Birthdays in History on January 16

  • 1245 Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
  • 1409 René I of Naples (d. 1480)
  • 1477 Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
  • 1501 Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
  • 1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
  • 1616 François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • 1626 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
  • 1634 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
  • 1675 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
  • 1697 Richard Savage, English poet
  • 1749 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • 1757 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
  • 1807 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)
  • 1815 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
  • 1834 Albert Lindley Lee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1907)
  • 1836 King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
  • 1837 James Phillip Simms, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • 1838 Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
  • 1844 Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)

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1853 Andre Michelin, French industrialist,tire manufacturer (Michelin) and publisher of the Michelin Guide, born in Paris (d. 1931)

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • 1853 Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
  • 1853 Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1870 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
  • 1873 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • 1874 Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
  • 1875 Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
  • 1878 Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)
  • 1885 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
  • 1885 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
  • 1895 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • 1897 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)

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1901 Fulgencio Batista, Dictator and President of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59), born in Banes, Cuba (d. 1973)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1901 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  • 1906 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • 1907 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
  • 1907 Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • 1910 David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
  • 1911 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • 1912 Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 1914 Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • 1916 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • 1917 Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • 1923 Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1926 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
  • 1928 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • 1928 William Kennedy, US writer
  • 1929 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • 1929 Francesco Scavullo, celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1930 Norman Podhoretz, author/editor (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
  • 1931 Johannes Rau, German politician (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1932 Jim Berry, cartoonist (Berry's World)
  • 1933 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)
  • 1934 Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
  • 1942 Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
  • 1942 René Angélil, Canadian music executive
  • 1944 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
  • 1946 Michael L Coats, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1947 Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
  • 1947 Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Harvey Proctor, British politician
  • 1948 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
  • 1948 Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1948 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
  • 1948 Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
  • 1948 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
  • 1950 Brian Castro, Australian author, born in Hong Kong
  • 1952 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1952 Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
  • 1952 King Fuad II of Egypt (1952-53), last King of Egypt, born in Cairo
  • 1953 Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
  • 1955 Jerry M Linenger, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1956 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1958 Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
  • 1958 Lena Ek, Swedish politician
  • 1959 Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • 1962 Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician
  • 1970 Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
  • 1975 Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
  • 1985 Jonathan Richter, Danish professional football midfielder