Famous Birthdays on November 16

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  • 1436 Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)
  • 1569 Paul Sartorius, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1609)
  • 1587 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1603 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)
  • 1609 Henrietta Maria, French-born, Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
  • 1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, composer
  • 1642 Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland
  • 1643 Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)
  • 1653 Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1707-09)
  • 1684 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 1715 Girolamo Abos, composer

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1717 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1720 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer
  • 1730 Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician
  • 1757 Daniel Read, American composer, born in Attleboro, Massachusett (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
  • 1762 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
  • 1766 Rodolphe Kreitzer, France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1780 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
  • 1793 Francis Danby, Irish painter
  • 1807 Francois Hainl, composer
  • 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer
  • 1822 Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1827 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • 1829 Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
  • 1835 Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1835 Eugenio Beltrami, Cremona Lombardy, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • 1836 David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
  • 1839 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
  • 1841 Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1847 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927)
  • 1854 Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1860 Edmund Schuecker, composer
  • 1861 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • 1862 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • 1870 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)

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1873 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1874 Johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons
  • 1880 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • 1881 Joel H. Hildebrand, Camden New Jersey, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures
  • 1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • 1885 Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
  • 1887 Philip Frohman, US architect
  • 1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • 1888 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
  • 1889 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • 1889 George S Kaufman, playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • 1890 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer

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1890 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • 1890 George Seldes, journalist
  • 1892 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist
  • 1894 Count Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Austrian politician
  • 1894 Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1895 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
  • 1895 Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
  • 1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Lawrence Tibbett, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1896 Oswald Mosley, baron/British nazi
  • 1896 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Halliwell Hobbes, Stratford-on-Avon England, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
  • 1897 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
  • 1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • 1904 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
  • 1904 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
  • 1904 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
  • 1905 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden

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1907 Burgess Meredith, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)

  • 1912 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
  • 1912 George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners)
  • 1916 Daws Butler, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1917 John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Saint's Day)
  • 1919 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • 1920 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
  • 1922 Royal Dano, actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist (designed IMB mainframe), born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

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1922 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 1924 Joep J P de Boer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1924 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
  • 1927 Barbara Payton, Cloquet MN, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde)
  • 1928 Clu Gulager, Holdenville Oklahoma, actor (Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man)
  • 1929 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
  • 1930 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in New York City

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1930 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • 1930 Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso
  • 1931 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1932 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
  • 1933 Guy Stockwell, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Garrett "Garnet" Mimms, Ashland West Virginia, singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby)
  • 1935 Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
  • 1935 France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )
  • 1936 Shirvani Chalayev, composer
  • 1936 John Moore, Australian politician
  • 1938 Richard Landry, composer
  • 1938 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1938 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1940 Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
  • 1941 Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
  • 1941 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
  • 1942 Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)
  • 1942 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 1943 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, US singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live)
  • 1944 Charles Jay Hammer, actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light)
  • 1944 David O'Sullivan, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
  • 1944 Hugo Dittberner, writer
  • 1944 Joanna Pettit, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London, England
  • 1944 Oliver Braddick, British psychologist
  • 1945 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Barbara Leigh, Ringgold Ga, actress (Vampirella)
  • 1947 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer
  • 1948 Aline Issermann, director (Amant Magnifiquew)
  • 1948 Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer
  • 1948 Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • 1949 Pattie Santos, singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • 1949 William Ackerman, composer
  • 1950 Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
  • 1950 David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
  • 1950 John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • 1951 Miguel Sandoval, American actor
  • 1952 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • 1952 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana
  • 1952 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
  • 1953 Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)
  • 1954 Andrea Barrett, American author
  • 1954 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • 1954 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • 1955 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • 1956 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • 1957 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • 1957 Jacques Gamblin, French actor
  • 1958 Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1958 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
  • 1958 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • 1958 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • 1959 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)
  • 1959 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

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1961 Frank Bruno, English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England

  • 1961 Corinne Hermès, French singer
  • 1961 Bruno Amato American actor
  • 1962 Chuck Finley, pitcher (Angels)
  • 1962 Josh Silver, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • 1963 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)

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1963 Zina Garrison Jackson, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon), born in Houston, Texas

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1964 Dwight Gooden, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1964 Diana Krall, Canadian Jazz pianist and singer
  • 1964 Harry J. Lennix, American actor
  • 1964 Maeve Quinlan, American actress
  • 1965 Glen Edward Day, Mobile AL, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd)
  • 1965 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Turin Italy, actress (Normal People)
  • 1966 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1966 Tammy Lauren, SD California, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue)
  • 1966 Tim Scott, Hanford California, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1966 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
  • 1966 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • 1966 Dean McDermott, Canadian actor
  • 1966 Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer
  • 1967 Lawrence Dawsey, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Lisa Bonet, SF, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart)
  • 1967 Craig Arnold, American poet
  • 1968 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • 1968 Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)
  • 1968 Suzi Simpson, Athens Greece, playmate (Jan, 1992)
  • 1968 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • 1969 Mike Devlin, NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals)
  • 1969 Thomas Ingalsbe, 238+ lbs (108+ kg) US weightlifter (Olympics-1996)
  • 1970 Jason Carthen, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Martha Plimpton, actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Donald Wolf, computer game creator
  • 1971 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • 1971 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • 1971 Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • 1971 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • 1972 Missi Pyle, American actress
  • 1973 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Joe Hudepohl, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • 1973 Brendan Laney, Scottish rugby player
  • 1974 Eric Judy, American Musician
  • 1974 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer
  • 1974 Paul Scholes, British footballer
  • 1976 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer
  • 1976 Danny Wallace, British author
  • 1977 Oksana Baiul, Ukraine, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1994)
  • 1977 Mauricio Ochmann, Mexican actor

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1977 Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight), born in NYC, New York

  • 1978 Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer
  • 1978 Kip Bouknight, American baseball player