Famous People Born in 1916

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  • Jan 1 Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
  • Jan 3 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • Jan 3 Betty Furness, actress/journalist/consumer activist (Studio 1), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist
  • Jan 4 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
  • Jan 4 Robert Parrish, director (Casino Royale), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Jan 4 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • Jan 6 Philip Bezanson, composer
  • Jan 6 Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 7 Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • Jan 7 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • Jan 7 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)
  • Jan 9 Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
  • Jan 9 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9 Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • Jan 11 Bernard Blier, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor (Les Miserables)
  • Jan 11 James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
  • Jan 12 A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
  • Jan 12 Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12 William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
  • Jan 13 Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
  • Jan 13 Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
  • Jan 14 John Oliver Killens, novelist
  • Jan 15 Mikki Doyle, journalist
  • Jan 16 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • Jan 17 Joel Herron, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 18 Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
  • Jan 18 James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • Jan 20 Walter Bartley, biochemist
  • Jan 21 [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
  • Jan 22 Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
  • Jan 22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • Jan 23 Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • Jan 23 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
  • Jan 24 John Corner, scientist
  • Jan 24 Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
  • Jan 24 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26 Lothar Jensch, composer
  • Jan 28 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
  • Jan 29 Barbara Skelton, writer
  • Jan 31 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • Jan 31 Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
  • Jan 31 Violet Cane, statistician
  • Feb 1 Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • Feb 2 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • Feb 3 Vivien Signy, nurse (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
  • Feb 4 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
  • Feb 4 David Vassall Cox, composer
  • Feb 4 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • Feb 4 Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6 John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • Feb 9 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 10 Edward R Roybal, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
  • Feb 11 Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
  • Feb 12 Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
  • Feb 12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
  • Feb 13 James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 14 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Feb 14 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
  • Feb 14 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
  • Feb 14 Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • Feb 15 Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
  • Feb 15 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
  • Feb 16 Bill Doggett, jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16 William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
  • Feb 17 Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
  • Feb 17 Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
  • Feb 17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • Feb 18 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
  • Feb 18 Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
  • Feb 19 Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
  • Feb 20 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 20 Julius Juzeliunas, composer
  • Feb 20 Paul Tripp, TV host (Mr I Magination), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 23 George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Feb 23 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • Feb 23 William Walsh, academic
  • Feb 24 Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • Feb 25 Ian Wallace, British CEO
  • Feb 25 Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • Feb 25 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • Feb 26 Mordecai Seter, composer
  • Feb 26 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • Mar 2 Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Mar 2 Bernard George Stevens, composer
  • Mar 4 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • Mar 4 Hans Eysenck, psychologist
  • Mar 5 Horace Ian Parrott, composer
  • Mar 6 Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mar 8 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Mar 8 John Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer (d. 2004)
  • Mar 10 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer

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Mar 11 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Mar 11 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • Mar 13 Corinne Boggs, political administrator
  • Mar 13 Lindy Boggs, (Rep-D-LA, 1973-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 14 Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
  • Mar 15 Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • Mar 15 Harry James, Albany Ga, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
  • Mar 15 Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Mar 16 Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
  • Mar 16 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
  • Mar 17 Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 Louis Toebosch, composer
  • Mar 19 Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
  • Mar 19 Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
  • Mar 20 Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
  • Mar 22 George Wyle, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show, Flip Wilson Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets)
  • Mar 24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, composer
  • Mar 26 Bill Edrich, cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
  • Mar 26 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • Mar 26 Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)
  • Mar 26 Sterling Hayden, NJ, actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra)
  • Mar 26 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York

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Mar 29 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota (d. 2005)

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • Mar 29 John Paul, Governor-General (Bahamas)
  • Mar 31 John Vivyan, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 31 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)
  • Apr 3 Herb Caen, columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California
  • Apr 3 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator
  • Apr 4 David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched)
  • Apr 4 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist
  • Apr 4 Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
  • Apr 4 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician
  • Apr 5 Bernard Baily, comic artist

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Apr 5 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)

  • Apr 7 Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 11 Alberto E Ginastera, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Panambi)
  • Apr 11 Dan Fortmann, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 11 Howard Koch, producer/director (Frankenstein, Airplane II)
  • Apr 12 Brian Connell, writer/broadcaster
  • Apr 12 Beverly Cleary, American writer
  • Apr 12 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (d. 2007)
  • Apr 13 Phyllis Fraser Cerf Wagner, American actress, journalist, and publisher (d. 2006)
  • Apr 14 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)
  • Apr 14 Denis ApIvor, composer
  • Apr 14 Emerson Buckley, composer
  • Apr 15 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • Apr 17 Azijn Banana, [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist
  • Apr 17 David Stafford-Clark, psychiatrist
  • Apr 17 Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral
  • Apr 17 Ryoei Saito, businessman
  • Apr 17 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, world's 1st woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77)
  • Apr 17 Vinegar Banana, [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist
  • Apr 21 Sidney Clute, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 22 Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
  • Apr 22 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Apr 23 Bud Wilkinson, college football coach (Oklahoma)
  • Apr 24 Stanley Kauffmann, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • Apr 26 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer
  • Apr 26 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
  • Apr 26 Vic Perrin, American actor (d. 1989)
  • Apr 26 Virgil Trucks, MLB picther (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • Apr 27 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • Apr 27 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Apr 28 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)
  • Apr 30 Claude Shannon, information theorist
  • Apr 30 Dugo D Schenker, Suriname/Antillian producer
  • Apr 30 Robert Shaw, Red Bluff California, chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale)
  • May 1 Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)
  • May 1 Jane Jacobs, urbanologist, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 3 Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961-99 ), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
  • May 3 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)
  • May 4 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
  • May 5 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • May 5 Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
  • May 7 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (d. 1986)
  • May 8 Gordon Scarrott, engineer
  • May 8 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • May 9 Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
  • May 9 Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
  • May 9 Douglas Guest, organist
  • May 10 Milton Babbitt, US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • May 11 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • May 12 Ellis Bonoff Kohs, composer
  • May 14 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • May 14 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • May 14 Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
  • May 15 Bill Williams, American actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 16 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • May 16 Bernard Braden, broadcaster/actor (All Night Lone, Full Treatment)
  • May 16 Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist/president (Israel)
  • May 16 Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer
  • May 17 Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician
  • May 17 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter
  • May 20 Cornelie Coposu, politician
  • May 20 John McIntyre, theologian
  • May 20 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, born in London (d. 2015)