Famous Birthdays on September 16

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  • 16 Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)
  • 1098 Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known (d. 1179)
  • 1386 Traversari Ambrosius, Italian humanist//sciencist/general
  • 1507 Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
  • 1547 Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
  • 1557 Jacques Mauduit, composer
  • 1574 Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena)
  • 1584 Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major
  • 1651 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716)
  • 1666 Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)
  • 1678 Henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
  • 1722 Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
  • 1725 Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815)
  • 1736 Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician
  • 1745 Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
  • 1762 Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator
  • 1782 Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
  • 1797 Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum
  • 1800 Jozef Nowakowski, composer
  • 1818 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist
  • 1822 Charles S Crocker, President of Central & South Pacific Railroad
  • 1823 Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
  • 1823 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia
  • 1827 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
  • 1832 George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1837 Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61)
  • 1838 James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad)
  • 1847 Albert Ross Parsons, composer
  • 1853 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)

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1858 Andrew Bonar Law, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1922-23), born in Kingston, Colony of New Brunswick (now Canada)

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • 1872 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dutch/Flemish actress (Rose Kate)

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1875 James Cash Penney, American department store founder (J C Penney), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1971)

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • 1877 Willem H Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Panji)
  • 1878 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes)
  • 1880 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
  • 1881 Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
  • 1883 T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
  • 1885 Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
  • 1887 Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
  • 1887 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor
  • 1888 Almira Sessions, actress (Oklahoma Annie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1889 Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press)
  • 1890 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man)
  • 1891 Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
  • 1891 Isabel Jeans, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England
  • 1891 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)

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1891 Karl Dönitz, German naval leader, born in Grünau, German Empire (d. 1980)

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • 1893 Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)
  • 1893 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
  • 1894 Clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1895 Charles W Bidwill Sr, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1895 Karol Rathaus, composer
  • 1896 Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
  • 1898 H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Hans Swarowsky, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50)
  • 1901 Andree Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • 1901 CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)
  • 1903 Richard Hall, composer
  • 1905 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
  • 1906 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
  • 1908 Beecher Moore, British sailor, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)
  • 1908 James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
  • 1909 John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1909 [Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian
  • 1910 Joan Alice Chetwode Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury
  • 1910 Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Erich Kempka, Adolf Hitler's chauffeur (d. 1975)
  • 1911 Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
  • 1912 Jerry Wald, American producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Allen Funt, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1916 Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
  • 1916 Willem Noordhoek, photographer
  • 1916 M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], politician (C), born in Castleford, West Yorkshire (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Andy Russell, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 Milan Harasta, composer
  • 1919 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
  • 1920 Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1920 Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
  • 1920 Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
  • 1921 Dusty Hughers, playwright
  • 1921 Fritz Geissler, composer
  • 1921 John Hendricks, lyricist singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
  • 1921 William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland
  • 1922 Janis Paige, actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1922 Marcel Mouloudji, singer
  • 1922 Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), born in Paris (d. 2016)

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1923 Lee Kuan Yew, Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), born in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • 1924 Lauren Bacall, American actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, NY
  • 1924 Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace)

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1925 B.B. King, blues guitarist and singer (Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena Mississippi

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1925 Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)
  • 1925 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1926 John Knowles, US writer (Morning in Antibes)
  • 1926 Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
  • 1926 Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang)
  • 1927 Jack Kelly, Astoria Queens, actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love)
  • 1927 Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)
  • 1929 Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
  • 1930 Ken Coates, MEP (Labour)
  • 1930 Anne Francis, Ossining NY, actress (Honey West, Pancho Villa)
  • 1931 Jan Johansson, composer
  • 1932 Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
  • 1933 George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
  • 1933 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, born in London (d. 1995)

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1934 Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers), born in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • 1934 Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • 1934 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
  • 1935 Carl Andre, US sculptor (minimal/conceptual art)
  • 1935 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist, born in Minneapolis (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Frits Niessen, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1937 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)
  • 1937 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1941 Jim McBride, American director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941 Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey
  • 1941 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • 1942 Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
  • 1942 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • 1942 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 David Wilshire, British MP (C)
  • 1943 Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
  • 1943 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Ard Schenk, Dutch 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972), born in Anna Paulowna
  • 1944 Betty Kelly, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)
  • 1946 Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
  • 1946 Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
  • 1946 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • 1947 Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
  • 1947 Andy Irvine, rugby player
  • 1947 Ilona Gusenbauer, Austria, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1947 Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1947 Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
  • 1947 Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)
  • 1947 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
  • 1948 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • 1948 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California

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1948 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • 1949 Ed Begley Jr, LA Cal, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood)
  • 1949 Susan Ruttan, Oregon City Ore, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law)
  • 1950 David Bellamy, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • 1950 Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
  • 1952 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1953 Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
  • 1953 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • 1953 Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
  • 1953 Lenny Clarke, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
  • 1953 Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
  • 1954 Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
  • 1954 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
  • 1955 Liz Knights, publisher
  • 1955 Robin Yount, baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
  • 1955 Vicki Tabor, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1956 Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1956 Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)

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1956 David Copperfield [Kotkin], American magician, born in Metuchen, New Jersey

  • 1956 Kevin R Kregel, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87), born in New York City
  • 1956 Mark Daniel Gearan, Gardner Mass, campaign manager (Al Gore)
  • 1956 Nick Banton, founder (Body Positive)
  • 1956 Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
  • 1956 Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1957 Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1957 David McCreery, Irish footballer
  • 1958 Jennifer Tilly, American actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
  • 1958 Terry McBride, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1958 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer

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1959 Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 1960 Mickey Tettleton, catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1960 Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
  • 1961 Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer
  • 1961 Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1961 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
  • 1962 Julie Larsen Piers, Westchester NY, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty)
  • 1962 Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982)
  • 1963 Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963 Richard Marx, rock musician (Hold on to the Night), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 David Michael Sabo, Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • 1964 Molly Shannon, American actress
  • 1964 Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
  • 1964 Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
  • 1965 Katy Kurtzman, actress (Lindsay-Dynasty), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 Kevin Curtis Young, 400m hurdler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Bernie Parmalee, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Dana Dormann, Oxnard CA, LPGA golfer (1993 McCall's LPGA Classic
  • 1967 Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
  • 1968 Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Tara Cross-Battle, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Marc Anthony [Marco Antonio Muñiz], American sala singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1968 Walt Becker, American director and writer
  • 1969 Andrew Borodow, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)