Famous Birthdays on August 16

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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, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1901)
  • 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, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, born in Mill Spring, Missouri (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 [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

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 (d. 1980)
  • 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)
  • 1900 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), born in New York City (d. 1975)
  • 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], actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1908 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Paul Smith Callaway, composer
  • 1910 Mae Clarke, actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl)[or 1907], born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912 Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
  • 1912 Ted Drake, English footballer (d. 1995)

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1913 Menachem Begin, Israeli Prime Minister (1977-83, Nobel 1978), born in Brest, Belarus (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
  • 1931 Forrest E. Mars Jr., Candy Manufacturer (Mars), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 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)
  • 1933 Julie Newmar, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California
  • 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 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, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), 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 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, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

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], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

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 South African 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, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 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)