Birthdays in History in 1916

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 236

  • Jan 4 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
  • Jan 4 Robert Parrish, director (Casino Royale), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Jan 6 Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 7 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • Jan 7 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)
  • Jan 9 Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
  • Jan 9 Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • Jan 11 James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
  • Jan 12 A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
  • Jan 13 Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
  • Jan 14 John Oliver Killens, novelist
  • Jan 15 Mikki Doyle, journalist
  • Jan 16 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • Jan 18 James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • Jan 20 Walter Bartley, biochemist
  • Jan 22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • Jan 23 Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • Jan 23 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
  • Jan 24 John Corner, scientist
  • Jan 29 Barbara Skelton, writer
  • Jan 31 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • Jan 31 Violet Cane, statistician
  • Feb 1 Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • Feb 2 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • Feb 3 Vivien Signy, nurse (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
  • Feb 4 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • Feb 4 Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6 John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • Feb 10 Edward R Roybal, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
  • Feb 11 Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
  • Feb 12 Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
  • Feb 14 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
  • Feb 14 Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • Feb 15 Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
  • Feb 18 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
  • Feb 18 Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
  • Feb 23 William Walsh, academic
  • Feb 24 Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • Feb 25 Ian Wallace, British CEO
  • Feb 25 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 2 Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Mar 4 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • Mar 4 Hans Eysenck, psychologist
  • Mar 8 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Mar 8 John Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 11 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Mar 11 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • Mar 13 Corinne Boggs, political administrator
  • Mar 13 Lindy Boggs, (Rep-D-LA, 1973-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 15 Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • Mar 15 Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Mar 16 Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
  • Mar 19 Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
  • Mar 20 Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
  • Mar 24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 26 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • Mar 26 Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 29 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota (d. 2005)

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • Mar 29 John Paul, Governor-General (Bahamas)
  • Mar 31 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)
  • Apr 3 Herb Caen, columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 3 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator
  • Apr 4 Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician
  • Apr 5 Bernard Baily, comic artist
  • Apr 12 Beverly Cleary, American writer
  • Apr 12 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (d. 2007)
  • Apr 15 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • Apr 17 David Stafford-Clark, psychiatrist
  • Apr 17 Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral
  • Apr 17 Ryoei Saito, businessman
  • Apr 17 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, world's 1st woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77)
  • Apr 22 Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
  • Apr 24 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 26 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
  • Apr 28 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer, born in Cento, Ferrara (d. 1993)
  • Apr 30 Claude Shannon, information theorist
  • Apr 30 Dugo D Schenker, Suriname/Antillian producer
  • May 3 Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961-99 ), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
  • May 4 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • May 5 Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
  • May 8 Gordon Scarrott, engineer
  • May 8 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • May 9 Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
  • May 11 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
  • May 16 Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist/president (Israel)
  • May 16 Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer
  • May 17 Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician
  • May 17 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter
  • May 20 Cornelie Coposu, politician
  • May 20 John McIntyre, theologian
  • May 20 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, born in London (d. 2015)
  • May 20 Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
  • May 21 Harold Robbins, American author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Joseph Janni, producer
  • May 21 Leonard Manasseh, British architect (Rutherford School), born in Singapore (d. 2017)
  • May 23 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • May 24 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • May 25 Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
  • May 26 Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
  • May 27 Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
  • May 28 C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28]
  • May 28 Gerald McArthur, detective
  • May 28 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 30 Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)
  • May 31 Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
  • Jun 4 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes)
  • Jun 4 Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • Jun 5 Jack Sutherland, journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • Jun 9 Robert S McNamara, US Sec of Defense (1961-68)/head (World Bank)
  • Jun 12 Irwin Allen, American director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 14 Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
  • Jun 15 Marshall Field IV, publisher/editor (Chic Daily News, Sunday Times)
  • Jun 17 Victor Dalby Lord, ficticious character on One Life to Live
  • Jun 20 William Balchin, geographer
  • Jun 20 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • Jun 21 Joe Bamford, British manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 24 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • Jun 25 Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)
  • Jun 26 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
  • Jun 27 Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer
  • Jun 29 David Donaldson, painter
  • Jul 2 Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
  • Jul 2 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • Jul 4 Tokyo Rose, [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], propagandist (WW II)
  • Jul 6 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • Jul 7 Luc Peire, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Jul 9 Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)
  • Jul 11 Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
  • Jul 14 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • Jul 14 Phyllis Stedman, politician
  • Jul 15 George Maduro, Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam)
  • Jul 16 Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
  • Jul 18 Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
  • Jul 18 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
  • Jul 19 James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
  • Jul 22 Hipolito M Ocalia, Curacao, landscape painter
  • Jul 23 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
  • Jul 24 John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
  • Jul 25 Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
  • Jul 27 Asfa Wossen, Crown prince of Ethiopia/son of emperor Haile Selassi
  • Jul 30 Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
  • Jul 31 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist
  • Aug 1 Viscount Hanworth, barrister
  • Aug 1 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Reginald Murley, surgeon
  • Aug 6 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), born in Bormla, Malta (d. 2012)
  • Aug 14 Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
  • Aug 15 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer
  • Aug 17 John de Young, resistance fighter
  • Aug 20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
  • Aug 21 William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist
  • Aug 24 Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian
  • Aug 24 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman
  • Aug 25 Frederic Robbins, US bacteriologist
  • Aug 25 Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • Aug 25 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
  • Aug 28 C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
  • Aug 28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 30 John Thoday, geneticist
  • Aug 30 Kornelis M R van der Beek, reformed vicar (Arnhem)
  • Aug 30 Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker
  • Sep 1 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
  • Sep 4 Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)
  • Sep 5 Frank Yerby American novelist (d. 1991)
  • Sep 6 Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, English landowner
  • Sep 10 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 13 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1990)

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • Sep 14 Eric Bentley, England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)
  • Sep 16 Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
  • Sep 16 Willem Noordhoek, photographer
  • Sep 16 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
  • Sep 17 Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)
  • Sep 17 Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
  • Sep 17 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., Dobbs Ferry New York, American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature
  • Sep 18 John J Rhodes, (Rep-R-Az)
  • Sep 18 Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)
  • Sep 21 Jagernath Lachmon, premier Suriname
  • Sep 21 Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 23 Aldo Moro, Italian Prime Minister (1963-68 and 1974-76), born in Maglie, Italy (d. 1978)

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Sep 24 John Lapsley, British air marshal
  • Sep 27 Samuel S Stratton, (Rep-D-NY, 1959- )
  • Sep 27 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • Sep 28 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)
  • Sep 29 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist
  • Oct 1 Tibor Reich, textile designer
  • Oct 3 Angeles Alvarino Deleira, biologist/oceanographer/writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 3 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], English veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), born in Sunderland, County Durham (d. 1995)

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • Oct 4 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer
  • Oct 5 Douglas Ranger, surgeon
  • Oct 7 Walt W Rostow, American economist (Politics & Stages of Growth), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 Spark Matsunaga, (D-Ha-Sen)