Famous Birthdays on 16th July

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  • 1194 Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (d. 1253)
  • 1571 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, baptized
  • 1611 Archduchess Cecilia Renata of Austria, Queen of Poland (d. 1644)
  • 1704 John Kay, England, machinist, invented flying shuttle
  • 1714 Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (d. 1800)
  • 1715 Charles, Prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France
  • 1722 Joseph Wilton, sculptor
  • 1723 Joshua Reynolds, England, portrait painter (Simplicity)
  • 1725 Georg Simon Lohlein, composer
  • 1728 Henri Moreau, composer
  • 1746 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian monk/discoverer (1st asteroid-Ceres)
  • 1796 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, painter

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1821 Mary Baker Eddy, Bow New Hampshire, founded Christian Science (Science & Health), (d. 1910)

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • 1822 Luigi Arditi, violinist/composer
  • 1823 James Isham Gilbert, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1829 Robert Brown Potter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1834 Carlo Angeloni, composer
  • 1834 Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914)
  • 1839 Philipus J Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist
  • 1848 Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music)
  • 1855 Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer
  • 1858 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège
  • 1860 Jens Otto Harry Jespersen, linguist/philologist
  • 1862 Ida Bell Wells-Barnett [Iola], US civil rights activist (d. 1931)
  • 1865 George A Birmingham, [Rev James Owen Hannay], novelist
  • 1870 Lambert McKenna, Irish scholar (d. 1956)
  • 1872 Roald Amundsen, Norway, explorer, discovered South Pole
  • 1877 Béla Schick, Hungarian/US children artist (Serum Krankheit)
  • 1882 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1882 Felix Locher, Switzerland, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
  • 1884 Anna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (d. 1964)
  • 1887 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Chicago White Sox player (Say it aint so, Joe)
  • 1888 Frits Zernike, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953)
  • 1888 Percy Kilbride, SF CA, actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle)
  • 1889 Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)
  • 1896 Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)
  • 1896 Trygve Halvdan Lie, Norway, 1st UN secretary general (1946-52)
  • 1896 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY)
  • 1901 Fritz Mahler, composer
  • 1902 Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1903 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician (d. 1971)
  • 1904 Goffredo Petrassi, Zagarolo Italy, composer (Beatitudines)
  • 1904 Leo Joseph Suenens, Cardinal (Belgium)
  • 1906 Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
  • 1907 Barbara Stanwyck, Bkln, actress (Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds)

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1907 Orville Redenbacher, Brazil Indiana, American popcorn King (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet)

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Businessman
Orville Redenbacher
  • 1907 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Aruna Asaf Ali, politician
  • 1908 Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral
  • 1909 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, moral theologian
  • 1909 John Edward "Teddy" Buckner, trumpeter
  • 1910 Stan McCabe, cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's)

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1911 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle) born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1911 Sonny Tufts, [Bowen Charleston Tufts II], Bost, actor (Variety Girl)
  • 1912 Ray Barr, pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Hugh Ford, FRS mechanic engineer
  • 1913 Peter Van Eyck, Steinwehr Germany, actor (Brain, Wages of Fear)
  • 1915 Barnard Hughes, Bedford Hills NY, (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends)
  • 1915 Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, deputy speaker (House of Lords)
  • 1915 Edward Miller, Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge)
  • 1916 Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
  • 1917 William Bishop, Oak Park Ill, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life)
  • 1918 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
  • 1918 George Mueller, NASA Systems Engineer (managed 1969 Moon landing), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Charles Graham, lord-lt of Cumbria UK
  • 1919 Choi Kyuha, President of South Korea (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • 1921 Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
  • 1921 Trevor Williams, scientific consultant
  • 1923 Reginald Prentice, British government minister
  • 1923 Chris Argyris, American educator
  • 1924 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1925 Phillip Pine, Hartford Ct, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground)
  • 1925 Cal Tjader, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1926 Brian Howard, deputy chairman (Marks & Spencer)
  • 1926 Philip Randle, biochemist
  • 1926 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office
  • 1927 John Warr, England, cricket bowler (avg 281)/president (MCC)
  • 1927 Shirley Hughes, author/illustrator
  • 1928 Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
  • 1928 James Kilfedder, MP (Ulster Popular Unionist)
  • 1928 Ray Thornton, (Rep-D-Arkansas)
  • 1928 Robert Sheckley, US, sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap)
  • 1928 Anita Brookner, English novelist
  • 1928 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • 1930 John Everett Watts, composer
  • 1930 Michael Bilirakis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
  • 1931 Caroline Blackwood, writer
  • 1932 John Chilton, jazz trumpeter
  • 1932 Milly Vitale, Rome, actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler)
  • 1932 Oleg Protopopov, Russia, olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)
  • 1932 [Dick] Richard L Thornburgh, Penn, US Attorney General (1988-93)
  • 1932 Max McGee, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops)
  • 1934 Donald Payne, Newark, New Jersey, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster
  • 1936 Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1936 V Subramanya, cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's)
  • 1937 Richard Bryan, (Sen-D Nevada)
  • 1938 Anita Brookner, art historian/novelist
  • 1938 Thorkell Sigurbjornsson, composer
  • 1938 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers) (d. 2003)
  • 1939 Corin Redgrave, actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), born in London, England
  • 1939 Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
  • 1939 Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster, born in Doncaster, West Riding
  • 1939 William Bell, [Yarborough], US singer (Tryin' to Love Two)
  • 1939 Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director (d. 1995)
  • 1940 Tony Jackson, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941 George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning
  • 1941 Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia)
  • 1941 Jan G H Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1941 Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician
  • 1942 Desmond Dekker, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)
  • 1942 Frank Field, MP (Labour)

