Famous Birthdays on 16th October

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 222

  • 1396 William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English soldier (d. 1450)
  • 1430 King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)
  • 1483 Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1542)
  • 1535 Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)
  • 1605 Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
  • 1663 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)
  • 1679 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer
  • 1708 Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)
  • 1710 Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)
  • 1714 Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)
  • 1723 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer
  • 1726 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (d. 1801)
  • 1729 Pierre van Maldere, composer
  • 1751 Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
  • 1754 Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)

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1758 Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1843)

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • 1762 Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)
  • 1765 Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy, composer
  • 1789 William Burton, Governor of Delaware (1859-63) (d. 1866)
  • 1795 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
  • 1802 Isaac Murphy, Governor of Arkansas (1864-68) (d. 1882)
  • 1806 William Pitt Fessenden, Secy Treas (Union), (d. 1869)
  • 1811 Gaetano Capocci, composer
  • 1815 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
  • 1816 William Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • 1819 Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (d. 1886)
  • 1821 Albert Franz Doppler, composer
  • 1825 Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Brig Genl (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1826 Piotr Studzinski, composer
  • 1830 Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliography
  • 1832 George Crockett Strong, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1832 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat
  • 1837 John Francis Barnett, composer
  • 1840 Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1900)
  • 1841 Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)
  • 1849 Arnold Krug, composer
  • 1849 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer
  • 1851 James Ten Eyck, champion rower/coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake)
  • 1854 Karl J Kautsky, Austrian marxist/socialist

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1854 Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], (The Picture of Dorian Gray), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1900)

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1855 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
  • 1855 Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (d. 1931)
  • 1861 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (d. 1927)
  • 1863 Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary (Nobel 1925)
  • 1866 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (Troffel & Sword)
  • 1868 Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
  • 1870 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
  • 1878 Carlos Pedrell, composer
  • 1878 Maxey Long, American athlete (d. 1959)
  • 1883 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (d. 1973)
  • 1884 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)
  • 1885 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, Italian marathoner (Olympic-DQ gold-1908)
  • 1886 Armin T Wegner, writer

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1886 David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 55)

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1888 Eugene O'Neill, dramatist (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888 Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)
  • 1890 Paul Strand, photographer (Native Land-1942), born in NYC, New York
  • 1890 Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

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1890 Michael Collins, Sam's Cross County Cork, Irish revolutionary leader

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • 1896 Edmond van Dooren, Flemish painter
  • 1897 Harrison Kerr, composer
  • 1897 Louis de Cazenave, France's oldest living man
  • 1898 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR
  • 1898 William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75)
  • 1900 Lloyd Corrigan, SF, actor (Papa Dodger-Willy, Prof McKillup-Hank)
  • 1900 [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)
  • 1900 Edward Ardizzone, artist and illustrator (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Primo Conti, Italian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1903 Mario Pilati, composer
  • 1903 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)
  • 1904 Reginald Dixon, Sheffield, Britain, theatre organist, (d. 1985)
  • 1905 Rex Bell, cowboy actor (Cowboys & Injuns)/lt-gov (Nevada), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1905 Wild Bill Elliott, Pattonsburg MO, actor (Beyond the Sacramento)
  • 1906 Dino Buzzati, writer
  • 1906 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • 1907 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • 1908 Enver Hoxha, post-war leader of Albania (1944-85)
  • 1910 William Leonard Reed, composer
  • 1913 Alice Pearce, comedienne/actress (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist
  • 1914 Christian J Modeste, gypsey king
  • 1916 George Turner, Australian author (d. 1997)
  • 1917 Alice Pearce, American actress (d. 1966)
  • 1918 Bill Nichols, (Rep-D-AL, 1967- )
  • 1919 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1921 Michael Conrad, Washington Hgts NY, actor (Delvecchio, Hill St Blues)
  • 1921 Matt Batts, San Anttonio, TX, MLB catcher (Red Sox), (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Max Bygraves, actor (Tom Brown's School Days), born in London, England
  • 1922 Robert Urquhart, actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed, Dark Avenger)
  • 1923 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1923 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)

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1925 Angela Lansbury, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote), born in London, England

  • 1925 Daniel J Evans, (Sen-R-WA, 1983- )
  • 1925 Lorraine Sweeny, communications specialist
  • 1927 Gus Yatron, (Rep-D-PA, 1969- )
  • 1927 Lee Montague, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust), born in London, England
  • 1927 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist

