Famous Birthdays on 16th December

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1485 Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1536)

Spanish Princess, Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
Spanish Princess, Queen of England
Catherine of Aragon
  • 1584 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)
  • 1614 Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)
  • 1622 Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder
  • 1652 Giovanni Maria Casini, composer
  • 1669 Arnold van Boonen, Dutch portrait painter

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1714 George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader and preacher, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1770)

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield
  • 1716 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  • 1717 Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)
  • 1734 Georg Peter Weimar, composer
  • 1742 Gebhard Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt, German Field Marshal (d. 1819)
  • 1748 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer

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1770 Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn, Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), (d. 1827)

  • 1775 Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer

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1775 Jane Austen, Winchester, Hampshire, novelist (Pride and Prejudice), (d. 1817)

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1776 Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German physicist (d. 1810)
  • 1777 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, born in Tolna, Hungary (d. 1819)
  • 1787 Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
  • 1790 King Léopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
  • 1804 Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)
  • 1809 Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance
  • 1812 William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • 1819 Robert Selden Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • 1822 Charles Edward Horsley, composer
  • 1825 Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1825 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer
  • 1827 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer
  • 1828 John Beatty, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)
  • 1830 John Frederick Hartranft, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • 1834 Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory)
  • 1847 Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer
  • 1850 Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)
  • 1851 Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)
  • 1857 Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite)
  • 1861 Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (d. 1917)
  • 1862 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)
  • 1863 George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
  • 1863 Ralph Adams Cram, US, gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)
  • 1865 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
  • 1867 Amy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (d. 1951)
  • 1869 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)
  • 1869 Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1952)
  • 1872 Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)
  • 1879 William Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail)
  • 1882 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)
  • 1882 John Berry Hobbs, England, 1st cricket played knighted (1953)
  • 1882 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)
  • 1882 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (d. 1967)
  • 1883 Max Linder, Caverne France, actor/comic/director (Max Prend un Bain)
  • 1888 Alphonse Juin, French marshal
  • 1892 A "Shon Nene" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady
  • 1892 Cameron Prud'Homme, Auburn CA, actor (Rainmaker)
  • 1893 Vladimir Golschmann, conductor with Immortal Downbeat, born in Paris, France
  • 1895 Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1897 Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)
  • 1897 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)
  • 1899 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist
  • 1899 Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
  • 1900 Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)

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1901 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • 1903 Hardie Albright, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1903 Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)
  • 1904 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist
  • 1905 Piet Hein, poet/inventor
  • 1906 John Morrison, politician/landowner
  • 1906 Lord Margadale, English Conserv parliament leader/large landowner
  • 1906 Barbara Kent, Canadian actress
  • 1907 Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman
  • 1907 Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)
  • 1908 Remedios Varo, Anglès Spain, Spain-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • 1909 Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • 1909 Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 & 29 in India's 1st Test match)
  • 1910 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
  • 1910 Robert Noehren, composer
  • 1910 Stanojlo Rajicic, composer
  • 1915 Georgy Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer (The Blizzard, Time, Forward!)
  • 1915 Turk Murphy, American trombonist (d. 1987)
  • 1916 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer
  • 1916 Udom Patpongsiri, property developer

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1917 Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1917 Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Sindhi scholar
  • 1918 Henry Clarke, fashion photographer
  • 1918 Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter and lyricist (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
  • 1922 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
  • 1922 Cy Leslie, American music and video executive (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
  • 1923 Werner Haentjes, composer
  • 1926 Alfred Koerppen, composer
  • 1926 James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)
  • 1927 G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)
  • 1927 Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)
  • 1928 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian
  • 1928 Philip K[indred] Dick, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 Ian Board, British barkeeper (the Colony Room), born in Devon (d.1994)
  • 1929 Nicholas Courtney, English actor
  • 1930 Bill Young, Harmarville, PA, politician (Congress, 1993-2013), (d. 2013)

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1931 Tom Brookshier, Roswell New Mexico, American football player and sportscaster

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier
  • 1932 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse)
  • 1936 Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • 1937 Jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
  • 1937 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • 1937 Joyce Bulifant, actress (Marie- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1937 Edward Ruscha, American artist (Pop Art), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1938 Michael Greer, Durham NC, actor (Bobby Gentry Show)
  • 1938 Frank Deford, American sportswriter
  • 1938 Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director (The Emigrants, Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan

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1938 Jimmie Lee Jackson, Marion Alabama, American civil rights protestor

Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Protestor
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • 1940 Dimitri van Toren, Dutch vocalist/composer
  • 1941 Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
  • 1942 Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island
  • 1943 Anthony 'Tony' Hicks, Nelson Lancashire, British rock guitarist (The Hollies)
  • 1943 Steven Bochco, prod (Hill St Blues, LA Law, St Elsewhere, NYPD Blue)
  • 1944 John Abercrombie, rocker
  • 1945 Patti Deutsch, American actress and Match Game panelist
  • 1945 Bobby George, English professional darts player
  • 1945 Yukio Hattori, Japanese Iron Chef commentator
  • 1946 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer (Promised Country)
  • 1946 Benny Andersson, Stockholm Sweden, singer (ABBA-Money! Money! Money!)
  • 1946 Fred Borgman, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • 1946 Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist
  • 1947 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England
  • 1947 Vincent Matthews, US, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1948 Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • 1949 Billy Gibbons, jazz/rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 Caroline Munro, Windsor, actress (Golden Voyage of Sinbad) [or 1/16]
  • 1950 Ieremia Tabai, pres of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands) (1979-91)
  • 1950 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • 1951 Robben Ford, American guitarist
  • 1952 Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
  • 1952 Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer
  • 1953 Filip Bolluyt, Dutch actor (Daybreak)
  • 1954 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • 1955 Carol M Browner, US Administrator (EPA)
  • 1955 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
  • 1955 Xander Berkeley, American actor
  • 1955 Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
  • 1958 Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
  • 1959 Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)
  • 1959 Steven Irvine, rock drummer (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
  • 1960 Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
  • 1961 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, Valdosta, Georgia, American stand-up comedian and social critic
  • 1961 Kelly Tough, playmate (Oct, 1981), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1962 Jon Tenney, actor (Brooklyn South)
  • 1962 Maruschka Detmers, Schoonebeek Holland, actress (Devil in the Flesh)
  • 1962 Melanie Smith, actress (Emily-As the World Turns), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1963 Benjamin Bratt, California, actor (Det Reynaldo Curtis-Law & Order)
  • 1963 Brian Clark, Brandon Man, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morden Pro-Am)
  • 1963 Cathy Johnston-Forbes, High Point NC, LPGA golfer (1990 du Maurier)
  • 1963 Silvio Diliberto, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1963 Jeff Carson, American singer
  • 1964 Billy Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Texas Rangers)
  • 1964 Evelyn Conley, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1989), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1964 Gail Harris, Dewsbury England, actress (Virtual Desire)
  • 1964 Heike Drechsler, Gera German DR, sprinter (1988 world record)
  • 1965 Brent Franklin, Barrie Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Japan Open-2nd)
  • 1965 Chris Jones, Utica NY, outfielder (NY Mets)
  • 1965 Cynthia Lynne White, Miss Oklahoma-America (1991-top 10), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • 1965 Page Dunlap, Harrisonburg VA, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Women's-8th)
  • 1965 Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965 Melanie Sloan, American attorney
  • 1966 Clifford Robinson, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 1966 Dennis Wise, English footballer
  • 1967 Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
  • 1967 Miranda Otto, Australian actress
  • 1968 Darryll Lewis, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1968 Paul Scherrer, actor (Children of Corn II, Free Spirit)
  • 1968 Wendy Doolan, Australian LPGA golfer (1991 Brit Amat Champ-2nd), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1969 Charles Mincy, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1969 Craig White, cricketer (England all-rounder 1994-95, AIS graduate)
  • 1969 Martin Ulrich, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

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1969 Lei Jun, Chinese Businessman and founder of Xiaomi Inc, born in Xiantao, Hubei

Founder of Xiaomi Inc Lei Jun
Founder of Xiaomi Inc
Lei Jun
  • 1971 Catherine "Cathy" Symon, rower (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Kristen Kane, diver (Olympics-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1971 Michael S McCary, [Boss], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Paul van Dyk, German DJ
  • 1972 Angela Bloomfield, New Zealand actress
  • 1972 Charles Gipson, American baseball player
  • 1972 Željko Kalac, Australian soccer player
  • 1973 Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)
  • 1973 Scott Storch, Canadian-American hip-hop producer
  • 1974 Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress
  • 1975 Valentin Bădoi, Romanian footballer
  • 1975 Nawo Kawakita, Japanese drummer (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 1975 Benjamin Kowalewicz, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  • 1975 Jonathan Scarfe, Canadian actor
  • 1977 Sylvain Distin, French footballer
  • 1977 Éric Bélanger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
  • 1978 Kaine, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins)
  • 1979 Nicole Werra, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA (1996)
  • 1979 Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer
  • 1979 Jessie Ward, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Trevor Immelman, South African golfer
  • 1981 Took Leng How, Malaysian criminal (d. 2006)
  • 1981 Flo Rida, American rapper