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1942 Margaret Smith Court, Perth Australia, tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins)

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court

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1943 Jimmy Johnson, Port Arthur Texas, NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins)

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1943 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker
  • 1943 Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet (d. 1990)
  • 1945 Barry Dudleston, cricket umpire
  • 1945 Diana Warwick, leader (Association of University Teachers)
  • 1945 Jos Stelling, director (Pointsman)
  • 1945 Kellie Everts, Kalv Germany, Miss nude Universe (1968)
  • 1946 Barbara Lee, American politician
  • 1946 Richard LeParmentier, American actor, (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Ron Yary, American football player
  • 1947 Roelof P Meyer, S Afr under minister of Law & Order etc
  • 1947 Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
  • 1947 Alexis Herman, 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • 1947 Assata Shakur, American activist
  • 1948 Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
  • 1948 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
  • 1949 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1949 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1950 Camille Saviola, actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1950 Tom Terrell, musicologist, deejay
  • 1950 Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician
  • 1950 Dennis Priestley, English darts player
  • 1951 Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
  • 1951 Lorraine Chase, actress/model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets)
  • 1951 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
  • 1952 Phillip Carrick, cricketer
  • 1952 Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)
  • 1952 Robert David Steele, American spy
  • 1953 Philece Sampler, San Angelo, Tx, actress (Donna Love-Another World)
  • 1953 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • 1954 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American politician
  • 1956 Tony Kushner, American playwright
  • 1957 Alan Donnelly, MP (Labour)
  • 1957 Wlodi Smolarek, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1957 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer

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1958 Michael Flatley, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance), born in Chicago, Illinois

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • 1958 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist
  • 1958 Mike D. Rogers, American politician
  • 1959 Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959 Doug Herzog, American television executive
  • 1960 Eus van Someren, pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw)
  • 1960 Gisela Beyer, German DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980)
  • 1960 Terry Pendleton, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Leila Kenzle, Long Island, New York, American actress (Mad About You, Identity)

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1963 Mikael Pernfors, Malmo Sweden, tennis star (1986 French Open finalist)

Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • 1963 Phoebe Cates, actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1963 Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
  • 1964 Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
  • 1965 Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1965 Claude Lemieux, Buckingham Que, NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado)
  • 1966 Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
  • 1966 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (NO Saints)
  • 1966 Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)
  • 1966 Warren Sallenback, South Surrey BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster
  • 1967 Roger Duffy, NFL guard/center (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Will Ferrell, American comedian
  • 1967 Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist
  • 1968 Ariel Solomon, NFL center/guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)
  • 1968 Eric Jonassen, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968 Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia
  • 1969 Rain Pryor, actress (Head of the Class)/daughter of Richard
  • 1969 Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
  • 1969 Daryl Mitchell, American actor
  • 1970 Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
  • 1970 Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1970 Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director
  • 1971 Chris Thomas, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Corey Feldman, Encino California, actor (License to Drive, Stand by Me)
  • 1971 Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live)
  • 1972 Aaron Glenn, NFL cornerback/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Mindy Carson, vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1973 Karla Beteta, Miss Universe-Guatemala (1996)
  • 1973 Shaun Pollock, cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-)
  • 1973 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist