Famous Birthdays on 16th August

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  • 1355 Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
  • 1378 Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
  • 1397 Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
  • 1401 Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)
  • 1550 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
  • 1557 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)
  • 1573 Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)
  • 1596 Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)
  • 1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
  • 1637 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
  • 1645 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (d. 1696)
  • 1650 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist (d. 1718)
  • 1666 Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
  • 1682 Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir-apparent to the French throne (d. 1712)
  • 1761 Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
  • 1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer
  • 1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
  • 1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer
  • 1815 John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
  • 1816 Joseph Robinson, composer
  • 1817 Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), (d. 1865)
  • 1820 Andrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian politician (d. 1892)
  • 1828 Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1831 Edward Payson Chapin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1831 John Jones Ross, Quebec politician (d. 1901)
  • 1832 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
  • 1836 John Farmer, composer
  • 1837 Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer
  • 1842 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (d. 1922)
  • 1845 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
  • 1846 Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)
  • 1858 Arthur Achleitner, German writer (d. 1927)
  • 1860 Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
  • 1860 Lord Hawke, cricketer (England batsman 1890's, many official posts)
  • 1862 Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)
  • 1864 Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)
  • 1867 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)
  • 1868 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer
  • 1868 Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate and (d. 1955)
  • 1871 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
  • 1876 Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)
  • 1877 Karl L Hoschna, composer
  • 1882 Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
  • 1884 Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
  • 1884 Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)
  • 1884 Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (d. 1942)
  • 1885 Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), born in London, England

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1888 T. E. Lawrence Tremadoc [Lawrence of Arabia], Wales, soldier/writer

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1888 Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)
  • 1892 Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
  • 1892 Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)
  • 1894 George Meany, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Jacinto Guerrero, composer
  • 1895 Lucien Littlefield, San Antonia Tx, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie)
  • 1895 Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1895 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
  • 1896 (or the 17th) Tina Modotti, Udine Italy, Italian artist and activist
  • 1897 Robert Ringling, circus master
  • 1897 Vicente Ascone, composer
  • 1899 Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
  • 1902 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child)
  • 1902 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer
  • 1904 Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
  • 1906 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • 1907 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Israeli composer
  • 1907 Mae Clarke, [Klotz], Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge)
  • 1908 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Paul Smith Callaway, composer
  • 1910 Mae Clarke, Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl)[or 1907]
  • 1912 Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
  • 1912 Ted Drake, English footballer (d. 1995)

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1913 Menachem Begin, Brest Russian Empire, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978), (d. 1992)

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 1914 Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1915 Al Hibbler, singer (Unchained Melody)
  • 1916 Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)
  • 1920 Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
  • 1922 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • 1923 Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd
  • 1923 Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian playwright
  • 1925 Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller)
  • 1925 Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1928 Ann Blyth, Mt Kisko NY, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce)
  • 1928 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
  • 1929 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
  • 1929 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)
  • 1930 Robert Culp, Berkley California, actor (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)

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1930 Tony Trabert, tennis pro (1955 Wimbledon), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 1932 Eydie Gorme [Edithe Gormezano], American singer (Bossa Nova), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
  • 1933 Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
  • 1933 Reiner Kunze, German writer (The Lovely Years), born in Oelsnitz, Saxony
  • 1933 Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
  • 1934 Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
  • 1934 Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
  • 1934 John Standing, actor (Edward-Lime Street), born in London, England
  • 1934 Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
  • 1934 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
  • 1934 Pierre Richard, French actor
  • 1935 Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
  • 1935 Julie Newmar, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1935 Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1936 Anita Gillette, Balt Md, actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck)
  • 1936 Gary Clarke, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 David Behrman, composer
  • 1937 Lorraine Gary, actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, US, sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)
  • 1937 David Anderson, Canadian politician
  • 1938 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1939 Carol Shelley, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple), born in London, England
  • 1939 Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
  • 1939 Wim Meijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1939 Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader
  • 1940 Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)
  • 1942 John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
  • 1944 Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
  • 1944 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
  • 1945 Bob Balaban, actor/director (2010, Girlfriends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
  • 1945 Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy), (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Robert Balaban, actor (Absence of Malice, Altered States), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Suzanne Farrell, ballerina (Don Quioxote), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1946 Lesley Ann Warren, actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
  • 1946 Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
  • 1947 John Howard, (US), speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)
  • 1948 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • 1948 Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • 1948 Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
  • 1949 Bill Spooner, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
  • 1949 Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
  • 1950 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1950 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
  • 1950 Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
  • 1950 Stockwell Day, Canadian politician
  • 1951 Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)
  • 1952 Gianna Rolandi, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
  • 1952 Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)
  • 1953 Catlin O'Heaney, Whitefish Bay Wisc, actress (Snow White-Charmings)
  • 1953 James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
  • 1953 Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
  • 1953 Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)

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1954 James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/director (Titanic, Avatar)

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1956 Colleen Walker, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1956 Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
  • 1956 Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
  • 1957 Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1957 Laura Innes, Pontiac, Michigan, American actress and director (ER, The Event)
  • 1958 Angela Bassett, actress (What's Love Got to Do With It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)
  • 1958 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • 1958 Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)

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1958 Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Michigan, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1959 Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
  • 1960 Timothy Hutton, Malibu California, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)
  • 1961 Christian Okoye, American football player
  • 1962 Steve Carell, American actor and comedian
  • 1963 Scott Dunlap, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 S Afr Masters), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Jimmy Arias, tennis player (US Davis Cup team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1964 Nigel Redman, English rugby international player
  • 1965 Brian McDonough, points cyclist (Olympics-19th-96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965 Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1965 Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
  • 1965 Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1966 Ed Olczyk, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England
  • 1966 Terry Shumpert, Paducah KY, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1967 Bret Barberie, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1967 Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
  • 1967 Pamela Smart, American convicted murderess
  • 1968 Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
  • 1968 Eric Jonassen, offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1969 Becky Delos Santos, playmate (April, 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Carl Henkel, Torrance California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Andy Milder, American voice actor
  • 1970 Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • 1970 Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 Quinton McCracken, Wilmington NC, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1970 Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1970 Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
  • 1970 Killah Priest, American rapper
  • 1970 Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
  • 1970 Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
  • 1971 Nigel Williams, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1971 Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Stefan Klos, German footballer
  • 1972 Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)