 1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
  • 1978 Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF)
  • 1979 Pres Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
  • 1981 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2762 Fowler
  • 1985 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
  • 1985 œ sinks to record low-$1.11
  • 1986 Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
  • 1989 1,000 muslims burns Rushdies "Satanic Verses"
  • 1989 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
  • 1989 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
  • 1990 Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in the Gulf
  • 1991 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premiers on CBS-TV
  • 1991 Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys Calif
  • 1991 Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
  • 1993 Polish ferry boat crashes in storm, 50 die


Songs for date January 14


  • 01/14/43 --- Why Don't You Fall In Love With Me (Long, Johnny)
  • 01/14/49 --- Galaway Bay (Crosby, Bing)
  • 01/14/49 --- Red Roses For A Blue Lady (Monroe, Vaughn)
  • 01/14/56 --- See You Later, Alligator (Haley, Bill)
  • 01/14/89 --- What I Am (Brickell, Edie & The New Bohemians)
  • 01/14/89 --- You Got It (The Right Stuff) (New Kids On The Block)
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