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1927 Günter Grass, German writer and playwright (The Tin Drum) and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), born in Danzig

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 1928 Mary Daly, American feminist
  • 1928 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress
  • 1929 Bill Green, (Rep-R-NY, 1978- )
  • 1929 Fernanda Montenegro, Brazilian actress
  • 1930 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress
  • 1931 Charles W Colson, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress and humanitarian
  • 1932 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor/bass (LA Philharmonic 1955-59), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932 John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)
  • 1935 Sugar Pie DeSanto, US singer (Soulful dress)
  • 1936 Gerardo Gandini, composer
  • 1936 Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • 1936 Akira Machida, Japanese judge
  • 1936 Peter Bowles, English actor
  • 1937 Emile Ford, singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)
  • 1938 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)
  • 1938 Carl Gunter Jr, Louisiana State Representative (d. 1999)
  • 1940 Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)

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1940 Dave DeBusschere, NBA foward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1941 Derek David Bourgeois, composer
  • 1941 Erkki Jokinen, composer
  • 1941 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • 1942 Dave Lovelady, rocker
  • 1943 C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • 1944 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • 1944 Johnny Washbrook, actor (Ken-My Friend Flicka), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1945 Paul Monette, writer
  • 1946 Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
  • 1947 Bob Weir, guitarist (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1947 David Zucker, director (Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Michael Tylo, actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • 1948 Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • 1951 Alan Wheat, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1983- )
  • 1951 Daniel Gerroll, actor (Big Business), born in London, England
  • 1952 Christopher Cox, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1952 Boogie Mosson, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1952 Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1953 Martha Smith, actress (Animal House)/playmate (July 1973), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1953 Susan Pedersen, US, 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1953 Tony Carey, rocker, born in Fresno, California
  • 1953 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1954 Stephen Mellor, American actor
  • 1955 Ellen Dolan, Monticello IO, actress (Guiding Light, Margo Hughes-ATWT)
  • 1956 James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)
  • 1956 Johnny Chavis, American football coach
  • 1958 Tim Robbins, West Covina CA, actor (Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption)
  • 1958 Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer
  • 1959 Gary Kemp, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1959 Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer
  • 1960 Val Skinner, Hamilton MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Championship)
  • 1960 Bob Mould, American musician
  • 1961 Billy Taylor, Monticello FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1961 Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1961 Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1961 Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • 1961 Marc Levy, French novelist
  • 1962 Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1962 Laura Coenen, Neenah Wisc, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96)
  • 1962 Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1962 Tamara McKinney, Lexington KY, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984)
  • 1962 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
  • 1963 Missy Hyatt, wrestling manager (WCW, ECW), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1964 Kay Cockerill, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd), born in San Jose, California
  • 1965 German Titov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Oly-Silver-1998)
  • 1965 Lisa Bonder, tennis star, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1966 Donovan Right, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1966 Gerhard Puschnik, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1967 Joe Murphy, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1967 Michael York, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • 1967 Davina McCall, British television presenter
  • 1968 Randall Batinkoff, actor (For Keeps)
  • 1968 Robert van Oosterom, cricket opening batsman (Holland 1996 World Cup)
  • 1968 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympics-4th-96)
  • 1968 Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
  • 1969 Darren McKenzie-Potter, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1969 Gregory Metcalf, Ellensburg Wash, 3k steeplechase
  • 1969 Spencer McLennan, CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1969 Wendy Wilson, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter
  • 1969 Terri J. Vaughn, American actress
  • 1969 Takao Ōmori, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970 Adrian Murrell, NFL running back/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Mehmet Scholl, German footballer
  • 1970 Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter
  • 1971 David Johnson, cricketer (Karnataka fast bowler, India 1996-)
  • 1971 Greg Jeffries, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Kathryn J Taylor, Miss USA-Kansas (1997)
  • 1971 Simon Shanks, NFL inside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Toni Foster, WNBA forward/center (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1971 Chad Gray, American singer
  • 1972 Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman (Islanders, Pitts)
  • 1972 Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Kordell Stewart, NFL quarterback/wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)
  • 1973 Peter Polaco, American professional wrestler
  • 1973 David Unsworth, English professional footballer
  • 1974 Jermaine Lewis, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1974 Paul Kariya, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Oly-98), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1974 Deo Grech, Maltese television presenter, songwriter