Famous Birthdays on 16th February

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  • 1032 Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
  • 1075 Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
  • 1222 Nichiren, Japan, Buddhist priest/saint
  • 1497 Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)
  • 1519 Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
  • 1543 Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
  • 1620 Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
  • 1643 John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)
  • 1684 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Nymburk, Bohemia, Czech monk/composer
  • 1698 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
  • 1709 Charles Avison, composer
  • 1727 Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817)
  • 1740 Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
  • 1746 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
  • 1761 Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
  • 1774 Pierre Rode, composer
  • 1786 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)
  • 1787 Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer
  • 1788 Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer
  • 1790 Chretien Urhan, composer
  • 1802 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
  • 1804 Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)
  • 1807 Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1866)
  • 1812 Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
  • 1813 Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1892)
  • 1813 Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer
  • 1821 Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
  • 1822 Francis Galton, anthropologist & geneticist, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1822 James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • 1823 John Daniel Imboden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1824 Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
  • 1826 Franz von Holstein, composer
  • 1826 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)
  • 1831 Nikolai Leskow, writer
  • 1832 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
  • 1834 Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
  • 1836 Benjamin Edward Woolf, Dutch composer
  • 1838 Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist
  • 1838 Henry Adams, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1847 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise)
  • 1848 Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
  • 1850 Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
  • 1852 Charles Taze Russell, religion founder (Jehovah's Witnesses)
  • 1852 William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)
  • 1854 Oscar Fetras, composer
  • 1856 Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
  • 1856 Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (d. 1944)
  • 1858 Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
  • 1866 Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
  • 1866 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
  • 1866 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
  • 1868 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
  • 1874 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
  • 1876 George Macauley Trevelyan, England, historian (Giuseppi Garibaldi)
  • 1878 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)
  • 1880 Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1881 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
  • 1883 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)
  • 1884 Robert Flaherty, Father of documentary film (Nanook of North), born in Iron Mountain, Michegan (d. 1957)
  • 1886 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
  • 1886 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • 1887 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1890 Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer
  • 1891 Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
  • 1893 Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
  • 1896 Alexander Brailowsky, Russia, pianist (Chopin)
  • 1898 Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
  • 1900 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • 1901 Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901 Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
  • 1901 Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1903 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1903 George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
  • 1904 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
  • 1904 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1905 José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
  • 1905 Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
  • 1906 Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)
  • 1907 Fernando Previtali, composer
  • 1907 Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
  • 1909 Hugh Beaumont, Lawrence Ks, actor (Ward Cleaver-Leave it to Beaver)
  • 1909 Jeffrey Lynn, Auburn, Massachusetts, American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties)
  • 1909 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
  • 1910 Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer
  • 1911 Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
  • 1912 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
  • 1912 Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
  • 1912 Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1912 Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)
  • 1912 Maitland Mackie, Lord Lt (Aberdeenshire)
  • 1914 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • 1914 Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)
  • 1915 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Bill Doggett, jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1916 William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
  • 1918 Patty Andrews, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1920 Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
  • 1920 Lee Russell, vocalist (Vincent Lopez), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1920 Anna Mae Hays, American army general
  • 1921 Jean Behra, auto racer

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1921 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress/dancer (Wonder Man), born in Norwood, Ohio

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
  • 1921 Araucaria, British crossword compiler
  • 1921 Esther Bubley, Phillips, Wisconsin, American photographer
  • 1922 Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • 1922 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
  • 1924 James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
  • 1924 Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
  • 1925 David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
  • 1925 PER Bailey, director (Gatwick & Stansted Airports)
  • 1925 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar master (d. 2004)
  • 1926 John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England
  • 1926 Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
  • 1927 June Brown, British actress
  • 1929 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
  • 1929 Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1930 F G R Cuming, painter
  • 1930 Peggy King, vocalist/actress (George Gobel Show), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1930 Ricou Browning, Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)
  • 1931 A Kolleritsch, writer
  • 1931 Gamini Goonesena, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for Ceylon, Notts)
  • 1931 George E Sangmeister, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • 1931 Ken Takakura, [Goichi Oda], Kita Japan, actor (Story of Antarctic)
  • 1931 Bobby Collins, Govanhill, Scotland, footballer (Celtic, 31 caps), (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli writer, born in Jadova Commune, Kingdom of Romania
  • 1932 Gretchen Wyler, Bartlesville Oklahoma, actress (Silk Stockings)
  • 1932 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
  • 1932 Otis Blackwell, composer/singer
  • 1932 Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone
  • 1934 Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
  • 1934 Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
  • 1935 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), born in Morley, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)
  • 1935 Sonny Bono, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1935 Kenneth Price, ceramic artist and print maker (Hot Bottoms, Tamed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Jill Kinmont, American skier

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1936 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Corporate Raider Carl Icahn
Corporate Raider
Carl Icahn
  • 1937 Paul Bailey, novelist
  • 1937 Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
  • 1938 Barry Primus, actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 John Corigliano, composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 David Griffiths, portrait painter
  • 1939 Harold Kalin, singer
  • 1940 Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
  • 1941 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1942 Gabriel Brncic, composer

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1942 Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
  • 1943 Anthony Dowell, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1943 J D Moore, headmaster (St Dunstan's College)
  • 1943 James Beaton, British GC
  • 1944 Richard Ford, US author (Sportswriter)
  • 1944 António Mascarenhas Monteiro, 2nd President of Cape Verde
  • 1946 Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1946 Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
  • 1946 J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
  • 1947 Franz West, artist (Flause), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
  • 1949 Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
  • 1950 Peter Hain, British MP
  • 1950 Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
  • 1950 Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer (d. 2002)
  • 1951 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 James Ingram, American vocalist (Just Once), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1952 Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
  • 1953 Andre St Lauren, NHLer
  • 1953 George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)
  • 1953 Mike Ford, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Roberta Williams, computer game designer
  • 1954 Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory), (d. 2013)
  • 1954 Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
  • 1954 Margaux Hemingway, Portland Or, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce)
  • 1955 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
  • 1955 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955 Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
  • 1955 Hunt Block, American actor
  • 1957 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1958 Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
  • 1958 Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1958 John Paul Morse, Marshall MI, PGA golfer (1995 United Airlines)
  • 1958 Lisa Loring, actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
  • 1958 Michael W. Burns, American politician

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1959 John McEnroe, Wiesbaden, Germany, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1959 Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
  • 1960 Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
  • 1961 Andy Taylor, England, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1962 Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • 1962 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
  • 1963 Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer
  • 1964 Mark Price, NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers)
  • 1964 Bebeto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1964 Christopher Eccleston, English actor
  • 1965 Dave Lombardo, Cuban drummer (Slayer)
  • 1966 Eric Uptagrafft, prone rifle (Olympics-1996), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1967 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
  • 1967 John Valentin, Mineola NY, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1967 Keith Gretzky, former hockey player; brother of Wayne Gretzky
  • 1968 Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968 Erik Regtop, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)