Famous Birthdays on 16th March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 220

  • 1338 Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401)
  • 1445 Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)
  • 1473 Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
  • 1581 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)
  • 1585 Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)
  • 1609 Michael Franck, composer
  • 1631 René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
  • 1634 Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist
  • 1651 Zaccaria Tevo, composer
  • 1654 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • 1663 Nicholas Siret, composer
  • 1687 Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)
  • 1729 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic)
  • 1739 George Clymer, US merchant (signed Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
  • 1745 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer
  • 1750 Caroline Herschel, pioneering female astronomer, (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1848)

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1751 James Madison, 4th US President (1809-17), born in Port Conway, Virginia (d. 1836)

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • 1757 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
  • 1773 Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (d. 1836)
  • 1774 Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)
  • 1776 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1787 Georg Simon Ohm, Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth, German physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
  • 1794 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (d. 1881)

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1799 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1871)

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • 1800 Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
  • 1802 George Archibald McCall, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • 1805 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
  • 1806 Norbert Rillieux, inventor (sugar refiner)
  • 1812 Henry Dwight Terry, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)
  • 1814 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer
  • 1821 Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
  • 1822 John Pope, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1822 Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
  • 1823 William Henry Monk, composer
  • 1832 Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
  • 1834 James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)
  • 1836 Andrew Smith Hallidie, American inventor (cable car), born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1839 René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
  • 1840 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
  • 1846 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)
  • 1849 James E Smith, became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger
  • 1851 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
  • 1856 E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince
  • 1857 Charles Harding Firth, British historian (d. 1936)
  • 1859 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)
  • 1865 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1869 F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
  • 1873 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Sereniteit)
  • 1876 Charles Halton, actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1878 Clemens A Graaf von Galen, cardinal/bishop of Munster/anti-nazi
  • 1878 Henry B Walthall, Shelby City AL, actor (Birth of a Nation, Klondike)
  • 1883 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
  • 1884 Harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires, Vanity Fair, Love In High Gear), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1885 Giacomo Benvenuti, composer
  • 1885 Sydney Chaplin, South Africa, actor (Limelight)
  • 1889 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
  • 1892 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
  • 1892 James Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (d. 1984)
  • 1893 Isobel Elsom, actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger)
  • 1896 Conrad Nagel, Keokuk Iowa, actor (Celebrity Time)
  • 1901 Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Mike Mansfield, (Sen-D-Mont) majority whip
  • 1903 Morgan Conway, actor (Dick Tracy)
  • 1903 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto)
  • 1904 Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • 1905 Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
  • 1906 Francisco Ayala, writer
  • 1906 Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), born in London, England
  • 1908 Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)
  • 1910 Aladar Gerevich, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1910 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
  • 1910 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
  • 1910 Martijn Lijnema, boer/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • 1910 Norman Wooland, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Hamlet)
  • 1911 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • 1912 Patricia Nixon, [Thelma Catherine], Ely Nevada, 1st lady (1968-74)
  • 1916 Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
  • 1916 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1918 Aldo E van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
  • 1918 Howard Boatwright, composer
  • 1919 Erno Kiraly, composer
  • 1920 John Addison, Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Acad Award)
  • 1920 Leo McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1920 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for S Afr)
  • 1920 Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1920 Sid Fleischman, American author
  • 1921 Anne Truitt (born Anne Dean), Baltimore USA, American artist
  • 1921 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), born in Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer
  • 1922 Harding Lemay, North Bangor NY, headwriter (Another World)
  • 1923 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • 1925 Cornell Borchers, Germany, actress (Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul)
  • 1925 Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (d. 2004)

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1926 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian and host of the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, born in Newark, New Jersey

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1926 Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1927 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
  • 1927 Karlheinz Boehm, Austrian actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural), born in Darmstadt, (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Olga San Juan, actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Vladimir M Komarov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1)
  • 1928 Christa Ludwig, soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928 Ramon Barce, composer
  • 1929 Edwin London, composer
  • 1929 Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress
  • 1930 Minoru Miky, composer
  • 1931 Betty Johnson, Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed)
  • 1931 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist
  • 1932 Ronnie Walter Cunningham, Creston Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (Apollo 7)

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1933 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Brooklyn, New York

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 1933 Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
  • 1934 Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1935 Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • 1936 Thelma Hopkins, England, high jumper (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1937 Constanca Capdeville, composer
  • 1937 David Del Tredici, American composer and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement (1980 Pulitzer), born in Cloverdale, California
  • 1937 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
  • 1939 Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
  • 1940 Bernardo Bertolucci, Parma Italy, director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor)
  • 1940 Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
  • 1940 Jan P Pronk, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1940 Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)
  • 1940 Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter
  • 1941 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
  • 1942 Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
  • 1942 James Soong, Taiwanese politician
  • 1942 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1943 Ursula Goodenough, Evolutionary Scholar, Cell Biologist
  • 1943 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (d. 2005)
  • 1946 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • 1947 Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
  • 1948 Margaret [Edith] Weis, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • 1948 Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
  • 1949 Erik Estrada, actor (CHiPs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Bertha Knox Gilkey, welfare & tenament rights for urban women
  • 1949 Elliott Murphy, US singer/songwriter
  • 1949 Victor Garber, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1951 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario
  • 1951 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Ritchie Teeter, rocker
  • 1952 Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • 1953 Isabelle Huppert, French actress
  • 1953 Richard Stallman, American free software activist
  • 1954 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • 1954 Hollis Stacy, Savannah Ga, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78)
  • 1954 Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
  • 1954 Nancy Wilson, SF, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love)
  • 1954 Colin Ireland, Kent, England, serial killer ('Gay Slayer'/ Coleherne killer), (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Isabelle Huppert, actress (Cactus, Heaven's Gate), born in Paris, France
  • 1955 Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
  • 1955 Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
  • 1956 Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1957 Pearl Moore, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • 1958 Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor, born in Mexico City
  • 1958 Kate Worley, American comic book writer (d. 2004)
  • 1959 Michael J Bloomfield, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1959 Stan Thorn, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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1959 Flavor Flav, American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 1959 Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
  • 1960 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1962 Marcel Brands, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1963 Phung Vuong, Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1963 Jimmy Degrasso, American musician, drummer

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1963 Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (Ares-Hercules), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)

  • 1964 Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
  • 1964 Gore Verbinski, American movie director
  • 1964 Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • 1965 Cindy Brown, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1965 Belén Rueda, Spanish actress
  • 1966 Brad Bergen, PA Sask, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1966 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1966 David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
  • 1966 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
  • 1967 John Mangum, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 1968 Jason van Blerk, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1968 Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
  • 1969 Ottis Gibson, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995)
  • 1969 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Alan Tudyk, American actor
  • 1973 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1973 Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
  • 1974 Heath Streak, cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1974 Lamont Burns, guard (NY Jets)
  • 1974 Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
  • 1975 Sienna Guillory, English actress (Jill Valentine-Resident Evil), born in Kettering, England
  • 1976 Michelle Rae Collie, Miss Universe-Bahamas (1996)
  • 1976 Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1976 Paul Schneider, American actor
  • 1976 Nick Spano, American actor
  • 1977 Donal Óg Cusack, Irish hurler