Famous Birthdays on 16th April

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  • 778 King Louis the Pious (d. 840)
  • 1319 King John II of France (d. 1364)
  • 1495 Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)
  • 1628 Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
  • 1635 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
  • 1646 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)
  • 1648 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
  • 1652 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
  • 1660 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
  • 1661 Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)
  • 1673 Francesco Feroci, composer
  • 1682 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
  • 1693 Anne Sophie Reventlow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1743)
  • 1697 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
  • 1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
  • 1728 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist
  • 1738 Henry Clinton, British general (d. 1795)
  • 1755 Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
  • 1800 Jozef Stefani, composer
  • 1800 William Chambers, author/publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding)
  • 1800 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)
  • 1808 Caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), (d. 1864)
  • 1816 Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1820 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist
  • 1821 Ford Maddox Brown, painter
  • 1823 Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol)
  • 1823 Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1907)
  • 1823 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)
  • 1827 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • 1832 John A Neuhuys, painter
  • 1838 Karel Bendl, composer
  • 1844 Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)
  • 1847 Hans Auer, Swiss architect, (d. 1906)
  • 1848 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social Reformer of Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Association)
  • 1851 Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist
  • 1859 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (d. 1924)
  • 1861 Isaac Murphy, US jockey (won 628 races)
  • 1865 Henry George Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)
  • 1867 Jose de Diego, Puerto Rico, patriot/PR Secretary of Justice

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1867 Wilbur Wright, Millville Indiana, American aviator (Wright Brothers)

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Aviator
Wilbur Wright
  • 1868 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer
  • 1868 Spottiswoode Aitken, Edinburgh Scot, actor (Eagle, Home Sweet Home)
  • 1871 John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)
  • 1871 Martin Lunssens, composer
  • 1878 R E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903)
  • 1881 Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)
  • 1882 Seth Bingham, composer
  • 1885 Leo Weiner, Hungary, composer (Fasching)
  • 1886 Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
  • 1886 Jekabs Graubins, composer
  • 1886 Konstantin Mostras, composer
  • 1889 Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England
  • 1893 Federico Mompou, composer
  • 1893 Joseph Yasser, composer
  • 1895 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)
  • 1897 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer
  • 1897 Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist/composer (Stabat Mater)
  • 1897 John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs)
  • 1899 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)
  • 1900 Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
  • 1901 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen)
  • 1901 Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)
  • 1904 Clifford Case, (Sen-R-NJ)
  • 1904 Fifi D'Orsay, actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1905 John Lee-Barber, admiral
  • 1906 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • 1906 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, Dutch peace activist
  • 1906 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1906 Pigmeat Markham, Durham NC, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In)
  • 1907 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1907 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • 1909 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian
  • 1911 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges movies)
  • 1911 William Stearn, botanist
  • 1912 David Langton, Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship)
  • 1912 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Constance Shacklock, opera singer
  • 1913 Les Tremayne, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England
  • 1913 Lord Aberconway, CEO (John Brown & Co)
  • 1914 John Hodiak, actor (A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, head of Dutch traffic & water
  • 1915 Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer
  • 1917 Barry Nelson, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany

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1918 Spike Milligan, India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 1918 Joan Alexander, American actress
  • 1918 Dick Gibson, British racing driver
  • 1919 Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)
  • 1919 Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Barry Nelson, actor (Airport, My Favorite Husband), born in Oakland, California
  • 1920 Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor
  • 1920 John William Farr, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1920 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo)
  • 1921 Peter Ustinov, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1922 Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Kingsley Amis, novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London, England
  • 1922 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), born in Zwijndrecht,
  • 1922 Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games)
  • 1924 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1924 John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
  • 1925 Edie Adams, Kingston Pa, Mrs Ernie Kovacs (Murial Cigar), actress
  • 1926 Barbara Tizzard, British educator
  • 1927 Peter Mark Richman, Phila Pa, actor (Andrew-Dynasty)

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1927 Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Marktl, Bavaria, Germany, Catholic Pope (2005-2013)

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 1928 Dick "Night Train" Lane, NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions)
  • 1929 Roy Hamilton, singer (You'll Never Walk Alone)
  • 1930 Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
  • 1930 Herbie Mann, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
  • 1931 Piet de Visser, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1932 Imre Polyak, Hungary, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1932 Vince Hill, singer (Roses of Picardy, La Vie en Rose)
  • 1933 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1933 Joseph Bottoms, actor (Blind Date, Braker), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1933 Perry Botkin Jr, orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Brian Peppiatt, joint CEO (SG Warburg Securities)
  • 1934 Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)
  • 1934 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster
  • 1934 Robert Stigwood, producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Bobby Vinton, Pitts Pa, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue)
  • 1935 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1935 Sarah Kirsch, German poet
  • 1936 James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
  • 1938 Michael Hirst, chief constable (Leicestershire England)
  • 1938 Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
  • 1938 Rich Rollins, American baseballer
  • 1939 Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster
  • 1939 Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], vocalist (Growing Pains), born in London, England
  • 1939 John DeLaFose, zydeco Musician
  • 1939 Margaretha de Boer, Dutch minister (PvdA)
  • 1939 Reinier Lucassen, Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union)
  • 1939 Boris Dvornik, Croatian actor (d. 2008.)
  • 1940 David Holford, cricketer (cousin of G S Sobers WI leg-spin all-rounder)
  • 1940 Lord Camoys, deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • 1940 Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972- )
  • 1940 Paul Cox, actor (Exile, Golden Braid, Touch Me)
  • 1940 Stephen Lawrence Pruslin, composer
  • 1940 Benoît Bouchard, French-Canadian politician
  • 1941 Cliff Stearns, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1942 Jim Lonborg, American baseball player
  • 1943 Dave Peverett, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England
  • 1943 Ewald Vanvugt, author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love)
  • 1943 Johnny Watkins, cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust)
  • 1943 Ruth Madoc, actress (Hi Di Hi)
  • 1944 Dennis Russell Davies, composer
  • 1944 Bob Montgomery, Nashville, Tennessee, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979)
  • 1945 Goran Antunac, Yugoslavia, International Chess Master (1975)
  • 1945 Stefan Grossman, country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Tom Allen, American politician
  • 1946 Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, AK (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)

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1947 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers), born in NYC, New York

  • 1948 Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant
  • 1949 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • 1950 David Graff, Lancaster Ohio, actor (Police Academy 2, 3, 4, 6)
  • 1951 John Bentley, rocker
  • 1951 Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer
  • 1951 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer
  • 1951 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer
  • 1951 Mordechai Ben David, Jewish singer
  • 1952 Peter Westbrook, St Louis Mo, US fencer (Olympic-bronze-88, 92, 96)
  • 1952 Michel Blanc, French actor
  • 1952 Billy West, American voice actor

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1952 Bill Belichick, Nashville Tennessee, American football coach (4 Super Bowls with New England Patriots)

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 1953 Jay O Sanders, Austin TX, actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski)
  • 1953 J. Neil Schulman, American writer
  • 1954 Ellen Barkin, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1954 John Bowe, Australian racing driver
  • 1955 Charlotte Morrison, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1955 Henri, Heir Apparent Prince of Luxembourg
  • 1955 Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 David M Brown, Arlington Va, Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1956 Marty Dickerson, Middletown OH, golfer (1994 ShopRite Classic-22nd)
  • 1956 Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier
  • 1958 Philip Bainbridge, British cricketeer
  • 1959 Anne Kursinski, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1959 Scott McKinsey, American television director
  • 1960 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
  • 1960 Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager
  • 1960 Pierre Littbarski, German footballer
  • 1961 Doris Dragović, Croatian singer
  • 1962 David Pate, LA Cal, tennis star
  • 1962 Ian MacKaye, rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1962 Jeanne Golay, Coral Gables Fla, cyclist (Olympics-16th-92, 96)
  • 1963 Garry Galley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Hu Na, China, tennis star
  • 1963 Jimmy Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Donnie & Marie)
  • 1963 Nick Berry, Britain, actor (Wicksy-EastEnders)
  • 1963 Salim Malik, cricketer (memorable Pakistani & Essex batsman)
  • 1964 Dave Pirner, rocker (Soul Asylum)
  • 1964 Robert Kelker-Kelly, Wichita Kansas, (Bo-Days of our Live)
  • 1964 David Kohan, American television producer
  • 1965 Caren Kemner, Quincy IL, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1965 Gerardo, rocker
  • 1965 Jon Cryer, actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV)

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1965 Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence