14 May


1727

 Thomas Gainsborough
English painter (d. 1788)

1814

 Charles Beyer
German-English locomotive engineer, co-founder of the Beyer, Peacock and Company (d. 1876)

1869

 Arthur Rostron
English captain of the RMS Carpathia (d. 1940)

1884

 Claudius Dornier
German airplane builder and founder of Dornier GmbH. (d. 1969)

1885

 Otto Klemperer
German conductor (d. 1973)

1903

 Billie Dove
Billie Dove (May 14, 1903 – December 31, 1997) was an American actress. She became one of the most popular actresses of the 1920s, appearing in Douglas Fairbanks’ smash hit Technicolor film The Black Pirate (1926), as Rodeo West in The Painted Angel (1929), and was dubbed The American Beauty. Born Bertha Bohny in New York City, New York. (d. 1997)

1907

 Dick Bentley
Charles Walter “Dick” Bentley (14 May 1907 – 27 August 1995) was a comedian and actor. He starred with Jimmy Edwards in Take It From Here for BBC Radio. Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (d. 1995)

1925

 Oona O’Neill
Bermudian-Swiss wife of Charlie Chaplin (d. 1991)
 Gordon Gostelow
Gordon Gostelow (14 May 1925 – 3 June 2007) was a New Zealand actor. He played the part of Perks in the TV serial of The Railway Children, Barkis in David Copperfield and Newman Noggs in Nicholas Nickleby. Born in Wellington, New Zealand. (d. 2007)

1926

 Eric Morecambe
English comedian (d. 1984)

1929

 Henry McGee
English actor (d. 2006)

1933

 Siân Phillips
Welsh actress.

1934

 Frederik van Pallandt
Frederik Jan Gustav Floris, Baron van Pallandt (4 May 1934 – 15 May 1994) was a Danish-Dutch singer best known as the male, guitar-playing half of the singing duo Nina & Frederik. In 1979, van Pallandt bought Burkes Peerage from The Holdway Group. (d. 1994)

1936

 Bobby Darin
American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1973)

1940

 H. Jones
English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1982)

1943

 Jack Bruce
John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician and composer, known primarily as a member of the British rock trio Cream. Born in in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire. (d. 2014)

1944

 George Lucas
American director.

1945

 Francesca Annis
English actress.

1946

 Yutte Stensgaard
Yutte Stensgaard (born 14 May 1946) is a Danish actress best known for her starring role in Hammer’s Lust for a Vampire. She appeared in many UK TV series including Doctor in the House. Born in Thisted, Jutland, Denmark.

1947

 Tamara Dobson
American actress (d. 2006)

1951

 Robert Zemeckis
American director.

1952

 David Byrne
Scottish-American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor (Talking Heads)

1958

 Jan Ravens
English actress and impressionist.

1961

 Tim Roth
English actor and director.

1965

 Eoin Colfer
Irish author.
 Emma Forbes
Emma Katy Forbes (born 14 May 1965) is a radio and television presenter. She presented BBC children’s show Live & Kicking with Andi Peters from 1993-1996. Forbes’s parents are Nanette Newman and Bryan Forbes. Born in Hammersmith, London.

1968

 Greg Davies
English actor and comedian.

1969

 Cate Blanchett
Australian actress.

1971

 Sofia Coppola
American director.
 Deanne Bray
American actress best known for her role as Sue Thomas in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.

1973

 Natalie Appleton
Canadian singer and actress (All Saints and Appleton).

1976

 Martine McCutcheon
English actress.

1977

 Sophie Anderton
English model.

1982

  BeardyMan
English beat-boxer and musician.

1983

 Keeley Donovan
English reporter.
 Amber Tamblyn
American actress.

1984

 Mark Zuckerberg
American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook.
 Olly Murs
English singer-songwriter and musician.

1985

 Georgia Salpa
Georgia Salpa (born 14 May 1985) is a Greek-born Irish model.

1993

 Miranda Cosgrove
American actress and singer-songwriter.

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