Famous People Born in 1916

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 483

  • Jan 1st Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
  • Jan 3rd Antonio Estevez, composer
  • Jan 3rd Betty Furness, actress/journalist/consumer activist (Studio 1), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3rd Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist
  • Jan 4th Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
  • Jan 4th Robert Parrish, Columbus Ga, director (Casino Royale)
  • Jan 4th Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4th Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • Jan 6th Philip Bezanson, composer
  • Jan 6th Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 7th Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • Jan 7th Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • Jan 7th Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)
  • Jan 9th Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
  • Jan 9th Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9th Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10th Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10th Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • Jan 11th Bernard Blier, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor (Les Miserables)
  • Jan 11th James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
  • Jan 12th A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
  • Jan 12th Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12th William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
  • Jan 13th Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
  • Jan 13th Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
  • Jan 14th John Oliver Killens, novelist
  • Jan 15th Mikki Doyle, journalist
  • Jan 16th Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • Jan 17th Joel Herron, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 18th Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
  • Jan 18th James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20th Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • Jan 20th Walter Bartley, biochemist
  • Jan 21st [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
  • Jan 22nd Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
  • Jan 22nd Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • Jan 23rd Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • Jan 23rd David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
  • Jan 24th John Corner, scientist
  • Jan 24th Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
  • Jan 24th Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26th Lothar Jensch, composer
  • Jan 28th Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
  • Jan 29th Barbara Skelton, writer
  • Jan 31st Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • Jan 31st Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
  • Jan 31st Violet Cane, statistician
  • Feb 1st Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • Feb 2nd Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • Feb 3rd Vivien Signy, nurse (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4th Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
  • Feb 4th Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
  • Feb 4th David Vassall Cox, composer
  • Feb 4th Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • Feb 4th Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6th John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • Feb 9th Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 10th Edward R Roybal, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
  • Feb 11th Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
  • Feb 12th Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
  • Feb 12th Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
  • Feb 13th James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 14th Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Feb 14th Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
  • Feb 14th Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
  • Feb 14th Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • Feb 15th Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
  • Feb 15th Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
  • Feb 16th Bill Doggett, jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16th William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
  • Feb 17th Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
  • Feb 17th Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
  • Feb 17th Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • Feb 18th Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
  • Feb 18th Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
  • Feb 19th Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
  • Feb 20th Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 20th Julius Juzeliunas, composer
  • Feb 20th Paul Tripp, TV host (Mr I Magination), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 23rd George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Feb 23rd Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • Feb 23rd William Walsh, academic
  • Feb 24th Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • Feb 25th Ian Wallace, British CEO
  • Feb 25th Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • Feb 25th Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • Feb 26th Mordecai Seter, composer
  • Feb 26th Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • Mar 2nd Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Mar 2nd Bernard George Stevens, composer
  • Mar 4th Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • Mar 4th Hans Eysenck, psychologist
  • Mar 5th Horace Ian Parrott, composer
  • Mar 6th Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mar 8th Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Mar 8th John Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer (d. 2004)
  • Mar 10th Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
  • Mar 11th [James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)
  • Mar 11th Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • Mar 13th Corinne Boggs, political administrator
  • Mar 13th Lindy Boggs, (Rep-D-LA, 1973-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 14th Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
  • Mar 15th Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • Mar 15th Harry James, Albany Ga, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
  • Mar 15th Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Mar 16th Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
  • Mar 16th Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
  • Mar 17th Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18th Louis Toebosch, composer
  • Mar 19th Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
  • Mar 19th Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
  • Mar 20th Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
  • Mar 22nd George Wyle, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show, Flip Wilson Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22nd Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets)
  • Mar 24th Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 25th Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, composer
  • Mar 26th Bill Edrich, cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
  • Mar 26th Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • Mar 26th Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)
  • Mar 26th Sterling Hayden, NJ, actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra)
  • Mar 26th Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York

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

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

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

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